OceansWatch Departs Vanuatu
04 July 2009
My first real day in Vanuatu and Magic Roundabout's last day was full of the normal preparation tasks and new people. I met "Schelmi and Isabelle" who are on a lovely new Islander 46' Wharram named "Waka Taitea". Enthusiastic about the project and full of smiles they will be hosting Natalie and Emily for a couple of months. I think you can find a link to their blog on the OceansWatch site as well.
Luc from Sloopmouche, the South West Pacific representative for http://www.noonsite.com demystified underwater videography for me in between helping Natalie and Emily with plans.
Karl owns a Dive Resort at Devil's Point and has spent enough time working on environmental projects to be hip to the lingo. He spent some time with our team sharing some local knowledge. New OceansWatch member Richard with his beautiful Hanse 54' showed a genuine interest in participating in the future.
Elsie from Yachting World Vanuatu was generous enough to provide free mooring to the OceansWatch vessel Magic Roundabout.
After Cleo and Alison finished instructing the PADI Open Water dive course for the new local Reef Check team Magic Roundabout set sail for Solomon islands.