Get hands on with ground-breaking marine conservation research
Experienced scuba divers looking for their next adventure can learn more about the ocean’s secrets on an expedition with expert marine biologists from the Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). You’ll explore some of the world’s most sought-after dive sites on Mozambique’s spectacular southern coastline, including exclusive visits to some dive sites which are not open to the public. During the six diving days, you’ll have the chance to spot some of the many magnificent creatures that can be found in Mozambique’s unique underwater ecosystem, including whale sharks, manta rays, small eye stingrays (the world’s largest and rarest ray), turtles, humpback whales and reef sharks.
As well as seeing these graceful creatures, you’ll be able to assist MMF’s researchers in their vital conservation work. Whale sharks and manta rays have unique spot patterns which can be used to identify individuals and aid in vital population studies. You’ll learn to take ID photos and how to identify an animal’s gender and maturity. This knowledge will allow you to get hands-on with ground-breaking research by taking ID photos during boat-based and aerial surveys. These pictures will be added to MMF’s photographic database; directly helping the charity in its pioneering conservation work to protect ocean giants from extinction.