Situated in the warm waters of the South Pacific, the Cook Islands are the stuff that tropical dreams are made of. Many activities can be enjoyed here, but it most certainly caters to ocean lovers. The 15 landmasses of the Cook Islands are comprised of volcanic atolls, which are spread over nearly 900,000 square miles. The weather is temperate to tropical, and visibility ranges from 60 feet to up to 200 feet! Humpback whales can be spotted here from July through October as they migrate from the Antarctic, and underwater photographers will delight in the abundance of reef life that is virtually untouched by the ravages of overfishing. All kinds of dives can be found within these islands, including caves, coral gardens, walls, wrecks, and drop-offs. Check out this video that demonstrates the colorful array of marine life in the crystal clear waters of the Cook Islands.
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