Tiputa Pass

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Tiputa Pass is a strait in the northwest portion of Rangiroa lagoon in the Tuamotu Islands of French Polynesia, joining the lagoon to the open ocean. There are only two such passes in Rangiroa, the second one being Avatoru Pass. Tiputa Pass separates the villages of Avatoru and Tiputa. [1]

Scuba diving

Tiputa Pass is a well-known scuba-diving destination. [2] During the austral summer (December to March), great hammerhead sharks and manta rays are present in the area. [3]

Scuba divers and dolphins in the Tiputa pass. Tiputa dolphins.png
Scuba divers and dolphins in the Tiputa pass.

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  1. Pacific Magazine - "Rangiroa's World of Treasure"
  2. "Worlds Best Dive Sites #2 - Tiputa Pass In Rangiroa"
  3. Diving Rangiroa Archived December 13, 2007, at the Wayback Machine