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Scuba Diving in Bora Bora

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phineas Upham

Bora Bora is famous for its crystal clear waters and prime snorkeling. Anyone with a drive to learn more about sea life will find plenty to frolic with while staying on the islands of Bora Bora. The region has several snorkeling spots that are recommended, beginning with these fairly famous sites.


Aito is a dive of about 60 feet at its deepest. Visitors have the chance to swim with turtles, sharks and barracuda.


Swimmers in the Anau lagoon can dive as low as 100 feet below the water’s level. The site is a “swarm site” for manta ray, so be careful swimming amongst the gentle giants and try to admire the beauty of the place.


The Tapu dive goes from about 30–120 feet. It’s a classic shark hangout, where visitors will see the black tip reef-shark and lemon shark. You might also spot some rainbow fish, or the giant wrasse.


The dive for Toopua can go as deep as 100 feet. Divers will maneuver through coral walls and spot giant clams. Swim in and out of the small caves that pepper the landscape, and keep an out for the eagle rays that gather there.

Muri Muri

The Muri Muri dive, also known as the “White Valley,” is about 60-120 feet below the water. It’s a bit deeper than most of the other swims, but it also features some of the most diverse life underwater. Black-tip reef-sharks can be found here too, alongside dolphins.

Also see some pics from Bora Bora by Phin Upham on Daily Motion:

Phin Upham Presents Bora Bora by dm_52022698b459b

About the Author: Phineas Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phineas Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media & Technology group. You may contact Phineas on his LinedIn page.

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