Mahe and Curieuse
The magnificent continent of Africa is home to over 50 countries and innumerable diverse cultures speaking more than a thousand and a half distinct languages. Known as the ‘Cradle of Humankind’, many believe the secret of human origin lies hidden beneath its soils....
Q: How do you find the biggest Giant Tortoise on the Island? A: You don’t, instead you find a new tortoise altogether!
It has come to the end of the 2017 Curieuse Giant Tortoise census so the last few weeks have been busy trying to find the last few tortoises still unaccounted for. One major focus of these searches has been the hunt for MacGregor, the biggest tortoise of them all....
In the weeks leading up to traveling to Cap Ternay I had some expectations of what life would be like on base. To be honest I thought I was going to struggle, whether it be the time difference between home and the Seychelles, or the lack of Wi-Fi so that I couldn’t...
It was a late July afternoon. The temperature had not yet cooled, and its intensity raged on. The sun still hanged high in the sky, casting a warm exotic glow, the kind that makes the sensible seductive and the prudent pleasure-seeking. The morning had been spent...
A basic guide for survival on Curieuse Island Laundry (For beginners) Before arriving in the Seychelles, I had never washed my own clothes. Ever. I wouldn’t even know what buttons to press on a washing machine to get it going. Luckily, this lack of experience is not...
Hi my name is Robert but everyone on camp calls me Rob, I’m from Bristol and I am on GVI Seychelles internship program for 3 months, this forms part of my dive master course. I am here doing my leadership course, learning to identify commercial fish and survey them....
It does get some use to but the experience of communal life here on Camp keeps up busy, the community program of snorkelling with disadvantage kids is an interesting feature of the program as I have had experience of doing social work back home. The EFR scenario was fun the highlight being spicy barbeque sauce used as blood by one of the staff which was so funny as it started to burn him. There is great satisfaction diving with mega faunas such as rays, sharks and turtles So we don’t feel so far away from home we had an Easter egg hunt competition organised for Easter, it was between the black team and red team and the black team won. Last, all the volunteers very much their time off base where we get to explore the Seychelles.
The GVI Curieuse base in the Seychelles is a curious magical microcosm. In there, you will meet precocious teenagers wise beyond their years, young adults with passion for science and environmental protection, professionals taking time out of their hectic schedules to...
Here on Curieuse we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by the beauty of nature all day every day. Due to the nature of our work here on Curieuse, we have to trek to various parts of the island in order to partake in our surveys. Some of our treks are on...
Our wet Wednesday began with a thrilling thunderstorm; a nature spectacle very early in the morning. Everyone was woken up by the enormous amount of rain pattering loudly on the roof, providing the beat for an enthusiastic ensemble of luminous lightning and...
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