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RMS St. Helena is an ageing ship and it is expected that it will be taken out of service in a few years, also due to financial reasons. The island has a newly constructed airport which is currently not open to public flights. Once it becomes open to charters the idea is that St. Helena will be easier to access for visiting tourists, more self-supplied and thereby less dependent on the mail ship.

There is, however, a price to pay for easier access by the outside world and the unique and pleasant lifestyle on the island is undoubtedly under threat. It is, first and above all, because of that reason we endeavor to experience a piece of history, a bygone lifestyle and of course a nearly virgin diving sites, before charter planes, five star hotels, resorts and property developers transform the island into just another destination in the holiday catalogue.

St. Helena is actually one of the last true islands in the sense that many people imagine a real island to be, i.e. clean, isolated and so wonderfully out of tune with the rest of the world. One by one, unfortunately, the remaining true islands are lost to easy availability sooner or later. St. Helena is a valuable outpost of a little colony so wonderfully forgotten by time. Actually the island is often mentioned as "the forgotten island" just because it is visited so rarely.

St. Helena -one of the last true islands left

St. Helena -one of the last true islands left