Wow! Another year has gone we are ready for the start of the new whale shark season 2011. For now, we are getting prepared at home (in SA) buying spares for our little orange plane. Of course this is top priority – getting her in shipshape condition for the new season. The success of the whole season depends upon that. (Just a little bit of pressure on us pilots! ;)
We should arrive in Seychelles on the 17th of August leaving us about two weeks to get the plane ready, inspected, paperwork done and then training the new recruits. The interns will be put through their paces to do all the data gathering while entertaining the wonderful guests who help to fund this important project. (You pay to dive with a whale shark :) Of course it is not just the diving but getting inside information of the latest, greatest discoveries of the worlds largest fish. At the head of the MCSS is non other than Dr David Rowat – without a doubt one of the world leaders in whale sharks research and know how. Tourists and interns could not be in better hands!
I will keep you posted as things progress. Personally I can’t wait for a bit of tropical heat – we have rain and snow on the mountains here!
Till next time!