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The Central Pacific Ocean

The largest expanse of water on the Earth, the Pacific Ocean contains the greatest diversity of marine life. Temperatures range from the 60s to the 80s as you near the equator. Islands emerging from the depth atract big animals: whale sharks, hammerheads sharks, and manta rays. Winter is the whale season for Baja, Socorro islands and Hawaii.

Fiji Hawaii
Tahiti
Tonga Vanuatu

Pacific Ocean

HAWAII
Divers can enjoy the tropical environment of the Hawaiian Islands, just a 5-hour flight from San Francisco.  The Kona Coast is known for the gathering of the large manta rays, turtles and exotic lava tubes created by lava flowing into the waters. Turtle Cove at Maui, Molokini Crater and Kauai offer enjoyable vacations for divers and snorkelers. Summer is the best time to dive in Hawaii, but water temperature is in 70s not as warm as in the Caribbean. Humpback whales visit Hawaiian water to mate from December to April and their song fills the water in Maui and Big Island.

'Kona Aggressor'
Dive Makai
Jack's Diving Locker

TAHITI
The island of Tahiti, towering over the ocean like a proud and royal Queen, is crowned by a circle of majestic peaks. The mountainous interior shelters deep valleys, clear streams, and high waterfalls, all bathed in the green iridescence of Mother Nature's light. The flat coastal lands, edged with a rugged coastline, are home to fields of tropical flowers and most of the island's population. Around all the islands of Tahiti, dramatic views continue below the water. Divers and snorkelers are amazed by the density of large marine life. Regular encounters include manta rays; schools of dolphin dancing along the surf; sharks seemingly at every turn; and, in the Austral Islands, humpback whales thrill the lucky spectators in their annual parade. Out of Los Angeles, Air France, Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Nui fly to Tahiti.

TONGA
East of the Fiji Islands lie the Tongan Island.  In the VaVa’u Islands to the north is the sight of the best diving.  Shallow channels between numerous islands, much like Palau, harbor rich life in the warm waters. Sailors can charter bare and crewed boats from the Moorings there. Migrating from their summer feeding grounds in the the Antarctic -- humpback whales make their appearance in Tongan waters every June through November. Air Pacific and Air New Zealand take you to Tonga.

Vava’u Islands
Sandy Beach Resort
Tongan Beach Resort and Dolphin Pacific Divers

VANUATU
Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands with a unique blend of intact tribal communities, resorts, beaches and geography ranging from accessible volcanoes to pristine underwater environments, offering unique and memorable experiences. The landscape beneath the waters mirrors that found above: mountainous terrain with plunging cliffs, grottoes and overhangs, huge caves and intricate interconnecting underwater tunnels formed by frozen lava -and life abundant over all. Sea fans, soft corals and acropora gardens, plate corals and sponges and thousands of curious fish. Then there are wrecks! Planes, an old square rigger sailing ship, a destroyer and of course the mightiest shipwreck in the world, the SS "President Coolidge". Out of Los Angeles Air Pacific provides transfer to Vanuatu.

Dive Santo with Aqua Marine