Travel & Taste: African Adventures - Where in the World is Moheli?
Located in the Mozambique channel, the tiny island of Moheli in the Comoros is visited by a small number of nature lovers and fewer than a 100 divers a year. Turtles nest on its shores, whales migrate to its waters and its reefs host a number of surprising species, not to mention schooling fish by the hundreds, mantas and dolphins. On land, one can encounter lemurs, several species of birds and reptiles but most notably the largest fruit bat in the world, the Livingston bat. Waterfalls, nature hikes, great diving and snorkeling, pristine beaches and friendly inhabitants, Moheli is a place to discover. Location-themed buffet dinner and lecture or lecture only (7:30pm start). Pre-registration required for dinner by 5pm Tuesday, March 3. Online registration available. Walk-ins welcome for the Lecture Only portion. Michel and Julie are seasoned divers, adventure trip leaders and explorers who have traveled to some of the most remote areas of our planet. Since 2014, they have devoted themselves to imagery and exploration, with a focus on the underwater world and conservation. Michel is a photojournalist and Julie is a videographer and filmmaker. They are contributors for several dive publications, public speakers and the authors of a book. Michel and Julie are both Fellows of the Explorers Club and Associate Members of the Boston Sea Rovers. They have twice been bestowed the honor of carrying the Explorers flag to Clipperton atoll and the findings of their 2 scientific missions to the atoll contributed to the creation of a marine protected area. In 2018 they received the Explorers Club Citation of Merit in recognition of their "exemplary accomplishments in Field Science and Conservation". In 2016, Michel was named a PADI Ambassador and in 2019, Julie was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
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