Nosy Be, Madagascar

Departure Date

17 Nov

Duration

7 nights, 8 days

Views

2033

Maximum Seats

20

Dive the beautiful islands of Madagascar

R20 999 pp Includes:

Return flight OR-Tambo to Nosy Be
Airport Taxes
Return airport transfers
7 nights, en-suite bungalow accommodation
8 dives, tank and weights

Prices are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations, airfare increases & availability.

Nosy Be, Madagascar

20% deposit will secure

Nosy Be is an island off Madagascar’s northwestern coast. In the southeast, the forests of Lokobe Reserve shelter chameleons, geckos and frogs. The capital, known as Hell-Ville, has French colonial buildings and a covered market. Lemuria Land is home to a variety of lemurs, plus reptiles. Also in the park is a 19th-century distillery still used to extract essential oils from the native ylang-ylang tree.

A huge banyan tree near Mahatsinjo village is considered sacred and has been attracting worshipers since the 1800s. Popular beaches include Ambatoloaka, Madirokely and Ambondrona Bay. In the northwest, Andilana Beach is backed by palm trees. Inland, trails lead past crater lakes up to the summit of Mount Passot for panoramic views over the island. Scuba diving and deep-sea fishing are popular activities in the Mozambique Channel. Southwest of Nosy Be, the island of Nosy Iranja is home to sea turtles. Mitsio archipelago, comprising about a dozen islands, features sandy beaches and dramatic basalt formations.

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NOT even to mention the underwater world…..have a look a the video below! 

You could be here.....

What is the diving like?

This is the magical underwater world of Nosy Be Island North-West of Madagascar, in the Mozambique Channel.

With more than 400 species of corals, Nosy Be is home to the second most diverse coral reefs in the world.

Is a mosaic of rich ecosystem. There are coral reefs, coral banks, coral islands and protected marine reserves such as Nosy Tanikely National Park. Researchers have proven that the Northern Mozambique Channel is a museum maintaining species over tens of millions of years. Madagascar offers the highest diversity of corals in the central, northern and western Indian Ocean.

The density and variety of fishes encountered while diving is extraordinarily vast, dive sites are an untouched paradise, where the divers rarely meet other groups of divers.

Apart from the rainy season (from mid-January to mid-March), it is possible to dive all year round with outstanding weather conditions.

During set seasons, mobula rays, whale sharks, Omura whales and humpback whales are often observed. Thrilling and unforgettable moments that we are proud of. However not only the biggest fish of the world is the favorite one… nudibranches, ghost fish, frog fish, leave fish, sea-horses, etc. will captivate your attention, parading bright and powerful colors, for the joy of all photographers.

Where will we stay?

The rooms are the ideal place to discover Nosy-Be. Located in the bay of Madirokely, 10 minute walk from the Dive Center, and the Ambatoloaka village and its restaurants and facilities. Everything is at your fingertips to make your stay as pleasant and rewarding as possible while enjoying the calmness of the beach and nature.

The bungalows are ventilated and have private bathroom, hot water, mosquitos’ nets, safe box, fridge, electric kettle.
Breakfast is served on the private veranda.

What is not Included?

Excluded

  • Food & beverages.
  • Travel & diving insurance.

Trip Overview - Dive trip schedules are tentative, weather permitting.

Day 1

Departing JHB and Arriving MAD

Depart OR Tambo at 9:30am. Be at airport 2 hours prior departure. Dont want to miss your flight!!

Arrive on Nosy Be at 14:00. You will be transported to your accommodation. Check in and spend the rest of the day settling in and get ready for the most spectacular sunset!! Briefing will be held to discuss all dive logistics for the following days diving.
Day 2 -Day 4

Diving days

After some coffee and breakfast, two dives before noon.

The afternoon is free to explore the island. Relax at the restaurant with a beautiful view over Nosy Be with some cocktails. Nice calm water to go for an afternoon snorkel or kick off your slops, relax and read your book. After all, you are on holiday!! So not doing anything is also fine.

*Departure times and trip locations vary based on ocean conditions. Trip duration is typically 3 hours.
Day 5

Daytrip to Tanikely

This will be a daytrip to one of THE most beautiful, secluded Islands in Madagascar!! We are planning to do two dives with surface intervals on the small island. After diving, some lunch on the beach followed by a nap or a last snorkel before heading back to Nosy Be. Maybe even take a sunset cruise back home.
Day 6 and 7

Free Days on Nosy Be

These are free days.

Optional activities are a visit to Lumeria Land, harbor tour, waterfalls, visit Mont Passot or Lokobe Bay National Park. Scooter rentals for a drive to ylang ylang plantations, rice fields and a perusal around the Island.
Day 8

Arrive OR-Tambo

We will take transport at around 12 o clock to depart at 14:45 to OR-Tambo. Arrive home at 18:45

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Hi, Manie here, to answer any questions you have about the dive trip!

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