Swimming and snorkeling with sharks and stingrays was something I definitely wanted to experience in French Polynesia’s clear blue waters so we signed up for a lagoon tour. When we stopped many black tip reef sharks and stingrays started circling the boat. After we got in the water I stayed close to our guide at first but then it was so fantastic that I forgot to be afraid. The rays are supposed to be docile creatures as long as you don’t step on their tails or swim directly over them. We got to feed the rays, but when the circling sharks moved in closer the guide put the food away because the sharks could become aggressive around food. Hopefully they didn't see US as food! It was a remarkable and memorable experience.
*In January, 2013 I got to go on my bucket list dream trip to the French Polynesian Islands of Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora. A lot of photos were posted here at that time, but there are so many more that I never got to. I want to revisit those island photos now starting with Moorea.
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