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Scuba diving in Mozambique

From the windswept mountains to the crystal sea, Mozambique offers travelers the opportunity to both summit peaks and dive with whale sharks, all in the same day.
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Diving in Mozambique

Quick facts

Mozambique is a gorgeous place to dive, where you can see creatures both great and small. There are mangrove forests and deep sea currents to explore, as well as incredible coral reefs. With so many diverse ecosystems there is an abundance and wild variety of marine life.

Head to the Edge of Reason, near Medjumbe Island: a tremendous drop off that plummets down more than 2750 feet (850 meters). You can explore along the rim, or meander down along the cliff face, looking for moray eels and octopi tucked into the rocks. Many animals use this geologic formation as a form of natural protection, and you are sure to see large creatures like whales and sharks as they cruise along the wall.

Be sure to come to Praia do Tofo, an area known as whale shark alley. Here, you can see whale sharks any time throughout the year.

When to go

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Where to dive

  • Bazaruto Archipelago
  • Inhambane & Tofo

    Go the distance to Inhambane and Tofo in Mozambique and be rewarded with the presence of stunning marine megafauna like whale sharks and manta rays.

  • Maputo
  • Pemba

    With some of the most highly acclaimed scuba diving around, Pemba Island will astound you with the rich diversity that abounds both on land and beneath the sea.

USD 129Per night
USD 28Per night
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USD 50Per dive
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What to see

During a dive in Mozambique you have a great chance to come across huge creatures like whale sharks, manta rays, and humpback whales. Look a little closer, and you will see bountiful reef fish and unique marine life. Five of the world’s seven species of turtles frequent Mozambique, and the rich currents filter in tons of nutrients and plankton to feed this bustling ecosystem.


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