Join us on this unique Exploration Tour to the islands of Nosy Be and Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar is well known for its endemic flora and fauna on land, but underwater it is also exceptionally diverse and fulfilling. Lesser known Mayotte is a volcanic island located between the African Coast and Madagascar and is a magnet for sealife that uses these waters on their annual migration as well as resident species including the elusive dugong.
This dive package combines to of the more remote and unknown islands of Nosy Bè (Madagascar) and the French Territory of Mayotte. Especially theisland of Mayotte have not been on anybodies dive itinerary (except the French oif course) and that is rather strange since the islkand is supposed to offer some awesome and diverse diving., Mayotte is host to a large whale population in season as well as macro and large paelagics.
Mayotte diving is an incredible plenitude of corals of all shapes and a wide mixture of tropical fish in an enormous tidal pond with safe water. A double barrier reef; Mayotte is surrounded by a barrier reef 160 km long, almost continuous, interrupted by several passes, one of which, passing in S, is known worldwide in the middle of the dive. The ribs are cut: there are deep bays lined with mangroves, rocky capes, peninsulas and a quarantine of sandy beaches of all sizes and all color, white sand to black sand through the 'ocher, gray, brown . There are other islands and spots nearby, which include famous Bambo and Chaozil.
We will ht Nosy Be and Madagascar at the end of the humpbackwhale season which run between Sep-nov. There's a good chance to see them when you go out with the dive boat to different dive sites. Always keep you eyes open for dolphins, Manta rays and whale sharks, as they just happen to appear, no right season for them here.
Day 2 (14/11/19); Arrive Nosy Be
Make your way to Nosy Be (best is via Johannesburg or Addis Abeba and Ethiopian Airlines fly direct into the island). Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative (if you arrive on the flight from Addis Abeba you will meet the rest of the group arriving from Europe on this flight). Transfer to our hotel and check in at the dive center. Rest of the day free. Overnight Les Boucaniers or similar.
Day 3-4 (15-17/11/19): Diving Nosy Be (B)
You have altogether 3 days of diving while on Nosy Bè (total 8 dives). We will be picked up by the dive center every day and returned back to the hotel after our diving is done. Overnight Overnight Les Boucaniers or similar.
About the diving on Nosy Be
The most famous dive site here and most popular will be the Marine Park at Tanekily island, where there are three different dives.Nosy Be has several islands outside which provide good diving with untouched reef. But it's hot all year round so you won't need more than a 3 mm wetsuit. Here you got all kinds of dives: some wrecks, some drift dives, Reef diving with a lot of gorgorian seafans. Between Sep-Nov is there a chance to see hump-back whales. Marble ray, blue spotted rays and also sometimes manta rays can be seen. Tanikely island is an marine park and is well-preserved, has huge gorgorian seafans, lots of hawksbills turtles and lots of fish and corals. Shallow dives and deeper ones. Always keep you eyes open for dolphins, Manta rays and whale sharks, as they just happen to appear, no right season for them here. You can see schools of travellies and barracudas, also crocodile fish.and all the colorful reef fishes.
Day 12 (25/11/19): Mayotte (B)
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