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Trip Video - Tuamotu, September 2019

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by CWK, Sep 19, 2019.

  1. Xscream100

    Xscream100 Angel Fish

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    Thanks.
     
  2. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Fantastic - thanks for posting. I’ll be in Rangiroa for 5 days in 2 weeks as a stop I’m our 30th anniversary trip and sneaking in a few days of diving (wife does not dive - so won’t be every day). Where did you see the hammerhead, rays and the whales?
     
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  3. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Dolphins at Rangiroa, rays, hammerhead and whales at Kauehi. The clips of the dives were also at Kauehi, which was my favourite atoll.
     
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  4. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks - I do plan on a return trip to hit Fakarava and other atolls - will definitely add Kauehi to the list. I've heard Tikehau is good as well.
     
  5. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    I didn’t go to Tikehau. Should be good.

    Have fun in Rangiroa. Those dolphins get close and personal.
     
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  6. Joneill

    Joneill Loggerhead Turtle

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    Thanks - I'm looking forward to it and will report back!
     
  7. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Nice, thanks for posting. Seems the current was pretty strong in one of the clips. Usually,
    how were they? If I kick like that, I’m OOA in a NY second :(...I prefer to glide like a sailplane.
     
  8. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

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    Currents were mild in Fakaravan South Pass. At Rangiroa we were diving outside the pass for the dolphins and currents were not noticeably strong to me. Currents were strong at Toau and Kauehi but mostly we just drifted with the currents and we had a ball. I am not aware of anyone on the boat that did not enjoy the strong current drift dives (but I did not discuss the matter with everyone). The one clip that you refer to was when we were ending a dive in Kauehi Pass by swimming across the pass to a shallow coral garden at the side where there was hardly any current. This is not the only way to end a dive at Kauehi Pass. We also did just drift into the lagoon. Whichever way you choose to exit the dive at Kauehi Pass, you'd probably have to do it as a group.
     
  9. mattherat

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    Great video, thank you
     
  10. beaverdivers

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    Very nice video. Definitely, makes me want to go back.
     

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