Best time to visit Bora Bora

Perfect Diving in Bora Bora

The beautiful picturesque waters of Bora Bora are perfect for scuba diving

Best time: June–October

Perfect Diving
Perfect Diving

During winter the low humidity and cooler air make for some of the most incredible clear water one can imagine. Although the waters surrounding Bora Bora are worth to see all year round, the winter season provides some of the highest underwater visibility making it the best time of year to swim, snorkel or dive. Have fun!

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When is the best time of year to visit Bora Bora for diving?

For impressive underwater visibility, the preferred time to visit Bora Bora is during the dry season, which spans from June up to October. With reduced levels of humidity and air temperature, the conditions further add to the underwater visibility experience. The shoulder season that comes with lower costs is also suitable for diving enthusiasts. Show more

Where are the best diving spots in Bora Bora?

One of the most sought-after diving destinations globally, Bora Bora boasts numerous diving sites, including Anau, Tapu, Muri Muri, and Coral gardens. Anau has a fantastic wall dive experience, while Tapu allows you to spot eagle rays. Muri Muri offers exquisite coral reefs, and the shallow dive found in Coral Garden is perfect for novice divers. Show more

What are some unique marine life species that can be seen while diving in Bora Bora?

Bora Bora is a top destination for diving enthusiasts, thanks to the diverse marine life available. Special species that you can spot include the humphead wrasse, coral trout, and the barracuda. Other small fishes present include the Butterflyfish, Angelfish, and Clownfish. You can also see turtles and rays, and if you’re exceptionally lucky, a hammerhead or a lemon shark. Show more

When diving in Bora Bora, what is the water temperature like?

With warm water temperatures experienced throughout the year, diving in Bora Bora is an excellent experience. The summer season has temperatures of about 80°F (27°C), while winter temperatures go down to 77°F (25°C). A wetsuit is recommended, though, to ensure safety from possible contacts with jellyfish and other marine species. Show more

Where can I find the best diving schools and certified instructors in Bora Bora?

Several of the best diving schools and certified instructors operate within Bora Bora. Among the top options available, notable ones are the Eleuthera Plongee Bora Bora, which guarantees a pleasurable and safe experience with professional instructors. Additionally, Topdive has seasoned and friendly instructors, while AquaDiving BoraBora offers relaxed and personalized dive experiences with small group diving options. Show more

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Last updated: by Eleonora Provozin