Welcome to Dive Quirimbas

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Did you know that Dive Quirimbas is a world-class dive centre recently opened on Ibo Island? And that it offers amazing scuba diving adventures for beginner and experienced divers in the Quirimbas Archipelago? You too can experience this new PADI Dive Resort and embrace the opportunity to dive in some of the most stunning, unexplored reefs in Africa, not forgetting incredible swims with dolphins!

You will have access to seven local dive sites off Ibo Island where shoals of colourful fish dwell. Divemasters at Dive Quirimbas – owned and managed by Ibo Island Lodge but run as a separate business – are forever finding new sites so do check out the list of dives sites. You will not be disappointed!


Diving-MozambiqueThe famous Matemo Channel reef system between Ibo and Matemo Islands is waiting for you if you are a certified diver to come and drift dive in its depths and to see big Kingfish in large numbers. If you are learning how to dive, then this is the place to start your underwater adventures.

It is wise to keep in mind that dive trips range from four to six hours, depending on which sites are visited. To make the day more enticing, dives are often combined with magical lunches on uninhabited islands, or swimming with Dolphins, or snorkelling on the 100-year coal steamer wreck – and more.


Dive Quirimbas offers a wide choice of courses ranging from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master with Lorrayne Gaymer, the centre’s Instructor and Marine conservationist. Her passion for marine life and the underwater world is infectious and her patience calming. Sign up today for a dive course on Ibo Island!

You can do the Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver, and the Dive Master course. For those with a penchant for diving, Lorrayne and her team can also teach PADI Specialities including Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Underwater Naturalist, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, Peak Performance Buoyancy and Shark Conservation.

Dhow with kayaks

So come and get certified or explore with Dive Quirimbas the stunning untouched and relatively unexplored Quirimbas islands. You will be the only people on a dive site and you will have whole islands to yourself! Book luxury accommodation at Ibo Island Lodge to complete the dive adventure.

Diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago is a maze of phenomenal drop-offs and diverse coral species. This Mozambique conservation area is of enormous global value due to its rare marine habitats and species. Bottlenose and humpback dolphins and whales breed here too.

Dive Quirimba’s on Ibo Island looks forward to welcoming you to their underwater paradise soon!