Category: Locations

Rain, rain go away…

By Angela Walker Greetings from Andava’s sun drenched beautiful beaches and turquoise waters! Firstly, just to let you all know, we are all fine and well and are in a safe place here, away from any political troubles there have...

/ Feb 9, 2009

Alefa! The Verbal High Five

By Camilla de Coverly Veale Well it is nearing week 3 of expedition 43, a very small group, only 9! Which has its pros and cons. The days pass in a whirr, mostly focused around meal times. Our huts are...

/ Jan 20, 2009

Hot water

From Iain Matthews Just as the Greeks sat silently until nightfall in the belly of a horse-faced statue, we similarly wait. Looking for a sign to prompt a nighttime evacuation to the inky seas in the hope of witnessing one...

/ Dec 2, 2008

Axelle and the Zenga Foti

By Axelle, Expedition Manager in Andava I arrived on the 1st of August to take the role of Expedition Manager. I must say that the last two months were full on, and I struggled to know what to tell my...

/ Oct 9, 2008

A honeymoon with a difference

by Will and Kate Turner Life is made of experiences, and this has been one of the best. We decided that an expedition with Blue Ventures would be a unique honeymoon, and give us the opportunity to make a difference...

/ Oct 2, 2008

The end of the August 2008 expedition

By Louis Pearson Yesterday was the penultimate day of the August 2008 expedition, Sunday 21st September 2008. And it was the day that the postponed PADI Project Aware International Beach Clean Up Day was to be held (postponed due to...

/ Sep 23, 2008

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 watched...

/ 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

Fomba

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