Te Mara Nui Plongée is a center approved by the FFESSM (French Federation of Underwater Studies and Sport) located at the Uturoa marina, 300 meters from the city center. Its geographical location allows quick access to the diving sites: between 7 and 25 minutes by motor boat depending on the spots.
The 2 Boats
1 boat for diving, and 1 boat for snorkeling and excursions.
Floriane is your monitor! Manager of the club and holder of a BEES 1 (State Certificate as a Sports Educator), she knows the lagoon in which she has been diving since 1994. Quality of service, safety and friendliness are essential for Floriane. This is why the maximum number of divers allowed on board does not exceed 5 and shark feeding is prohibited. Moreover, in order to preserve the environment, all the dive sites have been equipped with dead bodies to moor the boat during the dives.
If you've never dived before, you'll start with a discovery dive. After a briefing on the progress of your dive, you will descend alone with your monitor to a maximum depth of 6 meters for a duration of 30 to 40 minutes. For this first dive you will be surrounded by multicoloured fish: butterfly fish, parrots, anemones and clown fish....
Allows you to descend to a depth of 20 meters with an monitor.
Allows you to descend up to 40 meters with an monitor.
Allows you to descend to a depth of 20 meters with another level 2 or level 3, and to descend to a depth of 40 meters with an monitor.
The main dive sites
No matter the level of the divers, our rich and preserved lagoon offers us a wide choice of diversified dives: drift dives, coral drop offs, wreck dives or ocean dives... Whether you are just starting out or have been diving for a long time, each dive leaves a wonderful memory...
3 masts made of steel cast in 1900. This very well preserved wreck is located in the lagoon in front of the Teavapiti pass. The Nordby is 60 meters long. The exploration of this wreck is between 18 and 29 meters. Surgeon fish, shrimps, spondyle, loaches, nudibranchs have taken up residence on the wreck.
Certainly the richest for its fauna, grey sharks, black tips and white tips, school of jacks, barracuda beaks, batfish, napoleons are often present during this dive.
This time no big school of fish but a great variety of coral fish: parrot fish, wrasses, anemone surgeon with its clown fish, diodon, nice yellow and purple coral drop off, cavity with soldier fish, squirrel, angel fish... It is not uncommon to see turtles and napoleons.
White tip sharks evolve around these 3 big rocks covered with coral, then exploration of a beautiful drop of purple coral (distillopora) angel fishes emperor and royal. We dive on this site for the coral but we sometimes have nice surprises.
No sharks on this dive but barracudas, trevallies, batfish, leopard rays...
Very quiet dive without current, very clear shallow water, beautiful coral garden where black tip sharks are always present, school of perch paddles, parrot...you will love it!
Drifting dive on a peak covered with yellow coral, big eye jacks, surgeon fish, white tip sharks... and sometimes huge schools of barracuda revolve around this peak.
We start this dive by exploring a nice yellow coral drop off, then we ascend about 10 meters and end the dive in several canyons very different from each other. Very pleasant dive with often crystal clear water.