If you think Bora Bora’s tropical skyline and pristine beaches are beautiful, just wait until you get a glimpse of this popular destination under the sea. There are several beautiful snorkeling locations on the island, the best-known of which is the Bora Bora Lagoon. This spot is renown for its colourful coral gardens and is home to reef sharks, rays, and hundreds of tropical fish species.
If you are ready to begin your undersea expedition in Bora Bora, check out the dive centres below that will guide you safely and professionally to some of the best snorkeling on the island.
Eleuthera Bora Diving Center
Located near the beautiful Plage Matira beach on the southern part of Bora Bora, the Eleuthera Bora Dive Center offers a variety of courses in both snorkeling and scuba diving, and welcomes guests with all levels of experience. Equipment is available for rent or sale.
Eleuthera Bora Diver Center is open year-round and does two dives in the morning and one in the afternoon. They will pick up guests from anywhere on the island and offer a first-class experience, including refreshments and shower facilities on site. There are many nearby restaurants to choose from to top off a great day underwater.
The Diveasy centre offers a variety of snorkeling and scuba diving excursions, including an introductory course, a romantic honeymoon outing and certificate courses for more advanced snorkelers and divers. Also available here is Snukah, a sort of hybrid between snorkeling and scuba diving that allows guests to interact with underwater wonders while hooked up to an air regulator. This makes it possible to explore the beautiful lagoons without the need for respirators or other heavy equipment.
Guests are encouraged to call ahead in order to reserve their place on a Diveasy tour. You can be picked up at any hotel on the island, and all needed equipment is provided as part of the package. Guides are experienced, and the centre is PADI-certified.
With their fleet of 14 boats, Moana Adventures gives guests a wide variety of public and private packages to choose from, and offers several group tours as well. One of the their most popular packages for snorkelers is the Lagoon Safari, during which guests can explore a coral garden alive with sharks, rays and other local aquatic creatures. The Lagoon Safari can be combined with jet ski tours or jeep safaris to double the fun.
Pure Snorkeling has the distinction of being the only eco-tour provider on the island. This means their guides have a deep knowledge of marine biology and educate guests on the underwater ecosystem as they snorkel. Also, the centre takes out small groups of no more than eight guests at a time in order to ensure a great experience and maintain a personal touch while minimising the impact on the delicate marine environment. The centre offers a variety of snorkeling tours and guests of all ages and experience levels are welcome.
Though they vary in their features and offerings, any of these Bora Bora dive centres can give you the chance to experience the beauty and mystery of the lagoons, coral reefs, and colourful tropical fish that this island has to offer.