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Scuba Diving
@ Pemba Beach Resort - Hotel & Spa


Pemba is fast becoming one of Mozambique's premier tourist destinations, with intrepid divers able to explore exciting and largely unchartered waters. Hard and soft coral and a legion of fish species, nudibranches and marine invertebrates are waiting to be discovered in translucent waters that seldom drop below 26 degrees, even in winter.         

Mozambique Diving - Pemba Beach

The northern Mozambican coastline around Pemba boasts an astounding diversity of marine species, with Moray Eels, Stingrays, Barracuda, Kingfish and other pelagic gamefish to be seen whilst diving here in Quirimba tropical waters that hover between 26 and 30 degrees. Dolphins are frequently encountered, and Leatherback, Loggerhead and Green turtles are often seen in the water, whilst humpback whales can be sighted offshore between August and October.

Whether you are a novice or experienced diver, we, at Pemba Beach Hotel and Spa, will help you experience the magic of scuba diving in Mozambique. We offer a range of diving courses, such as Discover Scuba, Open Water and Advanced Open Water. Our experienced diving instructor co-ordinates the diving courses and plans every diving trip, taking care of all the details. We use PADI Instructors and Dive Masters as a minimum standard and do not conduct technical or deep-water dives that warrant a chamber.

We use a 24-foot wooden Estaleiro Naval for our dive excursions, which are powered by two 60hp Yamaha outboards for quick and comfortable travel, and which have a bimini-top for shade during travel. At least 11 dive sites are accessible from Pemba, six of which are situated no more than a 20-minute boat ride away.

One of the closest and most spectacular sites is the Gap, located where the continental shelf is 600 metres from the Mozambique shore providing a drop-off of 80-120 metres - a prolific feeding ground for big game fish. Pyro Banks, where huge selections of Coral razor fish can be found, the Playground, a shallow wall dive with overhangs and caves packed with Crayfish, Zebra lionfish, Firefish and Scorpionfish, Willys Reef, Beach Reef, and Ponta Saide with its "valley of a thousand anemones", are all easily accessible from the hotel.

7 nights / 8 days
$2010 -
per person sharing per 7 nights/8 days. Excluding air fares, airport taxes and transfers.

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key features
  • Padi Dive Centre
  • Rim-flow swimming pool
  • Sanctuary Spa
  • A fitness centre
  • Water sports centre
  • Deep sea fishing
  • The Quirimbas restaurant
  • The Niassa bar

contact details

Telephone 00 27 82 780 3931

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