Jul 16, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

To explain Makatea may very well be impossible. Though the South Pacific holds many islands made from the remains of coral, few have raised up so majestically out of the sea, high enough to allow the patience of time to form a limestone cave below. With every step down into the darkness, the light of the sky disappeared. Masks and snorkels were adorned, and the thrill of heading into the unknown was had by all.

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Paul North

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For over a decade Paul North has been exploring the marine ecosystems of our planet. Whereas most think of diving as a warm water activity, he has chosen the road less traveled–specializing in polar diving. This has provided many rare opportunities to dive and explore from the Arctic to Antarctica and many wondrous places in between.

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