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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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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Shark Cage Dive

Maldives Diving Experience

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Diving in Maldives

The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year, with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Add to that the marvelous formation of over 3000 coral reefs and the free flowing tides of the monsoons. The results of these perfect conditions have created one of the world’s richest diving coral reef areas.

Underwater Maldives

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Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures inhabit the Maldivian waters. The monsoon tides of the Indian Ocean create a collection of small marine creatures as well as microscopic plant cells. This in turn creates a hub for all kinds of underwater species who gather in these waters lured by
the abundance of food. In the Maldives you will get to see everything. From tiny shrimp and groups of colorful swimmers to the magnificent mantas and sharks, a careful eye will give you enough to enrapture you for a lifetime.

Diving Maldives

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The best thing is that you need not be a professional diver to enjoy the Maldives. All resorts and safari boats give you basic to advanced training using well-monitored diving facilities of a high standard. Even the most reluctant diver can enjoy the beauty of Maldivian underwater life on a drift dive with the guidance of experienced dive instructors. A dive in a house reef is equally rewarding, all you need to do is swim a few minutes from shore. Due to the countless number of reefs found among the 26 atolls in the Maldives, all you need to do is travel 15 to 60 minutes by boat to get to a different dive spot every day.

DIVING Maldives

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Dives in the Maldives usually takes place along a faru (reef), a thila (a submerged aquarium like reef, on a channel where the atoll meets the ocean, or on a wreck. Night diving is particularly beautiful as is a macro dive that lets you see tiny, interesting and usually disregarded creatures up close and personal.

 

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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Whale sharks Seychelles

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.