The ocean has reserved a magical place for this small island, giving it a unique position and conditions.
The Nosy Be waters offer a host of entertainment for all types of diving, from beginners to more experienced divers diving lover of the most adrenaline, photographers embarrassed in lens choice or videographers who love to take pictures or shoot strange creatures and beautiful environments .
The biodiversity of this stretch of the Indian Ocean is incredible. It ranges from diving in "macro" or "muck" mode, dedicated to the search for wonderful peculiarities and rarities such as nudibranchs of all types, ghostpipefish, frogfish, leaf fish, rhinomurene, seahorses and many other goodies for fans of the "small" and strange ”, up to the breathtaking sightings such as white tip sharks, gray sharks, hammerhead sharks, mobules and sea eagles, and, in the relative seasons, to the incredible show of the migration of humpback whales and whale sharks!
Diving is possible all year round with different characteristics according to the months.
Available for day trips there are many dive sites, divided between those below and offshore, towards the Mozambique Channel.
The seabed is characterized above all by more or less steep falls which, depending on their position with respect to the current, can offer various sightings.
The tide table and the level of experience of the participants, in addition to the season, will make us choose among them the best of the day.
During the surface interval between the first and second morning dives it is possible to meet the humpback whales, the queens of this sea from August to October, with their evolutions and their songs make the outings at sea an unforgettable experience. From November to January, however, the presence of plankton and the warmer water will give the opportunity to identify one or more whale sharks that have come to feed.
Following a description of the main dive sites and many others are to be discovered by diving with us!
IN SHORE DIVING
On the oceanic platform from which the island of Nosy Be emerges, some of the most important dive sites rise, characterized by a depth ranging from -12 to -30 meters deep, they present fish in quantities, especially large gatherings of fusiliers, croaker, gray ravens, unicorn surgeon fish.
It is also easy to meet different species of puffer fish, crossbow, trumpet, flute, camouflage fish and much more. You can also see different species of crustaceans and nudibranchs, as well as make some particular encounters, such as a passing green turtle or some large pelagic fish.
OFF SHORE DIVING
They offer the possibility of meeting big fish, especially on the wall where the Mozambique Channel begins, where most of the more vertical walls of this archipelago are found.
There are reefs with corals so alive and it is difficult to believe that they are real.
GRAN BANCO ESTERNO
At 23 kilometers from the coast of Nosy-be, the last step before the depths of the Mozambique Channel, a wall extends for miles from a depth of - 15 meters down to - 55 meters deep. In rising tide it gives the best with countless quantities of pelagic and sedentary fish. Is possible to spot white tip sharks,gray reef sharks and exceptional encounters such as hammerhead sharks, eagle rays, mobule.
Muck Dive is a very particular type of dive for the most "observant" divers, the seabed is characterized by a substrate of organic origin and it's populated by the strangest organisms that the Indian ocean can give us.
Lionfish, scorpionfish, glassfish, small needlefish, transparent prawns and shrimps, ribbon moray eels, nudibranchs, flatworms and other molluscs, sometimes leaffish and frogfish!
By sifting the backdrop with the torch you can make the most incredible encounters.
Dive sites here are more far and advanced than the average of Nosy Be, but the time spent sailing to get there and the different tides that we can find will surely satisfy your expectations.
With an exciting full day excursion where divers and non-divers will be enchanted by the beauty that lies ahead in their eyes, it will be possible on request to stay overnight in the eco lodge on the island.
The pearl of Nosy be archipelago.
Marine Park, Nosy Tanikely, is a volcanic origin island, offers the best representation and the maximum expression of marine biodiversity in the whole area.
Its reef hosts everything from sea fans to pinnacles, from small vertical walls and reefs that degrade gently, you can make pelagic fish encounters or make a muck dive among soft corals discovering frog fish and seahorses.
A colorful aquarium where we can meet: barracudas, jackfish, turtles, bat fish, nudibranchs, schools of fusiliers and all the reef fish.
An old fishing boat sank by the diving center in 2004 today home to a multitude of fish of all sizes and colors: from the resident box fish, stone fish , scorpion fish to the colorful fusilliers, bat fish , school of barracuda and jack fish.
The best destination for night dives are the dive sites close to the coast, in a few meters of water you can meet leaf fish, seahorses, squid, spanish dancers, crabs and green turtles sleeping or swimming towards the surface to take some air.