Tahiti and French Polynesia

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Lonely Planet Publications, 2001 - Sports & Recreation - 134 pages
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Tahiti, Morea, Bora Bora - names that evoke warm South Pacific fantasies. French Polynesia boasts legendary topside beauty and a variety of diving adventures. Join a shark feed, swim with manta rays or snorkel alongside humpback whales. Pelagic encounters top a list of underwater highlights, including dramatic topography, prolific marine life and even a few shipwrecks. From the ripping passes at Rangiroa to the sheltered lagoon of the Society Islands, this book details nearly 50 of French Polynesia's best sites, with full-colour photos throughout.

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Contents

Introduction
9
Practicalities
18
Activities Attractions
29
Diving Health Safety
35
Diving in French Polynesia
41
Tahiti Dive Sites
47
AAoorea Dive Sites
60
Huahine Dive Sites
70
Tapu
90
Muri MuriThe White Valley
92
Tupitipiti
93
Rangiroa Dive Sites
94
Tiputa PassShark Cave
96
Tiputa PassThe Valley
97
Nuhi Nuhi
98
Avatoru Pass
99

Parea
75
The Canyon
76
Raiatea Tahaa Dive Sites
77
Teavapiti Pass
79
Nordby
80
Napoleons of Miri Miri The Roses
81
Miri Miri Pass
83
The Little Caves
84
The Mounts of Ceran
85
Bora Bora Dive Sites
86
Anau
88
Toopua Toopua Iti
89
Mahuta
100
Manihi Dive Sites
101
The Circus
102
Tairapa Pass the DropOff
103
La Faille
105
Fakarava Dive Sites
106
Nuku Hiva Dive Sites
110
The Pygmy Orcas
112
Tikapo
113
Rurutu Dive Site
118
Index
133
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About the author (2001)

Carillet has a degree in translation and in international relations. She is now a full-time author.

Wheeler is an ex-engineer.

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