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Dive Locations

4 recommended locations:

Northern Mozambique

Remote and relatively untouched, Northern Mozambique features uninhabited tropical islands, glorious beaches and unspoilt wilderness. Expect an incredible diversity of marine life from tiny colourful creatures to humpback whales in season.

  • Ideal for viewing: humpback whale, dugong, common dolphin, napoleon wrasse, green turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Diving & adventure, Luxury diving, Family diving, Learn to dive, Muck diving, Reef diving, Shore diving, Snorkelling

Ponta do Ouro

This small coastal town in southern Mozambique is popular amongst divers as an affordable destination with easy access to colourful reefs and amazing shark encounters. Expect manta rays, bull and hammerhead sharks, turtles and dolphin here.

  • Ideal for viewing: bull shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, reef manta ray, eagle ray, humpback whale
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Manta ray, Reef diving

Tofo

Tofo is quickly becoming known as a premier world-class dive destination, famous for large pelagics, especially manta rays, whale sharks and humpback whales. Divers can also encounter schools of devil rays, sharks, turtles, game fish and excellent macro life.

  • Ideal for viewing: giant oceanic manta ray, reef manta ray, whale shark, humpback whale, giant frogfish
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray

Zavora

Zavora offers some adventurous diving, with two long reef systems separated by the impressive wreck of the Klipfontein. The inshore reef system runs parallel to the dunes, with shallow dive sites, whereas the outer reef is packed with larger pelagic species.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, humpback whale, scalloped hammerhead shark, giant oceanic manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Manta ray

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Dive trips

Mozambique is fast becoming recognised as a diving mecca, most notably for big marine life encounters and seldom-dived gems. Extend your stay with time in South Africa or Tanzania to enjoy a wildlife safari without equal.
6 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

SharkWEEK Diving Adventure

Experience some of the best shark diving in the world! Operating year round, this trip includes dives on Aliwal Shoal and Ponta do Ouro for encounters with ragged tooth, oceanic black-tip, bull, hammerhead and tiger sharks.

  • When to go: Jan-May, Aug-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Kruger Safari & Mozambique Diving

For those looking for big safari animals and big marine life, Kruger National Park and Mozambique are a winning combination. Expect big cats, hippo and plentiful sightings of mantas and whale sharks.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Inhambane Discovery

Discover the Tofo region of Mozambique, famous for its diversity of marine life including critters, several species of ray including the iconic manta, seen year round, and whale shark encounters in season.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,945 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

South Africa & Mozambique Dive Safari

This guided dive safari along the KwaZulu-Natal coast and up into Mozambique offers amazing wildlife experiences both underwater and topside. Expect plenty of shark encounters, whales, rhino and lions!

  • When to go: Jan-May, Aug-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,245 pp
  • Trip type: Group trip

Spice Islands of Zanzibar & Mozambique

Zanzibar and the archipelago of Quirimbas have a rich and colourful history with an equally rich and colourful marine environment. Diving opportunities range from sheltered tranquil coral gardens to enormous drop-offs.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Northern Islands

Northern Mozambique is one of the world’s last wildernesses and a great choice for those seeking remote luxury. The islands are home of the richest coral reefs in East Africa, with huge game fish, turtles and cetaceans.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,975 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Mozambique’s best marine life encounters coincide with the wet season.

Seasons

  • Wet season

    Nov to May: Mozambique’s wet season is the best time for diving encounters, particularly whale sharks and manta rays
  • Dry season

    Jun to Oct: Summer is dry in Mozambique, however it is the low season for diving

Wildlife events

  • Nov to May: Whale sharks gather in Tofo and Inhambane
  • Oct to Apr: Manta rays are found in greater numbers in Tofo & Zavora
  • Jul to Oct: Humpback whale migration along the coast

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