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Signature Marine Conservation Experiences

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This meaningful Oceans Without Borders conservation journey offers exclusive access to a series of unique experiences.

Signature Experiences*

Day 1 -Familiarisation and orientation

  • Explore the pristine surrounds of the island and take a dip in the aquamarine ocean
  • Enjoy a fascinating presentation on the importance of mangroves and estuaries

Day  2 – Conservation of coastal eco-systems

  • Glide on a captivating kayaking expedition through the Vamizi Estuary, gaining insight into the significant role of coastal ecosystems
  • Meet up with the island’s conservation team and the women of the island’s community to join their daily effort in cleaning the beach of debris
  • Visit a school, learn about their alternative income projects and their island life
  • Participate in a discussion on the intricacies of reef ecology and techniques used to survey a reef

Day 3 – Turtle conservation and marine surveying techniques

  • Seek out turtles and participate in a turtle nest survey
  • Grab your snorkel gear and jump on to a boat for some time in the sparkling water, putting into practise your reef surveying techniques
  • Glide along the shimmering water on a sunset dhow cruise and learn about traditional fishing methods and the impact of industrial fishing and the dangers to our waters

Day 4 – Conservation and community

  • Wake up early to go out with the local fishing council and Vamizi Conservation Team on a fish tagging expedition
  • Alternatively, advanced divers can go out on an optional dive to the world-renowned Neptune’s arm
  • Sit down to a screening of the documentary ‘Cradle of Coral’, that highlights &Beyond’s Vamizi Island’s delicate ecosystem and the urgent plight to save it

Day 5 – A day boat excursion to Rongui Island

  • Embark on an intrepid conservation mission for the day. You will pack all of your gear into your boat and head off to Rongui Island, a small island approximately 2 hours boat ride from Vamizi. On route practise your techniques that you have learnt over the past few days, engaging in further conversations about marine conservation
  • Embrace your inner Robinson Crusoe and relish a delicious castaway picnic on a pristine stretch of beach

* The signature experiences and daily itinerary feature the general structure of this unforgettable impact journey. However, given the nature of the ocean – tides and weather may impact the plan, and it will be approached with a certain amount of flexibility to allow for this.

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