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Established in Zanzibar for 14 years & original owner of a dive center in Matemwe. She has been diving for a long time in this area and she observed the reef declining until she could not see turtles anymore. That’s why she decided to set up a NGO in marine conservation to try to restore the reef and turtles again.
Yong Mi moved back to Europe but is still a big contribution for Under The Wave as she is representing us in France and The Netherlands

Yong-Mi Janse


Laura is a French marine biologist and scuba dive instructor.

After completing her master’s degree in Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution, she volunteered in different marine NGOs all over the world (France, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malaysia) to specialize in marine conservation.

She created Under The Wave with Yong Mi in 2020 in order to protect the marine life of Zanzibar and help local communities to reach sustainable ways of living.

She is currently the manager of Scubafish Dive Center & helps Under The Wave as a scientific adviser.

Laura-Cécile Rosset


Ludovic is a marine conservation biologist from Mauritius and scuba dive instructor with a master’s degree in marine and coastal conservation management He is specialized on marine tropical ecosystems. Ludovic gathered experience by volunteering in several NGO’s on the coasts of Mauritius, Madagascar and Malaysia.

Ludovic Gouérec


Abdulla comes from Pemba island but grew up in Unguja.
He spent the last 24 years working on sea turtles conservation in the North of Unguja.

He is passionate about marine conservation and have the will to spread awareness to local communities.

Abdulla is in charge of our outreach & education program.

Abdulla Omar Salim


Faraji is a marine biologist from Zanzibar.
After obtaining his bachelor degree in marine biology at the university of Dar es Salaam, he joined Under The Wave team.

He is in charge of our reef monitoring project & takes part in all our projects.

Faraji Suleiman Mohamed