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Topdive Initiation Dive

Tryout an introduction to diving in one of the most famous diving destination: Rangiroa. Discover a new world, along with the unique sensation of being weightless under water, escorted by your diving guide and hundreds of colorful fish species. Our warm waters provide an excellent visibility, ensuring a successful introduction to diving, in complete safety. Accessible to all, it requires no particular skills 


According to the island & diving site, sit at the controls of a sunken plane wreck; meet tortoises, sharks, rays and even sometimes dolphins; admire a moray eel weaving gracefully through the water, or the clown fish dancing in their strange anemones, from close up; laugh at the triggerfishes’ big lips and the parrot fishes’ beaks; look for octopuses whose chameleon-like skin blends in with the background…

Polynesia is a dream location for an introduction to diving, and maybe the start of a new hobby for you… At most of our centres, you can take the necessary courses to become a certified diver (PADI/CMAS training). 

Practical Info

When you arrive at the diving centre, in the morning or afternoon depending on the centre you choose, your instructor will provide you with a diving suit, life jacket with pressure reducing valve, flippers, mask etc. 

The introduction is either carried out directly from the beach, or at a shallow spot in the lagoon, which you reach by boat. Before you enter the water, the instructor will explain all the safety instructions and show you a few simple signs so you can communicate under water.

The introduction takes place at a maximum depth of 0 to 6 metres in French Polynesia, and lasts around 20 to 30 minutes, with a maximum of 2 beginners per instructor. The instructor will stay by your side throughout the dive. They will assist you, guide you and show you the site’s features of interest. 

Pick up / Drop off – Kia Ora Resort & Spa & all pensions of the main island. (Aotera : transfers provided by the pension at extra cost payable on site).

Spoken languages – English, French, Japanese 

Operates everyday, 1 pers. mini / 12 pers. maxi, (adults or children from 12 y.o), minimum 12 y.o requested !

Do Not Forget :  Changing clothes (Rechange), Hat (Chapeau), Reef shoes (Chaussures bain), Rashguard (Lycra de bain), Suncreen SPF50 (Crème solaire), Swimsuit (Maillot de bain), Sunglasses (Lunettes soleil), Towel (Serviette de bain),

Important Remarks

Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances. Most excursions require healthy conditions. Pregnant women/disabled guests/babies… our services must be notified in advance!

Our water activities require guests to know how to swim, to be comfortable in the water, and able to cope with occasional currents. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef, or touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. We recommend reef shoes in order to avoid any wounds or discomfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed. 

All tours have been regularly tried out in order to give the most accurate information and advice. Each guest should carefully review the tour description to evaluate its own physical limits.

Guests are recommended to wear comfortable appropriate attire including shoes (walking, water or hiking as needed), sun protection (cream, hat, and rash guard), insect repellent, sunglasses, and bring a bottle of water.

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