6 Months in Paradise

The office, Petite Anse, Mahé, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

The office, Petite Anse, Mahé, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Time in the Seychelles functions quite differently than it does in most other places. Things happen at ‘island time’, meaning things happen when they happen. It’s all a bit laid back and everyone seems to be stress-free. You may think that that will make you feel like time has slowed down or stopped, but I can’t believe I have been on this paradise island for over 6 months!

Time flies in the Seychelles and that’s because there is never a dull day!  With a stunning view of Petite Anse from my ‘office’ and meeting new and interesting people every day, keeps things always entertaining and fun.  One may think snorkelling in the same bay every day for 6 months might get a bit repetitive, but it never does. I can probably tell which rock is where within the bay, but I can never know what marine creatures I am going to spot on a snorkel. Moreover every guest you take snorkelling is vastly different from the previous; every guest is interested in something different and the guests make the snorkel as interesting as the marine life does.

Even outside work I have had a great time. I had the opportunity to visit La Digue and Bird Island and they were both a treat. Even though you are only island hopping, each island seems to have its own unique flavour and it still feels like you have travelled far away. La Digue had a lot more local flavour to it. It was such a joy to cycle around the island and lay on the beaches with spectacular rock structures. Bird Island was a lot closer to nature, we had birds nesting at arm’s length from our window, there were several giant tortoises roaming free on the island, even a little baby tortoise, and there were sooty terns in the thousands! It was all a bit overwhelming to be honest.

Sooty terns on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Sooty terns on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Granite rocks on La Digue, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Granite rocks on La Digue, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Tortoise on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Tortoise on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

I know that not everyone has the opportunity to be a Marine Educator in the Seychelles, but don’t let that keep you from visiting this tropical treasure trove. The Seychelles has a lot to offer no matter what you are interested in and it will never stop to amaze you!

Sunset on Petite Anse, Mahé, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Sunset on Petite Anse, Mahé, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Bird on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Bird on Bird Island, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Beautiful beach on La Digue, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

Beautiful beach on La Digue, Seychelles © Krishna Ashok

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