Rangiroa means "endless sky" in Polynesian, and the lagoon seems equally unlimited. 80-kilometre long and 32-kilometre wide, it is considered one of the very best spots to come across aquatic life. Whatever your level of diving, you will encounter a thousand and one wonders to explore underwater, whether with an oxygen tank or simply with flippers, mask and snorkel. It justly deserves its reputation as a "paradise for divers".
The Tiputa and Avatoru passes, which cut through the barrier reef and the reef slopes in particular are home to an absolutely extraordinary flora and fauna, with a wealth of colours and unique shapes. Dolphins, hammerhead sharks, rays, surgeon and napoleon fish, barracudas, turtles… Pinch yourself: this is not a dream.