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First days at base

SEYCHELLES | Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By aron_alex | Views [145]

So as I'm writing this I've been at the base for three days now. My third day here I returned the keys to the super nice apartment I had, and went to the dive centre and finished my Open Water Diving. That day we did three dives, two before lunch and ... Read more >

Tags: coral, diving, seychelles, travel

Travels and the first day

SEYCHELLES | Sat, 4 Apr 2015 | By aron_alex | Views [228] | Comments [2]

Hi there! If you are reading this you probably already know me and what I'm spending my time doing, but if not my name is Aron Alexander. I'm currently visiting the Seychelles for a volunteer program regarding marine life in this area, this program is ... Read more >

Tags: beach, diving, scuba, seychelles, travel

Paradise in the Seychelles on a Budget

SEYCHELLES | Wed, 12 Feb 2014 | By tnj4884 | Views [2382] | Comments [3]

The Seychelles have always been a dream for us. As a diver, I imagined clear blue water, 28 degrees, 30 meters visibility and full of fish and colorful coral. For Mikko, the dream began after seeing a documentary on the Seychelles showing a mosquito ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, budget, diving, islands, seychelles, tips

What am I really volunteering for, you ask?

MOZAMBIQUE | Wed, 11 Apr 2012 | By pmok | Views [437]

So what exactly is it that us volunteers are doing in Tofo?  I had a hard time articulating before, but now it's much clearer. Tofo may be small but its marine environment is second to none.  For marine biologists, this place is heaven ... Read more >

Tags: djibouti, eco ocean, gill racker, manta ray, marine megafauna foundation, seychelles, shark fin, tofo, whale shark

Seychelles - Health Risks and Natural Hazards

SEYCHELLES | Wed, 14 Dec 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [989]

There are a few natural health hazards of which to be aware on your trip to Seychelles. Bugs and the sun are a few of them. Sun cream is crucial, as the rays’ intensity -- the islands are close to the equator -- can cause serious burns. Also bring ... Read more >

Tags: africa, seychelles, travel-safety

Seychelles - Expenses And Customs

SEYCHELLES | Tue, 31 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [423]

The Seychelles are a group of islands, so they must be pretty laid-back, right? Think again. Virtual Tourist travellers report that immigration is strict in Seychelles. You can’t just visit this country off the cuff with no plans of where you’re ... Read more >

Tags: africa, seychelles, travel-legal, travel-safety

Seychelles - Pirates and Crime

SEYCHELLES | Sun, 29 Aug 2010 | By safetyhub | Views [670]

If you view pirates as the type characterized by Johnny Depp and friends in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” you’ll get a reality check in Seychelles. Somali pirates rove the waters here, primarily in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Attacks have ... Read more >

Tags: africa, pirates, seychelles, travel-crime, travel-safety, travel-terrorism

 

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