Fakarava Atoll

Aug 08, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

Fakarava. It took a few of us a while to work out how to say the name of this island properly, but it only took moments for us to appreciate its natural beauty. While we enjoyed an amazing breakfast once again created by the ever-hardworking hospitality team, some of the expedition staff went out and scouted for snorkeling and diving locations. After we had our time on this remote part of the atoll, we pulled up anchor on National Geographic Orion and headed to the northern part of Fakarava, where we could explore the island by bicycle or on foot.

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Chris Cook


A self confessed “animal nerd,” Chris falls under many titles: marine biologist, marine interpreter, dive master, science communicator, and naturalist. Chris was lucky enough to grow up on the East Coast of Australia, where there are no shortage of different coastal environments to explore. While growing up, his friends would be surfing while he would be under the waves, snorkel and mask on looking for fish and all the weird and wonderful creatures he couldn’t get enough of. This love of the ocean lead to him completing a Bachelor of Science in 2005.

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