Bora Bora, the mythical island

The mythical island of Bora Bora in Polynesia, has not stolen his nickname “Pearl of the Pacific”! Known worldwide for its magnificent lagoon and its variations remarkable colors, Bora Bora is a gem of wonder. Island of romance , it has everything you could want to celebrate your love. Experience unique moments in Bora Bora!

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Bora Bora, the earthly paradise of Polynesia

Who has never dreamed he heard his name? Located about 50 minutes flight from Tahiti, in the heart of the Islands in French Polynesia, Bora Bora is a jewel of nature. And for good reason … Its lagoon is reputed to be one of the most extraordinary in the world: it offers sublime shades of blue depending on the depth of the seabed and is home to dozens of species of tropical fish and beautiful coral that will the delight of diving enthusiasts. In this Polynesian natural aquarium, you can observe manta rays, whale sharks and sea turtles all year and humpback whales from August to September.

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Enjoy the white sand beaches you will not see anywhere else and begin your relaxing stay on the beach of Matira, THE most beautiful beach in Bora Bora, located south of the island. The sand is very fine, almost white and coral pushed on shore like a sea foam … a warm, gentle breeze, in charge of tiare fragrance lulls this magical paradise where the sunsets are magnificent! As for accommodation, Bora Bora has a varied hotel infrastructure that fits perfectly to the exceptional scenery of the island. The overwater villas is a must: typical Polynesian, it offers a level of exceptional comfort, from your private balcony, direct access to the crystal clear lagoon and the privilege of enjoying your breakfast delivered on board a canoe.

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A multitude of activities to do during your stay in Bora Bora

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There are no better than Bora Bora place to enjoy water sports enthusiasts will be thrilled by the possibilities. The queen activity is of course diving. A test version of snorkeling or scuba diving. In addition, you can enjoy many excursions to go around the island within the lagoon: a semi-submersible submarine or catamaran (ideal to discover the island for those with the sailor as for those less experienced). The possibilities for walks on the lagoon are many.

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More extreme, you can also go jet skiing in the crystal clear waters, discover the Polynesian island in another way thanks to parasailing or witness the spectacular “shark feeding” safe. Bora Bora also allows for many shore excursions: tours in 4×4, on foot, by bike and quad or horse … In the Heart of the Journey recommend renting a car to move on to Bora Bora the coastal road and stop at the three main villages on the island or on archaeological sites and viewpoints offering unusual views of the lagoon and surrounding Polynesian islands.

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Discover Oman and it’s beautiful diving sites

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In the Middle East, specifically in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, is the Sultanate of Oman, Gulf still unknown yet full of treasures … You may have heard of Oman for its beautiful dunes desert Wahiba Sands or the majestic rocky mountains. But Oman holds many other surprises … These panoramas of amazing contrast are bordered by a wild and unspoilt coastline that falls in the Indian Ocean to the south and east and the Gulf of Oman to the north.

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The underwater depths of Oman, still preserved, full of natural treasures: a fauna and flora incredibly rich! Lovers of diving, beginners confirmed, will be conquered … Discover the most beautiful regions diving in Oman: Muscat Daymaniyat the islands, the Musandam Peninsula and the Dhofar region …

Diving off the side of Muscat islands Daymaniyat

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Welcome to Muscat prestigious capital of Oman. This is where your wonder will be at its peak thanks to the beauty of the dive sites. There are no less than 10 diving clubs underwater for 20 most outstanding sites on this part of the world.

The particularity of diving off Muscat is that it is accessible all year round. Indeed, the water temperature ranges from 20 to 30 ° C depending on the season, but is very easily walkable to the lack of power in the area. A few kilometers away, the islands of the nature reserve of Daymaniyat offer among the finest in the country dive sites.

A must for diving enthusiasts. You can discover many species of fish. If you are lucky, you may have the opportunity to meet eagle rays. Towards the month of February, is the spectacle of whales that awaits you …

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The diving off the Musandam Peninsula: on a separate site …

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Separated from the rest of the country by the United Arab Emirates, the Musandam Peninsula is home to majestic mountains throwing in the Strait of Hormuz, thus forming numerous small coves the turquoise lagoon … The coast of the Musandam Peninsula harbors fabulous underwater sheltered by massive fjords. The panorama, still wild and preserved, is a very singular beauty.

Khor al Sham is by far the most extraordinary fjord in the region. Just by practicing snorkeling (diving with fins, mask and snorkel), you will take full sight and can not resist the urge to explore the depths of the site. It is not uncommon for cruises on the theme of diving are organized around this peninsula. The flora and fauna is the most extraordinary. Admire the beautiful seahorses and other colorful fish for your enjoyment.

Diving in the Dhofar region: a wilderness

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If you are looking for adventure, Dhofar is the ideal place for your underwater excursions. This region is still very little known and has preserved its wild nature in its raw state. Diving in this area will only satisfy your thirst for discovery.

However, be aware that diving can take place in the summer during the monsoon. Dive into the clear waters bordering the Dhofar region and the delights of beautiful rays, parrot fish, sea turtles and other creatures from the depths of Oman.

Diving with the great white shark in South Africa

Who have never dreamed about swimming with the dolphins, almost everyone of us, but fewer would be tempted to dive in the sea knowing that the great white sharks are in the area waiting for the perfect moment to eat you alive.

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In South Africa you can dive safely to see the great white sharks in their natural habitat without losing a body part in the process. The cage diving with shark is really popular along the South African coast line.

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The attraction focus on the preservation and understanding of this magnificent creature. The cage diving was set up to educate people on the importance of the role that sharks have in the food chain cycle of the ocean. Unfortunately human being consider sharks as a nuisance and a man eater but in reality in most cases of sharks attack, the surfers are the most vulnerable because they look exactly like seals when they paddle to catch the waves the favorite dishes of the great white shark.

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Swimming with whale sharks in Seychelles

Seychelles Travel Guide

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Everybody knows you go to Seychelles Islands to swim with whale sharks. Well at least everybody who loves the ocean loves diving and has the complete box set of Jacques Cousteau.

Situated eight kilometers northwest of Mahe, Shark Bank is considered to be the best diving spot in the Seychelles. A granite plateau interweaved with massive granite boulders set the scene with never ending amazement of a rich marine life. The underwater ballet of the whales’ shark teeming with a large variety of tropical reef fish will make you think about Jules vernes novels Twenty Thousand leagues under the sea.

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The waters surrounding Mahe are crystal clear, along the Indian Ocean but the reward is an island paradise where your biggest worry of the day is whether to walk to the end of the island for bird watching, hang out in a hammock or cruise out with your buddies for a day of whale watching. Lucky for you, it is easy enough to fit all of these into a couple of days on the island.

A day with whale sharks is unlike anything you will have ever experienced. A couple of thousand of these big boys come to feed off the plankton-rich seas. Once you are in the water, face to face with a 15-ton, 15m-long giant, the rest of the world seems to fade away. Their grace, colorful spots and unworldly bulk take you back to the time of dinosaurs and leviathans.

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And while such close interaction with wildlife is definitely a delicate topic, local tour operators have teamed up with the World Wildlife Fund to create some best practices for the tours. Visitors are required to wear a life jacket or wetsuit, you cannot feed the fish or submerge yourself beneath them, only three people (plus a guide) are allowed in the water at one time, and, no, you cannot catch a ride on their fin.

On your way back to the island, ask your guide if you can stop for a snorkel. If you are lucky, you may spot a manta ray soaring through the depths of the clear water.