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How to swim with sharks in French Polynesia

We recently had a debrief with our crew about swimming with sharks, and thought we’d share with you. Here’s what we have learned so far during our trip… 513 more words

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Sharks circling the boat

No matter how many times we swim with blacktip sharks and realize they are harmless – when 5 or 6 sharks are circling the boat we can’t help but feel a tingle of Jaws-induced anxiety… Here Ben contemplates going for a dip in Fakarava, hoping he’s not going to turn into Been dip himself ;p

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Hungry Wolves in a Food Desert


“You guys should bring protein powder and lots of granola bars. I’m not sure how much food we’ll be able to find out here…” I told Michael. 284 more words

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Three great days in Fakarava


Some places are best described by the pictures… Fakarava is one of them.

The comment in the previous post from Ellen & David was telling: they said this was their best snorkeling & scuba from several years sailing around the world. 423 more words

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Fakarava's South Pass: Aerial Photos

Fakarava is a World Heritage site, famous for diving. First though, we were blown away by the view from the air. Since the sun was shining and winds were calm, we flew the Honey Bee right after anchoring, to capture these pictures. 242 more words

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Marooned on Fakarava

Ia Orana,

You may have noticed that this post has taken a little longer than usual to get up on the blog – part of that again, is the internet (or lack there of), but a more burdensome and truthful part of it is that I have found myself having difficulties writing about Fakarava and our experiences on the island. 1,575 more words

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11 weeks in French Polynesia

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Marquesas will be remembered by us as the green, rainy and swelly place.

It took us 21 days from Galapagos to Hiva Oha. 2,068 more words

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