TUAMOTU - French Polynesia

The Exceptionnal (south pass)!

Fakarava is part of the top 5
worldwide diving spots!

Fakarava is an atoll in the west of the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. It is the second largest of the Tuamotu atolls. The shape of Fakarava Atoll is roughly rectangular and its length is 37 miles and its width 13 miles.

Fakarava has a wide and deep lagoon with a surface of 429 square miles and two passes. The main pass to enter the lagoon, located in its north-western end, is known as Passe Garuae and it is the largest pass in French Polynesia; the southern pass is called Tumakohua (also known as Tetamanu). It has a land area of 6 square miles.

In the Pension Raimiti
Fakarava South Tetamanu Area

Raimiti is located on the opposite side of Fakarava from the airport. There is no road and the only way to reach the site is to take a boat from the airport or village.

During the 1 hour 30 minute trip inside the lagoon, you will feel yourself beginning to forget the “world” that you know as you are transported to the enchanting world of RAIMITI .

We follow the coast past the motu islets, beaches, coconut forests, and coral reefs. You will notice that the further we get from the village, the more untamed the scenery becomes.

Finally, we reach a pier seemingly in the middle of nowhere. This is where ENATA DIVING CENTER and RAIMITI are hidden, between the lagoon and ocean, in the midst of a big coconut plantation.
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