The Tiputa Pass, Rangiroa, French Polynesia
The Tiputa Pass has a reputation as being one of the world’s best drift dives and it's not hard to see why. Start at the Sharks Cavern where if you are lucky you will get the chance to see grey reef sharks. Then allow the current to take you for approximate 45 minutes passing eagle rays, manta rays, dolphins, tuna, trevallies and hammerhead sharks.
The dive must be conducted on the incoming current so that you are not swept in the wrong direction. There are several alterations to the dive, such as visiting the canyons, which can be added depending on experience.
If you want to try and tick this dive off your bucket list then don’t miss our guide to 8 days in French Polynesia.
Best time to dive: June and July is the best time to spot Grey Sharks
Water temperature: 25-26°C so a 3mm is all that is required.