Cargados Carajos (St Brandon)

This 22 island atoll, 370km north-east of Mauritius is like the Maldives, a diving paradise. However it is currently not open to tourists. Fishermen ply the waters and camp on Albatross (in the north) and Coco (in the south), and maintain a base at Raphael (in the central pan), but there is no permanent settlement.

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