Shallow Pleasures

"Il faut aller voir" (We must go and see) was the motto aboard legendary sea explorer Jacques Cousteau's boat Calypso. With his 1956 Oscar-winning underwater-adventure documentary The Silent World, Cousteau transported millions of viewers to the Indian Ocean islands of Assomption and Aldabra — one of the world's largest coral atolls. Today it's possible to go in person. The Island Sky is a small expedition ship that departs from Mauritius, taking 100 passengers on 12-day-long cruises on these turquoise waters. Wading ashore[an error occurred while processing this directive] on Aldabra, home to the world's largest population of giant tortoises, the welcome party is a shoal...

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