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Spectacular Dive Specials: Hammerhead Season in Tahiti
October 1 2013

The Islands of Tahiti are one of the best dive destinations on the planet  for encounters with a large variety of sharks including black tip, white tip and grey reef sharks. During the Austral summer in the Tuamotu atolls, it is the perfect time for the opportunity to see the great hammerhead sharks.  For 2014,      e-Tahiti Travel is offering unique dive encounter packages to observe this exceptional species of shark on the beautiful atolls of Rangiroa and Tikehau.


Rangiroa, a one-hour flight from the island of Tahiti, is the world’s second largest atoll. Known as “The Infinite Lagoon,” Rangiroa’s coral ring creates a seemingly endless display of deep turquoise and lapis blue. Because there’s no island runoff, the visibility in the lagoon is over 150 feet and the temperature a constant 80 degrees. The famous Tiputa Pass, which provides an opening to the ocean, is rich with sea life. It’s known as one of the world’s greatest shark dives, and those who “shoot the pass” find themselves in the deep blue sea with literally scores of gray, black-tip, white-tip, lemon and nurse sharks. 


Tikehau, known as “The Pink Sand Island,” is an oval-shaped atoll and boasts exotic pink sand beaches and an abundance of sea life that make it a must for scuba divers. In Tuheiava pass, diving enthusiasts can closely observe manta rays, barracuda, tuna, sea turtles, and gray and white-tipped sharks. This diverse island is also home to a number of bird colonies that have sought refuge on the aptly named “Isle of Birds” motu.


Dive specials include:

  • Rangiroa – from $2850 per person (6 days, 5 nights)
    • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui (all taxes included)
    • Traditional welcome flower lei
    • All transfers and baggage handling included
    • Roundtrip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti, Tahiti’s domestic airline
    • 10 boat dives per person (air or Nitrox) with Topdive
    • Five nights at the Maitai Rangiroa, garden bungalow

 

  • Tikehau – from $3525 per person (6 days, 5 nights)
    • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui (all taxes included)
    • Traditional welcome flower lei
    • All transfers and baggage handling included
    • Roundtrip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti, Tahiti’s domestic airline
    • 10 boat dives per person (air or Nitrox) with Topdive
    • Five nights at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, beach bungalow

 

  • Rangiroa & Tikehau – from $5839 per person (13 days, 12 nights)
    • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui (all taxes included)
    • Traditional welcome flower lei
    • All transfers and baggage handling included
    • Roundtrip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti, Tahiti’s domestic airline
    • 20 boat dives per person (air or Nitrox) with Topdive
    • Six nights at the Maitai Rangiroa, garden bungalow
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • Six nights at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, beach bungalow
    • Daily breakfast and dinner

 

  • Rangiroa & Tikehau – from $6195 per person (9 days, 8 nights)
    • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Air Tahiti Nui (all taxes included)
    • Traditional welcome flower lei
    • All transfers and baggage handling included
    • Roundtrip inter-island air transportation on Air Tahiti, Tahiti’s domestic airline
    • 16 boat dives per person (air or Nitrox) with Topdive
    • Four nights at the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, overwater bungalow
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    • Four nights at the Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Rangiroa, garden bungalow   
    • Daily breakfast and dinner
    •  

Easier to travel to than often imagined, Tahiti is eight hours by air from Los Angeles with daily nonstop flights. Tahiti is located halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii.

 

Guidelines:

This special offer is valid for a stay between January 10 and February 10. It can by applied to a customized quotation. - Rates are in US dollars, per person, based on a double occupancy, room taxes, service charge, VAT and all airport taxes included. - Package prices do not include a city tax of 1.85 USD (one dollar and 85 cents) / night / person to pay directly to the hotels. - Package prices include flights from Los Angeles, but our packages are available without international flights or with Air Tahiti Nui flights from Paris, Tokyo or Auckland (see quote request form). - Displayed rates are valid for a travel between January 10 and February 10. They are subject to change without prior notice. Selection of hotels and room categories can be modified: contact e-Tahiti Travel for a customized quotation

 

 

 

Contact Information
For further information, please contact the Tahiti Tourisme Public Relations Team:

Cait Langley
Communications Coordinator
Ph: (310) 414-8484 ext 222
Fx: (310) 414-8490
CLangley@tahiti-tourisme.com

 

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For all articles, please list the following contact information for the official Destination Marketing Office for the islands of Tahiti in North America:

Tahiti Tourisme North America
9841 Airport Blvd, Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 414-8484
Fax: (310) 414-8490
Email: Info@Tahiti-Tourisme.com
Website: www.Tahiti-Tourisme.com


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