My husband Ronen and I (Elizabeth) met 6.5 years ago at a dive shop in Hawaii. Ronen is one of the funniest people you will meet. He is an incredibly kind man who has a passion for diving and the ocean as well as adrenaline filled adventures. Ronen is a man of many trades including, a commercial diver, dive instructor, and massage therapist. He inspires others through his teaching and respect for the environment. I am an ocean lover, if I could be a mermaid I would. I have a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership and Sustainable Development, with a focus in Marine Science. I am also a dive instructor and worked as the Lead Hatchery Technician at a sustainable fish farm off the Kona Coast in Hawaii.
When we met I was still in college and working as a dive master while Ronen had just arrived from Israel via Palau to work as a dive instructor. We fell madly in love and got married 2 years ago on the beach that we shared our first kiss. After working in Kona for 2.5 years, this past April we decided that it was time to make our long time dream happen. We quit our jobs and began planning our “Big Trip” around the world.
It is our hope that this blog will inspire others to care for the planet and discover the incredible parts of this world, and then fight hard to protect them. We also hope that we will inspire others to do what they really want. Don’t get caught up in what is expected of you. This is your life, you have one chance at it. Make it count. So we decided to explore 7×7, the seven seas and seven continents of this amazing planet and to share our journey of world and self discovery in this blog. We have no set time that we must return to “normal life” or any set itinerary. We will let the wind and waves direct us. Stay tuned for our adventures while we dive, hike, swim, kayak, fly, sail, surf, free dive, mountain climb, abseil and…well, you get the point, around the world. Our hope is to meet incredible people, dive untouched reefs, eat amazing food and take the path less traveled. Wish us luck.
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Explore – Enjoy – have fun!
Thank you! Without you guys, this wouldn’t be possible :). We love you!
Wishing a very good luck! Enjoy the time, stay safe and happy. Much love.
Thank you! We love you too!
We are so excited to see you finally venture on this amazing journey!
May this life-changing experience take you to places you never imagined.
We will follow after each millstone you reach and celebrate it with you as if we were together.
Be happy, be safe, be relaxed and most importantly be YOU !!!
Love you and wish you the most exciting trip EVER!
Thank you! We love you guys!
Dearest Ronen and Elizabeth, this is the Maman family calling!!!! we are all waiting to see you in September here in Israel. Wishing you all the best, take good care, stay safe and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy life …and remember: ““Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
How’s it going? I met you guys in mostar after I jumped off the bridge and you gave me your website card. Anyway, I managed to loose my camera the other day with my photos on, so if you guys have any from that time which you could send me, I’d much appreciate it 🙂
That sucks! I’m sorry to hear you lost you camera and all the pictures with it! I would be more than happy to send you the pictures! In fact I will do it right now!
It was great spending a small part if your great journey with you guys here in Tofo, Mozambique. Looking forward to those blogs!
Blue skies and bluer waters. 🙂
Thank you Marcell for showing us some of the best of Mozambique! It was great chatting with you and of course, diving with you!
How are the travels going?
Eric and I are just sitting at Casa de Comer (Tofo) it’s possibly my last night (will see if it rains again during the night) there’s a fair bit of flooding around the place right now.
Anyway wanted to tell you about our Leopard shark, Hammerhead and Whale Shark encounter. As it always is the day after you left we went north again to Amazon dropped straight down onto a Leopard shark who was really chill and stuck around for quite a while. Then in the surface interval Denis took us out to some secret spot that you don’t often get to because of the conditions, it was super calm with no current, 30m+ vis. Denis and Marcel snorkeled the sight first to check it out and they had a Hammerhead come up and say hello made them jump a bit. So we all jumped into snorkel too. There was this pretty big school of Trevally we could see and then after 5 mins the same Hammerhead came up to greet us all. Then on the dive we saw 8 Hammers just cruising by us twice. Gutted you weren’t there you guys would have loved it. But since then not much else has happened except we did the ocean safari the day before this storm hit and had a 30 min+ snorkel with this cruisey 6-7m whale shark.
Hope your travels are going well.
Andrew and Eric
We are so bummed we missed out on the hammerheads but if anyone was going to see them, I am glad it was you two because I know you appreciated that moment! Traveling is going great we just got done with China and arrived in Nepal yesterday. Andrew, are you coming this way soon?
Hey Elizabeth and Rone,
It is by freak coincidence that I stumbled upon your blog just now. I was googling some information about Tofo for my tour operator company website and ran into your blog ;). How are you? Still traveling along I suppose?
Anyways, it was good fun meeting you in Tofo. I enjoyed the dives together, especially the last one with the whale shark and manta (OMG), and wish you all the best and a happy New Years coming up.