Another day in Mauritius and this time we take a look on how the ministry of defence and Rodrigues in the department called the Department if Continental Shelf, Maritime Zone, Administration & Exploration (CSMZAE). We head to Port Louis where the ministry is located and we where welcomed and where gathered together in the conference room to start the presentation. Dr Rezah, he explained briefly about how the CSMZAE functions and what he does in that department. The CSMZAE functions as defense of Mauritius maritime territory and exploration in their ocean for research about the different resources their maritime zone can offer them. Dr Reza is in charge of the ministry of CSMZAE and is responsible for a small team in that department. Dr Hemanaden Runghen , Dr. P. Dass Bissessur was some of the people who did the presentation and they explained mostly about how they manage their maritime zone.
Then came lunch time. Deegesh our host at the hotel broth our lunch and we ate during our ride to Four seasons Mauritius which was 1 and a half hour from Port Louis. As we arrived at the Four seasons and again we where kindly welcomed and we had a light snack and settled in to begin the presentation and then the tour. Mr Sayah who works at the Four seasons showed us a video about the beginning of the Four seasons brand hotel. Finally we met the WiseOceans group and Rick one the team member gave a quick introduction about what Wise Ocean Mauritius does and their projects they are doing and one of it is coral restoration which is really interesting. But one of their major problems in Mauritius is coral bleaching. We didn’t get a chance to snorkel but we got a virtual tour instead and we learnt about different types of fish and I believe we all enjoyed. Then we got a quick tour of the hotel and even visited one of their villas. The day was done and we had to go back to the hotel.