The Tuamotus are a series of atolls. Each is an ancient volcano that has sunk into the ocean, leaving just a rim of coral and strip of land around a lagoon. The atolls are quite large; Fakarava is roughly 10miles by 20miles, that's 200 square miles of water inside the atoll, with just two small passes enter and exit, and a rim of land about 400 yards wide running around the entire atoll. Spectacular snorkeling and we met a great group of people at each stop.

Avocado $10 - Fakarava - Jun 2011

South Fakarava - Jun 2011

Diving - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Fabulous coral - Fakarava - Jun 2011

And fish - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Black Tipped Reef shark - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Trumpet fish - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Never tire of the fish - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Fay's doctor's home - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Dive resort - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Always below the boat - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Cruiser party - Fakarava - Jun 2011

A little rain didn't hurt - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Another doctor - Fakarava - Jun 2011

It was a big party - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Fay and friends - Fakarava - Jun 2011

BBQ - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Who were these guys? - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Stylish - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Screen saver - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Mother of Pearl - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Harvesting pearls - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Carefully - Fakarava - Jun 2011

No flip flops for this girl - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Pearls before and after - Fakarava - Jun 2011

Happy Birthday Fay! - Fakarava - Jun 2011