Here’s where to see ‘the way of water’ in real life

Coral garden in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Author Carrie Miller in Rarotonga.

It’s no surprise that filmmaker James Cameron, an avid scuba diver and National Geographic Society Explorer at Large, used the ocean as the backdrop for his new sci-fi adventure, Avatar: The Way of Water.

“[I’ve] had this romance with the ocean my entire life,” he told National Geographic, adding that the movie’s setting is “a celebration of our reefs.”

One real-life water world in Polynesia travelers can dive into is Rarotonga, the largest of the 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands in the South Pacific… Read moreHere’s where to see ‘the way of water’ in real lifepublished in National Geographic Travel.