Sharks and Groupers Spawning Expedition 

23 June - 3 July 2018

This is an expedition to die for; once a year, Camouflage Groupers come together in a colossal aggregation in the south pass of Fakarava, an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynseia, to spawn on the day of the full moon. With numbers in some years exceeding 20,000 groupers, biologists believe it to be our ocean biggest known aggregation of large reef fish. In 2014,  Laurent Ballesta and his team recorded over 700 sharks feasting into the spawning sessions.  This phenomenon in the blue pristine waters of the South Pacific is found nowhere else in the world.

To experience this very special event Ocean Geographic has organised an unique itinerary for a 10 day live-aboard expedition to explore the Toau, Faaite, Niau and Raraka atolls, of course the focus is on the spawning aggregation in Fakarava.  

Join Michael AW and Paul McKenzie for this unforgettable sojourn aboard the new French Polynesia Master.

$US 6200 per person ( Lower deck, based on twin share). OG Members discount applies

This 2018 departure is currently Full ..  See details to join us in 2019 here

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Best of Galapgos Expedition  18-25 November 2019

Imagine swimming alongside seals, whale sharks, ancient iguanas and schools of Hammerheads. Gaze deep into the eyes of a 100 year old giant tortoise. Laugh at the clumsiness of a Blue Footed Booby and try to solve the mystery of penguins in equatorial waters. Join us to view evolution in motion in the Galapagos - the most enchanting group of islands on our planet.  After a break of six years, Michael AW is returning in July 2019 to lead an expedition for a feature in Ocean Geographic. This is your chance to join him to revisit the best sites of the Galapagos.

$US 5585 per person ( lower deck)  $5685 per person ( upper deck)

Make your reservation now – only 13 spots.

 

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