Palmyra diving

The diving at Palmyra is incredible, with huge schools of colorful fish and extensive stands of healthy, vibrant coral. We saw Parrotfish and Surgeonfish over a foot long–much larger than we’ve seen in the past. Black-tip reef sharks were exciting to see. Fortunately, as in the shallows, they avoided us underwater and didn’t approach too closely. Most impressive of all, however, were the Mantas Rays. We never tired of watching their graceful passage.

Below is footage from three of our dives. The first is off the Western Terrace (mid-left on the map), and the second two were in the entrance channel, where Manta Rays are often found.

 

 


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6 comments on “Palmyra diving
  1. la cigarette électronique est un objet que le public usent pour rompre de fumer. La e-cigarette constitue de la air d’eau qui ne accumule pas de substances chimiques. la electronic cigarette est ravitaillée avec un rechargeur.

  2. cigamania says:

    You have now officially vanished behind the horizon!
    How does it feel to live with your feet on the ceiling? (-:

  3. Yup, we’re now officially Shellbacks. It’s fun to have crossed the equator and even more fun to be relaxing in the shade enjoying the panoramic view of Nuku Hiva from our aft deck. Pretty darn nice.

    –jrh

  4. Jacques Vuye says:

    Our pets are just so smart!
    Spitfire has just found the perfect spot for a nap: no probleme with the boat rolling or pitching! He’s safe!
    But I find he definitely deserves a pillow in the sink: bare like this, it must just be too hard! ((-;

  5. Jacques Vuye says:

    You have now officially vanished behind the horizon!
    How does it feel to live with your feet on the ceiling? (-:

  6. Bob Baughman says:

    Wow! Great footage. Those Manta’s are HUGE!

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