Diving with Manta's and Whale Sharks

Trip Start May 03, 2011
Trip End Jan 31, 2013

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Fatima's Nest Inhambane
Read my review - 5/5 stars

Flag of Mozambique  , Inhambane,
Sunday, August 7, 2011

Tofo is a real paradise with a great beach and one of the best diving spots in the world where you can see Whale Sharks, Dolphins, Turtles and many other things. Apart from that it is known for a (almost) guaranteed Manta's diving spot which is quite amazing. Ofcourse I
couldn't resist and did 3 dives and an ocean safari which I booked at Peri-Peri 'the hottest diving in Mozambique'. Apparently the best diving sites are very deep (28 m or deeper) so I had to do a bit of study before doing a deep dive. It was however GREAT and I had 3 good dives although the visibility wasn't really good. But the things you see make up for that completely. On the way to the dive we saw 2 big turtles in the water, a couple of dolphins and a humpback whale who
was blowing some water in the sky. After the first dive we did the ocean safari looking for wale sharks and I snorkeled with 2 whale sharks and snorkeled with about 6 manta's who are also like 3 to 4 m wide, AMAZING!!

For the rest Tofo is really a relaxed place so hung out with the people I also met in Maputo: Sami (Finnish guy), Anna (Brazilian/German girl) and Linda (Dutch). The last night was Linda's birthday so we went for a party in Ino's which was not really cool due to the bad music
but still a decent night out.

Practical stuff

  • For diving you can go to Diversity, Tofo, Liquid and Peri-Peri which all offer comparable diving prices. For me the choice fell on Peri-Peri since they included my stay at Fatima's and breakfast and dinner in the price.

  • If you want to go from Tofo to the north and like to come as far as possible take an early bus to Inhambane, get the ferry to Maxixe and from there get a bus further up north. I had to wait quite a long time for the bus in Maxixe since it was coming from Maputo and I had to pay the same price, 900 mtc which is quite a lot.  
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Mandy on

Ola! Hier hebben Niels en ik ook gedoken! Is zo gaaf!! Die enorme manta's die over je heen zweven. En dat bootje is heel herkenbaar. Dan word je bijna gelanceerd in het water haha. Heb jij ook in dit dat hostel aan het strand met allemaal kleine hutjes geslapen? Zo relax daar!

Niels en ik komen net terug van 3 weken zuid-spanje. Van Sevila naar Malaga. Helemaal top. Echte witte Spaanse dorpjes, elke dag 30 graden, mooie heldere zee, heerlijke tapas en kannen vol sangria ;-) Maar nu alweer 2 dagen aan het werk, is wel een beetje een tegenvaller. Dus ik zeg het nog maar eens: geniet zoveel je kan! Maar aan je verhalen te lezen komt dat wel goed!


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