So often to get excellent quality diving you have to sacrifice
somewhat on the quality of accommodation. Not so with diving
holidays on the Bazaruto Archipelago - there is a great (if small)
selection of really beautiful luxury lodges dotted across the
The ocean provides so much of the holiday action here, such is
its breadth and quantity of sea life, from snorkelling to
salt-water fly fishing and some of the best deep-sea fishing in the
Head beneath the waves and you'll find a National Park full of
unspoilt waters and reefs, which offer some of the finest diving 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, from whale sharks to manta rays, dolphins
and seahorses (for fans of the smaller stuff).
One of the biggest draws for divers in the Bazaruto Archipelago
is the 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.
For lovers of wildlife above the waves as well as below, the
Bazaruto Archipelago is also something of a haven for birders, with
over 150 species present in the region - you shouldn't be at all
surprised to be sharing the beach with a huge flock of flamingos!
Other activities include island hopping, visits to turtle nesting
grounds, beach walks, and horse riding.