Tonga humpback whale cruises, Tonga dive cruises, South Pacific Island diving, scuba diving in the Kingdom of Tonga
Pristine and even undived reefs are not difficult to find in Tonga since 125 of its islands are uninhabited.
The best diving is found in the central Ha'apai and northern Vava'u groups.
Port of Refuge in Vava'u is a deep sheltered harbour extending well into the inland. Dive operators take visitors to currentless shallow dives in the harbour or to spectacular walls and reefs outside the entrance on the loaf shaped islands that herald the open ocean. The 'Glen McWilliams' lies at the bottom of the harbour not far from the main wharf. Intact, upright and covered in marine life it is a spectacular introduction to wreck diving.
Beds of yellow sea fans can be found at Tuangasika Island along with an extensive bommie coated with anemones and their associated clown fish. In places the reef wall is riddled with lobster filled caves, some containing air bubbles in the roof large enough to surface into, such as the one at Mariners Cave. During winter and spring divers can be assured to at least hear, if not see, humpback whales that make the clear waters their calving and mating grounds from July to October each year.
Night diving is very special. Slipper lobsters abound, juvenile Lion Fish with their beautiful livery are found nestled in the coral, and the shy Flashlight Fish with their luminous light organ below the eye, drift about.
No sailing experience, but you would like to explore Tonga by sea? No problem! Sail the Islands of Tonga from as little as A$280 per person per day (based on 4 guests), including your own private yacht and skipper! Click here for more details.
This vessel is equipped with a
dive compressor, BCD jackets, regulators, tanks & weights. The yacht
is based at Tongatapu, however depending on how long you want to
cruise, your charter can also include the islands of Haapai. During
the winter months from July to October you can watch whales between
the Haapai Group & Eua Island.
The above vessels can be packaged together with our competitive airfares from Australia or the US to Tonga, as well as pre and/or post cruise hotel accommodation. Click here for more details.
This page was last updated: Thursday, 11 October 2012 18:21