Who doesn’t love anemonefish?

So, it has been just shy of a month of my time on Mahe working at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, and not to sound completely cliché but it totally flew by. The first day, arriving down onto the beach at Petite Anse and getting to call this beautiful place my office feels somewhat surreal.

Spot the scorpionfish

The tasks vary day to day and there’s lots to learn. October was a busy month with half term holidays so a lot of my time has been spent engaging with guests and taking them out into the bay for a guided snorkel. It’s great to see how proactive and receptive so many people are about the challenges we currently face with regards to our ocean’s health. I really enjoy doing the “Promise to the Reef” activity with guests, as it gives them an opportunity to genuinely think about small but consistent changes they can make in their own lives, to bring about positive change. I’m looking forward to making my own soon.

The marine life you can see when snorkelling here at Petite Anse is lovely, my highlights so far have been a white tip reef shark, eagle rays and a scorpion fish. I have also had the chance to dive in the bay and learn a lot about the Reef Restoration Project conducted here, we currently have over 900 fragments in our nursery! Its great to see all the additional life that is present because of the work we do. I hope to get the opportunity to transplant some of these and watch them develop further on the reef. Let’s see what the coming months hold…

My first day in the ‘office’