For one of the best diving experiences in Mozambique, try the Padi Dive Resort at Dive Quirimbas, a world class dive centre on Ibo Island in the Quirimba’s Archipelago. The best way to start diving is to do your Open Water Diver course with Padi certification – all you need is good swimming skills, good health and a desire to learn more about the incredible underwater world of the oceans! And at Dive Quirimbas, you can do all of this and more. Learn more about Ibo Island here.
Diving is huge in Mozambique but every region is different, offering different sea animals to view and different dive sites, experiences and dive instructors.
Quirimbas diving in a colourful protected area
If you dive in the Quirimba’s Archipelago, off the northern coast of Mozambique at Pemba, you will see unbleached coral reefs; game fish including yellow fin tuna and marlin; whale sharks; huge schools of feeding barracuda; king fish; red snappers; green and hawksbill turtles; pods of humpback dolphins as well as the humpbacked whales in season.
Did you know that the Quirimba’s Archipelago is a designated Marine Protected Area therefore a vital nursery for thousands of reef fish and five sea turtles? A great place to explore if you are a professional diver needing some excitement. Ibo Island falls into this remarkable 1 500 square kilometre MPA so book your bed at this remarkable Mozambique dive resort.
Dive Quirimbas professional courses and fun times
The Padi Dive Quirimbas Activity Centre on Ibo Island offers scuba diving to accredited divers as well as varied Padi dive training courses. Guests can book a series of dives when staying at Ibo Island Lodge, a dedicated dive package or a mobile island hopping dive safari – one of the most unique dive and adventure experiences in Africa!
This Padi dive resort boasts a small, passionate team whose main aim is customer service – professional divers make sure your Mozambique dive experience is the best and safest it can be. As a Padi diver, you will be able to dive anywhere because you have learned how to master safety concepts and skills while having fun underwater.
Diving off Ibo Island takes divers to some wonderful shallow dives at the 19th century coal steamer wreck just north of the sandbank beach off Ibo. Or go further to Matemo and Rolas Islands or the fantastic Zala Banks at Mogundula Island. Divers need at least a week to discover the myriad dive sites in this region of northern Mozambique.
The Dive Quirimbas experience is all about giving divers the unique opportunity to dive newly-discovered sites in some of the most beautiful coral reefs in Africa – without all the crowds. Chat to one of our consultants today.