This video features a school of gray reef sharks swimming at Fakarava’s south pass in French Polynesia.
This is likely the best pass in the world to see aggregating gray reef sharks.
But why are sharks gathering there?
The strong current present at this location allows sharks to move with a minimum of efforts. The fish enter a kind of dormant state perfect to pass quietly water over their gills. According to Eric Cheng, the video uploader, on a typical dive, you may spot and count over 650 sharks circling in place. Amazing isn’t it?
These gray reef sharks gatherings are just mind-blowing. Since I love sharks the Fakarava’s south pass would become rapidly my favorite dive destination around the world. What about you?