WiseOceans Marine Discovery Programme at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
WiseOceans and Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita are working together to protect coral reefs and mangroves in Mauritius, while raising awareness of the importance of local marine life. Our Marine Discovery Programme at the Resort incorporates environmental education into the guest experience, enhancing guest knowledge and understanding of the beautiful coral reefs and lush mangroves surrounding the Resort. And it all starts here, at the Marine Education Station, the place to learn about the marine life of Mauritius from our resident Marine Educator.
Discover the fascinating underwater world of Mauritius on guided snorkels
Our resident WiseOceans Marine Educator leads Resort guests and staff on snorkels round the incredible mangroves and on nearby coral reefs, revealing the hidden secrets of these fascinating environments.
Marine life in Mauritius includes reef fish, such as parrotfish, surgeonfish, butterflyfish, angelfish, wrasse, moorish idols, moray eels and batfish, plus a variety of coral and other invertebrates such as urchins, sea stars, sea cucumbers and clams.
Learn more about the reef and mangroves in weekly marine life talks and fun quizzes, and contribute to coral reef research on the reef by participating in a CoralWatch survey. In a CoralWatch survey, data on levels of coral bleaching is collected, added to a global database of coral health and shared with the Ministry of Environment in Mauritius, helping to build a broader picture of the health of marine life across Mauritius and in the Indian Ocean.
Meet our WiseOceans Marine Educators at Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita
Our resident WiseOceans Marine Educators are a full time source of knowledge and inspiration for guests and staff; there to educate, enthuse, and engage. They inspires guests to try snorkelling on the reef and in the mangroves, give confidence to nervous snorkellers, and hold lively conversations with excited guests about what they have seen in the beautiful waters surrounding the Resort.
Visit our Resort Marine Educator Blog to follow our Marine Educators in action!
“We very much enjoyed the snorkelling trip today! Rick did a great job explaining the different fish beforehand and then pointing them out to us while snorkelling. We had a great time and almost saw all the fish in his book! Many thanks Rick!” Anon, August 2017
“……We also had a wonderful snorkelling trip with Krishna of WiseOceans, not only is he personable and knowledgeable, he makes it fun. What a tremendous asset he is to the hotel. What can we say in conclusion after such a fantastic holiday, we hope to return!” Mr and Mrs Lewis, April 2017 via Tripadvisor
“Fantastic experience, Krishna is the best marine biologist in the Indian Ocean and Linley is a super safe and funny captain. Great time!” Roberto, February 2017
“Go to the mangroves and your mind will stay there forever. Jo is an excellent guide and took some beautiful photos which are a great memory or an even greater adventure. We should all do something to save this habitat.” Mr Friedrich, August 2016
“We had the most amazing experience! I have snorkelled before, but this was the first time I took my 5 year old daughter who is just learning to swim. On the way out to the snorkel site Jo spent some time with her to explain to her about the fish that she would see and the marine ecosystem. We were taken to a really fabulous location where we were expertly guided in the ocean through the most breathtaking underwater scenery. Jo was great at pacing the trip at the right level given this was my daughter’s first experience and getting her to enjoy the experience. We thoroughly had a great time and was the highlight of our holiday, my daughter enjoyed it so much that she wants to go back again soon!” The Patel Family, August 2015
“Our personal snorkelling trip with Jo was a very enjoyable experience during our recent holiday. Jo was very professional and efficient and she helped build our confidence in the water. It was great fun and a memorable experience as part of our fantastic holiday.” Mr and Mrs Lewis, April 2016
“The marine biologists are superb, very knowledgeable and friendly. Book a guided snorkel of the mangroves for something very different but well worth the hour.” Anon, November 2017 via Tripadvisor
“The snorkling trip with marine biologist Rick was also a great experience and we learned a lot about local coral and fish.” paulinkab2017, August 2017 via Tripadvisor
“The snorkelling tour with the Marine Biologist Rick was excellent. He provided great service to arrange our tour when the weather was at its best. He taught us much about the coral and fish. It was great to see his passion for the local marine life” Anon, September 2017
“We discovered the property has its own marine biologist on site to discuss the marine life, surrounding waters and can even take you on a private reef snorkel trip! What other hotel can boast such a luxury! Rick was fantastic and I can’t wait to go back for an afternoon educational talk.” Honeymoon guests, September 2017
“Our kids 11 & 14 had the time of their life sailing water skiing and snorkelling. On site they have a unique setup called WiseOceans which we made use of and were accompanied by a highly qualified marine biologist to examine some of the coral reefs near the hotel. Simply Amazing.” nayef m, December 2017 via Tripadvisor