The visibility, as a general rule, is excellent, sometimes exceeding fifty meters (about 160 feet). As to the temperature of the water, it varies according to the season, between 27° and 30° C (80° and 87° F). For beginners, the dives take place inside the lagoon, in the so-called " aquarium ", a small oasis of life and of colors on a sandy bottom scattered with coral, less than 12 meters(39 feet) deep.
For certified divers, the dives take place near the passes, depending on the currents. These are always drift dives in ten different dive sites. But here, the site hardly matters; it is what you will discover that creates the magic of each immersion. When the current flows out, the lagoon empties and the pass is not practicable. Therefore, the dives take place on the outside, along the ocean reef cliffs. The encounters are many always changing and above all unexpected.
At least four different types of sharks are easily observed. The hammerhead sharks regulary frequent the Tiputa pass from December to March. You will often meet spotelled eagle rays, sometimes flying in formations of thirty or more and of course the manta rays are the honored stars of the show, especially from July to October.
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