- Airport transfers
- 2 nights Papeete
- 4 nights Manihi Island
- 2 nights Sydney
- 2 nights Cairns
- 3 day / 2 night dive live aboard; including dives and gear
- 3 day dive package including gear at Manihi
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
If the dates of your dive trip coincide with a full moon, you will be treated to schools of vibrant yellow perch who only make an appearance 2 days after a full moon.
Down Under Endeavours
Tahiti’s Society Islands are often associated with its beautiful landscape, and over water bungalows with windows on the floor to view the colorful sea life. For this Tahiti travel package, we sent a couple to the island of Manihi, where they joined the sea life for some of the best diving in French Polynesia. They actually swam with manta rays and sharks with this Tahiti travel package! Then they jetted off to Australia for the mecca of scuba diving, The Great Barrier Reef. The abundance and variety of marine life knocked their fins off and left them certain that this is one of the world’s top dive destinations. Suggested length: 14 Days
Arrive in the Tahitian capital city of Papeete and head to your hotel to charge your batteries for a week of excellent diving.
4-star hotel in Papeete
Day 2-5 (B,L,D)
Today catch a flight to the island of Manihi, a string of islets famous for its black pearl farms. It has also earned an honored place in the international diving world. Dive sites of impressive seascapes with a large density and variety of species make this destination special, along with moderate currents, a high level of water clarity and dive sites protected from wind and waves that are great for every level of experience. See hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, manta rays, grey sharks, and schools of barracuda, turtles and dolphins. When you are taking a break from diving, try one of these optional activities: pearl farm visit, handline fishing, lunch on a secluded island, village visit, or boat rental.
3.5-star island resort on Manihi
Bid farewell to wonderful Manihi and overnight again in Papeete before continuing on to Australia.
4-star hotel in Papeete
Head back to the airport and fly to spectacular Sydney! Cosmopolitan and aesthetically appealing, Sydney is a feast for the eyes with plenty to offer any type of traveler. Sydney is yours to explore at your leisure. Take a self-guided walking tour of The Rocks Historic District, ferry to Manly Beach, or shop the boutiques of Oxford Street. Visit the Tauranga Zoo, shop at Darling Harbour, climb the Harbour Bridge, take a surf lesson at Bondi Beach, or stroll through the Botanic Gardens. A cruise on the harbor is a must!
4-star Downtown Sydney hotel
Today head up north to Tropical Queensland and the home of diver’s mecca, the Great Barrier Reef. You will overnight in the port city of Cairns before you begin your dive adventure.
4-star Cairns hotel
Day 10-12 (B,L,D)
Join your 3 day /2 night dive adventure on a luxury liveaboard cruise where the accommodations and service match the exceptional diving. The Great Barrier Reef is every diver's paradise with more fish species, coral types and marine life than anywhere else on the face of the planet. Swim with giant maori wrasse, reef sharks, giant clams, and an abundance of other colorful tropical sealife. Spend your last night in Cairns after you disembark the boat.
Luxury live-aboard cruise on Great Barrier Reef
Fly back to the US all the while recounting stories of the beautiful fish and coral and amazing sealife that you swam with during your epic dive adventure!
All vacation packages are customizable for your travel needs.