Chantae Reden is a content creator, journalist, and photographer with deep connections to the South Pacific. In 2017, she moved to Fiji and used her new island home as a launch pad for destinations like French Polynesia, Tonga, New Zealand, and more. She's swam alongside humpback whales in Tonga, sailed to Fiji’s most remote islands, and gone scuba diving with hundreds of sharks off Fakarava.
Chantae is also the author of Moon Bali and Lombok. She welcomes thousands of readers per month on her websites, Chantae.com and TheSaltSirens.com. She's backpacked through more than 30 countries, and her writing has appeared in AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Scuba Diving Magazine, and Lonely Planet, among others. She's passionate about ocean conservation, and loves all things watersports, including surfing, freediving, and scuba diving.