For scuba divers the Tuamotu region of French Polynesia is a must. There is a lot of under water color and life. Many sharks, mostly nurse, black tip, white tip and greys. The small and infrequent villages are full of the sweetest people. As you can imagine with their only real visitors coming by private yachts they welcome you warmly. Throughout the region there are many pearl farms. Most allow you to visit and see what they do.