Searching for that definitive diving safari? Picture this:
Your own private island offering the ultimate in barefoot luxury and beneath it’s surrounding waters one of the healthiest coral reef eco-systems in the world. Of all Vamizi’s attractions, its diving is undeniably one of its greatest.
Slender and crescent-shaped, Vamizi Island nestles within the Quirimbas Archipelago, a string of islands along the length of Mozambique’s remote northern coast, sometimes known as the new Maldives. The island is a sanctuary, small and intimate.
Vamizi’s waters safeguard an abundance of marine life. A survey carried out on the waters of Vamizi identified 46 genera of coral species with more than 400 species of fish. The island is ideally situated where the south equatorial current splits heading north to Tanzania and south towards the eastern coastline of South Africa. These currents contain large resources of microscopic plankton, a major food source which supports the vast array of species found within the coral reef system. These ideal conditions combined with Vamizi’s conservation initiatives provide a much needed refuge for marine biodiversity.
Such a perfect breeding habitat is a haven for returning turtles who lay their eggs on the islands shores year after year and the mangrove forests along some parts of the island’s coastline are an extensive nursery for fish. It is thought that these nurseries are one of the most important breeding grounds to replenish fish stocks.
All year round Vamizi’s many dive sites provide spectacular diving with pristine visibility. There are many more being discovered all the time, catering for all diving abilities, from the novice to the experienced diver. The dive instructor will determine which dive sites are suitable for which conditions on any given day. The water temperature is warm year round and ranges from 25-29 degrees.
‘Without a doubt, this…is one of the best dives in the world’ – Tim Ecott, The Guardian