There is very little danger if one dutifully pays attention to the enlightening briefing of the instructor!
Nevertheless, your safety remains a constant priority.
Every boat is equipped with Oxygenotherapy devices, first aid kit, and VHF radio permanently connected to the center.
The entire equipment is checked monthly.
On Tahiti island, there is a modern recompression chamber facility and competent hyperbaric doctors.
All of our instructors have French-state certification and are fully trained for the diving conditions of Rangiroa’s passes.
What are the dangers of scuba diving in Rangiroa?
There are no sea snakes in Polynesia and the most poisonous fish is the stonefish - Synaceia verrucosa and some species of red lionfish – of the Scorpaenidae family. Some other species of seashells, the Conus seashell can be very hazardous for man unless you firmly grab it up.
Now about sharks, remember that you make it scarier than you are..
Last but not least, and to stay out of any potential danger, we recommend that you may not touch anything when diving. By gazing at them only, we respect the marine environment and its animals, preserving them while protecting ourselves too.
Regulation in French Polynesia
The scuba diving regulation system is particularly severe. The rules governing this field of activity are of prime importance and flouting them may result in heavy consequences as much for the instructors as for the scuba diving center in which they work.
Clients are particularly interested in regulation concerning assistance at different depths depending on their own certification.
First and foremost, keep in mind that this is a French territory, which means that the CMAS system applies, which is what we refer to. But it does not mean that other schools are not accepted or even recognized – the center is even a PADI resort – but other certification titles are considered by the CMAS as equivalents only.
The equivalence principle implies that all level 1 and level 2 certifications from any other school will be considered as level 1 CMAS and that divers can get assistance down to a maximum depth of 95 feet – for instance, an Open Water PADI certificate and an Advanced Open Water PADI certificate will be considered as equivalent regarding the maximum depth.
Level 3 and level 4 certificates other than the CMAS ones will be considered as a level 2 CMAS certificate and divers can get assistance down to a depth of 160 feet.
For any other certificate, the maximum depth will necessarily be 197 feet.