With 1600 miles of coastline in the Indian Ocean, Mozambique is home to jaw-droppingly stunning beaches and some truly thrilling diving. Diving holidays in Mozambique can be spent in the northern Quirimbas Archipelago where healthy corals thrive, in the rustic off the beaten track destination of Nampula Province, in laidback Tofo for pelagic encounters or staying at some of the finest luxury resorts in the Bazaruto Archipelago. Diving in Mozambique is varied and rewarding with healthy coral reefs, magical macro sites and exciting encounters with pelagic species.
Schooling Jacks, Tofo
Dugong, Bazaruto Archipelago
Humpback whale, Tofo
Whale shark, Tofo
Doorway, Villa Santorini
The best dive sites in Mozambique are a hotly debated topic. In the north, spots like Neptune’s Arm in the Quirimbas Archipelago have earned significant renown for the cathedral-like pinnacles frequented by huge Napoleon wrasse, potato cod and inquisitive reef sharks. Bazaruto’s five and two mile reefs showcase impressive hard coral structures at shallow depths easy enough to snorkel at and host turtles, rays and visiting reef sharks.
In Tofo, whale sharks and humpback whales cruise through the waters and oceanic mantas can be spotted on local reefs. Paired with exciting launches with the assistance of a tractor from the shore, this makes for challenging and thrilling diving. From Nuarro Lodge in Nampula Province, divers can hover in the blue with the assistance of DPVs to marvel at vast schools of fish, or meander their way slowly over vibrant reefs dotted with tiny nudibranchs and an array of macro wonders.