Turtles & Submarines in the Indian Ocean
It was flattering to be asked to a ship’s naming ceremony and one with it’s own mini sub – the same as the one David Attenborough has been exploring the Great Barrier Reef in, was sensational. CRYSTAL ESPRIT is a new, mini expedition ship and now I know her from stem to stern. Days of snorkelling followed, floating along with turtles (I saw 15), smooth elegant eagle and manta rays plus a myriad of reef fish at ALDABRA. Enormous, gentle whale sharks slid passed me on the TANZANIA coast. As a recce for my next Durrell trip ( see Future Tours & Media for the Telegraph article on my last ) it was a fantastic Christmas & start to 2016.
Would I do it again: I shall in February 2017 – come with me for my third visit to this lonely atoll
What did I enjoy the most: snorkelling with turtles and rays.
What did I not like: staying in the ‘wrong’ hotel in Mahe
TOP TIP: take a waterproof camera