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Best Diving in the Quirimbas

Experience the best diving in the Quirimbas when you arrive at Ibo Island Lodge in Mozambique. It is like a dream come true – the first thing to greet you is the Dive Quirimbas activity centre. Here, you will also be able to swim with the dolphins, making your Mozambique diving holiday extra special.

Ibo Island and surrounds has some wonderful dive sites that guests rave about. You can book a series of dives as a guest at Ibo Island Lodge, or book a dedicated dive package or a mobile island hopping dive safari – one of the best diving and adventure experiences in Mozambique! Contact one of our consultants today to organise your best dive ever.

Divers need at least a week to discover the myriad dive sites in this region of northern Mozambique. Go back in time at Ilha de Mozambique, off the coast at Nacala, and find the appropriately named Dugong Dive and Watersports Centre. They will take you to see the ‘Big Five’ of the underwater world – shark, dolphin, marlin, turtle and the humpback whale – plus plenty of game fish.

At Ibo Island Lodge, the resident PADI Dive Instructor offers some of the best scuba diving courses to all levels of diver. Definitely the most superior diving at Ibo is at the light house. This long wall dive covers an area of one square kilometre and highlights include angel fish, massive napoleon wrasse, trumpet fish, damsel fishes, leaf fish, praying mantis shrimp, ribbon eels and garden eels.

There are some wonderful shallow dives at the 19th century coal steamer wreck just north of the sandbank beach off Ibo. Take a boat out to Matemo and Rolas Islands near Ibo, Cocoons, the fantastic Zala Banks at Mogundula Island. You can take a boat to Matemo Island to explore the famous Matemo Channel and Rush Hour for huge schools of game fish. Not far away, Rolas Island also reveals shallow coral gardens for novice divers or underwater photographers. Find the shy Pipe Fish, Nudibranchs and Crocodile fish!

Some of the best diving in the Quirimbas happens on the reefs at Quilalea Island. From here, you can travel by boat to the famous Saint Lazarus Bank and have the time of your life with 17 dive sites at your disposal.

Some people say that the diving is out of this world at Medjumbe Private Island where pristine coral reefs simply cannot be compared to other dive sites in the world.  Medjumbe will not reveal their dive sites because they are extremely protective of the private Marine reserve that surrounds the island. Find out for yourself – if you stay at Medjumbe, you dive their sites!

A diving holiday at Mozambique’s Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago is the best thing you could do – full of adventure and variety. All around this historical island, divers are treated to up to 30-metre visibility and warm 28 degree Celsius waters.

Hi Fiona and Kevin

We returned on Saturday from our wonderful week at the Lodge. We will give some formal feedback and we have posted something on Tripadvisor but I just wanted to thank you personally for ensuring that our wedding anniversary celebration was such a memorable occasion. The special touches of some champagne and cake in addition to the other great meals were much appreciated and your well-trained staff all went out of their way to take good care of us all of the time. It was exactly the experience we were hoping to have.

We also want to commend you on what you have done for the island in general. I trust that it is appreciated and that you are given appropriate recognition for the difference you have made to people’s lives there; but even if it is not always fully acknowledged, I hope that it gives you a lot of satisfaction after the immense effort you must have put in to turn the Lodge into what it is today.


Congratulations and best wishes

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