Pacific Islands/Tahiti/French Polynesia
French Polynesia Below the Surface: The Society Islands & Tuamotus
Discover French Polynesia's unique culture as you snorkel your way through the islands of Tahiti and Tuamotu and meet local members of the community.
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Program No. 19386RJ
15 days
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At a Glance

Crystal blue waters are home to rays, dolphins, sharks and brilliantly colored reef fish of French Polynesia. Explore the marine life as you snorkel your way through the islands of Tahiti and the Tuamotu. Along the way, engage with the local French Polynesians and learn about the history and culture of these paradise islands.
Activity Level
Walking 1-2 miles per day on field trips; some uneven terrain and stairs without railings.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy “drift snorkeling,” allowing the gentle current to carry you as you witness an incredible array of tropical fish of all colors and sizes.
  • Board a small boat for a dolphin-watching expedition with a marine biologist.
  • Explore Tahiti’s unique natural sites including Vaipahi Gardens and Arahurahu marae.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Dr. S. Arthur Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Hawaii, has lectured extensively on Hawaiian geology, biology, oceanography and other disciplines. He is coauthor of a biological science and a physical oceanography textbook used in several high schools in Hawaii, on the U. S. mainland and overseas. He has conducted research on coral reef ecology and marine invertebrate biology and since retirement has been a lecturer on more than 70 programs with Road Scholar.
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