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I certainly didn't! An atoll is a circular coral reef, enclosing a lagoon. Often they are associated with old volcanoes which have sunk into the sea, and the coral reef has built up around the edge of the sunken volcano. So the lagoon in the center of the circle of coral can be many miles across, and usually has one or more 'passes' or breaks in the ring so that boats of various sizes can get out into the ocean and return. Sometimes ...
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 ...
... last ones back into the boat. From here we went to Teahatea Beach for our motu picnic. We ran into the ship’s excursion and they left before our lunch was ready. The guides grilled parrot fish, red fish and a bread similar to corn bread for our lunch; cooked a bread fruit in the coals and made poisson cru. They showed us how to make a serving platter from coconut palm fronds. Many went snorkeling in the lagoon; Keith and I didn’t. We ...
... beaches we have ever experienced! In town, they call the beach at PK9 (-9 kilometres from the airport on the only road ... haha!) also golden beach and they are right! As soon as we reached this beach by bike – 7 km of biking on a paved road, specially made for the French President Jacques Rene Chirac who never showed up – and some other 9 km on upaved road, we saw for ourselves why this beach has this name. It is absolutely indescribable ...
... 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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