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Travel Blogs from Fakarava
12 June 2013 – 16 June 2013 – Passage from Nuku Hiva to Tuomotu –
“The Dangerous Archipelago”
This fabulous archipelago of 76 islands lies south west of the Marquesas and are all low flat atolls. We are moving into the territory of treacherous bombies, reefs, black pearls and the many exquisite blues/green colours of the Pacific Ocean – Breathtakingly beautiful.
The eastern Tuomotu ...
... 8217;t manageable if you were a good swimmer. Here we were given an hour to snorkel. Keith and I stayed together and we saw everything from a lion fish, to trigger fish, to beautiful angel fish and even some black tipped reef sharks thrown in for good measure. I wasn’t afraid of them since I knew they weren’t going to bother me. The coral was beautiful—myriads of colors and types. We worked around the entire coral head and ...
... which is Asian. Everyone was raving it and with good reason. Excellent food and atmosphere. I had the best chocolate and lemon creme brulee for dessert. I have been told I can call my butler any evening and have him deliver it to our room. I just might have to do that.
Tonight we set sail for Pitcairn Island, home of Mutiny on the Bounty. It will take 2 days to get there.
After one of our most spectacular days in life, we are now back and still dreaming about yesterday! However, we don't have much time because today is another day for me to dive. This time we are making a reef dive (means ocean site of the atoll) at the Passe Garae Nord (north pass). As we waited at the dock to be picked up, there seems to be a misunderstanding. We are diving this afternoon instead of in the morning. Well, then we are off to one of ...
... lines and the unforgettable hammerheads and tiger sharks. The southern pass, Tumakohua near Tetatamanu village, very full of fishes, is accessible on all the levels from diving. Tetamanu Diving Center proposes drifting dives along this pass. A so called, shark 'tank', and of course Jorgen had to go diving here! All preps done and off they went!!! The dive spot was called "Passe Tamakohua Sud" and supposed to be worlds best preserved dive spot. And it ...
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