Initiation Dive with Hemisphere Sub
Raiatea, French Polynesia
- Raiatea lagoon: Dive in waters with amazing visibility that reveals an underwater paradise right before your eyes. The waters are warm, the diving is safe, and the views are absolutely incredible.
- Personal instruction: Sharing an instructor with one other diver, you'll receive instruction in safety and hand signals before descending to a depth of about 20 feet.
- Equipment included: Everything is provided, including tank, wetsuit, mask, fins, snorkel, weight belt and weight, BC regulator with gauges, and life jacket with pressure reducing valve.
- Roundtrip transportation: Hotel pick-up and drop-off from most local hotels is included; a small fee may apply at some locations.
About This Raiatea Tour
There are as many as six million active scuba divers around the world. And one of the reasons why the sport is so popular is because you don't even have to know how to swim to learn scuba diving.
Movement under the water is different than on the surface. All you have to do is stay calm, balanced, and gently kick with the fins. When you do that, and find yourself in the Raiatea lagoon, everything you felt about how life is changes.
Raiatea is one of the most desired diving spots in the world. The reefs are absolutely stunning. And the visibility can easily reach over 100 feet – which is great, because these waters offer a magnificent parade of marine life.
In your 45-minute initiation dive, you're likely to see eels, clown fish, trigger fish, red snappers, parrot fish, and more. And if you look closely at the reef you might spot an octopus trying to blend into the background.
So it's quite possible that by the time you're done, the figure of scuba divers worldwide will rise to six million and one. And you don't even have to know how to swim.
Safer in the water
The single biggest reason why people don't learn to scuba dive is the fear of sharks – which is not surprising since sharks are always portrayed as man-eaters. Regardless of how accurate this shark reputation is, fact is, on a tropical island you're safer in the water. Every year, ten people die from shark attacks, but 150 are killed by falling coconuts.
We pick up and drop off at any of these locations: All hotels & pensions (except Le Sauvage). You must tell us your preferred location at checkout to confirm. Look for our rep/the boat with the tour's name on a sign.
Be careful not to touch or step on the coral reef, and avoid touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. Wildlife sightings are likely but never guaranteed.
Itinerary and order of the visited sites may change without prior notice according to weather conditions or other circumstances.
To fully participate in these water activities, you must know how to swim, be comfortable in the water, and able to cope with occasional currents. This tour is not suitable for travelers with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair.
Adventure, Wilderness/Wildlife, Beach, Water Sports
Covered Motorized Boat
Spring water during the tour
Snorkeling gear (mask & snorkel only)
Picnic Lunch of Local Fare
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for travelers 5 years of age and older.
Special Medical Restriction
All travelers must be able to swim and maneuver in and out of the boat. If you have knee or hip problems, have recently suffered an injury, or you are pregnant, this may be a challenge for you.
Any swimming is at each participant's own risk.
Non-refundable if canceled within 7 days of requested services.
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