Nekton Mission: Visiting a historic event the Seychelles


So…let me take it from the beginning…I am getting close to the end in a, to say least, extraordinary visit to my very good friend Oliver Steeds huge ocean project called Nekton Mission. Now doing its unique scientific job around the paradise island called the Seychelles. I am here with one of the most extraordinary human beings. I have ever met, he is like a real brother to me, Jeff Willner from Kensington Tours. As always there is just is whole bunch of fantastic people around him who I will introduce shortly the upcoming days. But the lack of sleep makes me just share this breakfast image which I reached by bicycle passing thru a bit of a rainforest. Just enjoying the privilige of having had a chance to experience all this! 

560 feet below. I am sitting in a submarine. It is dark, details are hard to define and when i look up, I see this enormous light penetrating the deep from above. It is where most people live, above water. I feel really happy and priviliged. Almost like a child discovering a new secret he thought nobody else new. I am sure there´s not that many having been underwater like this. I remember when of my favourite films, whilst the pinging sound around me makes me feel safe, Luc Bessons wonderful film the Big Blue with my favorite actor Jean Reno playing the effable crazy Enzo. When I saw that film i longed to leave and explore and wished one day, I would experience the deep blue like him and his old friend Jaques. With love and peace of mind. I figured though, it would saty a dream. But I have learned that everything can happen. Especially if you have great friends like Jeff and Olly, who makes the impossible possible. At first I felt a slight fear leaving the main ship, getting on to a boat who took us out to the subs which were waiting in the water. I was happy i would do this dive with a person I love, Jeff and share this with him. It was a bit of movement in the sea around, a slight warm wind, but… …once below, all i felt was peace, being in constant awe and just damned happy. I loved every detail. the depth, the bubbles, the little sign of soft coral or fish we saw. But I really didn´t care for seeing any sharks or whatever in the shape of big underwater beings. I just wanted to concentrate on the feeling og´f getting a new perspective on how we human beings see the planet. After this, I know more than ever, I have to take more part into the education of leaving this beautiful world at the state it deserves for my daughe´ter and other children, once itis their time to roam the world. Thanks to jeff and olly for making this long dream of mine becoming better han the film. 

560 feet below. I am sitting in a submarine. It is dark, details are hard to define and when i look up, I see this enormous light penetrating the deep from above. It is where most people live, above water. I feel really happy and priviliged. Almost like a child discovering a new secret he thought nobody else new. I am sure there´s not that many having been underwater like this. I remember when of my favourite films, whilst the pinging sound around me makes me feel safe, Luc Bessons wonderful film the Big Blue with my favorite actor Jean Reno playing the effable crazy Enzo. When I saw that film i longed to leave and explore and wished one day, I would experience the deep blue like him and his old friend Jaques. With love and peace of mind. I figured though, it would saty a dream. But I have learned that everything can happen. Especially if you have great friends like Jeff and Olly, who makes the impossible possible. At first I felt a slight fear leaving the main ship, getting on to a boat who took us out to the subs which were waiting in the water. I was happy i would do this dive with a person I love, Jeff and share this with him. It was a bit of movement in the sea around, a slight warm wind, but… …once below, all i felt was peace, being in constant awe and just damned happy. I loved every detail. the depth, the bubbles, the little sign of soft coral or fish we saw. But I really didn´t care for seeing any sharks or whatever in the shape of big underwater beings. I just wanted to concentrate on the feeling og´f getting a new perspective on how we human beings see the planet. After this, I know more than ever, I have to take more part into the education of leaving this beautiful world at the state it deserves for my daughe´ter and other children, once itis their time to roam the world. Thanks to jeff and olly for making this long dream of mine becoming better than the film. 

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