Mozambique – Tofo Beach
With 2500 km of coastline, Mozambique offers world class diving with many reefs in pristine untouched condition. With so many dive destinations in one country, deciding where to dive is not an easy task.
In search of Whale Sharks and Manta Rays. Tofo Beach reefs are well known but the real action of Tofo beach is its perfect locale to dive many of the Manta Ray cleaning stations found in the area. Although the opportunity to see mantas should never be passed up Tofo Beaches’ reefs should not be overlooked. Home to a huge variety of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Devil Rays, Ribbon tail Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, many species of reef fish & much more.
The diving at Tofo Beach is done from RIBs, with fantastic beach launches through the surf. In general morning dives are scheduled due to the more positive conditions. However it is often possible to enjoy more than two dives should the weather, sea and surf conditions permit.
Whale Sharks are found in this area most of the year with the high season being between October & April. On the off whale shark season (April – October) expect to see the annual Humpback Whale migration passing through the area offering some awesome encounters and opportunity to view breaching. Contact us for packages and pricing.
Australian passport holders require at least six months validity beyond your intended stay and at least three blank pages in the passport. Australians require a visa to visit Mozambique. A 30 day tourist visa can be obtained at the border or arranged through an embassy or consulate in advance. The cost of this visa is approximately $80 USD. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.
The local currency is the Mozambique Meticais (MZN). One Australian dollar buys approximately 25 MZNs.
The official language of Mozambique is Portugese. There are also 43 local Bantu languages which are indigenous to Mozambique are spoken in differing regions of Mozambique. English is spoken in tourist areas.
220 volts and uses European plug type, depending where you are. Carry a European adaptor. English adaptors may also be used in some areas.
GMT+2 (8 hours behind Sydney)
Cool, light and loose cotton clothing is recommended for Mozambique. Mozambique is a malaria zone, so covering yourself from mosquitoes is recommended. Modest dress is recommended outside of tourist areas as to not draw attention to yourself.
The climate in Mozambique is varied from region to region. In Tofo Beach, the temperature is tropical and humid. The hottest months are October to March, and the coolest months being April to September. Year round the average temperature is high 20’c to low 30’c with some rainfall.
24’C to 28’C
$20 USD upon departure from Mozambique airports.
Tipping in Mozambique is discretionary. As a guide, about 10% on restaurant bills and $1 – $2 USD for porters, cleaning staff etc.