Scuba Diving in Tonga

Tonga is a spectacular island unlike many places in the world, as this is an off the beaten track destination you can expect a magnificent underwater world which is unspoiled. Tonga is located in a beautiful setting, there are over 170 islands surrounded by crystal clear waters with amazing visibility for diving. Marine life you can expect to see include sea turtles, manta rays, lobster, tuna, marlin, wahoo, tropical fish, whale sharks and humpback whales. View our guide to going scuba diving in Tonga today.

 
 

 

Top Reasons to Go Diving in Tonga

There are so many good reasons to go diving in Tonga, the islands are very sparse and underpopulated and not that many international visitors make the journey here meaning the diving here is amazing. If you are looking to take underwater photos then you will get incredible shots here. Due to past volcanic activity there are a reange of underwater tunnels, tunnels, black coral trees, lava tubes and plunging walls waiting to be explored. 

 

 

Types of Dive Courses Available

Tonga is more of a destination for advanced divers rather than beginners although there are courses for all levels.

 

 

Liveaboard Diving in Tonga

You can also join a liveaboard dive trip in Tonga, where you can visit remote ecosystems which are among the best in the world for diving.

 

 

Diving with Humpback Whales in Tonga

This is one of few places in the world you can get close to incredible humpback whales when they migrate through the waters and give birth from around July to September.  They are attracted by the tropical warm waters and you can book a trip to either see, go swimming or diving with this massive animals.

 

 

Best Dive Sites in Tonga

  • Kapa is a popular wall dive destination where you might get to see bream, baitfish, tuna, barracudas and reef sharks. 
  • Blake’s Reef is another popular location, when diving here you can see coral, manta rays, midnight snappers, tuna and whitetip/hammerhead sharks.

 

 

Best Time of the Year to Go Diving in the Tonga

You can scuba dive all year round in Tonga and visibility is usually good every month.