7 nights Diving the Lazarus Banks and Quirimbas Islands

Diving St Lazarus Banks and Quirimbas

Introduction

Sail and safari into the Quirimbas on our unique Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran. We introduce you to a world class lodge hopping / St Lazarus Banks diving combo charter. Look out for Angel fish, massive Napoleon wrasse, Trumpet fish, Damsel fishes, Leaf fish, Praying mantis shrimp, Ribbon eels and Garden eels in unusual dive sites. Book your charter during the annual Mantis Shrimp mating season for a feeding frenzy of enormous silver game fish.

Feel that adrenalin and make everlasting memories as you cruise the Quirimbas in our Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Cat. Experience this ideal platform for scuba diving and island hopping adventure charters. Enjoy 3 cabins for 6 divers with separate bathrooms with showers.

Start at Ibo Island Lodge, place of history and Mozambican culture – shallow dives at the light house where dolphins play are hot!

Highlights

  • Unique 7 night diving package
  • Diving the legendary St Lazarus Banks
  • 3 nights at historical Ibo Island Lodge
  • 2 nights at magical Medjumbe Island

Destination

  • Mozambique
  • Ibo Island Lodge – 3 nights
  • St Lazarus Banks – 2 nights (on-board yacht)
  • Medjumbe Island – 2 nights (on-board yacht)
3 nights Ibo Island Lodge, 4 nights Yacht Charter (Lazarus Banks and Medjumbe)
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; Medical 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*

*Above package does not include international flights into Pemba as well inter island light air transfers

Package cost:

2 pax: US$4950 per person sharing
3 pax: US$3750 per person sharing
4 pax: US$3050 per person sharing
5 pax: US$2690 per person sharing
6 pax: US$2350 per person sharing

Validity dates: 01 March 2016 – 31 July 2016, 01 September 2016 – 11 December 2016

*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.

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

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