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.
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July 20, 2017