WiseOceans Marine Discovery Experiences
SeyVillas, in partnership with WiseOceans offers the guided snorkelling tour Discover the Reef (3.5 hours). All proceeds from Discover the Reef will go straight to WiseOceans, so by booking this tour you will be actively helping to contribute to and raise awareness about protecting the marine environment, all while enjoying a snorkelling tour with a difference: a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!Book the Marine Discovery Experience here
Guided snorkelling trip (including transport and equipment).
Camera use and photos on a USB drive.
Book the Marine Discovery Experience here
Please bring swimwear, towels, and drinking water.
If you would like to discuss your own group’s needs with a WiseOceans guide before or after making a booking, you may contact Ben Taylor by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
What does WiseOceans do?
WiseOceans (www.wiseoceans.com) is a marine education and conservation organisation working globally towards a future with healthier oceans. Founded in 2011 on the belief that education is the key to long-term conservation, WiseOceans uses communication, education and interaction to create a community of people who care about our seas.
From guided snorkelling excursions and coral nurseries in tropical locations to Skype-based classroom lessons with children all over the world, WiseOceans connects people with the seas and increases their knowledge of them, empowering and inspiring people to be the positive change they want to see in the world.
In 2013 WiseOceans founded a local non-profit organisation, WiseOceans Seychelles, whose mission is to spread awareness of our oceans amongst the communities of Seychelles, and to increase knowledge of the marine and coastal ecosystems and the creatures that live within them. WiseOceans projects in Seychelles work with schools and youth groups, as well as resorts and visitors to Seychelles.
WiseOceans’ overarching aim is to connect people with the oceans, helping everyone to know just that little bit more about our seas and the creatures within them, and thus inspiring a wide audience to care for this incredible yet vulnerable environment and to want to protect it as much as they do.
“In the end we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught”Baba Dioum, Senegalese conservationist
The tour in detail
Discover the Reef is a marine education experience for visitors to Seychelles. During this 3.5-hour activity, you will be introduced to the reef, its biology and ecology, and, of course, its inhabitants! Discover the Reef starts with a presentation entitled “Who’s Who on the Coral Reef”. This talk will present some of the creatures you might encounter during your snorkelling trip and will highlight some of the tricks that marine biologists use to identify the different characters of the reef. Your WiseOceans guide will then drive or walk you (depending on the distance) to a snorkelling location selected especially for you. Enjoy an entire hour snorkelling on the beautiful reef with your own private expert guide who will point out the incredible reef creatures, including the cryptic and camouflaged ones that are so hard to spot! The knowledge you will gain will bring the reef to life for you, opening your eyes to a whole new world beneath the waves and making you feel like a marine biologist yourself! Ask as many questions as you like, and take the opportunity to capture photographs of the reef with unlimited use of our underwater camera. Finally you will be accompanied back to your accommodation for a final debrief, to enjoy the photos, and to download them to a USB drive so that you may keep them forever, before issuing a fond farewell!
Testimonials of snorkelling experiences with WiseOceans guides:
“Fantastic trip for the whole family, including our 11, 9 and 5 year old boys. Really informative and careful handling of our little one. Wonderful end to our trip, thanks so much Hannah!” Chapman family, August 2017
“Thank you so much. It was amazing and we really enjoyed it. Great fun. Krishna was great too!” Georgie and Steve, July 2017
“Great experience visiting the reef for snorkelling! Guide was really helpful and explained everything. The variety of fish was amazing... Highly recommended! Thanks.” Vallat family, June 2017
“Dear Krishna, Thank you for one of the best experiences of my life, it was truly amazing.” R Vora, June 2017
“We also had a wonderful snorkelling trip with Krishna of WiseOceans, not only is he personable and knowledgeable, he makes it fun. What a tremendous asset he is to the hotel. What can we say in conclusion after such a fantastic holiday, we hope to return!” Mr and Mrs Lewis., TripAdvisor April 2017
“Fantastic time never snorkeled before. Krishna very patient and excellent marine teacher. Thank you.”Mr Curtis, March 2017
“Dear WiseOceans team, from my deep heart thanks for my unforgettable snorkelling day. For person who doesn’t know even how to swim!!! to have opportunity to discover underwater marine life was incredible feeling! Guys, you are doing amazing jobs – providing joy and emotions to the world.” Liliya, January 2017
“The best experience ever, we saw some great fish out there. It is a beautiful experience, highly recommended to everyone.” TripAdvisor May 2016
“We had the most amazing experience! I have snorkeled before, but this was the first time I took my 5 year old daughter who is just learning to swim. On the way out to the snorkel site Jo spent some time with her to explain to her about the fish that she would see and the marine ecosystem. We were taken to a really fabulous location where we were expertly guided in the ocean through the most breathtaking underwater scenery. Jo was great at pacing the trip at the right level given this was my daughter’s first experience and getting her to enjoy the experience. We thoroughly had a great time and was the highlight of our holiday, my daughter enjoyed it so much that she wants to go back again soon!” The Patel Family, August 2015