About us

Reefo Divers Diani

We run an educational dive base focused on coral reefs and coral reef conservation. We are located at Swahili Beach resort Diani, with our own boat, compressor and dive equipment. Our goal is to train certified divers to become coral reef conservation divers. Therefore we have developed a PADI distinctive specialty course called Coral Reef Restoration Diver. Participants who have completed this course can apply to volunteer with us for minimal expenses and a maximal experience. Karibuni!

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Project Team


Guido Paap

Guido Paap (NL)

Project Coordinator / Master Scuba Diver Trainer

This experienced dive instructor, teacher and graphic designer coordinates our diving program, educational activities and promotional materials. He has been attached to REEFolution since July 2018.

Bart Schoon

Bart Schoon (NL)

Project Manager / Dive Master

This enthusiastic marine biologist, who has gained valuable field work experience in French Polynesia, manages our pilot project underwater and is involved in our marine research activities since July 2022.


Ali Twaheri Mohammed (KE)

Boat Captain

This former fisherman from Funzi island has over 20 years of experience as a captain. He takes our divers out to the reef on the boat from Swahili Beach resort and supports us from the surface any time we need.


Reef Rangers



Cathrine W Nduati

Reef Restoration Diver


Nancy M Ogega

Reef Restoration Diver


Joshua O Abel

Reef Restoration Diver




Peter Vodegel

Peter Vodegel (NL)

Dive Master

This dedicated marine biologist has set up and managed our pilot project in all its different facets from mid 2020 until mid 2022.

Rosalie Balie

Rosalie Bailie (IE)

Reef Restoration Diver

This enthusiastic marine biologist has been trained by REEFolution and has helped out to set up our new pilot project in Diani in 2020.

Claire Barr

Claire Barr (US)

Dive Master

This ambitious marine biologist has volunteered at REEFolution for a half a year and has been helping out with our research.

Adriana Barnett

Adriana Barnett (ES)

Dive Master

This energetic marine biologist has volunteered with REEFolution in Shimoni and then moved to Diani to take care of our coral nurseries.

Jackie Lobera

Jackie Lobera (ES)

Reef Restoration Diver

This enthusiastic marine biologist with previous experience in coral reef restoration has volunteered for a month at our pilot project.


Shelby Weisburg (US)

Reef Restoration Diver

This warm-hearted teacher and writer has been diving and working with us on the voice-overs of our new Morning Talk videos.


Vera Putker (NL)

Reef Restoration Diver

This hard working plant scientist with previous experience in coral restoration has helped decorating parts of our conservation center.


Pien Barendsen (NL)

Reef Restoration Diver

This enthusiastic Padi coral reef restoration diver has volunteered for 2 months at our pilot project analyzing coral growth data.


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