Mozambique Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center
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Mozambique: Oct 5-20, 2024*

* Dates of actual trip may vary slightly based on flight schedules (yet to be determined).
 

Mozambique sits on the southeastern side of Africa where it neighbors South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, and Tanzania and sits across the Mozambique Channel from Madagascar. And while it may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think scuba, Mozambique offers world-class diving with its well-preserved corals, playful mantas, and abundant fish life! Additionally, if your adventure spirit sways you, be prepared to be welcomed by lively and friendly culture, turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and all-around-picturesque scenery. Mozambique is sure to deliver you an unforgettable adventure!

 
Casa Do Mar | Tofo, Mozambique | Scuba Center Group Dive TripWe start in Tofo - a small, beachside town known for its reefs and surf culture. We’ll spend 8 nights at Casa Do Mar - a charming Beach house, which sits, peering over the ocean, steps away from the beach. Casa Do Mar is a three storey building on the main beach and offers spectacular views of the main beach right up to Barra Point. The Guest House offers 9 luxurious en-suite bedrooms. These bedrooms are all en-suite and air conditioned. Four of the rooms have verandas overlooking the beautiful ocean and the beach. The sundeck and swimming pool area offers guests privacy and the opportunity to relax and soak up the sun while listening to the sea. Enjoy a drink on the veranda overlooking the ocean where whales and dolphins are a regular sight.
 

Casa Do Mar Pool | We’ll enjoy 6 full days of diving at Tofo’s “far reefs.” Don’t let that deter you, however, the longest boat ride won’t be more than 45min, with most falling between 20 and 30min. These dive sites are well-equipped to satisfy your diving dreams with mantas, barracudas, morays, big schools of kingfish, banner fish, moorish idols, butterfly fish, snappers, sweetlips, goldies, triggerfish, nudibranchs, and so much more! Recently, a diver surfaced and remarked; “Wow! What an aquarium!” Additionally, keep an eye on the horizon during your surface interval for breaching humpbacks! On our off-day from diving, we’ll enjoy a catamaran lunch cruise to soak up the sun and enjoy incredible views!

 
Mozambique Facts:  
  • Official language is Portuguese. In general, people understand and speak some English.

  • Time Zone - Central Africa Time or CAT, is a time zone used in central and southern Africa. Central Africa Time is 6 hours ahead of New York and two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+02:00), which is the same as the adjacent South Africa Standard Time,.

  • Climate - The climate of Mozambique, influenced by the monsoons from the Indian Ocean and the hot current of the Mozambique Canal, is generally tropical and humid.

  • Currency & Credit Cards - The local currency is the metical. Dollars and Rand are accepted in many places. Exchange is easily available in the banks and exchange agencies. Credit cards and traveller`s cheques are accepted in most establishments.

  • Tipping - Tipping is optional, but appreciated

  • Electrical Supply - Local voltage is 220/240 V 50 Hz.


Up next we head to South Africa’s sensational Kruger National Park where we’ll enjoy a 3 night stay at Lukimbi Safari Lodge. Check the Big 5 of your list! While never a guarantee, Lukimbi’s experienced guides will do their best to deliver us 2 full days of unforgettable safari experience. We’ll take small, open land rovers so that everyone has a window seat to soak up all the action! Guided river and bush walks are also available if you’d like to get the safari experience from the ground. At Lukimbi, safaris are not confined to game drives alone and you will always find good company with the animals drawn to the water of the Lwakahle River right in front of the lodge. Whether on your own private deck, at the pool, at the bar or in the dining room, you can rest assured you will have a natural spectacle in front of you every day.

 
Lukimbi Safari Lodge | No two 4×4 safaris are ever the same, nor are they possible to predict. It’s about being at the right place at the right time, with the right people to show you where to look. Safaris go out in the morning (just before sunrise to return in time for breakfast) and in the late afternoon (departing before sunset to return in time for dinner), and are an incomparable way to properly connect with Africa. No more than 7 people are allocated to an open shaded safari vehicle, which means that every passenger has a window seat. A maximum of 6 vehicles are out on the reserve at any given time. A Lukimbi safari is a unique take on a traditional Kruger National Park safari in that vehicles are permitted to traverse off-road under strictly controlled conditions. This, coupled with the fact that no more than 32 people enjoy 15,000 hectares of pristine protected wilderness, makes for an exclusive and highly personalised close contact safari experience.
 
The importance of a good guide cannot be overstated, and Lukimbi’s guides are all qualified and experienced experts. They are teamed with local trackers who were born in this area. Together they make a formidable team, whose passion and knowledge combine to deliver a standalone safari experience. Their enthusiasm is contagious, and you’ll quickly get drawn in to their excitement over predators, the medicinal uses of plants, astronomy, spoor tracking, photography and birds – to name just a few. They will hold you riveted as they jump off a vehicle to point out paw prints in the sand, or to identify a luminous chameleon in a tree.
 
 Includes:

South Africa’s sensational Kruger National Park | Lions 

South Africa’s sensational Kruger National Park | Leopards 

  • 1 night at President Lodge in Johannesburg (includes breakfast and roundtrip transfers)

  • Flight from Johannesburg to Vilanculos

  • Land transfer to from Vilanculos to Tofo

  • 8 nights double/twin accommodation at Casa do Mar (includes 12 dives, tanks & weights, Catamaran island trip w/ lunch, daily breakfast)

  • Land transfer from Tofo to Maputo

  • 1 night at Hotel Cardoso in Maputo (includes dinner and breakfast)

  • Land transfer from Maputo to Lukimbi Safari Lodge

  • 3 nights double/twin accommodation at Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Kruger National Park (includes all meals, 2 full days safaris in Kruger, national park fees)

  • Land transfer to Nelspruit

  • Flight from Nelspruit to Johannesburg

Not included in the package:
  • Roundtrip airfare to Johannesburg

  • Lunches and Dinners in Tofo (except one lunch during catamaran cruise day)

  • Dive equipment, nitrox, courses

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

  • Meals not listed on itinerary.

Please note the following:
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership

  • We highly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Oct 5-20, 2024*
 
Trip Cost:  
Ocean-view accommodations: $5,650 + roundtrip air to Johannesburg pp based on double occupancy
Standard accommodations: $5,510 + roundtrip air to Johannesburg pp based on double occupancy)
 

**All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Airfare not included, to be determined at time of booking flights.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $500 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact our Travel Department.

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance

 

Sample packing checklist