Whether you’re a diver or a manta ray, Mozambique is a secluded place to retreat and rejuvenate yourself.
The plastic-bucket sandcastle beach-brigades are missing and there is no need to muscle for rank on a crowded dive boat. Mozambique is a secluded place for divers to relax. Your toughest choice for the week will be whether to take the golf cart to your bungalow, or to walk along the long over-water path to your room.
Flamingo Bay Water Village is a jewel of a resort; a perfect home-base for divers wanting to see the best of Mozambique. Built on stilts, each luxury chalet hovers above a peaceful ocean. You can jump off the back deck to snorkel in turquoise water and go diving with handsome marine life.
The Republic of Mozambique is in Southeast Africa. It is bordered on the south by South Africa, Zambia is to the west and Malawi and Tanzania are north and northwest. The closest airport to Flamingo Bay is Inhambane Airport. Most flights arrive from Johannesburg. African waters are far off, but you’ll find it to be worth every second of time it takes to get you there.
BarraDive, is a PADI Gold Palm operator who specialize in diving the Manta Coast of Mozambique. Manager Megan Williams leads the team that will send you on your underwater safari to discover unspoild reefs, dolphins, manta rays and whalesharks. “We have a huge variety of marine life here, ranging from large marine animals like the whaleshark to tiny crustaceans such as the harlequin shrimp (every photographers delight). The diving here is truly spectacular and a must see for seasoned divers as well as perfect training conditions for beginners.” says Megan.
Humpback whales migrate through the waters June through October. Whale sharks and giant manta rays can be found any time of year but are more common December-May. While November through February bring the rainy season, it also brings a reason to take your camera out of the housing; excellent bird watching conditions.
Mozambique is known for hosting a population of Mantas that return each year. Marine biologists have learned that Mantas go to Mozambique every year for a very important part of their life cycle. They come to breed and to visit the coral reef cleaning stations. This is where a manta will hover over a reef and let cleaner wrasse climb aboard to remove small parasites. Sometimes several wrasse line up to wait their turn.
Reef & Rainforest invites you to follow the migration of the manta rays to Mozambique. Find your “cleaning station” human-equivalent and rejuvenate yourself at Flamingo Bay.
Seven nights accommodation based on twin/double occupancy, round trip charter flight from Johannesburg to Inhamban, 5 days of 2 tank boat diving, meals and non-motorized activities.
2010 Rates start at $2850 per person for low season..