Polynesia Diving Destinations

Polynesia Diving Destinations

Polynesia has luxury liveaboard cruises to the spectacular dive destination of French Polynesia. And to Tonga during the humpback whale migration season.

Polynesia diving destinations offer some of the most remote and exquisite diving in the world. The luxury liveaboard cruises travel one direction to ensure you see the most area during your stay onboard.

Tonga has the incredible migration of the humpback whales and snorkelling with these massive creatures. Dives are completed onboard but, around this extraordinary sight and experience.

French Polynesia is a great place for swimming with sharks, viewing manta ray cleaning stations and so much more. The remote reefs offer pristine corals and sponge life and are teeming with fish.

A liveaboard cruise is the best way to visit these special areas for a holiday to remember.

Take a look at the Liveaboard Cruise options below.

Polynesia Diving Destinations - 2 LIVEABOARDS

From $566 / day

French Polynesia Master

French Polynesia Master Liveaboard was built in 2016 with 43 metre and can accommodate 25 guests in lower and upper deck air-conditioned cabins with en-suite bathrooms. Communal relaxation areas include a spacious indoor lounge area, camera set up station with bench seating and plasma screen and a shaded outdoor lounge area on the upper deck with cosy seating. The sun deck on the upper level has lounge chairs from where you can enjoy the stunning views of the islands.

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From $497 / day


NAI’A Liveaboard in Fiji has set new standards of liveaboard luxury since her launch in 1993. She was completely refitted in 2010 with the latest technology. Generous use of space carries guests in the utmost comfort. NAI'A's innovative design features, invisible to guests, ensure unlimited hot water showers and staterooms that are always refreshingly cool. Guests can expect all the comforts of a five-star hotel complimented with a fabulous new view each day.

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From $408 / day

Aqua Tiki II

Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard in French Polynesia is a luxurious 18m catamaran offering an intimate liveaboard experience to the world-renowned Tuamotus and Marquesas. She comfortably accommodates 8 divers in 4 air-conditioned, en-suite cabins, with an additional non-diving guest possible. The beautifully appointed indoor lounge features an entertainment centre, library and bar. Gourmet meals are enjoyed al fresco in the vast sheltered and shaded cockpit. The two trampolines are the perfect place for sunbathing, relaxing or star gazing. Departures guaranteed with only two passengers.

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Best Places to Dive in French Polynesia

The dive destinations in French Polynesia is a highlight for any diver. In Tonga, swimming with humpback whales, is a once in a lifetime experience.  Click on the links below for more detailed information about these great destinations.

This region is stunning both above and below water. The remote French Polynesian islands offer fantastic coral growth, massive shark action with many species and manta ray cleaning stations. If all of this diversity is not enough, the pods of migrating humpback whale navigate these waters on the migration to Antarctica and are present for several months each year.

French Polynesia Scuba Diving Destination

Liveaboard cruises to Tonga tend to concentrate on the humpback whale migration that occurs for several months annually. During this time guests can snorkel and swim with these amazing creatures under the supervision of the crew. Diving does still happen, but there is no set schedule. Instead, the whales dictate the routes.

Tonga destination ©Sho Hatakeyama