World Oceans Day

8th June: A day we are reminded of the beauty of our vast ocean and its incredible inhabitants.

Since 2008, World Oceans Day has celebrated the major role our oceans play in our everyday lives and emphasises the importance of protecting and restoring this extraordinary resource. Each year, this day aims to inform us about the impact we have on this natural environment, encouraging the global population to come together to sustainably manage the great deep blue that connects us all.

The Islands of Tahiti are surrounded by some of the most breathtaking oceans in the world, with crystal clear waters and abundant marine life. Boasting up to 800 fish species, more than 20 species of dolphins as well as whales, turtles and shellfish, there is plenty of magic to witness in the oceans of The Islands of Tahiti.


One of the gorgeous elements of The Islands of Tahiti’s marine life is its vibrant coral. The Tahitian people have developed a strong relationship with the ocean’s coral, which they call ‘feeding mother’. It is considered the first link to the food chain and determines the water’s health while housing multiple aquatic species.

 The underwater world is also a phenomenal site for scuba diving and snorkeling - dive into the depths to discover the spectacular creatures of the sea and the incredible waters that draw visitors to The Islands. The Islands of Tahiti are also known for many other ocean-related activities - cruise the lagoon on your very own catamaran, try your hand at surfing, or even have a go at kite surfing or jet skiing for those who want a little more adventure.


World Oceans Day is an amazing movement, creating a growing awareness of our impact on the oceans and their marine life and how we can make a positive difference. The waters of The Islands of Tahiti are a true reflection of the nature’s beauty and our need to keep the splendor, the wealth and the promise of the ocean alive.

Come and explore the underwater world of The Islands of Tahiti today!

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Rob Thompson