Dive sites around Nuku Hiva are as unique as the island itself. The plankton-rich waters attract unique species such as melon-headed whales and scalloped hammerheads along with other large animals such as manta rays. Nuku Hiva is also known for dramatic cave and cliff dives. Other species commonly found include sting rays, tuna, parrotfish, triggerfish, scorpionfish, snappers, and whitetip reef sharks.
Some of the established dive sites around Nuku Hiva island include:
The Hammerhead Sentinel : Ocean dive 30–120 feet. Schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks and manta rays.
The Pygmy Orcas : Ocean dive/snorkel 0–30 feet. Melon-headed whales at the surface offering excellent shallow diving and snorkeling.
Dulcinea : Ocean dive 30–60 feet. Magnificent cave diving with canyons and arches.
Ekamako : Ocean dive 20–40 feet. Huge cave dive where countless stingrays & lobsters await.
Dive Centers : - Centre Plongee Marquises
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