Dive with the Ocean Giants of Tofo!

Why We Love It

In South-eastern Mozambique, Tofo is one of the pearls of Africa. You won't find big resorts there, but accommodation ranging from the backpacker to the small boutique hotel. With world-class diving and surfing spots, it attracts a well-traveled international crowd. Dive in the morning and, if you're lucky, you'll get to see giant manta rays, whale sharks, or even humpback whales in season. In the afternoon, rent a quad to explore the sand dunes, get a massage, or just chill on the beach. At night, hang out with locals in Tofo's sandy streets and try its local foods and drinks.


The dive center has been created in 2013, with conservation in mind. Join one of their specialty courses to learn more on local species such as manta rays, whale sharks, or humpback whales. They have adopted dive sites, do regular cleanups and are partnering with many environmental organisations.

Who Is It For?

For both advanced and beginner divers who love big and small marine life. Adventurous spirits who enjoy laid-back atmospheres. Non-diving partners can do yoga, massages, walks on the beach, enjoying restaurants, quad explorations, snorkeling, weekly cinema, scientific talks, surfing, and paddle boarding...

Prices and Dates

Dives are possible seven days a week. Contact us for more dives, if you wish to do a Discover Scuba Diving, a course, or a specialty.

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What's included?
  • 7 nights on a double occupation basis
  • half-board: breakfasts and lunch or dinner
  • 12 dives
  • 3 ocean safaris
What's not included?
  • Maritime park fee of MZN 300 (about ... EUR) per week for all divers.
  • Inhambane airport transfers
  • Dive equipment rental
Dive Briefing!

Marine Life

  • Located on an 8 km stretch of sandy beach on the Indian Ocean, Tofo benefits from an upwelling phenomenon that attracts manta rays and whale sharks.
  • The Big 5 of the underwater world can be seen here: whale sharks, giant and reef mantas, turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales.
  • Divers may also encounter giant batfish, greater barracuda, huge shoaling kingfish, and many species of ray, including the 'small eye stingray' - the largest and rarest stingray in the world.
  • Macro divers will have the opportunity to capture leaf fish, frog fish, impressive sea moths, banded pipefish, and a wide variety of shrimp - the list is truly endless.

Dive Conditions

  • Season: All year long for manta rays; June-November for humpback whales; October-March for whale sharks.
  • Currents: Can be strong in some sites
  • Visibility: 5 to 30 m (16 to 98 ft)
  • Water Temperature: 23° to 29°C (73° to 84°F)
  • Depth: Deep and shallow dives available.

Dive Sites

  • Up to two boat dives a day. Potentially three if more people are interested.
  • Over 25 differing reefs, some with amazing structures such as overhangs, small caves, and pinnacles.
  • 'Lemon & Herb' sites, at 18 meters of depth, are great for beginning divers and usually take place from 12:30pm to 1:30pm daily.
  • 'Hot' reefs, 25 meters (80 ft) deep, make Tofo the amazing diving destination it is today. Aimed at advanced divers with some experience, these dives feature current and negative water entries, and make for an exciting adventure.
  • Dive sites include: Amazon, Amphitheatre, Anchor bay, Buddies reef, Chimney reef, Clownfish reef, Giants castle, Hospital, Krakatoa, Lions den, Manta reef, Marble arch, Mikes cupboard, Outback, Praia do Rocha, Salon, Sherwood forest, Tabletop, The Cavern, and The Office.
  • Note that there is no boat deck in Tofo, so launching and arriving is done on the beach - it can be sporty!

The Team

  • Operation created in 2013
  • Number of boats: 4
  • Courses up to Staff Instructor Course offered - please ask us
  • Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
  • Maximum number of divers per guide: 7 divers with two dive guides

Safety Information

  • Equipment Recommended: The usual diving equipment.
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe, which has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: Durban, South Africa.
Visas, Flights, and More!

Visa Requirements

  • Most visitors need to have a visa before departing for Mozambique. If you plan to visit Kruger National Park, you might consider getting a multiple-entry visa (versus a single-entry visa)
  • Electronic visa should be soon available to promote further tourism.
  • Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country with the Mozambican embassy.

How to Get There

  • Pretty much everyone arrives from the south via Maputo Airport (MPM) (the capital of Mozambique). Then, take a local flight to Inhambane (INH), which is a half-hour drive from Tofo.
  • The biggest international airlines flying to Mozambique are TAP Air Portugal, South African Airways, and Turkish Airlines.


  • Tofo is subject to malaria; take necessary precautions to avoid it.
  • Bring sunscreen, a hat, a rash guard, a sweater or a light-weight jacket, some walking shoes, insect repellent, a mask and snorkel, and any prescription medicine you need.
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