To ensure French Polynesia's spectacular marine environments are protected, long standing local regulations are in place requiring SCUBA diving to be outsourced with a local operator, the costs to be paid by guests directly to the operator.
If you plan to dive, you MUST Pre-Book & Pre-Pay the operator: Please email Eleuthera Bora Diving Center at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of your arrival. Inform them that you are a guest of TradeWinds, give them your boarding date and the number of dives you plan to do. The are 2-3 main dive sites in Bora Bora. On a regular week, 2-tank dives are possible in the mornings on (2) days: Sundays and Tuesdays; single tank dives are in the afternoon. PLEASE NOTE: TradeWinds' guests are typically very happy completing (1) one morning dive, though if you are fanatical diver and want to dive more, that can also be arranged. Your TradeWinds' Captain will finalize the schedule with the dive center after boarding.
Special Discount for TradeWinds' guests: For certified divers, the cost is 9,000 XPF per one-tank dive and 17,000 XPF per two-tank dive. For refresher dives and non-certified introductory dives, the cost is 11,000 XPF. Price includes all dive equipment, a professional local guide, drinks, and snacks while on the dive boat between dives.
Eleuthera Bora Diving Center Cancellation Policy (Tradewinds Special): Cancellation more than 24 hours from dive, 95% refund. For cancellations less than 24 hours from dive, no refund can be made, whatever the reason. In situations such as adverse weather or force majeure, Eleuthera Bora Diving Center reserves the possibility to cancel, with dive fees fully refunded.
For diving before or after your TradeWinds' experience: We recommend buying a "Te Moana Diving Pass" for discounted dive prices with many dive centers in French Polynesia (including Eleuthera Bora Diving Center): www.temoanadiving.com/en/the-dive-centers. These centers offer small group, personalized diving experiences with an emphasis on safety and fun.
Swimming at the "swimming pool", a shallow area where you will swim in infinite turquoise blue water and Bora Bora in the background, the board meeting there is a must to do!
Snorkeling in the Coral Garden of Tahaa, the most impressive drift snorkeling experience of your life!
Hiking up the Bloody Mary's antenna, beautiful 30' hike to the top of a small hill where you can enjoy a 360° view of the lagoon and the remaining Bora Bora caldera.
Visit to a Vanilla Farm, after a walk in the gardens you will be introduced to the art of making Vanilla.
Visit to a Pearl Farm, in amazing scenery you will learn the secrets of Tahitian Pearl culture and marvel at the most beautiful jewellery shop you've ever seen.