Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Today was a fantastic day in Mauritius! This morning I had the honor of waking up everyone at 6:15, and let me tell you, getting everyone up and moving in preparation for a busy day is quite the struggle. With a slight change in departure times, we enjoyed a quick but delicious breakfast of cereal, granola, and yogurt. Our bittersweet day began following cleanups as we set out for our first dive day in Mauritius, but our last dive day of the program. The group split in two, and while one group dove, the other had the opportunity to relax and tour the northwest side of the island. Each group logged two dives, one being a wreck dive, and the other a reef dive. The first group saw a stingray, a mantis shrimp, a couple of lionfish, and quite a few eels, and the second group saw some baby clownfish, trumpet fish, eels, and an octopus. In between the two dives, we enjoyed some organic fruit of mangos, watermelon, bananas, and pineapples, and in between the two dive groups, we ate some local fried noodles with an option of chicken, ground beef, or if you were feeling risky octopus. You could say we were pretty spoiled at the dive shop. For the free time around the island, we hit up some clothing stores, supermarkets, restaurants, or just had a much-needed nap on the beach. Tonight we head out for our last night out in Mauritius, where we will enjoy some boat, greasy food that we don’t have to clean up after, some wifi to let everyone who is not techy enough to read the blog know how much fun we are having, and of course grab some gelato that tastes like Nutella.