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Private Guides – In Our Hands from Beginning to End

From the moment guests touch down in Mozambique, to the moment they leave, &Beyond will be at their side throughout their adventure. Our wealth of expertise found in our private and specialist guides, ground logistics teams and over 2000 &Beyonders means that guests will experience a journey unlike any other!

Meet your private guide

Dr Tessa Hempson

Tessa joins the Oceans Without Boarders team having recently received her PhD in Coral Reef Ecology at the renowned James Cook University in Australia. Her core research included how the trophic ecology of coral reef ecosystems is affected by habitat degradation, with a particular interest in the implications for predators associated with the reefs. Prior to pursuing this, Tessa worked as a conservation manager for the Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), sailed the South American coast, volunteered as a researcher on the Aldabra Atoll World Heritage Site, in the Seychelles, and managed diving and marine logistics on &Beyond Vamizi Island, in the Quirimbas Archipelago of Mozambique. Through sharing her research findings via not only academic publications, but also teaching, tourism and media; Tessa hopes to inspire others with her passion for the marine environment.

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