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Scuba Diving and Snorkeling at Azura

Diving the Quirimbas Archipelago at Azura Quilalea

The protected reefs in the Quirimbas Archipelago offer some of the most spectacular scuba diving in the world. Featuring a Padi Dive Centre and qualified instructor, Azura Quilalea is well-equipped to offer top class dive courses in the great Quirimbas. Undisturbed dive sites promise a huge variety of fish and corals, and offer a range of depths and reef topography to suit beginners and more experienced divers. Very few divers have seen these reefs!

One of the highlights of diving from Quilalea Island is the stunning house reef which offers quick and easy access from the main beach in front of this popular Mozambique island hotel. There are an additional 17 dive sites, many featuring great walls and drop-offs.

Some 32 islands make up the Quirimbas Archipelago, located between Pemba and the Rio Rovuma - the river that forms the border with Tanzania and Mozambique. It is the ‘undiscovered’ nature of these islands that make it so special for the diver looking for a unique location.

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With up to 30-metre visibility and water temperatures around a balmy 28 degrees C, you can expect to see all coral reef species so typical of this Indian Ocean region, as well as game fish - Yellowfin tuna, Dogtooth tuna and Marlin. There are also eight species of shark (to date), Manta rays, Whale sharks, huge schools of feeding Barracuda, King fish, Red snappers, Green and Hawksbill turtles.

Whale season is July through to September so expect Humpback whales in the bay.

Azura at Quilalea Private Island has a full range of new professional dive equipment, and the training pool on the bar deck is perfect for refreshing your diving skills or learning how to take the plunge for the first time. A PADI Discover Scuba course, which includes your first reef diving experience, can be completed once you arrive. From the age of 10 years and upwards, children can also learn to dive.

Mozambique Travel Specialists