2018 Itinerary Magical, Pristine. Warm, Accommodating Mozambique.

5 full days with a minimum of 2 dives a day on the tropical coral reefs off the coast of Mozambique.

Please remember, this is purely a “suggested itinerary” and we can add / reduce it any way you like, by increasing or decreasing the number of days spend diving in Moz.

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Best time of year: Mozambique lies within the tropics so this dive location is a 12 month of the year dive location. But February month is known as “cyclone month” off the east coast of Africa, in the Mozambique Channel, so, if you can, avoid visiting Moz in February / early March. Mother Nature has no set dates.

Please note, the Sharks, especially the Whale Sharks have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

Mozambique must offer some of the most pristine tropical coral reef diving anywhere in the world. Situated within the Tropic of Capricorn, in an area not yet threatened by climatic charges and coral bleaching, it’s more popular  pristine coral reefs with an abundant sea life are situated 25 km’s plus from the shore. Too far out for the local fishermen to plunder and rape in their flimsy dhows. These reefs are untouched, spectacular and pristine.

Unlike dive sites in the Red Sea and Caribbean, Mozambique cannot offer multiple dives a day. “The pool is open” type of diving. All dives are done in the early morning so as to take advantage of the calm sea conditions with little wind. The wind normally picks up at about noon, causing a chop on the water and unpleasant and even dangerous diving conditions. That coupled to a 3 meter variance between low and high tide limits diving to 1 hour either side of the turn of the tides. Please don’t expect to do more than 2 dives a day anywhere along the South African & Mozambique coast. By late afternoon the wind drops making a night dive an unforgettable experience. But this can only be decided on the day, a few hours before the dive.

Please also remember, when diving anywhere off the coast of Mozambique you are miles, thousands of miles, from a recompression chamber. Do no push the limits! All reputable dive operators err on the side of caution! This is the epitome of recreational diving.

Remember to take out dive insurance and also remember you are diving in a high risk malaria area. Please take the necessary preventative measures.

Also… you’ve come this far to dive. Why not take advantage of being in Africa and spend 3 days on safari in the world famous Kruger National Park. We have a 3 night / 2 full days safari special for all divers travelling with “Dive The Big 5”.

Cost based on two divers sharing
Cost

Cost based on two divers sharing

ZAR 21 400 per person sharing
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Non-diver cost based on two people sharing, diver with a non-diver
Cost

Non-diver cost based on two people sharing, diver with a non-diver

ZAR 14 380 per non diver sharing with a diver
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Cost based on singe diver
Cost

Cost based on singe diver

ZAR 27 070 per single diver.
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Cancellation policy:

  • Full refund in the event of the dive being cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Should we launch the boat for the dive and during the course of the dive the skipper decides to return to shore due to unfavourable weather conditions, there will be no refund.
  • The skipper’s decision is final and is based purely on your safety and comfort.

When diving anywhere in South Africa or Mozambique, please don’t expect to do more than 2 dives a day. By noon, along the entire east coast of southern Africa the wind tends to pick up quite a bit, causing white caps on the ocean and making diving conditions difficult and even dangerous. As all dives are drift dives, it’s very difficult for the skipper of the Rubber Duck to spot the buoy in rough conditions and even more difficult to spot individual divers as they surface after their dive. The first dive of the day is usually scheduled for sunrise with the second dive of the day being scheduled after surface interval time and breakfast, at about 10h30. By noon, when the wind has picked up, all dives for the day have been completed. If by chance there is no wind, then a 3rd or even 4th dive might be possible, but this is very unlikely. The wind tends to drop by about 17h00, and if it does, then there is the possibility of a night dive. But this can only be confirmed on the day, at about mid-afternoon.

Remember when diving anywhere off the coast of Mozambique you are thousands of kilometres from the nearest medical facility and recompression chamber with the result that all dive operators in Mozambique do not allow "pushing the limits" and prefer to err on the side of caution, so as to minimise the possibility of any dive accidents. There is no technical diving or deep de-co diving in Mozambique. 

Please note: Mozambique falls within a “high risk” Malaria area, and we strongly suggest that you consult your doctor about which is the best prophylactic to use to prevent contracting this disease.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice.