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What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

Derby
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What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

Last year we went to Redang, Malaysia and had truely fantastic snorkelling but didn't see any rays or turtles, are there any to see in Moorea?

Also, did anyone have problems with the trigger fish attaching?

thanks for your help.

Sarah, Derby, England

San Luis Obispo
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1. Re: What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

Trigger fish are agressive but harmless.

There are places to go see the rays. Actually if you go out between the IC and the reef you will most likely see rays and black tip sharks.

Mason, Ohio
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2. Re: What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

We just got back from our trip this past Thursday and stayed at the HIlton MOorea. We snorkeled with rays, and all sorts of fish, eels, and of course swam with the sharks in Bora Bora. We also kayaked from the HIlton to oponuhu bay (sp?) and were surrounded by about 30 dolphins. It was breathtaking. We didn't see any sea turtles but there were tons of sharks that would come out in the evening that we were able to photograph from the pontoon. If you like to snorkel, you'll love the Hilton. We've been to Cayman, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Bahamas, Cozumel, Cabo, Hawaii, etc. and have yet to find snorkeling that was so accessible and so diverse as we did at the Hilton!

Derby
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3. Re: What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

Thank you for your help!

Derby
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4. Re: What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

thank you for your reply, one of our other questions was to stay at the Moorea Hilton or sofitel - I think the Hilton maybe best - just hopethey will give us an OWB for 3 as the Sofitel won't!

Sarah.

5. Re: What can you see snorkeling in Moorea? Rays, Turtles ....?

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