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7 night Ibo Island Lodge, St Lazarus and Metundo Canyon Dive Package

Diving Quirimbas

Introduction

Set off on board a luxury Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran on an island hopping adventure into the dreamy Quirimbas Archipelago. Explore fabulous white beaches from your floating chalet. Once known as the Islands of Lazarus, the Quirimbas is brimming with history – harking back to the days of Arab trading posts and Portuguese trading routes.

Getting to St Lazarus Banks is a feat. Cruise the 8 hours from your base, Ibo Island Lodge, lodge hopping to Anantara Medjumbe and Vamizi Island for some luxury time out. At the Banks, try a little live-aboard fun, diving huge depths of a mysterious atoll for hours. Game fish shoals, bait fish schools, it is all happening. Our Maxim 400 super yacht is fully kitted for certified scuba divers with dive tanks, compressors, weight belts and dive gear on board.

Enjoy top end facilities on board your floating hotel – comfortable leather seating areas, flat screen TV and DVD player plus stereo and music system for your entertainment.

Highlights

  • Dive St Lazarus Banks and surrounds for as little as $4045 … per person sharing
  • Luxury villa accommodation on 3 spectacular Quirimba’s islands
  • Arrive and leave from Pemba
  • All transfers included

Destination

  • Mozambique, Quirimba’s Archipelago
  • Ibo Island Lodge – 3 nights
  • St Lazarus Banks – 1 night
  • Medjumbe / Tambuzi – 1 night
  • Vamizi Island – 2 nights

 

Day 1
  • Fly from Johannesburg to Pemba*
  • Meet and greet in Pemba
  • Light air transfer from Pemba to Ibo Island*
  • Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge (Stay includes: Accommodation in Garden Facing or Historical rooms; All meals; Guided historical Tour; Daily transfer to a private sandbank beach; Medicakl evac)
Day 2
  • Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge
  • 2 local dives
  • Full Day charter (8 hours) incl One x 18ft Motor Boats/Skiffs
Day 3
  • Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge
  • 2 local dives with Ibo Island Lodge Dive boat
Day 4
  • Start of Yacht Charter to St. Lazarus Banks
  • Overnight on Yacht (Full use of main motor yacht; Full use of one x 18ft motor skiffs with outboard engines, radios, fish finders and safety gear; Tender boat with outboard; 3 cabins for up to 6 guests; All linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels); Skipper and crew; Full board accommodation – Breakfast, lunch, dinner; Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics; All onboard equipment and facilities at no extra cost – activities are FREE; Fishing and use of onboard gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to); Snorkeling and equipment, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle boards; Use of on board motorised tenders with outboard; Island visits and excursions; Fuel for tenders and main engines; Water, gas and consumables)
Day 5
  • Overnight on Yacht
  • Unlimited diving at Lazarus Banks
Day 6
  • Yacht Charter to Medjumbe Island
  • Overnight on Yacht
  • 4 dives around Medjumbe reefs over the next 2 nights
Day 7
  • Overnight on Yacht
Day 8
  • Yacht charter to Ibo Island
  • Light air transfer from Ibo Island to Pemba*
  • Fly from Pemba to Johannesburg*

ACCOMMODATION & TRANSFER PACKAGE RATES

TOTALS FOR TRAVEL WITHIN THE FOLLOWING DATES:
sorry no SA price on this package


INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS INTO PEMBA AND INTER ISLAND LIGHT AIR TRANSFERS ARE NOT INCLUDED

The cost per person for light aircraft transfer is as follows:
Pemba to Ibo Island: US$235 per person one way
Ibo Island to Pemba: US$220 per person one way
Return flights: US$455 per person

*NB Serious scuba divers are encouraged to bring their own soft gear where possible as the on-board gear is for casual divers and backup use. There is a PADI dive centre on Ibo Island, should you need to rent dive gear.

Activity Gear Deposits
The yacht is kitted out with about R 250,000 worth of activity equipment from a large selection of fishing rods, reels and tackle, to scuba gear, snorkel gear, kayaks and SUPs and motor support vessels. However we do ask for a USD 1000 refundable Activity Gear Deposit to cover the loss or damage of gear during the charter.  This will be refunded at the end of the cruise.


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