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Diving Ibo Island

Colourful corals, fish and experiences at Dive Quirimbas

25 March 2015

When you feel like a great diving experience in Mozambique, it must be said that the diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago is some of the best in the world. You can base yourself at Ibo Island Lodge where you will not only get great luxury accommodation and service, but so too will you get immediate access to the Dive Quirimbas activity centre at the lodge. Read more about the Dive Quirimbas team here.

Diving packages to see healthy reefs

Special diving packages to dive Ibo Island reefs will include accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge, transfers between Pemba and the island by light aircraft, daily boat trips out to sea and to the secret sand bank beach, plus cultural tours of Ibo’s amazing history and culture. In between dives you can also explore the mangroves, birds, and other islands.

Diving from Ibo Island means being in good hands -  it is possible to dive the Quirimbas Islands all year round! All you need is some sun, some warm blue ocean depths and some nice calm, flat seas on the surface. This means that you can plan your diving holiday in the summer time – or in the winter when it is slightly cooler but windy.  

Dive Quirimba’s activity centre will find a scuba adventure for you where you can enter another universe of wild underwater reef landscapes, filled with rainbow fish. Your dive instructor will take you to Lighthouse Reef South to see large schools of Blue Lined Snapper and Harlequin Sweetlips, Nudibranchs and Flatworms, not forgetting the occasional Turtles and White and Black Tip Reef Sharks swimming by.

Diving courses for new and experienced divers

You can explore Ibo’s reefs if you do one of the many Dive Quirimba’s courses, ranging from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master an expert instructor and marine conservationist. Sign up today for a dive course on Ibo Island! See the reefs when you have your Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver, or Dive Master course.

For those with a penchant for diving, try a PADI Speciality course including Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Underwater Naturalist, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Shark Conservation.

Other dive sites that can be easily accessed from Ibo Island are Matemo and Rolas Islands, Cocoons, the fantastic Zala Banks at Mogundula Island, and some wonderful shallow dives at the 19th century coal steamer wreck just north of the sandbank beach off Ibo. Because of the usually crystal clear waters, you can still see scattered pieces of coal, once on the ship over 100 years ago. This is also a great snorkelling site.

Dive Ibo Island reefs this holiday and stay at the charming Ibo Island Lodge for a real holiday away from it all. Make your enquiry here.