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Rich Sea Life in Tonga
Diving for all Skill Levels
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Great Underwater Nature

The Tongan archipelago consists of 176 islands, roughly the same number of marine species divers encounter in their first hour exploring the Kingdom’s coral reefs, caves and crystal clear waters.

With sea turtles, manta rays, tuna, marlin and wahoo combining with even bigger creatures like whale sharks, Tonga is a destination with underwater thrills on a truly grand scale.

Pristine coral gardens shimmer amid the ebb and flow of tropical currents, while spectacular coral reefs include amazing caves and arches. Tonga’s volcanic past, present and future are showcased in the unique underwater tunnels.

Look forward to exploring some of the richest and most diverse ecosystems on the planet from June to November. Underwater exploration often comes with the living, breathing soundtrack of murmuring whalesong from courting humpback whales.

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Providers for diving:

Tongatapu

Blue Water Explorer

Welcome to the Kingdom of Tonga and the best place in the world to swim with Humpback whales! Blue Water Explorer Ltd is a Tongan based company that specialise in guided swims with Humpback whales from July through to October each year. We are very conveniently located in Nukualofa, Tonga tapu (the capital of the More Info »

Deep Blue Diving

With Deep Blue you can choose from a range of activities from the adventurous to the more leisurely. We offer diving, fishing, boat charters and land tours. Want an unforgettable dive experience? Dive with Deep Blue Tonga; we care for the experienced thrill seeker to the first time beginner diver. We are the only operators More Info »

Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

Located at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Whale Swim & Dive is Tongatapu’s professional dive, fish and whale swim tour operator. As well as whale watching and swimming, diving and snorkeling tours to the outer islands and reefs, we also offer 1-day cave dive trips to Eua Island and game fishing charters. Our purpose built boat More Info »

Humpback Diving

Imagine yourself being up-close to a beautiful humpback whale in the azure waters of the Kingdom of Tonga. With over 23 years’ of experience throughout the Tongan islands and overseas, Humpback Diving offers a unique experience with the whales, plus the friendly Tongan skipper and crew will ensure that you’ll learn about Tongan customs and More Info »

Vava’u

Mounu Island Resort

A family run resort like no other. Located in one of the most beautiful areas of Tonga, if not the World! Its a 6 ½ acre coral atoll surrounded by pristine white sand and beautiful clean clear water. Mounu is set and designed as an Eco Resort, so we have minimal impact on the environment. More Info »

Tongan Expeditions Dive and Whale Watching

As a certified PADI Dive Resort in Vava’u, Tongan Expeditions can offer you the best in the water with outstanding safety and quality standards. We offer all PADI Dive Courses, plus several specialty courses. We can cater for large groups, private charters and families. With our highly trained and friendly staff we can show you the best More Info »

Riki Tiki Tours

Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »

Beluga Diving

Great Rates Beluga Dive Vava’u offers the best prices for Dive Trips and Whale Watch trips with experienced instructors and boat operators. Experienced Divers Beluga Dive Vava’u has been owned and operated by the original owner for 20 years. Whale Watch Have an experience of a lifetime on a Whalewatch Dive Trips Beluga Diving offer More Info »

Hakula Lodge

Boutique accommodation set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the port of refuge harbour just 5 minutes drive from town. One of the first things guests notice upon arrival at Hakula Lodge is the incredible view of the Port Of Refuge Harbour, commonly referred to as the most beautiful harbour in Tonga. Quiet enough to think More Info »

Dolphin Pacific Diving

Often stated as a ‘Life Changing’ experience, for many swimming and interacting with a whale has been a life long dream. Let us help deliver that dream. We can help you plan your trip or tour as much or as little as you would like. We have a wealth of Local Knowledge all freely offered. More Info »

Vava’u Adventures

Kart Safaris The best way to see Vava’u from the land. Our regular tour is a 3 -4 hour guided excursion to stunning lookouts, remote beaches, quaint villages and awesome tracks through the bush. We also offer a full day tour beginning with the fist stop at ‘Ene’io Botanical Gardens.  You will be taken on More Info »

Ha’apai

Ha’apai Beach Resort

Nestled in a lush tropical garden overlooking the white sandy beach on Lifuka Island, Ha’apai Beach Resort is the perfect spot to relax, unwind and enjoy the true island experience. Located halfway between the airport and Pangai,  the resort offers a completely tranquil retreat with  the convenience of being close to town. Enjoy quiet days More Info »

Matafonua Lodge

A well priced resort located on the spectacular Northern tip of Pangai, Ha’apai. 10 delightful Tongan-inspired fales with covered balconies, very comfortable bedding and mosquito nets. The shared bathrooms have solar hot showers and all towels are supplied. Safe swimming, incredible snorkelling and kite-surfing directly off beach, or simply relax in our bar/restaurant over looking More Info »

’Eua

Whale Swim, Fish & Dive Tours

Located at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa, Whale Swim & Dive is Tongatapu’s professional dive, fish and whale swim tour operator. As well as whale watching and swimming, diving and snorkeling tours to the outer islands and reefs, we also offer 1-day cave dive trips to Eua Island and game fishing charters. Our purpose built boat More Info »

Deep Blue Diving

With Deep Blue you can choose from a range of activities from the adventurous to the more leisurely. We offer diving, fishing, boat charters and land tours. Want an unforgettable dive experience? Dive with Deep Blue Tonga; we care for the experienced thrill seeker to the first time beginner diver. We are the only operators More Info »

Other venues for diving:

Tongatapu

The Royal Sunset Island Resort

Encompassing every aspect of natural beauty, the Royal Sunset Resort, ‘Atata Island, Tonga, is an untouched tropical paradise set in the pacific. Enjoy a relaxing tropical island holiday in Tonga at The Royal Sunset Island Resort either on the beach or by the pool. There is a range of fun adventure activities for those looking for More Info »

Whale Swim Safaris

Small Group Luxury Cruising. Whale Swim Safaris welcomes only a few guests on board for an adventure of a lifetime. Our safaris run for 6 days and incorporate whale swimming, scuba diving, snorkelling, Tongan feasts etc. Departing from Nuku’alofa, we cruise around the islands group of Tongatapu on board our vessel “Spirit of Adventure”.

Vava’u

Vava’u Villa

A boutique hotel overlooking the ocean. Vava’u Villa offers a peaceful and quiet getaway less than 3km from town. Located on the east of Vava’u, the Villas have great ocean views of the surrounding islands. Our recently renovated deluxe rooms all have ensuite bathrooms.  From Aug to Nov we have custom made Glamping tents with Mango More Info »

Mafana Island Beach Backpackers Resort

Mafana Island has a tranquil beach and is situated on the quieter eastern side of the Vava’u island group. Mafana Island is only 15 minutes away by boat from the old harbour, Neiafu. We are a secluded eco-backpackers with exclusive bamboo tree fales on our island beach. Lower priced new beach fales are perfect for More Info »

Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast

Flying Annie Moa Bed & Breakfast is conveniently located in the Capital of Vava’u, Neiafu close to whale watch and diving activities. Only a one minute walk from Beluga Dive shop, restaurants, nearby shops and banks. Children are welcome. We would be delighted to have you as our guest! We also run Beluga diving, offering More Info »

Riki Tiki Tonga

Welcome to Vava’u and Riki Tiki Tonga. Riki Tiki Tonga is the perfect way to compliment your Vava’u vacation by joining us for Scuba Diving and Snorkeling, by taking Diving Lessons or by chartering our Folk Boat Yacht. We are a small company offering extremely personalized service for singles and small groups up to six More Info »

Port of Refuge Villas – Vava’u

“We are that little ‘extra’ in extraordinary” Fully furnished vacation houses on a hill with magnificent views of the ocean and the morning sunrise. Clean, comfortable and set amongst a quiet and well-established 2 acre property. Fully furnished vacation houses, located in a quiet 2 acre property at Neiafu – on a hill facing the More Info »

Vava’u Holiday Homes

A Vava’u Holiday Home is your home away from home Our holiday homes are all situated on the picturesque Port of Refuge Harbour in beautiful Vava’u. Each home has its own dock for swimming and pick up for diving, fishing, whale swimming or just taking time out to relax in comfort and peace. Each holiday More Info »

Vava’u Harbourview Resort

Fully self contained rooms each with its own kitchenette with fridge, cooking facilities and utensils, so guests can choose to eat in or visit one of the many popular restaurants in Vava’u. Vava’u Harbourview Resort has nine spacious bungalows plus an additional two bedroom unit. Two bungalows also have connecting door to allow for additional More Info »

Mystic Sands Beach Bungalows

Our relaxed motel style accommodation is the perfect place to come and enjoy the tropical sun, sand and amazing clear blue waters on offer in Tonga. All our units have at least 3 beds and can be made up as singles if wanted. Our ‘family unit’ has 4 beds. Situated right on the water with More Info »

Ha’apai

Sea Change Eco Retreat (formally Talitali’anga)

For travellers who enjoy truly unique destinations, Sea Change is an off the grid eco retreat/resort providing unique luxury beach front accommodation with the lightest possible footprint on Uoleva Island, Tonga (part of the Ha’apai Island group). We also operate Ha’apai Whale and Sail, the longest running whale watching/swimming encounter business in Ha’apai.  Sea Change More Info »

Sandy Beach Resort

This boutique style resort is nestled on a picture-perfect beach, amidst lush tropical gardens and it remains the Kingdom’s best kept secret for a relaxed, peaceful getaway. German family built, owned and operated Sandy Beach Resort offers 12 exclusive bungalows, located just footsteps from the most beautiful beach in Tonga. Every bungalow has a private More Info »

Serenity Beaches Resort

Serenity Beaches is a small resort, on a remote island, designed for those wishing to leave stress behind and find peace and tranquility. Stay in one of our five private ocean front fales. Three large fales feature a porch, sleeping area with queen sized bed, bathroom with garden shower and a loft. Two single room, More Info »

’Eua

‘Ovava Tree Lodge

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, ‘Ovava Tree Lodge features traditional Tongan-style accommodation with breakfast included. The property boasts a restaurant, bar and tour desk. The Deep Blue tour desk on site arranges boat charters, hiking trips, 4 wheel drive tours and deep-sea diving. Guests receive free continental-style buffet breakfast. Cooked breakfast is also available for an More Info »

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