If there is one island that summons up all the romance of the South Pacific as a tropical paradise, it is Tahiti. It's been that way for more than two centuries, since the island's charms (including its free-spirited women) helped spark the mutiny on the Bounty. Today the international airport in Tahiti's capital of Papeete is the gateway to all of French Polynesia.
When deciding where to visit among French Polynesia’s 118 islands, know that they’re divided into five archipelago groups. The Society Islands — including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Raiatea, Moorea and Huahine — are popular among divers, as are the Tuamotu islands of Rangiroa, Tikehau, Manihi and Fakarava.
The Tahiti Wall and Shark Cave sit on the outter reef with a vertical drop starting at 15 ft dropping infinatly into the deep blue. It is a combo dive with White tip sharks and Moray eels. The Vavi area on the ocean side of the coral reef has multicolored seafans, Gorgonias and Alcynaceans. There is also a unique dive in Tahiti located at a pinnacle abput 100 yards off the outter reef. There is an underwater fresh water spring that has fresh water flowing through the adjacent coral that distorts vision like surface heat rising from hot pavement.