9 Best Dive Resorts In Mozambique - Updated 2024

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Mozambique is well-known among serious diving enthusiasts as one of the best diving destinations in the world. In this country in Southeast Africa, you’ll have access to the vast marine riches of the Indian Ocean. Moreover, there are tons of jump-off points for your excursion as Mozambique has a coastline that runs for over 2,000 km (1242.74 mi). If you’re up north, no need to venture all the way south to dive, you can just go diving in Quirimbas Archipelago. Conversely, Tofo in southern Mozambique offers opportunities to swim with whale sharks and manta rays.

To continue planning your trip around diving opportunities, read on and learn more about the best dive resorts in Mozambique for stays.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to diving spots, equipment, and diver education. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 01, 2024.

1. Chuiba Bay Lodge; Pemba (from USD 155)

Chuiba Bay Lodge is located in Pemba, the so-called gateway to Quirimbas Archipelago. The resort takes full advantage of this location by offering diving excursions to the largest Marine Protected Area in Africa. The best time to go diving is from June to September. The property can even organize a local expert to go with you for a free dive in Pemba Bay.

After a whole day in the water, retreat to your luxury bungalow or relax by the poolside.

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Chuiba Bay lodge

Wifi Available

Address: Chuiba Beach, Chuiba Bay Lodge
1144.14 km (711.0 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

2. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort; Bazaruto (from USD 1392)

Your days will be packed (in a totally good way) at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort. There’s a long list of activities offered here, including diving experiences and certifications. And you’re extremely blessed because your playground will be Bazaruto Archipelago.

Diving experiences start at 100 USD per person and are offered in two sites: Zengelemo and Two Mile Reef. Both destinations offer glimpses of reef fish and corals, but Two Mile Reef has a more spectacular display. The resort also offers PADI scuba diving certification, which varies depending on your current skill level.

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Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Ilha do Bazaruto, Inhambane
38.5 km (24.0 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna Fitness centre

3. Archipelago Resort; Sevene (from USD 80)

You can easily engage in diving excursions to Bazaruto Archipelago from Archipelago Resort. This resort with Indonesian-style villas has a network of experienced local diving experts, ready to take you to the best spots in the area.

If you’re lucky, you might be able to swim among reef fish and majestic whale sharks. The current runs stronger in the waters of Bazaruto, so guides are highly recommended.

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Archipelago Resort

8.3 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Chibuene village, Vilanculos
564 meters (0.4 ft) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Fishing

4. Baobab Beach Vilanculos; Vilanculos (from USD 76)

This small backpacker resort only hosts 80 guests at a time, making it an intimate setting for your Mozambican adventure. There is a wide range of accommodations here, from budget-friendly camping set-ups to beachfront chalets.

Bazaruto Archipelago and its wonders await your dives at the resort. If you want to check out famous diving spots, there are several outfitters in town that can take you.

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Baobab Beach Vilanculos

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Bairro Desse
4.03 km (2.6 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Airport shuttle Fishing Babysitting/child services

5. Baraka Beach Vilanculos; Vilanculos (from USD 66)

A beachfront lodge overlooking Bazaruto Archipelago, Baraka Beach Vilanculos is quite the escape. The resort can help you arrange motorboat scuba diving and snorkeling trips.

If you brave the strong current, scenes of colorful marine life will unfold whether you’re in the popular Two Mile Reef or Canyon Deep, which is strictly for advanced divers.

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Baraka Beach Vilanculos

7.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Royal road
3.86 km (2.4 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

6. Devocean Eco Adventure Lodge; Ponta do Ouro (from USD 36)

Explore Ponta do Ouro’s rich waters from Devocean Eco Adventure Lodge. It’s only a short walk away from pristine beaches and various diving tour guides. There are several accommodation types for every kind of traveler, including standard tents and thatched chalets.

If you want some unique spots to dive, forgo the internet and ask the resort staff to guide you to the best scuba diving operators in the village.

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Devocean Eco Adventure Lodge

8.9 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: 12 Rua C
588.18 km (365.5 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing

7. Liquid Dive Adventures Scuba Dive Resort; Praia do Tofo (from USD 112)

In Mozambique’s southern waters lie Tofo’s magnificent dive sites. It’s one of the best places in the country if you want encounters with large marine life and Liquid Dive Adventures Scuba Dive Resort knows exactly where to take you.

Certified divers are guided by the resort’s experienced dive masters to swim with giants such as whale sharks, leatherback turtles, marlins, and hammerhead sharks. Each trip starts with a briefing session.

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Liquid Dive Adventures

Wifi Available

Address: Tofo Beach
202.94 km (126.1 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Sauna Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

8. White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli; Zitundo (from USD 1274)

Ponta do Ouro’s Pinnacle Reef is right within reach of the upscale White Pearl Resorts. If you’re feeling brave, your dive masters can take you swimming with the reef’s residents, including bull sharks, which are plentiful in the summer. If you’re visiting anytime between July and November, you might also encounter migrating humpback whales and their newborn calves, sure to be an experience of a lifetime.

The resort’s Reef Dive Explorer package includes daily reef dives and seven nights of accommodation (but you’ll only pay for six nights!) If you want to get certified, White Pearl Resorts also has a couple of suitable packages available.

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White Pearl Resorts Ponta Mamoli

Address: Avenida 10 de Novembro, Zitundo, Zitundo, Mozambique, 1118
574.21 km (356.8 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

9. Gala Gala Eco Resort; Ponta do Ouro (from USD 59)

Gala Gala Eco Resort puts you close to another diver favorite: Ponta do Ouro. And as expected, the resort offers a series of guided diving excursions as well as certification courses. Choose from single dives to intensive dive packages for the full experience.

Some of the dive spots offered include Three Sisters, the only place in the region where you can see long nose hawkfish. If you’re an advanced diver, consider Atlantis. With depths of up to 46 m (150.92 ft), you can swim with different species of shark here.

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Gala Gala Eco Resort

8.6 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Rue Principal Da Ponta PO Box 664, Kwangwanase, 3973
589.03 km (366.1 mi) from Mozambique Horse Safari

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

Take the plunge in Mozambique

Without a doubt, Mozambique is one of the best diving spots in the world. Lucky for you, there are lots of dive resorts in the country ready to take you to an experience of a lifetime. So choose one of the above dive resorts and head out on your adventure in Mozambique.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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