French Polynesia - February 2019

Everyone's heard of Tahiti. A good place to visit in the middle of winter. After one night in Tahiti we flew off to Rangiroa for three nights at a resort on the atoll, then another flight to Fakarava took us to a liveaboard for a week of diving. Though the weather was pretty rough for a couple of days, we didn't lose any dives. Had some memorable drift dives through some of the passes and saw plenty of sharks, dolphins, huge schools of fish and a couple of manta rays. Didn't get any great photos of the schools of sharks, but they will remain in my memory.

  • anchor
  • arc-eye_hawkfish5
  • barracuda
  • cornetfish
  • crown_of_thorns
  • dolphin1
  • dolphin2
  • dolphin3
  • drifting
  • fire_dartfish
  • flame_angelfish
  • fourspot_butterflyfish
  • freckled_hawkfish
  • gray_reef_shark2
  • gray_reef_shark3
  • humpback_snappers
  • humphead_wrasse
  • manta1
  • manta2
  • marlin
  • nudi-phyllidia
  • octopus
  • pacific_bird_wrasse
  • paletail_unicornfish
  • parrotfish
  • raccoon_butterflyfish
  • red-spotted_guard_crab
  • reef1
  • reef2
  • reef6
  • reef7
  • schooling_bannerfish
  • sharks1
  • sharks2
  • titan_triggerfish
  • whitecheek_surgeonfish

Some Topside Photos

  • Tahiti1
  • Tahiti2
  • Tahiti3-Venus_Beach
  • Makatea1
  • Rangiroa1-Atoll
  • Rangiroa2-Avatoru_Pass
  • Rangiroa3-Tiputa_Pass
  • Rangiroa4
  • Rangiroa5-Baitball
  • Rangiroa6-Map
  • Rangiroa9-Cruise_Ship
  • Rangiroa10-French_Polynesia_Master
  • Rangiroa11-Kia_Ora
  • Rangiroa12-Kia_Ora
  • Rangiroa13-Kia_Ora
  • Rangiroa14
  • Rangiroa15-Tiputa Pass
  • Rangiroa16-Tiputa Pass
  • Rangiroa17-Tiputa Pass
  • Rangiroa7-Kia_Ora
  • Rangiroa8-Tiputa_Pass
  • Apataki_Atoll
  • Fakarava_Map
  • Sharks
  • Sunset
  • Makatea2
  • Makatea3
  • Makatea4
  • Tahiti4-Entering_Port
  • Tahiti5-Port
  • Tahiti6-Condos
  • Tahiti7-Moorea
  • Tahiti8-Papeete
  • Tahiti9-Venus_Beach
  • Tahiti10-Venus_Lighthouse
  • Tahiti11-Lighthouse
  • Tahiti12-Breadfruit_Tree
  • Tahiti13-Monoi_Route
  • Tahiti14-Beach

Here's a short video with some underwater action and above water as well. Nothing fancy, it's still a work in progress.