This atoll is 1 hour by boat from Fakarava. 20km long and 10km wide. Visible 10 minutes before your landing in Fakarava.
This atoll is frequented especially by habitants of Fakarava who come there to fish and to gather coconuts. There is a guesthouse on the island.
2 passes, Otugi (400m) and Fakatahuna (150m).
These sites are not very frequented, you will really have the feeling of being the first to dive in this place.
To optimize your chances of going:
End of year (October to April). During the trade winds season (May / October), the wind can force us to postpone the excursion.
Day trips are confirmed 1 to 2 days before, depending on weather. From 4 divers.
2 dives can sometimes take place in the morning before lunch.
Intro dives are not offered in Toau.
It’s a drift dive. Very spectacular, the current can be very strong.
In the pass there is not much coral but the gray sharks are always around as well as silvertips.
Advanced is recommended but Open Water/CMAS1 divers who are comfortable can also have a lot of fun in this dive.
Fakatahuna Teahuroa Pass, and Maragai:
These are dives done aside of the passes. Along drop off : Sharks, Napoleon wrasse, Barracudas, snappers and Mantas on beautiful coral gardens.
Passe Tehere (Anse Amyot) and surrounding reef
(Chien Jaune), + previous sites.
Longtemps réservé aux voiliers de passage, nous vous proposons des séjours à la Pension Matariva depuis 2010.
Long reserved for passing sailboats, we have been offering stays at Pension Matariva since 2010. Dropoff dives, no current, sheltered from winds.
Cmas 2* recommended to enjoy the vertiginous drop-offs covered with rose corals. School of gray sharks, eagle rays, . Manta cleaning station depending on weather and season.