Category: Madagascar

Turbulent Times

By Josh This past week saw the arrival of an unwelcome guest in the form of gale force winds that whipped the seas into a bit of a frenzy and turned the underwater world into pea soup. Not to be...

/ Sep 16, 2008

Trigger Fish

From Sarah Joy Linstead It’s my 3rd week in Andavadoaka and we’re nearly half way through the expedition already. Time flies in paradise. I came here to be with my boyfriend Louis, one of BV’s field scientists, but I’m also...

/ Sep 2, 2008

The First Days in Andavadoaka

“A Recipe of Perfection” By Dannie & Yiannie Ingredients: Using the most peaceful and beautiful landscape of the world Begin by never-ending blueness of ocean, Adding plenty of fine and silky – almost silver sand. Break into this a perfectly...

/ Aug 21, 2008

It depends on the wind

From our outgoing expedition manager, Ruth Rosselson It’s the end of our June expedition, and the end of my time here as Expedition Manager. I’ve had a fantastic year but it’s definitely time to say goodbye to Andavadoaka and move...

/ Aug 12, 2008

Sleeping under the stars

  From our new Field Scientist, Nikkita Lawson Humpback whale season in the region has officially started! 17 whales were spotted by two lucky volunteers – Ali and Roger – during their shift on our whale watching platform. We even...

/ Aug 5, 2008

My Last weekend in Andavadoaka

From Rebecca Hill, Expedition Medic. What a way to leave Andava! It has been an action packed weekend, starting with the second STI awareness drama competition so far. Up until Saturday, one group from the village had submitted their entry,...

/ Aug 4, 2008


From Oliver Houston Last week the entire group of staff and volunteers from Blue Ventures were invited to attend a fomba in the nearby village of Ambalarao. A fomba is where people who contain the spirits of ancestors release those...

/ Jul 31, 2008

Whales, octopus and pirogues

My third week in Andavadoaka (as seen by Kelsey Johnston) This week started pretty typically: 6am boat marshalling on Monday followed by two awesome dives (yay!), English teaching on Tuesday evening, a film on Wednesday night and a good dose...

/ Jul 22, 2008

Vao vao from Andavadoaka

by Sage Adams So much is going on here in Andavadoaka, I thought I would write a little about all that is happening. New volunteers Allison, Anne and Jeremiah arrived a few days ago and have begun diving as of...

/ Jun 11, 2008

Club Alo Alo Play

On the 9th September 2007 the members of Andavadoaka’s ‘Club Alo Alo’ conservation youth group put on a play about the effects of over-fishing on the local coral reefs and fish populations, and the effectiveness of MPAs (marine protected areas)...

/ Oct 2, 2007

Blue Ventures launches new shark monitoring programme

Blue Ventures today announced the launch of a new project that will monitor and protect threatened populations of shark. The three-year project, funded in part by the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund and the Project Aware Foundation, will monitor...

/ Nov 6, 2006

Clean up your act

Plans are currently underway for a beach clean up following the success of the last one in June, 2005.

/ Oct 12, 2005