Scuba Diving Vacations In Mozambique

Scuba diving in Mozambique is a magical adventure, and the scuba diving vacations Mozambique has to offer are just as magical. Imagine coming upon an underwater world of magnificence enhanced by massive pinnacles, healthy reefs, and plunging oceanic walls. This impressive stage for marine life is perfect for the nurturing of sea species as it is too deep to be ‘touched’ by humans. The result is a diversely rich wonderland of underwater beauty that calls upon the diving connoisseur to partake in its beauty.

Mozambique has a rich and diverse culture, with a mixture of African, Arab and European influences. This eclectic cultural region is settled upon a 2,500 kilometer pristine coastline that is scattered with endless coral reefs, tropical beaches, and mind boggling beauty. Mozambique is truly a dream for scuba divers, snorkelers, sun worshippers and adventurers.

Diving Mozambique is unique. One of the unexplored treasures of the Indian Ocean and host to a dazzling display of marine life, this area of the world is known for being one of the top dive destinations in the world for good reason.

In Northern Mozambique steep drop offs are the norm. Hard corals cover most of the reef real estate, with different species fighting for position. A drift dive along the wall can be like going through a reference book as each type of coral gives way to the next one. Gorgonian fans over two meters wide make the most of the strong currents in the area. The little remaining space is taken up by giant clams, anemones and soft corals.

Another delight for scuba divers visiting Mozambique is swimming with the various kinds of sharks. The water around Southern Mozambique, bordering South Africa, is especially mesmerizing. Exhilarating encounters with large schools of hammerheads and Zambezi (bull) sharks, along with plenty of great white shark, tiger shark, oceanic white tip, and whale sharks, make this area a shark lover’s paradise.  Add to that huge groupers, schools of trevallies, Barracuda, giant kingfish, octopus, Devil Rays and two meter long moray eels and it’ll be hard to concentrate on just one species for very long.

Scuba divers come to Mozambique to swim with the giant whale sharks. October through February is Whale shark season and it is not at all uncommon to see these peaceful giants of the ocean while in the water. Exhilarating encounters with large schools of hammerheads and Zambezi (bull) sharks, along with plenty of manta rays and whale sharks, make this area a shark lover’s paradise.

Located off the coast of Mozambique is another diving extravaganza: a national marine park of archipelago offshore islands, known as the Bazaruto Archipelago. The three main islands, Margaruque, Benguerra and Bazaruto, can be reached via the mainland town of Vilanculos. In this precious region of water live some 2,000 species of fish, representing over 80 percent of the Indo-Pacific region’s species count. The Dugong or sea cow, for example, is a rare mammal and is found in its strongest number around the island of Bazaruto. The island group is also home to all five marine turtle species native to the western Indian Ocean.

Explore all the scuba diving vacations Mozambique offers with its great dive sites. Mozambique dive packages that are worthy of an amazing trip are hard to find unless you have Scuba Dive Asia on your side. Let us assist you in creating the most amazing trip to Mozambique possible. We know how to make your Mozambique dive vacation incredible.

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Visitors must obtain visas at a Mozambique Embassy or Consulate abroad prior to entering the country. Passports must be valid for six months from your date of arrival in the country. A copy of the return tickets or a copy of the flight confirmation and either hotel/hostel booking confirmation or 1 (one) recent bank statement required when applying for a visa.
Portuguese is the official language. Many local African languages, such as Tsonga, Sena Nyanja, Makonde and Macua, are also spoken.
GMT +2
The official currency is the Mozambique Metical (MT). Credit cards are increasingly accepted in Maputo, but not generally beyond the capital. Travellers cheques are not commonly accepted, and where accepted are slow to process and often attract high rates of commission. If you want to purchase anything from the markets, shops and petrol stations, it is a good idea to have cash. Money can be exchanged at banks, local shops and even some markets.
Climate varies according to area. Inland is cooler than the coast and rainfall higher as the land rises, with most rain between January and March. Hottest and wettest season is October to March. From April to September the coast has warm, mainly dry weather tempered by sea breezes.
Check with your embassy or consulate, as well as with a knowledgeable doctor, for detailed information on current health issues. Full health insurance, preferably including Medevac, is essential. Medical facilities are scarce. It is advisable to carry basic medical supplies including medications and sterile syringes.
220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two round pins.
US$20 if destination is outside Africa; US$10 if destination is within Africa.

Where Is Mozambique?

Water temperature
23 – 30 °C / 74 – 86 °F

10 – 40 meters / 30 – 130ft

3mm – 5mm

Best time to travel
Year round, Jun - Oct Humpback Whales; Nov - Feb Whale sharks & mantas

Recommended dive sites
Manta Reef, Guinjata Bay

Above water activities
Land safaris