Wednesday, April 18, 2012

18/04/12 Life in the Seychelles

My first thoughts when arriving at Cap Ternay were, it is not as basic as I was expecting, which can only be a good thing, right ? Having been on base now for ten days, each one brings something completely different, certainly different from my job as a serving UK Police Officer anyway.

As the oldest on the base at 47 the studying was something I had not done for a very long time, but the staff here on base made it very interesting and easy to understand, resulting in spotting the correct fish on only the 2nd fish spot dive in the crystal clear waters here in the Seychelles. Do not let age be a barrier to joining this or any of GVI’s projects, I didn’t. My phase is multi-national with ages from 18-47, which makes for interesting meal time chatter.

We have already become acquainted with the local wildlife and the not so wild, farmer Philipes dogs and cattle can often be seen wandering around base. We have also spotted the Green turtle nicknamed ‘Sweetheart’ on more than one occasion whilst diving. So called because she has a heart shaped scale on her forehead. The diving has been great with flat seas and good visibility making it easier to spot all the fish we need to learn. A group of us are looking forward to meeting the children from the Presidents village orphanage on one of the many interactive days GVI run with the children. We will be taking them snorkeling from Port Launay beach, this is a great opportunity for us to show off our fish and coral knowledge!



Chalotte said...

Where has Mantas roof gone?