There’s no doubt that the whale shark is not only one of the most charismatic marine species in the world, but also that it is one of the dive community’s very favorites. Perhaps it’s the combination of its great size with its peaceful, docile nature; perhaps it’s the challenge that they offer underwater photographers, or maybe it’s just the sheer wonder of swimming alongside one of the ocean’s most enigmatic, impressive creatures. Whatever their charm is, it’s a fact that the whale shark holds the number one spot on many divers’ bucket list, and that each year, thousands of people…

Just over two decades ago, Mozambique was a country plagued by civil war, and for many years foreign embassies advised against travel within her borders. Nowadays, the strife and misery of conflict have lifted from Mozambique, and yet she still does not attract the same influx of tourists as her neighboring countries, South Africa and Tanzania. Her deserted beaches and rural coastal towns give those that do visit the sense of having stumbled upon a magnificent secret – a paradise place not yet tainted by the unsightly trappings of a fully-fledged tourist infrastructure. Predictably for a country with a coastline…