QUIRIMBAS ARCHIPELAGO DIVING
Dotted along the Mozambican coastline for over 100 kilometres are 32 idyllic islands that make up the Quirimbas Archipelago, home to a plethora of marine life, ranging from turtles and dugongs to whales and dolphins, and a thriving coral reef that will enthral divers. The beautiful Quirimbas National Park offers nature lovers the opportunity to explore a vast expanse of enchanted forest. The Quirimbas are of significant cultural and historical value. The islands represent a melting-pot of Portuguese, Arabian and African influences, while historic landmarks such as the old forts on Ibo Island tell tales of slavery, pirates and the ominous ivory trade.
Diving in the Quirimbas Archipelago reveals hundreds of identified marine species and new sites are continually being discovered. The archipelago has over 350 species of reef fish in its waters, as well as humpback whales, whale sharks, the endangered dugong, and turtles. We arrange diving from Ibo Island, Medjumbe Island, Quilalea Island and Vamizi Island.
The Quirimbas Archipelago is home to a handful of luxury island lodges and one budget dive resort on the mainland. Pretty coral reefs with lots of colourful fish life is the draw here, combined with a feeling of peaceful isolation. There are also some great options for non-divers to relax after a safari with good flight connections from the Kruger ad southern Tanzania. Dhow safaris are a speciality of the region too.