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The Islands of Tahiti Takes Multiple Top Honors in the Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Readers Choice Awards
January 22 2017

The Islands of Tahiti Takes Multiple Top Honors in the Scuba Diving Magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Readers Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES – January 10, 2016 – The Islands of Tahiti came in first place in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2017 Top 100 Readers Choice Awards in the Pacific/Indian Ocean category. The diverse destination ranked number one in the overall diving in the Pacific/Indian Oceans category besting Indonesia, Hawaii, Philippines and Thailand to take the coveted spot.
Boasting 118 islands and atolls across five archipelagoes, Tahitian islands know for world class dive sites include Tahiti, Moorea, Raiatea, Taha’a, Huahine, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Manihi, Fakarava, Tikehau, Nuku Hiva, Rurutu—to name a few.
With 150 feet visibility, year-round warm waters and a wide-variety of marine animal life, The Islands of Tahiti took top honors in a numerous categories including:
Best Overall Diving – First Place
Best Big Animals – First Place
Best Snorkeling – First Place
Best Macro Diving – First Place
Best Advanced Diving – First Place  
Best Value – Second Place
Best Shore Diving – Second Place
Best Freediving – Second Place
Best Beginner Diving – Second Place
Best Underwater Photography – Second Place
Best Visibility – Third Place  
The awards were determined by thousands of Scuba Diving magazine subscribers and online users that rated their experiences at dive destinations in a variety of categories on a scale of one to five. Final scores are an average of the numerical scores awarded. A minimum number of responses were required for a destination to be included in these ratings.
About The Islands of Tahiti:
 Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from Los Angeles. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and varied landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Each island offers a variety of accommodation experiences from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect and to be embraced by mana. Mana is the life force and spirit that connects all things in The Islands of Tahiti. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii. For further information, visit or call (310) 414-8484.



Contact Information
For further information, please contact the Tahiti Tourisme Public Relations Team:

Cait Langley
Communications Coordinator
Ph: (310) 414-8484 ext 222
Fx: (310) 414-8490


For all articles, please list the following contact information for the official Destination Marketing Office for the islands of Tahiti in North America:

Tahiti Tourisme North America
9841 Airport Blvd, Suite 1120
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 414-8484
Fax: (310) 414-8490

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Cait Langley
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Ph: (310) 414-8484 ext 222
Fx: (310) 414-8490

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