Seychelles Warnings and Dangers

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Seychelles Warnings and Dangers

  • Weather and surf forecast for the...

    Wondering about the weather, wind direction, surf etc?Check this and you may perhaps not get disappointed for what it's like at La Passe, La Digue today and the next few days...www.surf-forecast.com.breaks/LaPasse_1.1to3.shtml

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  • Customs and arriving at the aiport

    Most tourists that come to Seychelles are either couples looking for a romantic getaway (really popular honeymoon location) or families enjoying the beach. So if you are single, you will be questioned rather heavily on why you chose to go there. Having said that, everyone should have all documents (RETURN flight tickets, proof of accommodation,...

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  • Money matters

    1. Seychelles is not cheap. If you are planning on packing your trip with as many activities and want to try out all the local cuisine, chances are, you will be spending more than you initially thought you would. While the beaches are (mostly) free, everything else is not, and tourists actually pay a much higher rate than the locals do. Once you...

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  • Animal crualty is all over the world.

    Reffering to danger or warning abuse in the Seychelles. That person who wrote about animal crualty in the Seychelles is full of ***. Let me tell that person that I've seen worst animalcrualty overseas. Where animal dump in a frigit temperautre and find their own ways to find food. I had lots on my door step, my hearth was broken to see animal in...

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  • Spiders, waves, nasty things

    My girlfriend is from the seychelles and she is SUPER scared of spiders! just coming in the front door when we get home each night is a drama incase there is a spider there. But when we are in seychelles she is fine! has no problems with the spiders there. the big yellow ones never bother her, as they keep out of the way as others have said. I did...

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  • Buying Coco de Mer

    If you are buying Coco de Mer as a souvenir,make sure it has a green tag.It serves as permit to be exported legally and always ask for a receipt.Coco de Mer costs from 2,000 SCR (200 Euros) and above depending on the size and quality.

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  • Unattended things

    Do not leave your things unattended,they might get stolen.If you have hired a car,better to put the valuables inside the car.

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  • Local currency

    The Seychelles have implemented foreign exchange restrictions. All foreigners visiting the islands have to pay for services, such as restaurants, hotels and activities with foreign currency, local Seychelles Rupees are not accepted. Therefore it is advisable not to carry large amounts of local currency, since these may only be accepted in a few...

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  • Palm Spiders

    If you do not like spiders. It might not be the best place to visit.Everywhere in the bushes, trees those palm spiders will build their nets. If you hike arround you will not be able to miss them.However they are acctually harmless.

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  • Protected and Forbidden to Export

    Coco-de-mer or "sea-coco"a beautiful seed not to be exported from it's habitatnor smuggled out of Seychelles.Brandon Head's book The Food of the Gods, A Popular Account of Cocoapublisxhed in 1903, republished as an e-book by Gutenberg.orgincludes the "Sea-Coco", because of the name, sex emporiums have climbed onboard tooThe Coco-de-Mer palm...

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  • In August, watch out for falling...

    While we were driving around, we noticed that many cars has a bumps on their hoods. We were asking ourselves why when we assisted to an incredible thing: a large bread fruit fall down from a bread-fruit tree directly on a car!So, take care when driving under bread-fruit trees when they are ripe (we were there in August, so I presume that is the...

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  • Do not touch anything in the sea!

    The Seychelles are truly blessed islands since there are no mortally dangerous animals!Anyway, there are certain shells called Geographicus that expell poisenous darts and they can really make very unpleasent your holiday!Underwater is reccomended NEVER to touch anything!And do not forget that you should NOT WALK upon the coral barrier!

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  • Roads and animals

    Especially for people that are not used to drive on left side must be careful how to drive. I had problems at beginning because I was not common to change gears with left hand and also problems with indicators. But more dangerous is that roads are usually just cut off on both sides (sometimes only a few sometimes even for 2 meters), so if you drive...

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  • General warnings

    Just got back from the Seychelles (November 2006) Here are a few useful tips:1) SPIDERS - Seychelles is not a good place for arachnophobes...palm spiders are everywhere...on bushes especially! they are harmless and stay in their webs! Also they avoid humans...so you don't usually come across them on paths, even through woods they tend to make their...

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  • Sting-Ray's, Sharks, Tarantulas, Rats

    There are sting ray's in Baie Ste Anne (The main Bay). This is the only place we saw them, but we saw about four every day. The Sting Ray's are not particularly aggressive but stay away from them anyway because if they feel cornered they may attack. We know of atleast one injury where some *** tried to kill a stingray with a knife and ended up...

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  • SEA URCHINS

    Watch out for sea urchins - they are everywhere in the waters of the Seychelles and apparently VERY painful if stood upon !!!! so watch where you put your feet - especiall ynear or on rocks or if you stand on the ocean floor without looking !! - wear some sort of footwear where swimming if possible.

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  • HOW YOU CAN HELP THE ANIMALS

    If you do witness animal cruelty on your visit to the Seychelles or just feel strongly about the way the country chooses to ignore it's animal cruelty issues and the impact that this has on their tourism industry please write to one of the addresses below expressing your concerns:joric@seychelles.net or Stranel@yahoo.com these people are able to...

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  • AVOID SEYCHELLES IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL...

    Undoubtedly this is a beautiful place to visit - but it does not earn the description "Paradise" for me !!- unless Paradise is filled with abused/unwanted and un-cared for dogs and cats left to breed till they are out of control population wise and therefore end up starving , being tortured cruel locals and/or left to run about the roads to get run...

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  • Avoid the local currency!!

    Everyone I was here with had problems with the local currency. This was in the summer of 2003. The problem was if you were obviously not from Seychelles than you were required at most businesses (Everywhere I went) to use your currency from your home country. But then they would give you change in the local currency which you couldnt spend. The...

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  • Insects?

    There are very few insects that will cause you any pain or harm in the Seychelles. In this respect it is a blessed country.There are mosquitos, but nowhere near the masses you will find in most humid equatorial countries. And they do not carry any diseases such as malaria, dengue or yellow fever. Same goes for sandflies that live among seaweed...

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  • The weather in the Seychelles -...

    Several persons have asked me about the weather and when to go to the Seychelles...I was there two weeks in February 2004. Previously I have visited mid-December. Both times have been at the edges of the socalled rainy season, with no ill effects. In February 04 I had maybe two half days or a bit more overcast out of the two weeks, but that only...

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  • The tsunami wave - effect in the...

    Re: the tsunami wave in the Indian Ocean: Report from the Seychelles taken from www.seychelles.com:"SEYCHELLES WEATHERS MAJOR ASIAN EARTHQUAKEAttention All Travellers, Tour Operators and Airlines Seychelles, Monday 27 December 2004The tropical paradise islands of Seychelles in south-western Indian Ocean have emerged practically unscathed in the...

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  • Sharp coral

    Wading ashore from the boat on Cerf Island, we discovered that many of the corals have very sharp edges. It may be worth wearing a pair of waterproof sandals to protect your feet in the shallow water.

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  • Beware of Sandflies (if it is possible)

    A bad experience? For me, the sand flies. I reacted allergically without noticing that it was an allergy and that spoiled some of my nights and days and nearly my holidays there. My husband had sandfly bites as well - but did not suffer. I kept these horrible marks for weeks and it took about 6-8 weeks after they disappeared completely! Nobody...

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  • Sea Snakes

    I had a very close encounter with a sea snake while snorkeling at La Digue.They are not agressive but this snake swam right into my face and gave me a big scare as their venom is 20 times stronger than a cobra.

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  • Currents

    Grand Anse to Anse Fourmis on La DigueBeware of dangerously strong currents, making swimming hazardous. They are especially strong from June to October.This is a great place to lie on the beach and watch the wild waves crashing on shore, just stay out of the water.

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  • The main danger in the...

    The main danger in the Seychelles is sunburn! Do be smart and wear sunscreen and by all means wear a hat...the one I am wearing is made of coconut tree leaves and doesn't make me look tooo touristy....well, then again, I don't look like a local...Leonardo got tan and I got pink.

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  • Palm spiders

    Huuuuge spiders with very wide nets.However, I haven't come across anybody who has been bitten or heard of anyone who has been hurt by them. They are probably only minding their own business and trying the best to keep away from human presence.They won't jump at you.

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  • Cone shells

    Cone shells are considered the most beautiful shells in the world, and on the beaches here you may find them washed up, normally empty. While alive, their shells are even more beautiful and delicate. However, you are best off leaving them undisturbed: Cone shells may inject you with a nasty poison, and some are outright deadly. So unless you really...

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  • Nasty sea urchins

    It's easy to step on sea urchins. Many of them are less visible and much smaller than this large one (photo) found on the reef at low tide, 20 cm across the main body.It's painful to get stung and takes a long time for those wounds to heal, so prepare yourself in three ways:1) look carefully when wading or putting down your feet.2) wear sandals...

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  • Respect for local knowledge of the...

    The really dangerous spots on the Seychelles, at least where tourists frequent, are signposted.They only do this after considerable experience and accidents. Would be a shame to die in paradise, no?

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  • Currents on reefs

    With all the waves crashing in over the reefs, be it low or high tide, the water has somehow to flow out of the basin again. So it does through slightly deeper channels ("Passe") here and there on the reefs. Our experience was that these were well marked by warning signs: "Dangerous swimming", "Swimming prohibited" etc. on land. However, several...

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  • Don't laugh: falling coconuts!

    In a place where the midday sun is right above you will naturally seek shadow, yes? Don't try this at the Seychelles without a second look up in the treetops: coconuts? I did the mistake on a previous trip to La Digue, skipped off my towel for a cooling swim, returned to land only to find a newly fallen coconut cratering the towel where my head had...

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  • Spiders

    As I mentioned before about the spiders they are quiet common apparantly living in the palm trees so just be careful when seeking shade on the beach.Another place where we saw a lot of spiders was on La Digue they made their webs in between the power/telephone lines strung between telegraph poles.Dont let this put you off too much they are not...

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  • Watch out for the locals!!!!

    The locals being the insects which own these tropical islands.I came across them as I was about to take a scenic beach photograph through some palm trees. As I got into position to take a photo my wife screamed, I found I had stepped into what I can describe as numerous webs. To this day I have not seen spiders as big theywere almost as big as a...

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  • Seychelles Tips

    A few tips: Don't poke moray eels. As soon as you see the bus is bearing down on your car, pull over to your left; if you're walking, hop off the road. Bring sunscreen. More than you think you need. Bring a long-sleeved shirt to use when snorkeling; you'll want to cover your arms and back now and then. Stock up on and drink lots of water. It's...

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  • Take everything (toiletries...

    Take everything (toiletries etc) with you because it's VERY expensive!Also, alcohol is extremely expensive, so don't expect a boozy holiday unless you have cash to splash or are on an all-inclusive trip!

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  • Seychelles is a relatively...

    Seychelles is a relatively safe place to travel, but if you're going walking in the mountains make sure you have a guide, or follow well-trodden paths: there may be hidden crevices! Also, it gets dark VERY suddenly between 6 and 6.30, so always aim to be back for about 5/5.30 to allow for delays...

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  • The only dangers I can recall...

    The only dangers I can recall were the fact that the roads are narrow and winding and you never know when you might turn the corner and see a cow in the middle of the road...or a very large bus ( they all travel in the centre of the road) :)

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  • There are NO NATURAL DANGERS...

    There are NO NATURAL DANGERS in Seychelles.Just a warning for the tourists: the exchange of money in local value (rupee) can be done solely and exclusively in banks and authorized exchange operators. Moreover, a tax of 40 USD is to be paid before leaving Seychelles.

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  • I don't know how it is these...

    I don't know how it is these days, but when I was visiting in the late 80's, you could feel the difference from Mauritius; mostly because the government was installed with the help of mercenaries. I knew the former PM Sir James Mancham and had a bit of insight on the then-current regime.You certainly felt a different atmosphere if you're working...

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  • There's no most dangers on...

    There's no most dangers on Seychelles, There are no wild animals, mosquitos, tropical storms, earthquakes, volcanos, etc.Be careful if you go to snorkeling, with the jelly fishes, and with one small fish called Surgeon Fish, because is a little agressive, and got an very sharp flap (?...sorry about my english!!!).

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