Te Mara Nui (+689) 87 72 60 19

Te Mara Nui

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Te Mara Nui

Te Mara Nui is above all a diving centre present for many years on Raiatea.

The Club

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

Floriane

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.

Discovery 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....

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formations

Les formations de plongée

Niveau 1, 2, 3. PE20, PA20 PE40. toutes les fomations sont sur demandes.

Level 1

4 dives + licence + CMAS* card + logbook and theory

Allows you to descend to a depth of 20 meters with an monitor.

PE40

About 4 technical dives

Allows you to descend up to 40 meters with an monitor.

PA20 PE40

About 8 to 10 technical dives after level 1

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.

Level 2, 3

On-demand

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...

L’épave du nordby
Raiatea

The Nordby Wreck
(From Level 1)

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.

la dérive
Raiatea

Teavapiti pass: the drift
(From Level 1)

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.

Le tombant des napoleons
Raiatea

Pass Teavapiti: the fall of the napoleons
(From Discovery Level)

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.

les trois roches
Raiatea

Pass of miri: the three rocks
(From PE40 Level)

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.

miri la dérive
Raiatea

Pass of miri: the drift
(From Level 1)

No sharks on this dive but barracudas, trevallies, batfish, leopard rays...

Miri miri océan
Raiatea

Ocean miri miri
(From Discovery Level)

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!

Passe de ceran
Tahaa

Pass of ceran
(From PE40 Level)

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.

Passe de tiva
Tahaa

Passe of tiva
(From Level 1)

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.

Diving sites

View the main dive sites on the map.
Te Mara Nui

Te Mara Nui

Marina d'Uturoa Uturoa Raiatea, 98735, French Polynesia
Épave du nordby

The Nordby Wreck

Scuba Diving
Passe Teavapiti

Teavapiti Pass

2 possible dives
Passe de miri

Miri Pass

2 possible dives
Miri miri océan

Miri miri ocean

Scuba Diving
Piton de ceran

Piton de ceran

Scuba Diving
Passe de tiva

Tiva Pass

Scuba Diving
  • Te Mara Nui

    Te Mara Nui

    Marina d'Uturoa Uturoa Raiatea, 98735, French Polynesia
  • Épave du nordby

    The Nordby Wreck

    Scuba Diving
  • Passe Teavapiti

    Teavapiti Pass

    2 possible dives
  • Passe de miri

    Miri Pass

    2 possible dives
  • Miri miri océan

    Miri miri ocean

    Scuba Diving
  • Piton de ceran

    Piton de ceran

    Scuba Diving
  • Passe de tiva

    Tiva Pass

    Scuba Diving

See also

Snorkeling and Motus

Snorkeling and Motus

Live a unique experience in fins, mask and snorkel. Discover the coral gardens of the teavapiti pass or other exceptional sites in complete safety (exploring the reef, swimming with black tip sharks and stingrays, drifting in the passes, etc.).
Excursions Tahaa

Excursions Tahaa

5 possible excursion locations on Tahaa which are either half-day tours with a choice of 2 locations, or private half-day or full-day tours with locations on-demand.

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