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FAQ expeditions

Is it dangerous to swim with whales?
Humpback whales are absolutely harmless to humans. It is very rare, but certain behaviors can cause contact between a whale and a swimmer. For this reason, you will be given safety briefings and you will always be accompanied by an experienced guide.
Is whale watching guaranteed?
It is very rare not to observe whales. When that happens, it is at the very beginning of the season, at the end of the season, or when the weather conditions prevent us from going to certain places on the island where they are found!
What if we don't see the whales?
If no whales are seen, the price of an "off season whale watching" trip will apply. And if our schedule allows it, we will suggest that you come back with a 50% discount.
What are the percentages of chances of swimming with whales?
In high whale season we have 95% success for the launchings on a day trip, and 80% on a half day.
Swimming with the whales is not contractual, only the behavior of the whales will decide whether we can go or not.
Can we go home if we are seasick?
Our expeditions being private, you will decide your itinerary. There is the possibility of returning to the lagoon to "regain strength" and then leave.
What equipment should I bring?
We provide fins, masks and snorkels, but if you have your own equipment, it will always be more suitable! Take your towels, rash vests or t-shirt for swimming, windbreakers, sunscreens.
What meals can we have?
We have a selection of catered meals. Our fresh tahitian raw tuna with coconut milk (fresh tuna) is delicious! If you come for a day, we take it first. During the stays, we alternate with other dishes such as chicken salad, sashimi...
We do not take responsibility for offering dishes with special diets or requirements (allergies, gluten, etc.).
What’s happened if the weather is bad?
The weather is mostly pleasant at this time of year. A strong wind can contribute to poor conditions by the waves it forms. In this case we go to the places of Moorea which are downwind.
Rain does not necessarily mean bad conditions.
If the conditions prevent us from going out then we will not take a risk and we will reimburse you.

FAQ snorkeling

What level do I need to participate in the animal expeditions with fins, mask and snorkel?
Even if you have never put on fins, mask and snorkel, you will be initiated in complete safety. Rays and sharks are only in 1 meter deep of water!
More advanced snorkeling can be offered to the more advanced snorkelers, such as drifting through passes.
What is drift snorkeling?
Accompanied by a guide when the weather conditions allow it, we offer to go into the water and let yourself be carried by the current. In a passe, you will discover its existing fauna and topography.
Which emblematic species can be observed?
  • It is 99% guaranteed to see green sea turtle, stingray, and blacktip reef shark.
  • Spotted eagle rays are 80% likely to be seen.
  • For dolphins, it depends on the species. For the long-beaked common dolphins found in the passes and lagoon, it is 80% of the trips of the ½ day. It is very rare to go into the water with them. For the rough-toothed dolphins that are offshore, it depends a lot on the state of the sea, the calmer it is, the more chances we have to observe them. On the other hand, if we find them, we can join them in the water.
  • Humpback whales are the main attraction every year between mid-July and early November. Our expeditions are dedicated to their encounter and we observe the mat 95%. Beware, we go into the water if the whales’ behavior allows it (90% chance on the day), nature decides. Therefore, observations with fins, mask, ans snorkel are not contractual.
  • The observation of other species of cetaceans, sharks, rays, pelagic fishes remain a matter of luck.
How much does it cost?

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FAQ scuba diving

What are the schedules?
The following schedules correspond to the departure of the boat. Please meet us 30 minutes before.
  • From July 15 to November 15, the hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for the morning and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the afternoon.
  • For day trips, departure is at 8:00 a.m. and return at 3:00 p.m. earliest.
Pick-up times would depend on your accommodation.
Do you offer free pick-ups?
We do offer direct pick-ups by boat if you are on the north coast of Moorea: Otherwise we will find the easiest way to optimize the time on the water.
Do you provide equipment?
Yes, all the equipment is made available to you free of charge.
Safety: where is the nearest decompression chamber?
All our boats are equipped with an oxygen therapy kit. All monitors are trained in first aid and are retrained each year. The closest decompression chamber is in Papeete, so the trip is very short.
Do you need a medical certificate to dive?
A medical certificate is not mandatory for introductory dive. It is no longer required for exploration dives, but we strongly recommend it.
The medical certificate is mandatory for training and certifications. A medical questionnaire will be required to be filled in before your first dive with us (Download here).
Is it compulsory to have Civil Liability (CL) insurance?
"TSE" have you covered in CL when you go diving or snorkeling in our establishment. But we encourage you to take an individual liability insurance.
What level is required to dive?
Level 1 or Open Water is sufficient to discover Moorea's diving sites or the "White Valley". The dives are rather easy and are perfect for getting up to speed.
What is the water temperature?
In Polynesia we dive all year round. The southern summer from November / December to April / May brings temperatures around 29 ° C. The rest of the year our coldest temperature is 26 ° C!
When can we observe lemon sharks?
Sharks are seen all year round but are rarer during the breeding season between September and October.
When can turtles be observed?
We are fortunate to see green and hawksbill turtles all year-round.
When can humpback whales be seen?
The whale season usually begins in mid-July and ends in early November. Their arrival varies from one year to another over a period of 1 or 2 weeks. Whales are observed 2-3 times a year while diving. The best way to see them is with fins, mask and snorkel. Be careful, the launchings are only if the behavior of the whales allows it (95% chance during the day). Nature decides. In-situ observations are therefore not contractual.
What are the advantages of taking a private boat?
Choosing the option of a private boat allows you to make the sites of your choice accompanied by a dedicated instructor and a captain to provide drift dives. If you take it for the day, there is the possibility of going around the island, having lunch in the middle of a deserted lagoon, and enhancing the expedition with strong snorkeling with turtles, rays- eagles and sharks...
Promo -15% in case of prepayment

Whale Expeditions

Moorea Whale Expéditions
Whale ExpeditionsTarifs
Whale Expeditions
1/2 day (4 hours)
PRIVATE only
Whales
with a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
72'000 XPF / 603 EUR
Per additionnal person
3'000 XPF / 26 EUR
Whale Expeditions
Full day
PRIVATE only
Whales
with a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
120'000 XPF / 1'000 EUR
Per additionnal person
5'000 XPF / 42 EUR

Pelagic Expeditions

Tahiti Shark Expéditions
Pelagic ExpeditionsTarifs
Pelagic Expeditions
1/2 day (4 hours)
PRIVATE only
Whales
with a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
72'000 XPF / 603 EUR
Promo -15% 64'800 XPF / 543 EUR
Per additionnal person
3'000 XPF / 26 EUR
Pelagic Expeditions
Full day
PRIVATE only
Whales
with a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
96'000 XPF / 804 EUR
Promo -15% 86'400 XPF / 724 EUR
Per additionnal person
5'000 XPF / 42 EUR
Promo -15% 4'500 XPF / 38 EUR

Snorkeling

Tahiti Shark Expéditions Moorea Whale Expéditions
SnorkelingRates
Snorkeling
Discovery
2 hours
per person
(mini 4 pax)
Sharks / rays / turtles
with a guide and a captain
8'000 XPF / 67 EUR
Promo -15% 6'800 XPF / 57 EUR
Snorkeling
Discovery
2 hours
private
Sharks / rays / turtles
with a guide and a captain
32'000 XPF / 268 EUR
Promo -15% 27'200 XPF / 228 EUR
Snorkeling
South of Moorea
4 hours
per person
(mini 4 pax)
Sharks / rays / turtles
with a guide and a captain
dolphins watch
south of Moorea by the lagoon
16'000 XPF / 134 EUR
Promo -15% 14'400 XPF / 121 EUR
Snorkeling
South of Moorea
4 hours
private
Sharks / rays / turtles
with a guide and a captain
dolphins watch
south of Moorea by the lagoon
72'000 XPF / 603 EUR
Promo -15% 64'800 XPF / 543 EUR
Snorkeling
Full Day Aventure
8am to 3pm
(lunch included)
Full tour around the island
For 4 persons
96'000 XPF / 804 EUR
Promo -15% 86'400 XPF / 724 EUR
Per additionnal person
5'000 XPF / 42 EUR
Promo -15% 4'500 XPF / 38 EUR

"Sharks" Diving

Tahiti Shark Expéditions
"Sharks" expeditionsTarifs
Lemon sharks expeditions
Morning (4 hours)
PRIVATE only
With a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
96'000 XPF / 805 EUR
White valley expeditions in Tahiti
Full day
PRIVATE only
With a guide and a captain
From 1 to 4 persons
120'000 XPF / 1'000 EUR

Scuba Diving

Nemoz Diving
DivesRates
1 introductory dive
13'000 XPF / 109 EUR
Promo -15% 11'050 XPF / 93 EUR
1 refresh dive
9'900 XPF / 83 EUR
Promo -15% 8'415 XPF / 71 EUR
1 dive
9'900 XPF / 83 EUR
Promo -15% 8'415 XPF / 71 EUR
2 tanks dive
19'000 XPF / 159 EUR
Promo -15% 16'150 XPF / 135 EUR
6 dives PASS
55'000 XPF / 461 EUR
Promo -15% 46'750 XPF / 392 EUR
10 dives PASS
89'000 XPF / 746 EUR
Promo -15% 75'650 XPF / 634 EUR
20 dives PASS
170'000 XPF / 1'425 EUR
Promo -15% 144'500 XPF / 1'211 EUR
Diving courses
On demand
1 EUR = 119.33 XPF
TAHITI SHARK EXPEDITIONS
BP 3406 - 98728 - Temae
Moorea - French Polynesia
(+689) 87 70 73 76
tahitisharkexpeditions@gmail.com
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