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Rangiroa: The 6 Passengers

One comes to Rangiroa for the diving.

Te Moana pass in hand, the 6 passengers is the place to go. They have a huge lounge space to host all the Japanese people that go around New Year and dive 3 tanks a day during 5 days in a row, a lot of boats, local skippers and instructors, so the actual group you get in the water with, is rather small (about 3-5).

The lounge space is really cool to hang-out between dives, from morning to sunset, they bring you to the best spots so you can observe nature changes along the day. The instructors are very nice and the atmosphere is festive. Plus, they only have Polynesian skippers who read the water (and pull you out of it) like an open book.

Yeah, they got WiFi!

They have been there for 15 years. They know where the sharks are. Sightings are never guaranteed (we were terribly unlucky) but Tiputa is a safe bet for huge pelagics. Also, a camera-man is sometimes joining the group, so you can have your shot in a super-pro video.

Basically, you go out on a raft. Dive back-flipped. Inflate a neon sausage. Come out. The skipper takes your BCD and pulls you back on the raft. Sometimes the sea is shaky, so you hit the floor like a dead salmon. But hey, nobody said diving was for pussies... The experience is well worth it, see some videos, from the awesome Hugo, next:

Like this one with a hammerhead

Or these dolphins playing with the divers :)

Private beach too.

Diving can be tiring, nothing better than a yummy dinner to recover...

Who said pensions were not fancy? Look what we got in Pension Tuanake!! LOBSTERS!

And yummy Mahi-mahi

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