Passe de Tiputa (Rangiroa)

Canal on the edge of Rangiroa Atoll with many mantas and other big fish

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14° 57.555' S, 147° 37.436' W
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Description dive spot:
The dive begins at low tide always in the sweeping water of the channel and continues forward to the outflowing water. Again and again mantas cross, sometimes in groups of 2 and 3. In the water you can see up to 25 mantas!
The visibility is above average and you can see hammerhead sharks, mackerels, tunas and giant schools of barracudas in the depth. Next are turtles and a variety of different fish on the reef. The dive is an absolute must!
At high tide the water flows into the atoll and you can drift into the channel and the atoll in good conditions. However, diving experience is mandatory here. When diving through the channel is sometimes very strong current. In the lee of the corals are always large swarms of reef fish.

Contributed by:
Alexander Schönleber

Last content update:
2006/08/01

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