The position of Polynesia within the tropics creates a certain climate consistency. There is a lot of sunshine with an average of 8 hours per day and the annual temperature fluctuation is low. The water temperature ranges throughout the year between 23°C and 26°C.
Thus, the tropical maritime climate of French Polynesia is wet and hot, but tempered by the ocean, with temperatures ranging between 24°C and 30°C throughout the year. Polynesia is indeed subject to the movement of trade winds South-East and North-East, creating two distinctive seasons: the dry and the wet season.
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Since its inception ABYSS has always been committed to the protection of the environment. We invite you to join us in observing these simple rules:
|Customs formalities:||Valid passport. If you travel via the US, you need to register and pay an ESTA form (http://www.esta.us)|
|Health formalities:||Up to date vaccinations recommended. No mandatory vaccination.|
|Jet lag:||UT/GMT - 11 hours.|
|Currency:||Pacific Franc (XPF).|
|Accepted methods of payments:||Mainly XPF cash. Euros and USD or Visa/Mastercard/American Express are accepted everywhere.|
|Electricity:||220V - European outlets.|
|Flight time:||Depending on departure location.|
|Luggage:||Our preference is for soft baggage for storage purposes. Maximum 23 kilos on international flights. It is sometimes possible to obtain a free upgrade to 30 kilos when departing on diving holidays. Please consult us for further information.|
|Pharmacy:||First aid kit, aspirin or paracetamol, sun screen and sunburn ointment, insect repellent.|
|Required documents:||Photocopy of your passport, dive certification card, log book and valid dive medical within the last 12 months. Repatriation and assistance insurance highly recommended. (i.e. www.diversalertnetwork.com).|