Mauritius island, surrounded by the third largest coral reef in the world.
The temperature of the air. In summer 30 +degrees Celsius with humidity of 80%. Winter warm 23 degrees and dry. Spring and autumn with moderate temperature of +25.
The temperature of the water. From 20 to 30 degrees C depending on the season.
The best time for diving. All year round, although from December to March possible tropical storms and cyclones. In this part of the Indian ocean cyclones are usually moderate, and the weather becomes not more than a week. Continue reading
Quite different is the case on wild beaches. Here, you should be more careful and to wear special rubber Slippers, which will save you the trouble of stepping on a sharp stone, shell puncture, broken glass or sea urchin, which often can be found on the beaches of the island. After all, the warm and salty water is a Paradise for sea urchins. Thank God in Cyprus they are not poisonous, but nevertheless, contact with this sea dweller can spoil the whole impression from the release. If you stepped on a sea urchin you should immediately turn to the lifeguards who were on duty at the beach or to the doctor in any government hospital (good first aid free in Cyprus). If you do not have this capability, you should maintain the leg in hot water and carefully, not breaking off(!) get leather needles, and then RUB antiseptic and closely monitored, so the wound was not festering.
Morays are dangerous marine creatures that live in Cyprus.
It’s a long, serpentine creatures, close relatives of eels that are similar to snake (brrrr!). Their bites are very painful and long to heal. Continue reading
White sharks ( Carcharodon carcharias ), as one of the most feared predators of the planet, a long time ago stand on the top of the food chain. However, it appeared that their flesh becomes a subject of hunting. Moreover, the person not only modest in size, but extremely shy.
So, allow me to introduce the Brazilian luminous shark ( Isistius brasiliensis ). This fish reaches a length of 40-50 centimeters. Its English name “cookiecutter shark”, literally translated as “the shark, which cuts out the cookies”, which humorously reflects the way of her hunting.
The members of this species make daily migrations from a depth of over 3.7 km to the surface at dusk and back to dawn. In this way sharks and intersect with potential victims, including up to the present time were many large fish and marine mammals, including tuna, whales, dolphins, swordfish and even elephants. There are several testimonies of Brazilian sharks bite humans. In addition, the marks of their teeth were found on submarines and communication cables. Continue reading