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Rangiroa Diving

April 26th 2012
Rangiroa is the largest atoll in the Tuamotus, and the second largest atoll in the world. There are less than 1,500 permanent residents though. The major attraction to Rangiroa is the underwater life that is enhanced by the strong currents brought by the tides. There are only two main, large, passes (channels) for water to enter the lagoon. There are over a hundred small ones, but only two that yo ... read more
Oceania » French Polynesia » Rangiroa

French Polynesian Flag The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January ... ... read more
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Tot: 0.146s; Tpl: 0.007s; cc: 9; qc: 40; dbt: 0.0302s; 40; m:apollo w:www (50.28.60.10); sld: 3; ; mem: 6.5mb