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Underwater Photo Location: Rangiroa atoll

Underwater Photo Location: Rangiroa atoll

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this dive is amazing. starting outside the pass (during the incoming tide) the zodiac drops you into the blue. by the time you meet up with your buddies under the boat, the sharks are already arriving, usually oceanic silvertips, silkeys and reef. dropping down to about 40 metres you will probably see a great hammerhead or two cruising the outer edges of the pass , usually they trail the large schools of eagle rays that cruise the area. if the visability is good you'll be able to see literally hundreds of sharks circling a submerged seamount below you. catching the tide you'll pick up speed as you "fly" through the pass , as hundreds of barracuda, the resident dolphins and some really big mantas glide past. ducking into one of the small caves is a great way to get out of the current and watch the amazing show , its also where you'll find the "sleeping" sharks . as you drift through the pass you'll be gradually getting shallower until you arrive in the lagoon and the end of an amazing ride . and like all great rides the first thing you want to do when its over is do it again.
Facts about Rangiroa atoll
  • It is in French Polynesia
  • Rangiroa atoll is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-50 Metres 0-160 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
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by Mathieu Foulquié
Diodon hystrix

by Mathieu Foulquié
4 bottlenose dolphins in Tiputa pass (Rangiroa). and no "cut"&"paste" extra characters for the sceptical ones ...

by Bonduel Tanguy
The great Dolphin in the Tiputa pass of Rangiroa (Tursiops Truncatus) are playing with diver & camera...

by Bonduel Tanguy
Lola (Tursiops Truncatus) & Pit... Playing along the reef of Tiputa.

by Bonduel Tanguy
Sphyrna Mokaran Xing, Tiputa Pass. (Nikon D70 / 24-70mm / INON Strobes)

by Bonduel Tanguy
Tu prenais du plaisir A faire des ronds dans l'eau... ;=)

by Babula Mikulova
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