Swim with humpbacks and dive to untouched reefs in The Islands of Tahiti
The ocean represents the complete lifecycle to the Tahitians, and they have a masterful, reverential and respectful relationship with it. The crystal-clear and even-temperature waters of The Islands of Tahiti offer the ultimate conditions for underwater exploring and there’s a combination of canyons, caverns and coral beds teeming with fish of all shapes and sizes.
Those who want to take it a step further and dive in the destination will be spoiled for choice when it comes to dramatic underwater views. Regular encounters include manta rays, schools of dolphins and majestic humpback whales. A giant pristine coral reef of rose-shaped corals was recently discovered off the coast of The Islands of Tahiti. The reef is thought to be one of the largest found at such depths and is seemingly untouched by climate change or human activities. The newfound reef, as big as 3 kilometres was discovered and studied late last year during a dive expedition supported by UNESCO. It is a remarkable discovery and provides an important insight into ocean biodiversity.
The coral reefs surrounding the 118 islands in French Polynesia are crucial to the protection of the islands and there are several ocean heroes located in The Islands of Tahiti making it their mission to rebuild and protect the reefs.
The Coral Gardeners located on the island of Moorea has made it their mission to plant 1 million baby corals before 2025, with the help of a digital coral adoption program as well as direct donations. Resorts such as the Manava Moorea Resort also assist in spreading awareness around coral health with a coral garden at the property and grafting workshops for guests to learn more about how vital it is to protect the reefs.
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Tahiti Tourisme is the DMO (Destination Marketing Organization) for the country of French Polynesia, more commonly known as The Islands of Tahiti. Comprising 118 breathtaking islands, and the original home of the overwater bungalow, The Islands of Tahiti is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful and desirable holiday destinations.
Tahiti Tourisme oversees all marketing, advertising, public relations, promotions, events and travel trade programs globally. With the primary mission of increasing visitor arrivals to The Islands of Tahiti, this economic interest group is composed of a local team working with 12 representative offices worldwide to reach 18 international markets.
To learn more, visit www.TahitiTourisme.org