Dive Adventures in Tofo, Mozambique

A solo volunteer trip to dive and research in Tofo, Mozambique!

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted a life reinvention. The documentary was about two marine biologists living in Tofo, Mozambique, studying Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.  I was captivated by the Mantas…I had never seen one while diving or snorkeling before, only through binoculars on the surface of the water.  […]

Continue Reading »

Mantas, Whale Sharks, and the Marine Megafauna Foundation

Mantas, Whale Sharks, and the Marine Megafauna Foundation

FIRST PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 25, 2013, 15 DAYS AFTER MY HUSBAND HAD A DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT. I volunteered in Tofo, Mozambique in May 2012 and met many of the scientists of the Marine Megafauna Foundation.  I admire these people so much for their dedication to saving  important animals in our oceans, animals threatened by ignorant beliefs, […]

Continue Reading »

A Summary of my Volunteer Trip to Tofo Mozambique

A Summary of my Volunteer Trip to Tofo Mozambique

June 2 Ah, I now have to time to catch up on my blog as I fly over Mozambique, headed to Joburg. On Monday I came down with a stomach bug. It must have been the stomach bug of all time, because I have never felt so sick in my life. I was sick enough […]

Continue Reading »

The Worst Dive EVER

The Worst Dive EVER

May 25 I finished my last dive for All Out Africa today, though I will continue to dive until Randy gets here. I have to say I am disappointed that I did not participate in collection of id photos on anything but turtles. I have learned so much from this trip, and I am still […]

Continue Reading »

Shark Week

Shark Week

May 20, 2012 Back in Tofo after a LONG and bumpy ride back in a van that rides rougher than a go-cart! Ouch. Of course, in the 2 days I was gone a whale shark was spotted on a dive, a tiger shark, and a gray reef shark. Apparently the strong currents bring them in. […]

Continue Reading »

More Tofo Volunteers Arrive in Cozumel!

More Tofo Volunteers Arrive in Cozumel!

Marcel and Daniela arrived from Cancun around lunch, as we had a night dive planned.  It was so wonderful to see Marcel and Daniela!  It seems like no time has passed at all since our time in Tofo a year ago. Randy and I took everyone to the other side of the island for a […]

Continue Reading »

Do and Go and See NOW

Do and Go and See NOW

  Crazy day. Today is Daniela’s birthday, and right now Felix is baking her a cake and playing some techno disco music. Where to start? First, I received an email that Rex is not doing very well and he is in the hospital. (My father-in-law). Apparently he has fallen and broken his tailbone, has a […]

Continue Reading »

A Giant Manta Ray and White Tip Shark!

A Giant Manta Ray and White Tip Shark!

May 16 Marcel and Ben continue to work on their Advanced, and the Open Water Group passed their tests so they are certified and working toward their Advanced Diver, well, except Melissa. She is dating the dive instructor though, so I have a feeling she will pass. They all  seem to enjoy diving….if they like […]

Continue Reading »

The Marine Megafauna Foundation in Tofo

The Marine Megafauna Foundation in Tofo

I attended a talk on Manta Rays last night by Dr Andrea Marshall.  Casa Barry Lodge hosts the Marine Megafauna Foundation, so the researchers are based there.  Casa Barry is up a hill, then down a hill, from the volunteer house, but hey, everything in Tofo is up or down a hill.  Andrea Marshall is […]

Continue Reading »

Dive Issues continue in Tofo

Dive Issues continue in Tofo

May 13 Still having issues with the diving here. I feel like a complete idiot. It is not very buoyant here….and I am over-weighted, so I slammed into a few things….not a good thing to do on a reef.  Shit!  I have felt bad about it today…I have not adjusted to the diving in Tofo…it […]

Continue Reading »