Lagoonarium Tikehau

The shack on the water looks like an abandoned pearl farm. But actually, it used to be a natural aquarium, or as they like to call them in French Polynesia: a “lagoonarium”.

In its heyday, tourists came to see the feeding of fish, sharks, and morays, all kept in large pens in the lagoon water. But the owner had legal problems and left the shack to the forces of nature.

The old lagoonarium is still very picturesque, straddling the periphery of the anchorage at Tikehau’s pass. It is now ours to explore…

Jewels took this great picture with an X-Shot housing for a Go Pro, borrowed from a friend back home. Thanks Jewels!

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