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Easter Island - Rapa Nui

Easter Island is the most isolated island in the world due to its solitude in the middle of the Pacific Ocean a very unique undersea fauna and flora grows as a result of the rocky bottom and the coral reefs. Due to its isolation, about 26 percent of the fish that live in the island are endemic; you can find these species only in these waters. The fauna of this island has more than 160 species distributed among 65 different families. proudly presents Easter Island´s most traditional Scuba Diving team.


GPS -27.112923,-109.39383
Type Sea
Depth 40 m
Water Salt
Visibility 20 +
Difficulty Average


The Garcia brothers, Henri and Michel, born in the south of France, founded the Orca Diving Center  in 1980. Henri first arrived here in 1976 as a diver of Jacques Yves Cousteau’s scientific expedition, Michel arrived in 1978 to help him. Ever since they’ve collaborated and their team has worked with several personalities such as Jack Randall, Thor Heyerdhal, Kevin Costner (Rapa Nui), Jacques Mayol, Nicolat Hulot, Laird Hamilton and many others.   

The Orca Diving Center has more than 30 years experience in undersea and water activity on Easter Island or Rapa Nui. They have made expeditions to the unknown island of Sala and Gómez. They have been involved in many national and international TV documentaries and also with the scientific investigations of many of the worlds universities. In 1981 they discovered the giant coral and new species of coral, fish and seashells such as the Cypraeidae "Cribrarula Garcai". Lately they have published the book "The Underwater World of Easter Island". This includes pictures and scientific data of the natural and wild beauty of the unknown "big blue" of Rapa Nui.

Orca Diving Centre

The Orca Diving Center is open all year round. Fit to deal with groups of 10 divers. Initiation scuabadiving; night diving; scubadiving exploration to the most relevant places such as the Motu Nui Islet, the caverns and lava arcs of Motu Tautara, the Omohi rocks and the Hanga Roa Bay corals. The Orca Diving Center has three boats that can take you to places unreachable by land like the north-west coast of Anakena Beach, the south cliffs of Rano Kau, or the famous islets of Moto Nui, Moto Iti and Motu Kao Kao. Pictures using Nikonos V and Ikelite flash. Undersea videos using a Sony TRV 900 3CCD Digital Video camera, up to -180 ft., for documentaries, magazines, advertising, divers, scientific groups , and others.

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Easter Island

Easter Island, Rapa Nui (in Rapa Nui language), Isla de Pascua (in Spanish), is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeasternmost point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, created by the early Rapa Nui people. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with much of the island protected within Rapa Nui National Park.

Thanks for cooperation to Michel Garcia. The main source - Orca Diving Center website and FB profile.  Video:  Text:  Thomas  All images property of Orca Diving Center.


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