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Expedition Recon: Exploring Huahine

Sven-Olof Lindblad is in the South Pacific right now leading a reconnaissance trip to seek out never-before-offered experiences and ultimate snorkel and dive sites for guests on our five new 2018 South Pacific & French Polynesia expeditions. Follow along for an inside look at the thought, planning, and passion that goes into creating Lindblad itineraries. Follow Sven on Instagram. 

Photo by Kristin Hettermann

Our recon team arrived at Huahine, part of the Society Islands of French Polynesia. It’s known for superb, healthy reefs near shore and dense, thriving jungles inland.

Photo by Kristin Hettermann

We sailed past canoes paddled by local fishermen as we made our way to explore one landing site.

Photo by Kristin Hettermann

Our team found a site where we may be able to offer guests on our French Polynesia: Beyond the Postcard expedition a chance to drift snorkel.

Photo by Kristin Hettermann

Floating in a current that feeds nutrients to a variety of sea life we were afforded the opportunity to see a thriving ecosystem. Clear seas and bright sunshine make for ideal conditions.

Photo by Kristin Hettermann

Colors of undersea life are brightest and most vibrant near the surface where the light is best. This site will offer our snorkelers a fantastic place to see and photograph the undersea.