Sunday, January 24, 2016

French Polynesia: Snorkeling with sharks!?

One of our tour excursions was a snorkeling trip and island BBQ. This snorkeling, however, was a bit unusual. We stood in hip deep water and snorkeled with sting rays and 4-5 foot black tipped sharks. What an adventure!

 On the way, this is Moorea island and more of the over the water bungalows. You'll see below they go all the way up the hillside!

 Just realizing that we don't have any photos of the sting rays. They were probably 2-3 feet long and very friendly. Our guide was feeding them so they would brush up against you trying to get to him. They're really soft.

No, we didn't touch the sharks! They didn't seem bothered by us so I guess they weren't hungry. ;)

After the sharks and stingrays we continued on to a private beach set up with a BBQ area. We did some more snorkeling there and it was the best of the trip - lots of fish and some nice coral formations. For lunch we had Poisson Cru, which is raw fresh fish, lime juice (this supposedly cooks the fish), coconut milk, salt and veggies. It was delicious!

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