Gabriel finished his divingcourse here at Rangiroa inside the lagoon, 2days
ago,and Bertha made her refreshdive.
Yesterday we all went for an oceandive outside the Avatorupass.The
maximumdepth of the dive was 29 m,and with a visibility of no less than
40mtrs,the circumstances were perfect.
We entered the water in open ocean,and made a descent to the coralreefwall
at 22mtrs.Once on the reef,we were surrounded by lots of greysharks and
silvertipsharks.Allthough they came as close as 2mtrs away from us we never
felt threatened.Continuing along the reef wall,the reef was literally alive
with large schools of Jackfish,squirrelfish and as we understand,this was
how coralreefs looked all over the world before pollution and global
warming.A sea turtle at 28 mtrs let the children touch his shield,and when
aiming for the surface through open ocean,we swam through a large school of
To dive the whole family together like this under these circumstances makes
this one of the best dives I ever did in my life.It can best be summarized
with a famous expression from "the big country in the weest"-Wow!