Excellent Tuesday in Fakarava

Yesterday was a heavenly Tuesday: we spent the morning diving the south pass, Passe Tumakohua, into Fakarava and the afternoon beaching ourselves in this perfect lagoon near the anchorage. Diving the pass into the atoll was incredible, hundreds of reef sharks, schools of spawning grouper, and a carpet of healthy coral as wide as the peripheral vision in our masks let us see. They’re tricky sights to photograph, though. The sharks are about 80 to 110 feet below the surface, and the water is moving so fast over the coral that it’s hard to do anything beyond ride the current, absorb the scenery, avoid collision, and have an absurd amount of fun.