Diving around Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas

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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.

Nuku Hiva
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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 20–40ft
Huge cave dive where countless stingrays and lobsters await.

The dive operator is located in Taiohae on Nuku Hiva.


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Dive Travel Specialists - Dive Travel Specialists
Caradonna Worldwide Dive Adventures 1-800-330-6611
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Nautical Activities - Diving Centers
Nuku Hiva
Centre De Plongée Des Marquises  (689) 40.92.00.88
 


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