An Estuarine Encounter

Estero Island Vacation


Estero Island and the Bay behind it are primeval and Interactive. They sparkle with visual splendor and motion. Lifting breeze that seems to part of the very air we all breathe. A sweet and chilly balance equates this inscrutable island with the mainland.

Estuaries are the home for so many aquatic creatures ranging from the simplest of grasses to the giants of the deep and all sharing the same swift course of life. When Estuaries get too dry, they expand or are disappearing altogether. And this is very much on the drawing board for the Bay area.

Estuaries are the place to lose yourself, to touch the wild and mysterious in a way that only they can. You can aquatic spider monkeys swinging through the trees, beavers and bobcats wheeling close to shore, dolphins playfully spinning themselves in the water, and so on.

When you realise that your nemousayan encounter is encompassing more than you ever imagined, you will experience an Estuarine Retreat.

Estuaries are the memory and the soul of an area. When they are healthy and vibrant, wetlands help maintain the coast in a balance with nature. When they become unhealthy or when they are damaged, they tend to reflect the health and vigour of the entire area.

So what can you expect from an Estuarine Encounter?

Imagine yourself with your canoe facing the surf of a powerful current, your heart racing as you try to stay upright and paddle where the current desires. You nearly knock on the rock but manage to stay upright. You almost fall, but manage to raise your paddle and guide your canoe to safety on the other side of the current. struggling with the current you nearly lose it, but manage to climb ashore with your canoe. As you approach the beach, you are brought to a halt by towering cliffs. This is an area of rough sea, rocky shoreline and everything from 0.25mm shells to rocky stairs to caves, cliffs and rocky vaults.

This permanent shift may have started long ago when volcanic activity took place here. Today, the shifting of the sands takes place every two or three years. When this happens, you can find yourself on the Gulf side of this island.

Haven sightings are very common here and you will find yourself among a group of tourists as soon as you arrive. This is a place where life is slow and the human beings storage time is very much alive, which you can see with the tree life since they hired a consulting arborist near me to take care of them.

Perivolos is the prime spot for scuba divers: deep and wide beaches, areas of outstanding visibility (which may continue into the night), a wide range of dive sites, excellent shipwrecks to go diving and an area of the island without electricity and running water.

You will also find the Tiger Art Museum, the IMAX theatre and the Nosy Beaches Club to get you started. The South-West Underwater Observatory, Skyride to Globe, Nosy’s Salt Flats and a Night Whaleight house being the top tourist spots.

If you are an enthusiastic diver and you love thectic, you will find that there are many places that you can go diving. Closer to the shoreline, the Red Beach Underwater Observatory will take you to a drift field where you will observe this extraordinary marine life.

If you are an experienced diver and you want to expand your areas of knowledge, you can go to the deeper waters of the Caribbean. The Red Sea has excellent waters and wonderful reefs. You will get to see the famous reef sharks at sites such as Talampaya and end up in the Caribbean Sea with a wreck dive.

The ideal times to dive in the Caribbean are the months of June to September or when the weather is very stable. If you are an experienced diver, you may want to try the deeper waters in the summer months of March and April.

It is not possible to go to Cuba or Mexico or the Bahamas in the summer months. But you can go in the winter. The waters are calmer during this time. And you will still see wonderful reefs. You will also be in a safer condition because you will not swim in areas of strong currents.

The North and South Lines of the Great Barrier Reef are home to many different species of fish, making this area a great spot to dive. You will find island reefs and beaches on the South and North Rims. You should remember, the areas around the Whitsunday Islands are marine protected, so this is not a great place to dive unless you are with an expert instructor.

My first diving experience was with the Bells Beach dip. This is a very busy dive site. There were three or four boats in the water per trip. I swam with the group for about 15 minutes.