Bring your plus one: Mozambique - Beach & Dive

About this Adventure


Dive or learn how to dive! Where? In Tofo, the tiny Paradise in Mozambique. 

A hidden gem, an untouched, spiritual African village amidst the beauty of Mozambique. The insider tip for the ultimate escape – authentic, welcoming and safe.

A turquoise ocean right at your doorstep!

An endless white sandy beach gently stretching out invites you to relax and rejuvenate. But that’s not all. Immerse yourself in a captivating underwater world waiting to be explored.

Go diving or learn to dive  in one of the most paradisiacal places on earth!

Feel free to contact us for your personalized package – whether it’s diving or additional activities in Tofo. This trip is also perfect for your honeymoon.

Tour Overview

MOZAMBIQUE - BEACH & DIVE

Days: 10 (9 nights)

Price example for 9 nights:

Certified divers: from 945 €
Incl. beginners course: from 1,285 €
Discover Scuba Diving: from 880 €
Snorkelling: from 775 €

Dates and duration of travel:

individual

Optimal travel time: May to January
High season: mid december to mid January
Humpbackwhale season: June – September

Visa: No visa required for most EU nationals. Entry charge on arrival.

Diving options:

scuba-diving packages, PADI diving courses, “discover scuba-diving”

Accomodation

Beach Bungalow (double bed)
at Liquid Dive Adventures Scuba Resort
(single room supplemt possible, additional fee)

Note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The timing of the activities depends on weather and sea conditions and may differ from the planned itinerary.

What's included?

    Example for 9 nights:
  • Airport transfer from/to Inhambane
  • 9 nights accomodation & breakfast at the Liquid Dive Adventures Scuba Resort in a beach bungalow
  • 1x Ocean Safari: whaleshark snorkelling
  • 1x Whale Interaction Tour: humpbackwhale tour (seasonal)
  • For certified divers: Diving package with 3 dives incl. diving equipment(1x shallow water, 2x deep)
  • For those choosing a beginner course: Course fee for theory & practice, equipment, diving during the course
  • For those choosing “Discover Scuba Diving”: “try scuba-diving for 1 day (can be extended to beginner course)
  • 20% discount on all further diving activities
  • German-speaking contact person via WhatsApp

What's excluded?

  • Flights to and from Mozambique
  • Visa/entry fee (~10 USD)
  • All additional meals and drinks
  • All other activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Diving insurance
  • Diving medical examination
  • Single room supplement
  • Tips

What's included?

    Example for 9 nights:
  • Airport transfer from/to Inhambane
  • 9 nights accomodation & breakfast at the Liquid Dive Adventures Scuba Resort in a beach bungalow
  • Drinking water at the resort (bring your own refillable bottle)
  • 1x Ocean Safari: whaleshark snorkelling
  • 1x Whale Interaction Tour: humpbackwhale tour (seasonal)
  • For certified divers: Diving package with 3 dives incl. diving equipment(1x shallow water, 2x deep)
  • For those choosing a beginner course: Course fee for theory & practice, equipment, diving during the course
  • For those choosing “Discover Scuba Diving”: “try scuba-diving for 1 day (can be extended to beginner course)
  • 20% discount on all further diving activities
  • German-speaking contact person via WhatsApp

Your Travel Destination

Your journey begins in Tofo. The domestic airport in Inhambane is located approximately 30 minutes away. Inhambane is best accessed from the airports in Johannesburg (South Africa) or Maputo (Mozambique).

Tofo is a tranquil Mozambican fishing village with a very welcoming atmosphere and modest tourist infrastructure. In addition to the local Mozambican offerings, Europeans and other expatriates have also settled here, cultivating a tourist experience defined by serenity, tranquillity, spirituality and individuality.

It’s a hidden gem that remains untouched by the masses, making it a true insider’s tip among the paradises on Earth.

Your Accomodation

Enjoy your own private terrace and the modern interior of your rooms. The bungalows are located directly on the beach and also the pool and the restaurants offer a magnificent view of the ocean. You wake up every morning to the sound of the waves.

The resort boasts two exclusive restaurants crafting culinary masterpieces. One is a haven for vegetarians, while the other specializes in delectable seafood dishes.

Within walking distance, you’ll find additional restaurants, Tofo’s local market and a small supermarket.

Diving in Mozambique

Diving in and around Tofo

Diving in Tofo is something truly special, especially due to encounters with large marine creatures and rarely explored reefs. Biodiversity is one of the major attractions. Depending on the season and luck with nature, there is a chance to spot manta rays and other ray species, turtles, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins and sharks. 

The reefs consist of a mix of rocks and corals, with reefs often starting at depths of 20 meters or more. Conditions for divers can be challenging at times. There are periods when deep dive sites may be affected by currents and shallow sites may be influenced by wave movements. Conditions change daily and are hard to predict, making diving in Tofo exciting! 

That’s why diving in Tofo remains flexible regarding the dive schedule and choice of dive sites. Safety always takes top priority!

Learning to Dive

If you opt for a beginner course, you will be certified by PADI.

The beginner course includes a theory package, which you can complete online and also on your mobile phone with the help of the PADI app. The practical part involves several sessions of pool exercises and four dives in shallow water. Some exercises learned in the pool will be repeated in the ocean. Equipment for the course is provided, but it is recommended to purchase your own diving mask that fits your face perfectly.

Preparation for dives and courses often starts early in the day (07:30 am) or around noon depending on the booked dive. You will receive your individual schedule on-site.

Detailed information and prices for courses and dives can be found at the following link:

Whale Sharks of Tofo

Whale Shark Snorkelling & Humpback Whale Tour

OCEAN SAFARI 

Mozambique, particularly the southern coast of Tofo, is renowned for year-round sightings of whale sharks. On our ocean safaris, also known as snorkelling tours, there’s a chance to snorkel with these giants or even dolphins.

After a comprehensive briefing about the wildlife that you may encounter both above and below the water, as well as the guidelines for snorkelling with whale sharks, your guide and skipper will take you out on a zodiac/rubber boat (max. 14 participants) to search together for large, dark shadows and fins in the water.

Once a whale shark is spotted, the boat stops, and upon the skipper’s command, you have the opportunity to quietly slip into the water.

Don’t worry, the largest shark in the world has no teeth and is often very gentle and slow-moving. The skipper and the boat will accompany you, always keeping an eye on you and will collect you from the spot where you are in the water.

Duration: 2 hours

WHALE INTERACTION TOUR

During the humpback whale season from June to September/October, the Whale Interaction Tour offers you the chance to see these giants from the boat or even in and under the water. It’s an ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT: In the African winter, humpback whales migrate from the waters of South Africa northwards into the channel between Mozambique and Madagascar, especially humpback whale mothers with calves. Therefore, on this zodiac excursion, there’s the opportunity for you to see these enchanting ocean creatures.

The special feature: only 1 rubber boat in the interaction, sustainable and considerate, including a hydrophone to hear whale songs.

Duration: 2 hours

Optional Activities in and around Tofo

TRADITIONAL SAILING TOUR & SEAHORSE SNORKELLING

If you choose this option, you’ll head towards Barra, a place known for its mangroves and a tropical tidal zone – home to numerous tropical juvenile fish. On board the Dhow – a wooden, simple, traditional Mozambican sailing vessel – you’ll sail through a tropical tidal zone to a small village.

Along the way, you’ll anchor in the turquoise, shallow waters for a group snorkelling session. The shallow marine areas provide shelter to many young reef fish, as well as starfish and sea urchins in various colours. Seahorses inhabit the seagrass beds and your guide will show you where to find them. Snorkelling equipment will be provided, but you’re also welcome to bring your own aboard.

After snorkelling, you’ll visit the Mozambican village for a lavish, local lunch. Here, you’ll also take a small tour of the village, seeing the school, the health centre, the small huts of the village and getting an impression of how the traditional sailing boats are built (only if in operation).

With satisfied appetites, you’ll sail back and later fall into a deep sleep, full of experiences.

Duration: Full-day tour

Secreto Travel Inhambane Tour
Tauchen in Tofo

SURFING 

You can book an introduction lesson (60 minutes) with a local Mozambican surf instructor, including a beginner’s board.

Your surf instructor will demonstrate dry exercises on the beach, showing you the best stance on the surfboard. Afterward, you’ll head straight into the waves in the Tofo Bay. Your surf instructor will be in the water with you and the surfboard, helping you catch a good wave. They will provide instructions on how to stand on the board effectively.

The waves in Tofo are powerful, and you may get tired quickly. It’s advisable to eat something beforehand and drink enough water to have sufficient strength. Sun protection is also crucial!

Of course, the prerequisite is that you can swim.


KAYAKING

You can enjoy kayaking in the mangroves of Barra. Typically, the excursion heads towards Barra in the morning, specifically targeting the mangroves. On a guided kayak tour, you paddle in tandem kayaks through the shallow waters. There is an opportunity to discover the local birdlife and search for crabs and starfish in the water.

Following the tour, there is always an opportunity for lunch at a beach bar or a nice restaurant afterward.

Duration: Kayaking 2 hours


INHAMBANE CITY TOUR

Want to delve deeper into history and culture? A guided tour of Inhambane is the perfect opportunity. Ideally, a half-day excursion would encompass a mix of architectural sightseeing, vibrant local markets, rural hospitals, local schools and churches.


BEACH WALKS

Tofo’s beaches seem endless, allowing you to walk for kilometres with few encounters.

It’s entirely possible to go on independent beach walks. Occasionally, you may encounter beach vendors offering fresh coconut water, bracelets and various other items. While this may seem bothersome at times, a simple “No, thank you” is usually sufficient. The vendors are harmless and often appreciate a friendly chat.

On selected days, there is also the opportunity to participate in a beach clean-up, often organized by the surrounding dive shops or the Marine Megafauna Foundation. Unfortunately, no place on Earth remains untouched by plastic, although it is relatively limited in Tofo. However, every piece of plastic collected counts, preventing it from ending up in the stomachs of the stunning marine megafauna.


SWIMMING

The beach is influenced by tides, causing water levels to vary. Tides also affect the currents along the shore. Therefore, it is strongly advised NOT to swim alone in secluded areas; only swim where there are many people (Tofo Bay, near the market). Lifeguards are only on-site on selected days.


RESTAURANT VISITS & DANCING

Tofo boasts excellent restaurants.

Here’s a selection of cuisines to look forward to: Japanese & Sushi, Indian, Vegetarian/Vegan, Asian Fusion, Mozambican, Italian, South African, Burgers, Fish.

For a small price, you can still enjoy truly local, traditional cuisine. Matapa, a rice dish with cassava leaves (similar to spinach) in a peanut and coconut-based sauce, is very popular.

Local fish is also caught here. Traditional fishermen venture far into the ocean with wooden boats and paddles to bring back their catch to Tofo, which is then available at selected times on the small marketplace.

In the evenings and at night, there are music and dance events on selected days. Either with live bands or DJs spinning tunes, often outdoors.

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