dive Highlights

  • Snorkel stunning reefs of hard & soft corals
  • See a huge variety of tropical fish & marine life
  • Dive the famous Cathedral & Tuna caves
  • Explore underwater  canyons & ship wrecks

Diving &


Tongatapu & Eua Islands Offers Some of Worlds Best Scuba Diving & Snorkelling

Diving is possible all year round in Tonga and the average water temperature is 24 Centigrade (75F). The stunning coral reefs off the smaller outer islands of Tongatapu (some of the best in Tonga) are very healthy and feature a vast array of pristine untouched hard and soft corals. The reefs that fringe these deserted islands provides home to more than 1,500 species of fish and 700 species of corals and sea anemones.

Below the surface, divers and snorkelers are treated to a paradise of marine bio-diversity including fabulous coral walls, blue holes and canyons. The diving in Eua Island 25kms and approximately 1 hour by fast boat from Nuku’alofa, offers some of the best cavern dives you will experience anywhere in the world. You’ll see drop-offs, sea mountains, caves and swim through tunnels. Humpback whales and their calves can also be seen during the whale season (July – Nov).

The Tongatapu region is one big dive site, and our location on the main island means you can experience the very best diving Tonga has to offer. All our whale and dive guides are trained and qualified. We have over 20 + years local knowledge and experience, meaning you won’t dive the same site twice; unless you want to of course.

You will dive in small groups of up to four divers per guide and our dives normally last up to one hour. We never rush our divers on the boat or in the water and we do not impose time limits on your dive time. Dive profiles are within PADI limits and our dive plans are always tailored to meet the experience levels and the requirements of our guests.

Whale Swim, Fish & Dive located at Faua Wharf in Nuku’alofa, is Tongatapu’s professional dive and whale swim tour operator. As well as whale swim and dive trips to the outer islands and reefs, we also offer dive day trips to the island of Eua (minimum of 4 passengers).

We have dozens of amazing sites that we dive on a regular basis, each one markedly different from the next. Come and see the real kingdom of Tonga for yourself beneath the waves!