Makatea Island
  • Daily Expedition Reports
  • 03 May 2022

Makatea Island, 5/3/2022, National Geographic Orion

  • Aboard the National Geographic Orion
  • French Polynesia & Pacific Islands

Our first stop in the Tuamotu Islands was Makatea. This uplifted coral island is a paradise both above and below water. The snorkeling and diving are spectacular, with swarms of fish and extremely clear water. The island is visually stunning, has a fascinating history, and is home to gorgeous endemic birds. AND, it has a cave system with fresh water that allowed us to swim within the island in cool, clear water with stunning formations.

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