|© Chris A Crumley|
April 17, 2011
Aldabra Expedition (Seychelle Islands)
This photo was taken some years ago on an expedition to the Aldabra Atoll. I flew Norfolk-Cincinatti-London Gatwick-Mahe, Seychelles and boarded Howard Rosenstein's Fantasea II liveaboard dive vessel. We steamed 8 days to Aldabra, along the way exploring unspoiled underwater environments, islands and atolls: Mahe, Alphonse, Bijouter, Cosmoledo and Astove. Once at Aldabra, in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar off the coast of Africa, we explored and photographed the surrounding marine environment, all around the interior of the volcanic island caldera and spent time with some of the 100,000 giant tortoise living on the protected atoll.
Back row (l-r) is Robin Kewell (Cornwall, England), me, Patrick Debuie (Paris, France), Al Hornsby (CA), Dan Harwood (CA), Gail Harwood, John Boyle (Cornwall, England). Front row (l-r) Howard Rosenstein (Israel), Karine Debuie (Paris), David Doubilet (NY), Gary Bell (AUS), Meri Bell (AUS) and Lionel Pozzoli (Paris, France). Not pictured is Asher Gaul (Israel). The Bells and Gaul were assisting Doubilet.