Rapa Nui to the Natives‘, Isla de Pascua to the Chileans’ or Easter Island as we know it, is located 2,237 miles off the west coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean. The island itself is only 63 square miles and home to the famous Moai or stone statutes. The nearly 900 statutes preside over the coasts and countryside leaving many questions as to why a civilization carved so many statues and what caused the sudden halt of their production, with numerous statues partially carved or in transit to their alter sites and final resting places. The water surrounding the island is said to be the clearest in the world with up to 200 feet of visibility. While scuba diving, we enjoyed the incredible coral, underwater Moai and marine life. We relaxed, hiked, ate amazing tuna caught by local fishermen, and took photos galore!
Jen, Ryan and Joe
Here are our photos: