Aug 12, 2018 - National Geographic Orion

As the sun rose above National Geographic Orion, we awoke to views of Rotoava village, the destination for the mornings’ activities. Once ashore, guests explored the town with interpretation from the naturalist team. Highlights included watching nurse sharks cruise the shallows, seeing boobies plunge into the water, as well as listening to the town’s church service. After an interesting repositioning from the north of the atoll to the south, Zodiacs were launched for an afternoon in the water. This pass has on average of 600 grey reef sharks, many of which made an appearance for both snorkelers and divers.

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Jamie Coleman

Naturalist/Certified Photo Instructor

Jamie is from England. He grew up in Oxford, about as far from the sea as you can get in the UK, yet somehow decided he would work in marine biology and conservation. Ever since he reached his teens, he has dedicated time to this passion, working and volunteering in various roles on nature reserves and in aquariums. It was no surprise that in 2007, he left home to study marine biology at the University of Newcastle.

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