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 French Polynesia

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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 1996.

This is an incredible place for scubadiving. Best dive sites are located on the Tuamotu archipelago (Rangiroa, Fakarava), but any other place is fine for diving (Moorea, Raïatea, Bora Bora, etc.).

Ort: Oceania, archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from South America to Australia.
Geografische Koordinaten: 15° 0' S, 140° 0' W
Küste km: 2,525 km km
Klima: Tropical, but moderate
Gelände: Includes five archipelagoes (4 volcanic, 1 coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru.
Höhe: Highest point: Mont Orohena 2,241 m.
Natürliche Gefahren: Occasional cyclonic storms in January
Währung: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)
Bevölkerung: 266,339 (July 2004 est.)
Sprachen: French & Tahitian
Hauptstadt: Papeete
Bereiche: None (overseas territory of France), but there are 5 archipelagic divisions named Archipel des Marquises, Archipel des Tuamotu, Archipel des Tubuai, Iles du Vent, and Iles Sous-le-Vent note: Clipperton Island is administered by France from French Polynesia.

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Von chris , 23-01-2008

Forum? - Hi Kate,
Also think about posting this into the Wannadive forum (community); comments are usually used for reports insted of questions.

Von Anonymous , 22-01-2008

Diving off Bora Bora - Hello -I'd love to get some advice about diving off Bora Bora on a budget. Best places to stay (I don't mind staying in a pension)best school to go with. FYI I'm an experienced diver and I'd like to dive with manta rays/ sharks etc rather than coral. Thanks, Kate

Von Anonymous , 20-11-2007

Dive the Polynesian haven - I was working two years in French Polynesia as a DM on a liveabord Tahiti Aggressor.
French Polynesia is one of the best diving places on the world!Best season is from Christmast till start of March for sharks and rays.Whale season is around September. Few wrecks but lot of life!

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