The Volcanoes of Bora Bora
People who are adventurous will definitely appreciate the sight of the island and volcanoes of Bora Bora. Records say that this island was formed by the increased volcanoes rising from the ocean bed of the Polynesian water and as a result giant coral reef was formed around the island.
It is said that this island may sink back to the ocean and be lost forever after millions of years. Later this island would be just a record in the history discussed by the students, historians, and the archaeologists who dig the truth out.
As of now, the island of Bora Bora really exists and attracts many adventurous travelers from all over the world. Despite the risk of volcano eruption that can drown the whole island into the ocean at any unexpected moment, the attractive beaches and the friendly population force the travelers to visit this beautiful place many times.
Another attractive spot is the two volcanic peaks, Mount Otemanu and Mount Pahia that have erupted at the center of Bora Bora. Mount Otemanu which the natives call it as Tai Manu or Temanu (sea bird) stands 2,385 feet above the sea level and it is the highest peak on this island. The crystal clear water attracts the tourists to swim in the lagoon.
Mount Pahia, which stands near the Mount Otemanu is 2,159 feet above the sea level. These twin towers are a great sight to watch. If anyone is interested to have a close look at the volcano, visit these twin volcanic peaks of Bora Bora.
It is said that Mount Pahia has a significant role in beginning the human race on this island. There is a myth that Ofai Honu who had been blessed by the God with extra ordinary power, mated with the cliff of Mount Pahia, later known as Hororai. A son was born to them and he was named as Firiamata O Vavau who became the first great chief of the island.
The island was named after his name as Vavau (First Born) which later came to be known as Bora Bora after the arrival of the European explorers on this island.
These two volcanic peaks have been in existent for quite a long time. Ignoring the giant coral reef, the beautiful beaches of Bora Bora is a good treat for the tourists to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving. Fun apart, you should be cautious about the risk hidden below the water as well as the reefs that can be a great threat to your life, if you are careless.
The sight of the volcanoes of Bora Bora is not meant for any normal visitors. If you are fearless and interested in exploring something unusual, then you will love to be in Bora Bora. The volcanic siblings on this island are a good treat for the eyes and worth watching. If you are planning to go to Bora Bora in future, never miss to watch these wonderful twin volcanic peaks which are the highlight of this island.
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