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Mikindani Bay
Mikindani 255
Mtwara Province
Tanzania

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eco2 Dive Center - Profile

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eco2 is the first diving, marine research and education centre in southern Tanzania. Opened in 2004 and based in Mikindani town, in Mtwara province, we provide low-impact scuba diving and dive safaris, and, working with the local Marine Park, promote marine environmental education through applied research. Mikindani and Mnazi Bays are the locations for some of the most spectacular, undiscovered diving in East Africa. Here the Southern Equatorial Current meets the African coast creating a unique ecosystem with a wealth of marine life from across the Indian Ocean. This phenomenon means the area is now recognized as the centre of biological diversity for the East African Coast and over 258 species of coral have been identified - more than anywhere else on the East African Coast.

Additional Information

eco2 is directed by marine biologist Dr Martin Guard who has carried out research in the region since 1995. Martin conducted PhD research on the artisanal octopus fisheries of Tanzania. eco2's research operations are headed by Isobel Pring, who worked in marine conservation in Madagascar for two years, before gaining a Masters in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University. Diving is managed by Graham Marrs, who has worked as an instructor in Australia, Thailand and Mozambique, before joining eco2 in 2011 to manage our diving activities.

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PADI Dive Resort

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eco2 is the first diving, marine research and education centre in southern Tanzania. Opened in 2004 and based in Mikindani town, in Mtwara province, we provide low-impact scuba diving and dive safaris, and, working with the local Marine Park, promote marine environmental education through applied research. Mikindani and Mnazi Bays are the locations for some of the most spectacular, undiscovered diving in East Africa. Here the Southern Equatorial Current meets the African coast creating a unique ecosystem with a wealth of marine life from across the Indian Ocean. This phenomenon means the area is now recognized as the centre of biological diversity for the East African Coast and over 258 species of coral have been identified - more than anywhere else on the East African Coast.

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