Night Diving @ Nungwi Reef – By Paul Gerber

Weightless in a black abyss, time seems to stand still. Everything that was before disappears and everything to come is irrelevant. All there is, is right now. This moment, the meditative sound of air flowing from your regulator into your lungs and the slow release of bubbles making their way back to the surface is near intoxicating. The night dive has begun… Not all are at peace during this time. …

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Thousand times and counting – By Roberto Pérez

It’s Monday, 5:15 am, the alarm rings. It’s still dark outside, I wake up slowly, I don’t even turn on the light not to wake the rest of my family who are still asleep. I’m grabbing a quick snack for breakfast because I’m late for my work at the factory, again. My boss greets me with a disapproving frown while shouting at me the assignment of the day. This goes …

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From Wall Street to Zanzibar – By Tanya Rebenkova

How does a Wall Street Analyst become a dive instructor in Zanzibar? A question I am asked on the boat every day. If a year ago someone described me what my life would look like in 12 months, I would laugh and call that person crazy. At that moment, I never even tried diving. To think I could be a dive instructor living on a tropical island would be absurd. …

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Dolphins Of Mnemba – by Paul Gerber

Our boat is loaded and Captain Idi is standing tall on the helm. Explorer’s engines are warming up as the crew lift the anchor and stow away the anchor line. We’re about to depart to our favorite dive site… Mnemba Island. Captain Idi navigates his path through the ocean with precision while keeping the boat humming along at a solid 30 knots. I perch myself just in front of him …

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What I loved about Zanzibar – by Chris Botting

I am finally leaving Zanzibar. After 3 amazing years, living and working on this island paradise, I have decided to move on and try something new. The place I have been living is called Nungwi. The atmosphere here is very chilled, exactly what you would expect from a tropical island. The beach is spectacular and the locals very friendly. I have spent many nights with friends sat in Mangi’s Bar …

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