st lazarus banks diving

A maze of phenomenal drop-offs, atolls and diverse coral species

Plunge into the warm waters of Mozambique and into the undiscovered scuba diving paradise of St. Lazarus Banks – an underwater mountain covering almost 600 sq km, home to such species as sea turtles, giant game fish and beautifully preserved coral reefs.
With an underwater visibility of up to 30 metres, divers and spear-fishermen will see Kingfish, Barracuda, Marlin, Sailfish, White-tipped Oceanic shark and Doggies weighing over 70kg weaving their way through this gigantic underwater reef system and devouring mating Mantis shrimps that bubble to the surface in their billions from mid-September to end November.

This underwater Eden can now be reached in five hours from Ibo island in the Quirimbas with two-day excursions on board Ibo Island Lodge’s new three-cabin Maxim 400 Fly Bridge Power Catamaran after three days of diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago .

Ibo Island Lodge is also offering seven-night packages combining cultural and diving hotspot Ibo Island with St. Lazarus Banks and Medjumbe Island or Metundo Canyon, a world-class reef system rising up 100 metres from the water.

Seeing is believing! So if that’s not enough to float your boat, check out our new Virtual Reality video on St. Lazarus Banks today.

For more information on diving packages to Ibo Island, St. Lazarus Banks, Medjumbe Island or Metundo Canyon, visit

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