For Services and Resources in French Polynesia

The Tahiti Cruisers Guide is brought to you by Julien Desmont from Xperimental and Chuck Houlihan from Jacaranda. Starting as an idea based on the very successful Panama City Cruisers guide, it has evolved into 200+ pages of information on vendors and services throughout French Polynesia. In January 2018, we added GPS coordinates and links to Google Maps to assist in locating businesses.

Downloading the guide and GPS map coordinates will facilitate using the guide offline. The coordinates will work for either (best for Papeete) or Google Maps.

Especially thankful to John (SV Mary Ann II) and Steve (SV Ocean Star) for their huge effort in supplying a vast amount of information for the guide.

The guide is a community effort. Updates and new additions are greatly appreciated. If you find the guide useful or find something that needs updating please drop us a note at tahiticruisersguide (AT)

Last update: 31 May 2024

Diving Services

STH Marine Taina Marina (Service)

2019-08-04 22:45:26 UTC

Island: Tahiti

10-2019 SV Panache
We took our dive tanks to the STH Marine shop at Marina Taina. I asked for a visual inspection. Without consulting me, they decided to do a pressure test and a valve inspection as well. We got the tanks back and loaded them onto the boat. We didn’t use them until we got to Bora. Once we got there, we found that the valves on 3 of the tanks were faulty, rendering the tanks unusable. The problem was that they had only tightened the packing nut by hand. The nut needs to have 60 ft-lbs of torque! Take your tanks to Nautisport for service.