Tuamotu Islands

Manihi

Manihi is one of the Tuamotu Islands' best kept secret. It is a coral atoll, just like all its sister islands. The interior of the lagoon is filled with pearl farms, which without a doubt build the island's main economic activity. Manihi is still and up to the day Polynesia's biggest black pearl producer. With a population of near 400, it still holds a castaway dream spirit in the air.
 
As in all other Tuamotu Islands, diving is big in Manihi, and most tourists that arrive in the island are divers (as most of its wonders lie underwater). There are no hotels in Manihi, only a few family-run pensions which make sure to hold the true Manihi spirit high by keeping its traditions alive: rustic hospitality, charm and unexplored endless coral landscapes.

Diving

The sites are concentrated around the pass to the south of the atoll. They are characterized by a large variety and very high density of species, and especially by excellent visibility. Drift dives: falling from 3 meters up to 1500 ...

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General Information

Manihi

Manihi is one of the Tuamotu Islands' best kept secret. It is a coral atoll, just like all its sister islands. The interior of the lagoon is filled with pearl farms, which without a doubt build the island's main economic activity. Manihi is still and up to the day Polynesia's biggest black pearl producer. With a population of near 400, it still holds a castaway dream spirit in the air.
 
As in all other Tuamotu Islands, diving is big in Manihi, and most tourists that arrive in the island are divers (as most of its wonders lie underwater). There are no hotels in Manihi, only a few family-run pensions which make sure to hold the true Manihi spirit high by keeping its traditions alive: rustic hospitality, charm and unexplored endless coral landscapes.

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Activities in Manihi

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Diving on Manihi

The sites are concentrated around the pass to the south of the atoll. They are characterized by a large variety and very high density of species, and especially by excellent visibility.

Drift dives: falling from 3 meters up to 1500 meters. visibility of 50 meters, unusual corals coral roses from 30 to 45 meters particular species encountered: gray sharks, dusky sharks, black tip sharks and white tips, tuna, skipjack, barracudas, turtles, triggerfish, jacks, napoleons, manta rays, eagle rays, leopard rays ...

Cleaning station for manta rays at 10 meters depth. At the end of June, beginning of July, several thousand groupers gather for breeding. In November - December, gathering of thousands of titanist ballists From November to April, hammerhead sharks and eagle rays.

Diving clubs

Blue Way

Welcome to the new dive center of Manihi It is located near the guesthouses. Tiram and Bernard will share their passion for your pleasure and take care of your comfort and safety.

http://www.blueway-manihi.com

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