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SEYCHELLES by KRISS on 24 september 2015

So there is the warning sign and for those who have internet and have been traumatized in their childhood watching jaws, there is the compulsive googling of shark attacks wherever you go.

I won't blame anyone, I got myself face to face with a small shark while snorkeling once and since alone and in deep waters I didn't feel 100% safe and quickly swum back to the boat.

But Anse Lazio is infamous for the tho shark attacks that occurred a few years ago, costing the life of british tourists very very close top the shore.

We met a local who witnessed shortly after the attack and he told us the shark kept swimming in circles in the Lazio bay for more than an hour after the first attack.

This must have been terrible for the people there.
Shortly after that, all the pescadores decided to hunt the shark and while they never got it, they got plenty of other ones, mostly bull sharks and tiger sharks of considerable size, and not far from the shore.

That being said, everyone assured us it was a very isolated attack (series of attacks) that never happened before and will never happen again.
The first time we went to Anse Lazio, island of Praslin in the Seychelles, the waters were very calm and you could spot any danger coming from quite a distance, and the lifeguards were there.
We spotted a ray but that was the end of it.

We enjoyed the water in Anse Lazio very much indeed and didn't get bitten by any shark ! Yay !

Next times we went to Anse Lazio, the waters were not as clear as this first time (or maybe they were but we had got accustomed to crystal clear waters by then), and once there were little waves.

I know this is not reasonable and we shouldn't have done that but we played in the waves like sillies for hours.
Don't do it !

In any case if you get tired of the beach, just right behind the tree line, there is a fantastic beach restaurant that sells fresh coconuts with a straw and a spoon for under $2 (250 roupies).
And they have a few gigantic turtles if you want to make to wee animal friends like Kate does !

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

ANSE LAZIO PRASLIN SEYCHELLES

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