Exploring a Reef

crown of thorns starfish

The crown of thorns starfish feeds on living coral, leaving only a chalky skeleton.

Until you’ve explored a brilliant coral reef, you haven’t experienced one of the greatest joys of nature in the South Pacific. While one cannot walk through pristine forests due to a lack of paths, it’s quite possible to swim over untouched reefs. Coral reefs are the most densely populated living space on earth-the rainforests of the sea!

It’s wise to bring along a high quality mask you’ve checked thoroughly beforehand as there’s nothing more disheartening than a leaky, ill-fitting mask. Otherwise dive shops throughout the region sell or rent snorkeling gear, so do get into the clear, warm waters around you.