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Scuba diving at it’s best

Ibo Island diving spots offer shallow sites for the casual diver and dramatic drops for the more serious. Wild underwater landscapes, rainbow marine fish, and gentle warm currents, all make scuba diving a world in its own right.

The best diving on Ibo is at the light house. It’s a long wall that covers an area of 1 square km. Starting at 10 m of depth you have both large gardens of coral tables, soft corals, bucket corals, green tree corals and the wall side that goes down to a coral bottom at 21m were you can see a good range of tropical fish.

Other sites that can be easily accessed from Ibo are the southern tip of Matemo where dolphins, turtles, and bright neon fish sit in the oceanic traffic with you. Just off the sandbank beach is the wreck of an old coal steamer vessel. Because of the usually crystal clear waters, you can still see scattered pieces of coal, once on the ship over 100 years ago. This is also a great snorkelling site.

The Quirimbas is a combination of diverse marine life, untouched coral reefs and tropical ocean currents. We don’t mind if you are a novice or accomplished, we just want to show you our sweetlips and angelfish, our dolphins and turtles, not to mention the hump backed whales which you could view in season (July to September).

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