The Granitic Seychelles (Inner Islands) are fragments of the ancient super continent Gondwana, and have been separated from the main land by 75 million years.
La Digue is the smallest of the three main islands of the Seychelles, there are only few cars roaming the small roads, some hotels use golf carts to transport guests, but bicycles are the most common means of transportation, both for locals and tourists. Anse source d’argent on La Digue in the Seychelles is by far nicest beach I have ever been!
As above sea level, the underwater world consists of a sandy ground with large granite boulders. Unfortunately, several coral bleachings occurred in the last 20 years, due to too high water temperatures, and almost all hard and soft corals died, and are only slowly recovering. But there are still huge schools of jacks and fusiliers, lots of sea turtles, big stingrays, eagle rays and sharks, and we even spotted a young whale shark, around 4m long!
LATEST UPDATE: 10 October 2019