Entries in #diving (21)

Monday
Feb122018

My Time on  Mafia

When I first arrived on Mafia I was struck by it’s simple beauty and how much of a stark contrast it was to Dar Es Salaam (my only previous experience of Tanzania). Instead of the sprawling, shabby and run down suburbs on the roads between the airport and central Dar, here there were palm trees, open expanses of grass and shrub-land with goats and cattle happily grazing at random intervals.

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Monday
Feb122018

Two Months on  Mafia

When I travel to new places, I try and go with no expectations. Nowadays it’s so easy to research a destination, and arrive knowing the ins and outs before even setting foot off the plane. With Mafia, however, it was a slightly different story...

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Tuesday
Jan302018

Things I Wish I Knew Before Coming to  Tanzania

So, you’ve read your project brief, started studying your fish identification, and even learnt basic greetings in Swahili, you’re feeling prepared for your project, but, with anything, there’s still things you want to know. To help, I’ve put together a list of things that I wish I’d known before coming out. See you on Mafia!

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Thursday
Nov162017

The Definitive Mafia Island Bucket  List

So, flights are booked, bags are packed and goodbyes have been said. You’re on your way to Mafia Island!

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Wednesday
Oct042017

My life as a Research Assistant

I’m now at the end of my placement here, and what an experience it has been! For the past month, I’ve been a Research Officer for the marine conservation and diving project on the Frontier camp based on Mafia Island, Tanzania.

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Thursday
Sep282017

A Diving  Blog

I’ve been at the Frontier camp on Mafia Island for one week now and it’s been amazing! Before coming here, I’d never been scuba diving before, and now, it’s only one week in and I’m an Advanced Open Water diver! Over these past four days, I’ve done 9 dives, so it’s been pretty intense but I’ve loved every minute of it.

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