Tuesday 10 June 2014

Zegrahm to offer diving on Island Sky


Island Sky

Zegrahm Expeditions announced the 100-guest Island Sky will be retrofitted to offer complimentary scuba diving on the upcoming Ultimate Aldabra and Voyage to Madagascar expeditions.

Ultimate Aldabra: A Voyage through the Seychelles, Nov. 16 – Dec. 2, 2014, is a 17-day journey that will explore the remote islands of the Seychelles, and the waters that surround it. With a perimeter of 70 miles, Aldabra is one of the largest atolls in the world, and guests will spend four full days exploring this pristine natural environment. Besides discovering a wealth of rare and endemic species—including giant Indian Ocean tortoises, Aldabra white-throated rails, and Seychelles paradise-flycatchers—guests will snorkel and dive over 150 types of coral, observing some 850 species of rainbow-hued fish, as well as manta rays, spinner dolphins, green and hawksbill turtles, and hundreds of giant clams. Priced from $12,970 per person.

Departing Nov. 28, 2014, the 19-day Voyage to Madagascar with Zanzibar, Comoros, Réunion & Mauritius combines rugged coastlines with pristine coral reefs and a vast variety of wildlife. Guests will spend six days in Madagascar alone, searching for mouse, black and brown lemurs; 32 species of reptiles; and over 100 species of birds. With the addition of diving, guests will spend time among some of East Africa’s healthiest reefs, teeming with colorful fish, reef sharks, and turtles. Other highlights include visiting Zanzibar’s Stone Town—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—searching the indigenous forest in Mauritius, and exploring the mélange of Arabic and French architecture in the Comoros. Priced from $13,980 per person.

On each of these voyages, travelers will be joined by an expedition team of naturalists, divemasters and marine biologists, along with Zegrahm cofounders Jack Grove, Peter Harrison and Shirley Metz; plus, Mike Messick on Voyage to Madagascar.

For more information, visit www.zegrahm.com

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