Dive Mozambique

Diving Adventure No. 1:

 

Dive Mozambique

 

The southern coastline of Mozambique between Zavora and the Vilanculos is world renowned for being a manta ray hotspot. Journey along this coastline and visit the areas that are frequented by this magnificent creature.

Dive Mozambique: Tofo, Zavora, Pomene & Vilanculos – 13 nights / 14 days / 20 dives

 

Day 1 – The Arrival in Tofo:

You arrive at Oliver Tambo International airport in Johannesburg.

The regional flight from JNB to INH takes 1 hour and 45 minutes.

We pick you up at the airport in Inhambane and arrange a direct transfer to Tofo Beach at only 17 km away. 4 Nights stay in Tofo at one of the many accommodation options.

You will arrive in the afternoon and can relax from the long travel by drinking a beer in a beach bar or by enjoying a traditional dinner in one of Tofos many good restaurants. Many exciting days of diving Mozambique’s Manta Coastline await.

 

Day 2 to Day 4 (3 full scuba diving days):

Enjoy 3 full days of scuba diving, either both in the morning, or one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Dive planning depends mainly on the conditions and the amount of divers in the dive centre. Here is your big chance to spot some of the amazing sea life that Tofo has to offer, including the world famous Manta Reef.

There is plenty of time to partake in any of the other activities on offer in Tofo.

 

Day 5 – Off to Zavora:

Pick up in Tofo and direct transfer to Zavora. Two and a half hour drive and possibility of a first scuba dive in the afternoon.

You will stay at Zavora Lodge in the Sea View Apartments. Full board is included at the restaurant of Zavora Lodge.

 

Day 6 & 7 – 2 full scuba diving days:

Enjoy 2 full days of scuba diving on the reefs that Zavora has to offer. Zavora is one of the few places in the world where manta rays are spotted on shallow dives! Technical diving facilities are also available, perfect for diving the deep wreck called the Klipfontein.

Other activities such as visits to the light house and inland lake kayaking can be arranged by Zavora Lodge.

 

Day 8 – Off to Pomene:

Pick up in Zavora and direct land transfer to Pomene Lodge. It is approximately a four hour drive to Pomene. Upon arrival, one can enjoy a sun downer while overlooking the flamingos in the estuary.

 

Day 9 & 10 – 2 full scuba diving days:

Enjoy 2 scuba dives a day, either both in the morning, or one on in the morning and one in the afternoon. The dive sites in Pomene are pristine and uncrowded. In fact, you won’t see any other divers out there as there is only one dive centre! In the afternoons it is also possible to do a shallow dive in the estuary. This is an underwater photographers dream, as you can expect to see many juvenile species.

 

Day 11 – Off to Vilanculos:

Pick up in Pomene and direct land transfer to Vilanculos, transfer time of approximately 4 hours. You will be staying at Casa Rex, a fantastic establishment with breathtaking views of the Bazaruto Archipelago, your dive playground for the next 2 days.

 

Day 12 & 13 – 2 full scuba diving days:

Enjoy 2 scuba dives a day, done in a double tank format, which includes spending lunch time on one of the islands of the Archipelago. If you are feeling energetic, try walking to the top of one of the enormous sand dunes, for a truly spectacular view.

 

Day 14 – The return journey:

This is the end of the Tofo / Zavora / Pomene / Vilanculos dive adventure. Today you will be transferred to Vilanculos airport and take a return flight to OR Tambo International airport in Johannesburg. Our service ends here; we hope you enjoyed your experience!

Dive Mozambique includes:

 

Flights:

Johannesburg –> Inhambane, Vilanculos -> Johannesburg

Road transfers:

Inhambane airport – > Tofo –> Zavora -> Pomene -> Vilanculos -> Vilanculos airport

Accommodation:

4 nights in the choice of your Tofo accommodation, self service breakfast included
3 nights in Zavora Lodge in Sea View Apartment, breakfast and dinner included
3 nights in Pomene Lodge in water chalets, breakfast and dinner included
3 nights in Casa Rex double premium room, breakfast included

See accommodation options here.

 

Activities:

6 scuba dive package (tank, weight and boat included)
4 scuba dive package (tank, weight and boat included)
4 scuba dive package (tank, weight and boat included)
4 scuba dive package – 2 x double tank dives around the Bazaruto Archipelago (tank, weight and boat included)

 

Good to Know

– A second species of manta ray – the giant manta, was discovered not so long ago by Dr Andrea Marshall. She is based in Tofo, and made this discovery whilst researching mantas here.

– Good ScubaPro equipment for rental is available in Tofo.

– Possibility of a third dive a day upon request.

– Your E-ticket for the regional flight Johannesburg (JNB) to Inhambane (INH) will be sent to you beforehand.

– Citizens of the European Union don’t need a Visa for South Africa.

– You can get your Visa for Mozambique at the airport in Inhambane upon arrival.
(85 USD$ to be paid at arrival)

– TAC Scuba Diving and Safaris Adventures will be your contact agency in Tofo. We will be able to arrange trips and tours for you in Tofo, as well as in the region. We are happy to assist with any question or problem you might have.

– There are direct flights available from Johannesburg, but flight via Maputo and transfers can also be arranged. We recommend arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo airport early morning. LAM airlines connecting flight JNB / INH departs at 10.55 hours from Johannesburg to Inhambane.

– All journey ideas can be customized to your travel needs, wishes and ideas. Please contact us for more information.