Diving for urchins in Tahiti – From Our Own Correspondent, BBC R4

Diving for urchins in Tahiti – From Our Own Correspondent, BBC R4

Diving for delicious sea urchins while travelling in French Polynesia. This was a tasty experience in the South Pacific and another memorable assignment for From Our Own Correspondent.

 

My own entry into the water was, far from graceful, but as I exhaled a lungful of air and began sinking, slowly, I emerged into a realm of staggering beauty. Channels of shimmering coral stretched for hundreds of metres in every direction and myriad fish species swam around us.

 

In the distance we caught sight of a manta ray about the size of a single bed, swooping away into deeper water. Beneath me, a yellow spotted boxfish, the size and shape of a clenched fist, poked its head out from behind an outcrop of sticky anemones.

 

Listen to the full report here. 

Date

July 20, 2017

Category

Radio