Exploration Tour - Mayotte & Nosy Be

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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.

Dag til dag reiseplan

Day 1 (14/11/19): Arrive Nosy Be, transfer to your hotel
Day 2-4 (15-17/11/19): Diving on Nosy Be, total 8 dives
Day 5 (18/11/19): Free day on Nosy Be
Day 6 (19/11/19): : Fly to Mayotte
Day 7-11 (20-24/11/19): Diving on Mayotte, total 12 dives
Day 12 (25/11/19): Free day on Mayotte
Day 13 (26/11/19: Departure from Mayotte


Diving in MayotteThis 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.

Visibility is between 15-30+, but this is depending on the weather. Lots of macro can also be seen, nudibranchs lie everywhere. There is also Manta point, not a good dive site if you don't see the Manta rays, but excellent if you do! The hottest month is November and water temperature will increase to 30-32°C This is also home for turtles and leopard sharks and black tip reef sharks. Rest of the year is there also a chance to see Manta rays and whale sharks. 

Day 5 (18/11/19): Nosy Be (B)
Free day for lemur spotting is possible. We will arrange local tours (optional) to explore the islands in and around Nosy Be and also see if we can spot one of the local lemur species. The town of Hell-Ville is also a photogenic little town well worth a visit. Make sure you get to try the local seafood while you are in Nosy Be as well, highly recommended.

Day 6: Fly Nosy Be to Mayotte (19/11/19) (B)
Transfer to the airport for our short flight across to Mayotte. Upon arrival we will be met by our local dive partner and transferred to our hotel on Mayotte. Rest of the day free after checking in at the dive centro. Overnight Le Jardin de Maore or similar.

Day 7-11 (20-24/11/19): Diving on Mayotte (B)
The Comores are a place to drop off the face of the earth: limited Internet, satellite dishes or even electricity. There are few tourists or facilities catering to them. The three specks of islands in the Indian Ocean have been dubbed cloud coup coup land because of their crazy politics. They have had 22 coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. If I was a fugitive on Interpol’s list, this is where I would come to hide and dive.

Marine life within Mayotte’s lagoon includes many species of predatory fish such as mackerels and jacks, to shoals of smaller fish.  The reefs are also abundant in eels, sharks, turtles, rays, and corals–including brain coral.

Day 12 (25/11/19): Mayotte (B)
Free day on Mayotte with optional tours. Overnight Le Jardin de Maore or similar.

Day 13 (26/11/19): Departure from Mayotte (B)
Departure from Mayotte is either via Reunion or back via Nosy Be.

Viktig Informasjon

Package includes:

  • Flight Nosy Be - Mayotte - Nosy Be
  • All airport taxes
  • Arrival and departure transfer on Nosy Be & Mayotte
  • 5 nights Le Boucaniers or similar, Nosy Be 14-19/11/19
    Room type: Standard twin/double
    Meals: Frokost
  • Dive package Nosy Be icnludes 8 dives with air, weights & belt
  • 7 nights Le Jardin Maoré or similar, Mayotte 19-26/11/19
    Room type: Standard bungalow
    Meals: Frokost
  • Dive package Mayotte includes 12 dives with air, weigths & belt
Not included;
  • Tips
  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • DAN Dive Insurance (ask us for a price)
  • Visa for Madagascar - click here
  • Personal dive gear
  • Excursion to Mt Passon & Lumur Island @ USD80 (18th nov)

Annen nyttig informasjon
 - is based on per person in shared twin/double room
Extensions: Popular extensions include of course to see more of Madagascar's unique flora & fauna as well as your standard safari options in Southern Africa. If you are interested in doing more while in Africa, please let us know and we can send you a proposal based on your specifications.

See our divevideo from Madagascar:
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