French Polynesia/Taha’a: Coral Garden Drift Snorkel

This incredible snorkel site is considered the best drift snorkel sits in the entire French Polynesia. A roughly 50-meter wide channel between two islets located on the outer reef of the Tahaa lagoon creates a constant current assuring plenty of clear running water full of oxygen for healthy coral growth. The entire length of the drift is about 500m. The current is quite strong and you are constantly trying to concentrating on not scraping your body against all the coral while enjoying myriad of brightly colored tropical fish. The nonstop drift takes about 5-7 min and then you walk back to the starting point with a view of Bora Bora and do this again. Over and over again – like for hours and hours. There were probably in excess of 50 fish species here.