Stingrays and Sharks in the lagoon
Moorea is well known for its very unique site to meet the stingrays and reef sharks on a shallow sand bar in the lagoon. You can stand here, the water is about 1.3 meters deep and crystal clear. Stingrays have become accustomed to sharing their sandy bed with snorkelers and can be very inquisitive an curious when swimmers are around.
Be ready for up close and personal encounters with these wonderful reef creatures. Led by our Marine Biologist Guide, our encounters are informative and carefully managed to impact the lives of the stingrays as little as possible. We really enjoy this snorkeling site, as we know many of our guests gain a greater appreciation and respect for the stingrays and reef sharks. When fear is replaced by understanding we know that grass root conservation is at work.
Reef Sharks outside the reef
The outer slope of the coral reef is home to blacktip reef sharks and gray reef sharks. Amazing tours for those with average snorkeling skills to expert, this is a thrilling snorkel tour in the outer coral reef with adult blacktip sharks and sometimes gray reef sharks, lemon sharks, whitetip sharks and big fish species.
Before immersion, your guide will provide you many explanations about the ecology and behavior of sharks that are strictly protected in French Polynesia and will tell you why we don’t have to fear them. After the safety instructions, you will snorkel in the blue and will soon be surrounded by reef sharks who will pose for unforgettable photos and videos! Unique experience to live with Moorea Ocean Adventures.