Raroia and Takume, Tuamotu Archipelago

Apr 29, 2019 - National Geographic Orion

Today was a pure atoll day for us, beginning with snorkeling, diving, and an amazing visit to a castaway couple who have been living alone on Raroia for over 20 years. In the afternoon we boarded the Zodiacs and navigated through a very narrow channel, into the lagoon of Takume for a beach landing that featured ice cream, strolling in the crystal clear shallows, and meeting a particularly friendly member of the local wildlife.

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