Bora Bora Island is possibly the single most famous island in the entire world. The legends, mysteries, and romance associated with the words “Bora Bora” brings an almost mystical presence to the island.
Its true Bora Bora is indeed a wonderful place to vacation… but this magical presence is not so unattainable.
Part of the allure has to be its almost unbelievable beauty. Two towering peaks of sheer black rock dominate the center of the island and make an impressive backdrop to an assortment of blue waters that will dazzle the eyes.
Bora Bora’s lagoon is its most treasured feature, and allows the traveler many opportunities to experience it in a variety of ways. Windsurf, jet ski, scuba dive, snorkel, swim, bask in its warmth… the list goes on.
Bora Bora is truly an experience worth having. A wonderfully relaxing place to be as well as a great island for you to experience, your Bora Bora vacation will never be forgotten.
Bora Bora Dive Sites
Ocean dive / 20mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 30 feet — Maximum depth : 130 feet
Exiting the pass, one of the most famous sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, hump head maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles …
Muri Muri (White valley):
Ocean dive / 30mn boat ride – Mooring depth: 30 feet – Maximum depth: 130 feet
An exceptional deep blue. Accompanied by grey sharks, you encounter a large coral plateau leading to a sandbank inhabited by a colony of gardener morays. In deep open water, you may sight schools of jacks, Heller’s barracudas, but also turtles and giant barracudas. Anchor or drift dive depending on weather conditions.
Ocean dive /25mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 30 feet — Maximum depth: 100 feet
From a gently sloping drop-off, shallow craters retain more varied fauna. Near the narrow reef canyons, a magnificent spectacle unfolds. Blacktip and lemon sharks galore, as well as amazing marine flora.
Ocean-Lagoon dive /20mn boat ride— Mooring depth: 10 meters / 33 feet — Maximum depth: 30 meters / 98 feet
Several steps will lead you to the middle of the pass. Black tip and white sharks can be seen, as well as schools of scads, barracudas, tunas…and sometimes manta rays. The way back, follows a wall with a variety of blue coral which cannot be found anywhere else.
Lagoon dive /25mn boat ride— Mooring depth: 16 feet — Maximum depth: 100 feet
Many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones with their clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. Anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions.
Lagoon dive /5mn boat ride— Mooring depth: 13 feet — Maximum depth: 16 feet
Protected site, ideal for beginners. You are welcomed by dozens of multicolored fish among beautiful coral heads.
Ocean dive /5mn boat ride— Mooring depth: 20 feet — Maximum depth: 82 feet
You will follow a slope where rose corals grow, they are usually inhabited by various coral fauna. One may very likely meet manta rays there due to the fact that a lot of cleaner fish are waiting for them.
Tupitipiti (Private boat only):
Ocean dive /40mn boat ride— No mooring — Maximum depth: 130 feet
At the very southern point of the barrier reef, a breathtaking landscape and an exceptional visibility.
20 meters deep, many coral boulders have shaped into a network of grotto and canyon where many species are hiding. You will then reach a vertiginous wall covered with lovely flora.
Tupai (Full day private boat only):
Ocean dive /60mn boat ride— No mooring — Maximum depth: 130 feet
A visit to this virgin island promises an unforgettable day. You will appreciate the solitude, enjoying the crystal clear waters and its various spots…from beautiful coral gardens to breathtaking undersea walls. From August and November is the Whale migration season. The humpback whales like to swim in these quiet waters and can be easily approached.
Bora Bora Top 5 Attractions
Safari 4×4 Tour
You must start with a grand tour of the island, and the greatest way to do so is through this outfit. This fully-guided, 3-hour island excursion is enjoyed in a Range Rover 4×4 and is the perfect way for those enjoying Asia Pacific travel to get to know the island quickly. Locals serve as the tour guides and not only drive visitors around but offer facts about the history, culture and politics of Bora Bora as well as information about traditional Polynesian life. Those on Bora Bora travel who take this tour will see ancient stone temples and World War II sites as well as amazing scenery.
Soak up the sun at the most popular beach in Bora Bora. Located on the southern tip of the island, this beach is made up of white sand and includes a walking trail that leads those on Bora Bora travel to a World War II site. When the tides are low, beach-goers can walk out to the reef or, when the tide is high, enjoy snorkeling. More active guests can enjoy traditional Asia Pacific travel water sports, such as kayaking and canoeing.
These ancient temples were once used by the Polynesians for religious and cultural ceremonies. Those on Bora Bora travel will be happy to know that there are still about 40 traditional open-air stone temples, or maraes, still left on the island to explore.
Those who embark on Asia Pacific travel cannot end their trip without enjoying some traditional Polynesian dance. In Bora Bora, the dance is performed at most of the island’s hotels and resorts. Enjoy a show while you eat dinner or catch one on the beach.
This famous turquoise-blue lagoon is an outdoor aquarium made up of vibrant fish and marine life. What sets the aquarium apart from others throughout the world is that those enjoying Bora Bora travel are actually allowed to snorkel in the lagoon and swim amongst sharks, rays, tropical fish and turtles. There are guides who will help you and show you how to feed and touch the sea life and tours run throughout the day. This is, without a doubt, one of the most popular attractions in Bora Bora and a must for those on Asia Pacific travel.