Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Divers from all over the world flock to Rangiroa, and for good reason. Its dazzling white-sand beaches and 42-mile aquamarine lagoon are filled with unique marine life and magnificent underwater scenery.
Rangiroa, meaning "huge sky," is the largest atoll in French Polynesia, and one of the four largest in the world. It has more than 240 islets separated by more than 100 small channels that make up its ring of coral, and in the center of the inside lagoon is the Paio islet. Discover this long ribbon of islets located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and marvel at this remote and rarely visited coral atoll.
Located across the Tiputa Pass, this is one of several small villages dotting Rangiroa.
Many large marine creatures can be found congregating here in the largest pass into the lagoon.
Black Pearl Farms
This island is home to many family-owned farms that produce pearls, one of French Polynesia's major exports.