Southern Mozambique & Bazaruto Archipelago

Bazaruto Archipelago Diving Holidays: An Overview

This is an area of deserted and pristine white beaches, warm turquoise seas and small fishing communities, home to some world-class diving.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Dive the famous Two Mile Reef and hope you spot a shy dugong.
  • Enjoy miles and miles of pristine white sand beaches and blue seas.
  • Head to Tofo for some world-class big fish action. Whale sharks, mantas and more.

Our Guide to Bazaruto Archipelago Diving Holidays

Apart from the odd luxury lodge dotted amongst the islands, there is nothing much to disturb the serene beauty of the area. And on the subject of the lodges, we have been lucky enough to visit them all, and the overall standard is right up there with the very best beach lodges worldwide.

Offshore, the fertile waters are home to an abundance of life providing superb diving and snorkelling opportunities and some of the best salt water fly-fishing and deep-sea fishing in the world. On most days you should see shoals of dolphin feeding off the endless supply of fish, and if you are lucky you may see a rare dugong or humpback whales and whale sharks migrating along the Mozambique Channel between the mainland and Madagascar.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is a National Marine Park and its unspoilt waters and reefs offer some of the finest diving sites and deep-sea fishing in the world. The reefs are exceptionally healthy, particularly the soft corals, and the range of sea life is not only vast but also remarkably approachable.

One of the biggest draws for divers is Two Mile Reef, and you will have the ocean more or less to yourself. Experienced divers should also dive Cabo San Sebastian. It can only be found using GPS and is home to such huge quantities of game fish that you can see from the boat before the dive.

With over 150 species of birds, the area is also a haven for twitchers, and at certain times of year you are likely to be sharing the beach with flocks of flamingos. Other activities include island hopping, visits to turtle nesting grounds, beach walks, and horse riding.


Original Highlight

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You’ll be hard pushed to find better diving than here - the waters are inhabited by three species of turtle, including the loggerhead that nests on the islands, while spinner and humpback dolphins, as well as dugong, are also commonly spotted.

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  • Average Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
  • Rainfall — 17cm / 6.7 inches
  • Water Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
Flight from London

11:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +2 hrs

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Azura is a boutique beach lodge located on Benguerra Island, part of the Bazaruto Archipelago that lies just off the coast of southern Mozambique. Claiming to be the country’s first eco lodge, the resort was built entirely by hand by the local community and so you are assured of that ‘locale’ feel.

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