Mauritius 2013

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  1. TheWaterboy

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    busy uploading some videos and pics of what we managed to salvage before some prick stole one of our cameras off the beach yesterday
    will post what we can as soon as uploaded....fingers crossed out internet connection holds as it was down the whole of last week

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    to get it started
    heres is a link to mika and i taking a aerial view of trou de douce - isle aux cerf

     
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    Wow Awesome stuff Marco! :yeahdude:
     
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    Hmm what a life, while others slog their guts out to make ends meet ... Lol
     
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    blue bay snorkeling 1 - YouTube

    good watch to get perspective of how shallow this place is in places (ranges fron 1 meter to 15 meters) and how clear the water can get there

    i stayed a bit shallow as a big shark was spotted on the drop that morning
    and didnt want to be floating ontop of a drop for bait
     
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    coral propagation and reef rehabilitation program in blue bay by the university of albion

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    elephant ears for miles and miles at this place[​IMG]

    this anenome and clown have been at the same place for over 10 years....i have seen them every year for 10 years now....sadly the last 2 years the clowns partner was killed and it has not paired up again
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    this is the offspring of the anenome i spoke about above....they lie about 2 meters away from the main one
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    tomorrow we hoping to swim with dolphins and ride the seakart in lemorne
     
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    so jealous right now ....
     
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    dont be.....mauritius not as great as it was 5 or 6 years back....
    alot has changed.....annualy

    the sea is in bad shape
    sharks are present now at alot of the places

    the corals are in really bad shape, and fish numbers are down

    the exchange rate vs rand is shocking......floating below the Rs3 mark when it was Rs4.20 plus before.......so everything very expensive

    the people are generally still friendly......good families like sagar ans meneeka's family especially
    but because the economy is shot...people are really struggling and thus they start looking to steal and tourist are obviously prime candidates......

    i had my camera stolen from me literally 3 meters away from me on a sundeck and table.......
    when reported it to police...they say...they get atleast 5 to 6 cases a day at each station in this regard
    this was never like this before

    anyway...still a great holiday....but we now begin to maybe explore other options that are value for money i guess

    still i great holiday though.....just used to be alot better both under the sea and above
     
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    Wow .....one day :blush: ....thanks for sharing ;)
     
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    Thanks for the lovely pics and the info Marko , enj your stay.
     
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    Thanks Marco, pity about the camera being stolen though..
     
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    I could recommend a spot in Sulawesi that'll make your head explode after 5 mins underwater...

     
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    so we got to swim with the dolphins yesterday and we also snorkled te outer reef at black/river tamarin.
    great news is that the corals and sea life down that side of he island (south west) are in much much better condition than the north.
    im busy uploading the gopro video of a snorkel i did there were i even managed to find a quick glace on the endemic mauritian trigger swimming with some black surgeons.
    bad news is the other south african on the boat who had a camera focused more on taking pics of us than of the marine life,,,,,but if you look around us you can get an idea of the water quality and conditions etc etc.
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