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Marine Conservation Expedition in the Seychelles

Scuba Dive in the Indian Ocean on this critical conservation expedition

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£2,050.00

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Get your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver qualification as a member of an expedition working on critical marine conservation projects in the pristine islands of the Seychelles. Your participation in marine species research will contribute towards providing data to the local government on various conservation initiatives.
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Overview

Travel to the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean as a a member of an expedition and work on critical marine conservation projects amongst the beautiful islands of the Seychelles.

You will contribute towards various conservation-related surveys aimed at providing data to the local government on coral reef research, invertebrate surveys and turtle breeding areas.

Highlights Include

Learning how to identify fish and coral in the Indian Ocean; visiting and diving amongst tropical islands; taking your PADI Advanced and PADI Coral Reef Research Diver courses, taking other extra dive courses at discounted rates with local dive shops, enjoying fun-dives and searching for the incredible ‘mega-fauna’ in the area, such as sharks, rays, and dolphins; developing the techniques you need to survey coral reefs, exploring different dive sites, visiting breeding areas for the hawksbill and green turtle; having an amazing and unique adventure amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

Scuba Diving Requirements

You will spend the majority of your time on this expedition scuba diving and as such you need to be qualified to at least PADI Open Water, or equivalent.  For non-divers wishing to attend, we can recommend local dive centers that will help you qualify before your intended start date.

Testimonials

"I had a brilliant time, the staff were really friendly and welcoming and I loved all the diving/Coco de Mer surveys and turtle walks. There was so much variety and a lot to learn – I would definitely go back. This experience has made me change my career to what I love and I’m currently now looking for marine research/science work throughout the world. The GVI experience has made me reconsider what I want from life."

- Lynsey Wheater, (UK)

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Students

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Parents

Why Study Abroad

GVI Difference

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Course Life

Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels each day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after completion of your training. Besides diving, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, marine debris surveys and removal, environmental education session or alternative income training, depending on local and project needs. You will also be required to complete base duties.

At the end of each day you will eat, relax and socialise with the rest of the team as you recount your sightings from below the surface. Life on the base will be simple island living, sleeping in basic dormitory style accommodation with shared bathrooms as well as sharing cooking and cleaning duties around base.

Weekends will be yours to explore the beautiful surrounding area and islands as you immerse yourself in the Creole culture of the Seychelles.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Course Details

The aims and efforts of the expedition have been agreed upon in conjunction with the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, local government agencies and non-governmental organisations to include:

  • Coral reef monitoring and recovery research
  • Invertebrate and fish surveys
  • Sea Turtle breeding areas research
  • Development of an environmental education and awareness program

You should keep in mind that projects conducted are dependent on the season and the priorities always remain with our local working partners.

How this project makes a difference:

With substantial contributions from our partners, we are the leading marine data collection organisation in the Seychelles.

Much of this data is used by other organisations in the Seychelles.  For example, the Seychelles government relies on this data to show an accurate picture of the overall health of the local coral reefs when setting and creating new management policies.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Life on the Internship

Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels each day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after completion of your training. Besides diving, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, marine debris surveys and removal, environmental education session or alternative income training, depending on local and project needs. You will also be required to complete base duties.

At the end of each day you will eat, relax and socialise with the rest of the team as you recount your sightings from below the surface. Life on the base will be simple island living, sleeping in basic dormitory style accommodation with shared bathrooms as well as sharing cooking and cleaning duties around base.

Weekends will be yours to explore the beautiful surrounding area and islands as you immerse yourself in the Creole culture of the Seychelles.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Program Details

The aims and efforts of the expedition have been agreed upon in conjunction with the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, local government agencies and non-governmental organisations to include:

  • Coral reef monitoring and recovery research
  • Invertebrate and fish surveys
  • Sea Turtle breeding areas research
  • Development of an environmental education and awareness program

You should keep in mind that projects conducted are dependent on the season and the priorities always remain with our local working partners.

How this project makes a difference:

With substantial contributions from our partners, we are the leading marine data collection organisation in the Seychelles.

Much of this data is used by other organisations in the Seychelles.  For example, the Seychelles government relies on this data to show an accurate picture of the overall health of the local coral reefs when setting and creating new management policies.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Project Life

Depending on weather conditions, we aim for everyone to have 1 or 2 dives/snorkels each day, 5 days a week, during which you will conduct underwater surveys after completion of your training. Besides diving, you should expect to be involved in additional projects and activities, including training sessions, marine debris surveys and removal, environmental education session or alternative income training, depending on local and project needs. You will also be required to complete base duties.

At the end of each day you will eat, relax and socialise with the rest of the team as you recount your sightings from below the surface. Life on the base will be simple island living, sleeping in basic dormitory style accommodation with shared bathrooms as well as sharing cooking and cleaning duties around base.

Weekends will be yours to explore the beautiful surrounding area and islands as you immerse yourself in the Creole culture of the Seychelles.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Project Details

The aims and efforts of the expedition have been agreed upon in conjunction with the Seychelles Ministry of Environment, local government agencies and non-governmental organisations to include:

  • Coral reef monitoring and recovery research
  • Invertebrate and fish surveys
  • Sea Turtle breeding areas research
  • Development of an environmental education and awareness program

You should keep in mind that projects conducted are dependent on the season and the priorities always remain with our local working partners.

How this project makes a difference:

With substantial contributions from our partners, we are the leading marine data collection organisation in the Seychelles.

Much of this data is used by other organisations in the Seychelles.  For example, the Seychelles government relies on this data to show an accurate picture of the overall health of the local coral reefs when setting and creating new management policies.

What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Free Time

Volunteering with GVI not only allows you to participate on programs assisting disadvantaged communities or endangered ecosystems but it also offers wonderful opportunities to travel in the local area in your down time or further afield either before or after your program. Many decide to travel after volunteering, solidifying the lifetime friendships established on program.

Our long term field staff are a great source of advice and are here to help you make the most of your time abroad. Remember to ask about discounts on local activities and side trips through your association with GVI. Our field teams have helped us put together the following information on trips and travel options in Seychelles!

Included Side Trips

During the expedition, we will usually organise a hike up Cap Matoopa for you to explore the surrounding area after all your hard work on surveys. The last days of an expedition are usually dedicated to taking volunteers to their favourite dive sites to dive just for fun, having completed all the survey work.

Optional Side Trips

On the weekends many volunteers head to Beau Vallon Bay for a well-earned break. The bay is the main tourist area of Mahe with a lovely long beach, hotels and guest houses, shops and restaurants to suit all tastes. The dive shops in the area offer many options for all diving needs.

Most people would agree that sitting at The Coral Strand Hotel bar with a cool drink and watching the sun set behind Silhouette Island is an experience not to be missed. Volunteers may have the opportunity to visit the islands of Praslin and La Digue. Praslin is home to the Vallee de Mai (a world heritage site) thought by early explorers to be the original “Garden of Eden”, that is home of the famous Coco de Mer palm tree that produces the huge double nut famous for its provocative shape. La Digue is the picture perfect tropical island, small and intimate with quaint guest houses and arguably the most beautiful beach in the world – Anse Source d’Argent.

Victoria is the capital city of the Seychelles, the smallest capital city in the world. Volunteers often visit to catch up at internet cafes, do a little shopping, or visit the market to soak up the local atmosphere.

Public transport is cheap and frequent and all parts of Mahe can be explored easily by catching a bus. Many volunteers spend happy times bouncing around the island roads on buses taking in the beautiful scenery whilst enjoying the company of locals going about their daily business.

Further Travelling Opportunities

With 115 islands in the Seychelles group stretching over 800 miles, the possibilities of exploring this tropical paradise are endless. The inner-islands, situated closer to Mahe are easily accessible by fast ferry. Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette, Felicity and Sister, to name a few, all have their own unique charms with hotels and guest houses within most people’s price range.

The outer islands such as Desroche, Bird, Dennis, Farquar and the Amirantes group are harder to get to and can only be reached by small plane or charter yacht. Most have small exclusive resorts which can be extremely expensive, but the marine environment and bird life at these outposts of civilization have been barely marked by the hand of man, and as such are in a pristine condition rarely found anywhere in the world today.

The Team

Bridgette Rademakers
Science Officer

Meet Bridgette, officially titled Marine Gypsy Queen for her love of the marine environment and habit of tip toeing around the world. Bridgette joined GVI Curieuse Island Conservation Expedition in July 2015. After experiencing a once in a lifetime opportunity to work with juvenile sharks in the dazzling waters of St Joseph Atoll, she couldn’t dare to part with the wildlife and island lifestyle of the Seychelles. The fact that she now gets to wake up every morning in the big blue, that is the Indian Ocean, and help conserve this piece of paradise while inspiring others along the way is pure magic!

Bridgette has traversed 4 seas and 3 continents to get here from New Zealand, where she obtained her BSc in Geography. Prior to joining GVI Bridgette’s days consisted of fighting pollution much akin to that of Captain Planet, playing with some seaweed in the Pacific, giving a sea turtle a cuddle or two in Thailand and Western Australia, and somehow squeezing in a sneaky car rally, one third of the way around the world, on her time off.

What would Bridgette’s perfect day consist of? Waking up to blue skies and sunshine (despite her red-headed roots she still manages to get a sweet tan). Then heading off to explore new places above and below the sea, all the while sharing her discoveries with a great bunch of people. With the perfect ending involving copious amounts of chocolate eating and a spectacular sunset. So pretty much a stock standard work day with GVI!!

Chris Mason-Parker
Country Director

Meet Chris, our Country Director for Seychelles. Chris first joined GVI back in 2009 as Field Staff on a Marine Conservation Expedition in Mexico before transferring to Seychelles a year later.

Chris says there have been numerous highlights to working for GVI, not least the opportunity to encounter some amazing creatures, including whale sharks, giant tortoises and nesting turtles. The most satisfaction though has been seeing the Seychelles programmes develop and diversify over the years. Today GVI Seychelles projects are conducting research and collecting critical data on numerous species within a variety of habitats; an achievement that would not be possible without the volunteers.

Chris’ favourite part of the job is its unpredictability from one day to the next. Whether it is meeting with project partners and government ministers, or standing knee deep in murky water attempting to catch a lemon shark, no two days are ever the same!

Mariliana Leotta
Base Manager

Mariliana had been in the GVI family for nearly two years before joining the Seychelles team, having previously held the role of Base Manager for the Costa Rica Jalova wildlife projects. But it was no surprise when she applied to come back to the Seychelles to get back into marine conservation work. Mariliana started her ocean career with a Masters of Science in Biological Science, later becoming a PADI dive instructor, underwater videographer, and dive centre manager for many years.

She has also been a professional traveller for nearly three decades, spending long periods of time in Indonesia, Egypt, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Mexico, and many other countries. Now that she’s back in the Seychelles for the third time, she can’t wait to lead a team of conservationists in one of her favourite countries.

Anna Koester
Science Coordinator

Meet Anna, the head of the science department here on the marine conservation program. Anna comes to us with a strong knowledge of marine surveys and conservation, having done a Bachelors in Environmental and Resource Management and a Masters in Tropical Marine Biology, combined with field experience in Wakatobi Marine National Park, Indonesia, and the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, Greece. She completed her PADI Divemaster certification in Tofo, Mozambique where she spent many an hour surrounded by whale sharks and manta rays and was thrilled at the opportunity to work in the Seychelles, because who wouldn’t want to work where most people holiday?

Anna always travels with her music, a good book, and at least one extra hanger, and has been doing so for years. While born and raised in Germany, Anna spent a year working in Australia, including six months on a banana plantation (maybe she can do something to our little banana patch?!), several months studying and working in Greece, and completed her Masters degree in Essex, England. She even got stuck in Turkey when a worker strike prevented her from taking the ferry back to Greece, and so was “forced” to spend an extra week travelling. Tough life.

Hamadi Mwamlavya
Science Officer

Hamadi, or Teja as he’s sometimes called, hails from Kenya where he was previously a staff member on the Shimoni GVI conservation base.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Coastal and Marine Resource Management at Kenyatta University before joining the Shimoni team, where he once had a super close encounter with a humpback whale mother and her calf.  They could have toppled their boat but luckily they chose to go underneath and resurfaced on the other side of the boat, just inches away!!  We’re hoping he brings more exciting megafauna encounters to Bay Ternay.

For Hamadi, the Seychelles has always been his ‘ultimate dive destination,’ so the opportunity to work and dive here while getting very involved in the marine research GVI does on Mahe and gaining extra skills in the field was an ideal opportunity.   He has also blessed Cap Ternay base with some delicious Kenyan recipes and unmatched limbo skills, so we’re more than happy to have him on board.

Matt Waller
Science Officer

Meet Matt, our King of the Fish, or so he calls himself.  As a recent graduate of marine biology at Plymouth University, Matt began his GVI experience as a volunteer here in the Seychelles back in early 2013, but after a few months exploring the underwater world (and big sharks) of Australia he found himself back on Mahe island as a Scholar.  Here he stayed for another 3 months as unpaid staff on the marine expedition, which sparked the decision to travel to Thailand to complete his Divemaster certification.  Now a year later he’s back as a full time Science Officer.

Ask Matt what his favourite thing is that he’s seen underwater and you’ll get a rambling list: wobbegong near Sydney, great white sharks in Neptune Island, whale shark in the Seychelles; I suppose it’s hard to pick just one.  But in the end of the day he still says Bay Ternay is one of his top dive sites and never gets old.

Emily Sibley
Dive Officer

Our Sibbers, is the other side of our Dive Officer team.  Born in the UK but raised in Dubai, Emily seemed to be born to travel and live overseas.  For her, there was no other way to do so than working in diving and marine conservation.  This career started with an honors degree in Marine Biology, which was immediately followed by time volunteering abroad on marine conservation projects in the Indian Ocean, her favorite place to dive.  After one of her good friends returned from the GVI South Africa Wildlife Expedition raving about her experience, Emily took one look at our website, found the Seychelles Divemaster Internship, and the rest is history! She later became an instructor in Bali, Indonesia before returning to the Seychelles since the beginning of 2014.

This career started with an honors degree in Marine Biology, which was immediately followed by time volunteering abroad on marine conservation projects in the Indian Ocean, her favorite place to dive.  After one of her good friends returned from the GVI South Africa Wildlife Expedition raving about her experience, Emily took one look at our website, found the Seychelles Divemaster Internship, and the rest is history! She later became an instructor in Bali, Indonesia before returning to the Seychelles since the beginning of 2014.

Anyone who tries to beat Emily on the ‘who uses the least air’ game on a dive will unquestionably lose…we’re pretty sure she actually has gills.  What will she never travel without?  A towel (cue Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy reference) and her Kindle, since a good book to read makes any airport layover go so much faster.

Ben Hughes
Dive Officer

Dive Officer Ben has been working in the dive industry for the past five years since he completed our PADI Divemaster Internship back in early 2010.  After some time back in the UK, he became an instructor in Indonesia and soon returned to the beautiful Seychelles to work on North Island.
Ben has now returned to GVI because of the amazing experience he had as an intern and the opportunity to contribute directly to reef conservation.

Ben won’t travel anywhere without his camera, which must mean he has some good shots of the time he took a bath with an elephant in Bali or when he got chased by Komodo Dragons in Komodo, Indonesia, but we have yet to see this footage.

Our favorite story about Ben is that he applied to the Divemaster Internship before even learning to swim!  He then spent the next six months in pools, to the point that soon before he landed in the Seychelles he was racing in a three mile charity swim.  We aren’t surprised then that he made a career out of working in the ocean.

Daniel Ponce-Taylor
Director of Programs

Meet Danny, our Director of Programs. Although he’s based in Playa del Carmen, Danny oversees the development and running of all of our field operations. He started out with GVI as our Country Director in Mexico and quickly became an invaluable part of the team.

Although being Director of Programs is a pretty demanding job, Danny manages to find time to do the other things he loves in-between. He’s an avid photographer and is always training for a triathlon or ironman.

What’s Danny’s favourite aspect of his job? “Starting new projects – we get lots of request for assistance and it’s difficult to decide when funds are limited. The evaluation process and those initial talks with local partners are very interesting. Seeing projects grow from an idea to full programs is very exciting. I also love the relationships you create with local organisations, they become friends and we jointly work to achieve the project aims.”

James McClelland
Science Officer

Meet James, the other half of our Science Officer team in the Seychelles. James had his first taste of island life whilst studying for his degree in Environmental Science and keeps coming back for more! He conducted his dissertation on the Tioman Island in Malaysia and returned to work in South East Asia shortly after graduating – we’re guessing this is where he developed his insatiable curry habit and incessant need for spice!

James’ pre-GVI career is certainly varied – in addition to the environmental and ecological work as well as a brief volunteering stint on nearby Aride Island, it included masquerading as a Ski Chalet Maid, a Greek Sailor Boy and Postman Pat … and yes there was the occasional run in with a dog!

What’s James’s favourite part of working with GVI? “Wandering out of the staff decking, blurry eyed first thing in the morning, taking a quick dip in the sea before a day spent chasing after the wildlife of Curieuse and our volunteers … what could be better?”

Rebecca Hodgkiss
Science Coordinator

Meet Rebecca, or Becky as she is fondly known around base camp. Becky is a true child of the world, having spent her childhood in the UK, USA, Norway and Indonesia before completing most of her secondary schooling in Singapore.

Becky returned to the UK to complete MSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, but it wasn’t long before she started suffering withdrawal from a severe shortage of Nasi Campur and hot-footed her way back East to conduct her thesis at a primate rehabilitation centre in West Java, Indonesia.

Before joining the GVI team in the Seychelles, she worked in environmental education in Malaysia, was a zookeeper in the UK and volunteered as a Conservation Ranger on neighbouring Aride Island in the Seychelles.

Becky began her GVI journey first as a Scholar before being promoted to one of our Science Officers. Since then she’s been brining not only her awesome skills and knowledge to the GVI Curieuse team, but has been schooling the team on all things vegetarian at their famous BBQ nights!

Alan Grant
Base Manager

Alan joined GVI as the Curieuse Island Terrestrial Conservation Project Science Officer in April 2014. Since completing his degree in Aquatic Bioscience at Glasgow University in Scotland he has spent several years living and working in field stations in a variety of science, management and technical roles in Scotland, the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Islands. He has always had a passion for tropical island field projects, so following a five year spell as a Park Ranger back home the Curieuse base was an excellent step to take.

Alan loves the challenge of island life, and the more remote the better. When not out in the field he can commonly be found up a ladder, in a water tank or somewhere in the workshop! He also gets a lot of satisfaction out of getting to know the constant stream of new volunteers and sharing his fascination with them of all that Curieuse has to offer, on camp, on the terrestrial surveys, and in and on the water.

 

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What's Included

  • Community work workshop
  • Use of O2 equipment workshop
  • First Aid & CPR training
  • Diving compressor training workshop
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • Coral reef ecology
  • PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Speciality
  • National Park fees and permits

What's Not Included

  • Flights
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Visa costs
  • Personal kit
  • Additional drinks and gratuities
  • Extra local excursions
  • International and domestic airport taxes
  • PADI Open Water

Our Impact

Location

Mahe and Curieuse

Experience the beautiful Indian Ocean paradise of the Seychelles islands. We operate two bases in the inner granitic islands, both within National Marine Parks next to stunning palm-fringed beaches and forested areas. Our Cap Ternay marine expedition base is located on the NE coast of Mahe adjacent to the spectacular Baie Ternay Marine Park. Curieuse Island and its surrounding waters are rich in wildlife, the setting for terrestrial and construction programs. The paradise of the Seychelles is the ideal location to volunteer, gain new skills on our internships or enjoy a short volunteer holiday in a well-preserved and tranquil tropical archipelago.

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