Elemental Passions in the Blue World of the Shark: Moorea

Text by Ty Sawyer For divers off Moorea, the clear waters of the lagoon are never far away. Photo/Ty Sawyer Approaching the sharp profiles of Moorea by ferry from Tahiti, it occurred to me that the mere presence of this island has an uncanny ability to stir the heart. The lagoon surrounding Moorea is equally…


Articles Romantic Getaways – Tahiti

My dive buddy was kicking along behind like a minnow following a whale. I bolted after them, kicking hard to catch up. Pulling alongside, I snapped photos as quickly as my strobes could recycle (and sometimes faster). The manta’s wingtip swept up and down within inches of my lens. He was out for a leisurely…


Factbook: French Polynesia

  Geography Location: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia Geographic coordinates: 15 00 S, 140 00 W Map references: Oceania Area: total: 4,167 sq km (118 islands and atolls) land: 3,660 sq km water: 507 sq km Area – comparative: slightly less than one-third the size of Connecticut Land boundaries: 0 km…