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Introducing eco2 dive centre Tucked away on the shores of the Western Indian Ocean in southern Tanzania, just north of the local Marine Pak and the border with Mozambique, eco2 diving, marine research and education centre is based in the quiet haven of Mikindani, one of the Swahili coast's historic coastal trading towns, and once the capital of Mtwara region.

Mikindani and Mnazi Bays offer some of the most spectacular, undiscovered diving in Tanzania and the area is recognized as the centre of biological diversity for the East African coast. Over 258 species of coral have been identified in the area and its dive sites are home to rare species and pristine reefs.

From August to November the area is visited by Humpback whales, while Ocean sunfish visit from July to September and Green turles nest on its sandy beaches in the spring.
Mikindani Bay has some of the most diverse marine life in East Africa

eco2 has been operating a PADI dive centre in the area for over ten years, providing low-impact scuba diving and dive safaris, and promoting marine environmental education and conservation. Over the years we have developed a reputation for providing high quality dive training and introducing the region's marine life to our customers.

eco2 is directed by marine biologist Dr Martin Guard whose PhD research focussed on the artisanal octopus fisheries of Tanzania.
In-country, the company is headed by Isobel Pring, whose Masters research focussed on the effects of disturbances in the mangroves of the Ruvuma delta and who has subsequently worked on consultancy projects in the region surveying and documenting coastal environments, and exploring development opportunities for local fishing communities.

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