Snorkeling in Bora Bora Lagoon is my favorite activity.
On the beautiful island of Bora Bora some of the most amazing scenery
lies beneath the surface of Bora Bora lagoon waiting to be discovered.
The Bora Bora Lagoon is home to hundreds of dazzling tropical fish species, sting rays, manta rays and reef sharks. Bora Bora offers snorkelers of all levels a fun lagoon environment to explore. There are coral gardens inside the calm lagoon, and the other best snorkeling in Bora Bora will be appreciated by advanced snorkelers on a trip that takes you to meet the sharks outside the reef in the deep, royal blue, Pacific Ocean.
Make sure you take a lagoon excursion that goes out there as this is a once in a lifetime experience!
There are a number of coral gardens for snorkeling in Bora Bora. One of the best, and most easily accessible is nicknamed "the aquarium". If you are staying at the Sofitel Private Island Resort, you can take yourself there by paddling a kayak to the aquarium! The other way to get there is to hire a boat, or take a lagoon excursion.
There is a shallow coral garden at the southern tip of Bora Bora that has very colorful coral. I've never seen so much purple under water before! This popular coral gardens was destroyed when a hurricane came through a few years ago, but the coral has regrown and the fish are starting to come back to the area. Sting rays like the shallow, sandy areas around the southern tip too.
The vanilla island of Tahaa has more of the best Tahiti snorkeling. Here you can do a drift snorkel between two motus. The water is shallow so you are very close to the bright living coral, and the fish swim right up to you.
Instead of having to dive to see this natural beauty, the ocean floor has come up for us to see.
The most amazing Tahiti snorkeling can be found on the distant atoll of Rangiroa. Located far from human activity, the coral is living and colorful. I have snorkeled several times at the side of the pass watching all kinds of marine creatures swim through with the current. The water here is deep and you need to be a confident swimmer. So for those who want a relaxing experience, snorkeling in Bora Bora is as good as it gets.
When I am at Bora Bora I spend every possible moment in, and on, the Bora Bora Lagoon. The clarity of the water, combined with the diverse shades of blue, make the lagoon a snorkeling paradise. Gliding in the calm water, watching the bright, striped and spotted fish dance around the coral below, is pure happiness.