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Leopard Rays Trench

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Address: French Polynesia
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Located at the southern tip of Bora Bora, this dive site features excellent...

Located at the southern tip of Bora Bora, this dive site features excellent viewing of the giant Manta rays and other marine life due to its white sandy bottom.

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Amazing Experience!

We stopped on an all day tour to feed and pet the rays. There were big rays and smaller rays and they come right to you and glide up against you. Since you are in shallow water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2016
TahitiZ
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Parksville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

About 10 minutes of snorkelling to see 4 leopard rays in decidedly unclear water. For anyone who has done a lot of diving or snorkeling in other parts of the world, Bora Bora gets a 2 on a scale of 10.

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Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Feeding nature is always a great experience, but a bit scary. I recommend visits to the Leopard Rays Trench.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

We stopped on an all day tour to feed and pet the rays. There were big rays and smaller rays and they come right to you and glide up against you. Since you are in shallow water, you just shuffle your feet and let them come to you. It was amazing to see these creatures up close!

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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I loved my pirogue trip which went through here. Just fabulous water so if you don't feel like getting in you don't have to

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

I had never imagined I would be caressing and touching small stingrays, let alone the big ones we encountered at Leopard Trench. the rays were so friendly and would cuddle their wing-like bodies to our own. There were some 4 to 5 foot black-tip sharks but they preferred to stay away from people. fantastic experience I will remember the rest... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

you can see them everywhere, in tahaa, in bora bora private beach of paul gauguin or in the interncontinetal thalasso

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We saw the leopard Rays during our Reef Discovery snorkeling tour. They swim at a pretty deep depth and are always moving (because that's how they breath) and they move in packs. You'll want to be careful not to free-dive too deeply near them, or you could end up scaring them off. They are a creature best enjoyed from a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Our family loved snorkeling with the rays and our guide held some of them so we could also pet them. Yes, the guides showed us that they had removed the barbs from some of them, to make it safer for the tours. But they are so beautiful to see swim and glide around the beautiful water.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

All of us enjoyed this place so much. Although it's a little bit scary but it was amazing. The water was also beautiful.

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Thank Anna K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Swimming with the Sting Rays was a high lite fore me! We saw an eel too. Our guide was excellent! I would do it again!

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