Roland Mauz Dies of Heart Attack, Owner of African Dive Adventures
Roland got out of his vehicle and probably suffered a heart attack.
Immediate assistance from a colleague and the subsequent resuscitation attempts by the quickly called emergency services were unfortunately unsuccessful. Roland was pronounced dead in hospital.
Roland Mauz (* 17.5.1959 in Sigmaringen; † 8.11.2023 Shelly Beach, South Africa) discovered his passion for travel and adventure after graduating from high school in Albstadt-Ebingen (1978) and completing his military service in the German Navy (until 1980) and visited Australia.
Roland started his first trip around the world in 1982, working on a transfer yacht between Hong Kong and Manila and as a bartender in Sydney. For the journey home, he signed on to the luxury ship MS Astor for the route Cape Town, Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles. He met his future wife Beulah in South Africa.
Beulah later accompanied Roland back to Germany. After his first trip around the world, Roland knew that his future path would be in tourism and, with Beulah’s support, he studied business administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten from 1984 to 1989, specializing in tourism and hotels.
Roland and Beulah emigrated to South Africa in 1989. After working in various hotels in Namibia and South Africa, they found their first residence in Margate. On their honeymoon trip to the Comoros in 1996, Beulah and Roland discovered their love for Scuba Diving. In 1998, they opened a dive store on the Protea Banks and their future life path was set. In 2000, the couple finally founded African Dive Adventures, Shelly Beach.