Ibo Island Lodge is a very special place to stay in its three perfectly restored old houses – attention to detail has created a special atmosphere where the balance between the old style and the new is perfect. Ibo Island Lodge is not only a cultural masterpiece but also a diver’s paradise.
Dive Quirimbas is the fully equipped dive and activities centre at the lodge which has recently introduced swimming with the dolphins into its itinerary. This is something magical – the wonderful dolphin experience is well monitored to ensure a sustainable eco-friendly approach. Did you know that when you swim with the dolphins, you can heal your heart? You start to feel a deep sense of completion and realisation within.
From dolphins to sharks – novice divers can explore the shallow, clear, warm water while experienced divers can head for the more serious drop-offs. Scuba diving at Ibo Island Lodge is about entering another universe of wild underwater landscapes where rainbow fish swim.
Go diving at the light house for the best sightings – you will enter a garden of coral tables, soft corals, bucket corals, green tree corals and you will swim along a long one kilometre wall to see all that you need to see.
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.
Come and see the sweetlips and angelfish, beautiful dolphins and turtles, not to mention the hump backed whales which you could view in season.
At Dive Quirimbas, you will be pleased to know that the resident Dive Master offers dive combos on a tailor made basis and you can book a Mobile Island Hopping dive safari to other islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago.
Go to Ibo Island if you are looking for authenticity, charm, beauty and have an interest in different people.