Tahiti Lagoon Getaway 3: The Weird & Wonderful Marine Life

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  1. Wow, what an amazing array of marine life you were able to see in Tahiti. I don’t dive, but I do love to snorkel, and would love to do so in Tahiti some day. I really appreicate your indepth knowledge of all the species you were able to view.

    • Teja says:

      :) It doesn’t have to be Tahiti. You could apply the same wildlife watching principles in any marine location, and see what you discover!

  2. Jenn | By Land and Sea says:

    This is so interesting. I’ve only ever seen photos of the Tahitian Islands, but I love seeing the views under the water’s surface! I would love to see a mooray eel one day – how cool!?

  3. Georgina says:

    This is a breathtakingly beautiful insight to marine life, an interest that I am yet to explore deeper. Love your photos especially the ones on exploring the coral life. I am yet to visit Tahiti and your post has encouraged me to look into activities beyond the norm – underwater discovery looks so beautiful…

    • Teja says:

      I’m so glad! I think underwater exploration is more rewarding if you get a few tips on where to look, or when, and know what you’re looking at. Generally marine life enthusiasts focus on the more rare creatures (of course, right?) but I want to also show people the stuff they’re *likely* to see as well.

  4. Sue says:

    This post really echoes the relaxation you must have felt spending 3 days on a boat in the lagoon. I love how you describe the different types of marine life you observed in the different areas of the lagoon. I miss just watching the underwater world go by. And your comments about the creatures at night reminded me of when I was doing my scuba qualification on the Great Barrier Reef. At night the marine life was completely different & took on a really ominous feel. Either way, I look forward to the day that I can just float & watch again!

    • Teja says:

      That’s exactly it. The lagoon is a neighbourhood unto itself. You don’t go to a snorkelling location to see ‘a’ reef. I feel it’s meant to be explored repeatedly, different parts, different times of day. One of these days I’m going to do a night dive course… I kinda want to, because I know it’s different stuff at night. But then again, I don’t know if it wouldn’t be scary in the dark!

  5. As water lovers, we too would spend many days enjoying the marine life in the lagoons in Tahiti. We would definitely head out in a boat to get great views. But we would prefer to be under the water in scuba gear. The trick there also is to move slowly and have patience. But if we can’t scuba, snorkelling would give us a way to see some of this fascinating marine life. Your post reminds me of how much I am missing being under the water.

    • Teja says:

      The lagoon in Vaira’o is so shallow though. I don’t think I reached anyplace where I felt I couldn’t freedive to the bottom (and I’m not that good a freediver either). I miss being in the water too.

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