Divers like to get away from it all and where better to spend a Mozambique holiday than deep within the idyllic Quirimbas Archipelago, between Pemba in northern Mozambique and the river Rio Rovuma on the border with Tanzania. Here you will find Dive Quirimbas, an up and coming dive and activity centre based on Ibo Island where local fishermen still use dhows to navigate the seas and mangrove swamps, casting their nets as they have done for thousands of years.
Quirimbas DivingHighly qualified dive instructors will take you diving into the Quirimbas, around several of the islands in warm waters with high visibility. You will enjoy sightings of unbleached coral reefs, game fish including Yellow fin tuna and marlin, Whale sharks; huge schools of feeding Barracuda, Kingfish, Red snappers, Green and Hawksbill turtles, pods of Humpback dolphins as well as the Humpback whales in season.
Arriving at Ibo Island Lodge on Ibo Island to start your holiday in Mozambique is like a dream come true and the first thing to greet you is the Dive Quirimbas activity centre. Here, scuba diving and dolphin safaris are the most popular activities, while boat trips to other islands, snorkelling, dhow and kayak safaris are other wonderful water-related goings-on from Ibo Island.
Swimming with the dolphins at Ibo Island Lodge makes your Mozambique diving holiday extra special. Interaction with these intelligent beings boosts the self-morale of guests who come to Ibo Island Lodge to learn more about the area’s biodiversity and culture and to escape life’s rush. Your dive instructor will also 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.
Dive QuirimbasYou 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 during your Mozambique holiday 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.
Diving in the Mozambique Quirimbas National Park is an experience not to be missed. Divers should book a special package for Ibo Island Lodge that includes dives, swims with dolphins, excursions to other islands and, of course, exquisite luxury accommodation and modern facilities to really enhance your holiday! Contact one of our consultants to tailor make your diving holiday at Dive Quirimbas.