Iles Des Palmes
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... to the self catering cottages that dot the hills, has a group from one or the other country. So, Seychelles is a gorgeous place to enjoy that most popular of activities; doing nothing
But, there's a general attitude that left us not terribly happy. People are nice and smiley, but it seems like everyone tries to cheat the tourists - just a little bit. They charge a little more than advertised ...
... unique to the park is its wildlife, including birds such as the rare Seychelles Black Parrot (found only on the island of Praslin), mammals, crustaceans, snails, and reptiles.
The people of the Seychelles have been working to eliminate all the introduced exotic species of plants from the park but this has not been successful in eliminating coffee, pineapple, and ornamental palms thus far. This forest, with its primitive plant and animal species, is a ...
... extremely rare in most quarters. We have been entertained by dolphins playing on the surface, but never while diving. They hung around for perhaps five minutes then faded away.
We traveled to another island during our surface interval and made our last dive off Booby Island. We soon came across a giant sting ray sleeping on the bottom. He was approximately five feet in diameter and allowed us to touch ...
... sea mounts or in a channel between.
Our first dive was at a spot named Corral Garden. It should be named Octopus Garden. We saw more Octopus on this dive than we have seen in a lifetime of 800 dives. They were big and most were out and about. Most octopuses are nocturnal, shy and hide in crevices. These guys were out and about and the size of two hands. That was a pretty exciting start. We did the lunch and went diving again at 2:30 with a ...
I'm sad today because it is my very last hours in the Seychelles. No more beautiful beaches and mountain hikes to wonderful views. I really enjoyed staying in the four season’s hotel it beats staying at home. I really hope the school group enjoyed their stay as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the activities held over the days they were awesome I’m going to miss the ...