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.
Our lunch spot, on a small Motu.
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?
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.
© 2011 John Miranda