Whale sharks and manta rays along with kilometers of unspoiled beaches must be part of the main reasons for tourists visiting Mozambique. Several dive centers and resorts are scattered along the coast of Mozambique although there is only one village that can truly be called the Whale Shark Mecca of The World and that is Tofo with Manta reef close by.
Certain areas in Mozambique offer fantastic dolphin swimming and diving with manta rays, other areas offer great coral reefs, Humpback Whale Watching trips and then as mentioned Tofo offers the best whale shark sightings in the world. Neighboring country, South Africa, offers fantastic Big 5 viewing in Kruger National Park and also adrenaline inducing shark dives such as great white shark and tiger shark dives to name just a few.
Many leisure scuba divers also visit the exquisite islands of Mozambique as these islands offer pristine reefs and with luxury accommodation. Main land accommodation in Mozambique varies from backpackers to luxury guesthouses and resorts.
As the distances in Mozambique are quite vast for foreigners to travel by car and car rental is almost impossible in Mozambique, most tourists’ fly into Mozambique from Johannesburg, South Africa and from there go on their dive destination of choice. To get the best out of your dive holiday we recommend that you allocate at least ten days to your dive holiday should you wish to visit more than one dive destination. Travelling from one destination to the next might take up two days as the flights and specific route transfers do not take place daily.
When planning a visit to Mozambique and South Africa you might find it best to ask the advice of a travel expert in order to maximize the time you have available for your holiday. Mozambique is not very well represented on the internet and so you might think you are booking a hotel in a dive location when in actual fact you are a 20 minute drive from the dive location because you know this area by the nearest town name and not by the village name where the actual diving takes place.
Mozambique has many brand new lodges and accommodation establishments which is not yet represented online. On this Scuba Mozambique website you will also just find a hand full of the best that is on offer in Mozambique. Should you wish to dive at a certain part of Mozambique which you do not find on this site, please do email us as we most probably have lodges and dive centers in that area on our books but not represented on our website.
Shark Alley Dive and Travel Centre, also known in the industry as Scuba Mozambique, is a dive travel agency specializing in dive holidays to Mozambique and South Africa. Shark Alley proudly supplies diving holiday packages to individuals and dive clubs, travel agents, tour operators and dive wholesalers worldwide. Typically Shark Alley would create a tailor made package for each individual client. Clients usually travel on their own or as part of their travel group. Shark Alley does not offer group tours where you book as an individual and then join a group of tourists for a set date tour. Shark Alley specializes in creating travel packages for individual clients, couples, small groups and larger groups of up to 28 divers.