5 nights Dive Lazarus Banks and the Quirimbas Island Dive Charter

Diving St Lazarus Banks


Jump on board our brand new Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran for your private diving charter to St Lazarus Banks and the Quirimba’s. Your floating hotel on the ocean offers your dive group plenty of space in 3 cabins, a large main saloon, decks and trampolines.

Spend 3 nights scuba diving at Dive Quirimbas, Ibo Island Lodge’s on-site PADI dive centre. It is all about entering another universe of wild underwater landscapes where rainbow fish swim. Find diverse corals at the light house and swim along a long one kilometre wall to see mind-boggling marine wildlife.

Your 2 nights at St Lazarus Bank will stun you. This is the epitome of a live-aboard diving charter – dive the underwater mountain, about 30 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide, then marvel at the stars at night. Become part of the game fish feeding frenzy if you book when the Mantis Shrimps are mating.


  • Spend 5 nights in world class diving destinations
  • Luxury lodge / state of the art Catamaran accommodation combo


  • Ibo Island Lodge – 3 nights
  • St Lazarus Banks – 2 nights (on-board yacht)


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 & 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

Yacht charter to Ibo Island

Overnight at Ibo Island Lodge

Day 6

Light air transfer from Ibo Island to Pemba*

Fly from Pemba to Johannesburg*


sorry no SA price on this package

*Regional flights and 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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