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Best Dive Sites in Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique – Blue-green depths

Gear up and dive into the tantalizing, turquoise depths. Here are some of the best dive sites in Quirimbas, Mozambique.


Rolas Island – Ideal for novices

There are numerous shallow coral gardens near Rolas Island. If you are new to diving, these shallow depths are ideal for perfecting your craft. An abundance of vibrant coral fish swims in these waters. You'll encounter the enigmatic Pipe Fish and Crocodile fish.


Rush hour – Meet game fish

Rush hour is well-known for schools of game fish that frequent the area. You can dive about 45 feet down at the site. Marine life near Rush Hour is abundant and varied.


Matemo Channel – Explore coral-covered ridges

Matemo Channel gifts divers with gentle slopes and miniature ridges all alive with thriving corals. The sandy patches are full of sea creatures.


Resort diving

Mozambique resorts often offer private diving sites amongst other luxuries. Try resorts such as the Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort to encounter sea creatures amidst relative privacy.


Zala bank – Thrilling drop-offs

One of the most picturesque dive sites, you'll ever see, Zala Bank is known for its awe-inspiring topography. There is a massive sandbank, enveloped in both hard and soft corals where reef fish and reef sharks lie in waiting.


Ibo Island – Dive under

A charming destination on its own right, Ibo Island is blessed with numerous great dive sites. Go to the small wall with overhangs as well as a sloping sand bottom. You can dive almost 60 feet deep to greet creatures from the deep blueness below.


Medjumbe Island - Breathtaking reefs

This beautiful island is scattered with dive sites with massive sea life and vibrant coral reefs. There are 12 dive sites in the area. If you visit the island in season, you may encounter humpback whales as they migrate.


Quilalea Island – Untouched reef

This remote island is a gateway to unspoilt coral reefs teeming with colourful fish. You can find dive sites to all levels of divers. There are around 17 dive sites from which you can choose the best. The night dive site is a special gift waiting for avid divers.


Rocha Rocks – For intermediate divers

If you've been diving for a bit but you are not a pro, Rocha Rocks diving sites are perfect for you. You can dive up to 98 feet under to greet an effervescent world of plants and fish.


Cliffs of insanity – For deep diving

If you are an advanced diver, going deep under about 130 feet won't be an issue. You'll be greeted with Barracuda and explore ample ledges and overhangs. The site is actually vertical.