Below A few of my favorite pictures from a May 2008 trip to French Polynesia. We visited Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, and many smaller motu's. We spent a few days on land, then took a week cruise on the M/s Paul Gauguin. I also added underwater images taken with my reliable Nikon D100 DSLR.
Traveling from the US to Bora Bora required an overnight stop in Tahiti. Our "in-transit" hotel.
Bora Bora surrounded by lagoons, seen from the airplane.
Bungalows near Bora Bora.
Bora Bora Intercontinental, bottom of image, seen from the airplane.
Moonrise over Bora Bora.
M/s Paul Gauguin anchored at Moorea.
Resort on Bora Bora
Afternoon shower near Moorea.
Sailing outside the reef.
I used an under-water kit with my Nikon D100 to capture reef shark and sting rays while diving.
While swimming in 10 feet of water, what possibly lays below?
Snorkeling near Tahaa reveals a Trumpet Fish in the clear lagoon.
Black tipped reef shark and Sting Ray.
Black tipped reef shark.
Here I am photographed by our dive instructor, Dominique tehei.
Tahitian Pearl farm.
Early morning, Bora Bora.
Last sunset cocktail, waiting for our night flight home.
© 2008 John Miranda