Scuba and Dive Courses in Mozambique at Indigo Bay


The scuba and dive courses at Indigo Bay, otherwise known as Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, are some of the best in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique’s coastline at Vilankulo. Situated in the spectacular Bazaruto Archipelago, this world class Mozambique holiday destination is definitely first and foremost a diving delight!

Falling within the boundary of the Bazaruto Marine National Park, Bazaruto Island is the sublime setting for Indigo Bay resort – the protected coral reefs are home to some endangered creatures such as the elusive Dugong, the Manta Ray and the huge Whale shark. Look out for Humpback whales in season and enjoy sunset ocean cruises to find dolphins flitting about in the waves. Read more about the national park here.

When divers get to Indigo Bay, they can join a course or do some advanced dives with the expert dive instructors at the fully-equipped dive centre at the resort. If you are a diving guru then head out for crazy reef diving to find Snapper, Surgeon, Potato bass, Kingfish, Barracuda, Manta rays and Reef sharks.

Indigo Bay, or Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, prefers to use PADI Instructors and Dive Masters as a minimum standard. Crew do not take divers out on any deep dives that need a chamber. The dive sites are named after the amazing marine wildlife or features found there…

Manta Ray Reef, North Point, is a flat reef, in shallow 15m water where divers can revel in the many anemones and clown fish. Two-Mile Reef is a famous dive site also great for snorkelers where divers can go as deep as 21m to find their treasure of the day. Try Brindle Bass Ridge to view these huge fish, Angelfish, Rubberlips, Snappers and Reef sharks in huge numbers. Turtles can be found at Turtle Ridge, funnily enough, and colourful corals at Rainbow Runner Reef!

Indigo Bay scuba and dive courses introduce the best divers to something new and different. Whatever your pleasure as a diver, you can be sure to find something that you will never forget in these clear blue seas around the breath-taking beauty of Bazaruto Island in Mozambique, one of Africa’s best dive destinations.

While at Indigo Bay, be sure to make the most of the five star facilities and luxury beach and ocean view villas! Constructed from reeds, natural soft thatch and wood, the lodge blends into its natural surrounds yet the amenities are opulent and indulgent.

The rooms are gorgeous, hidden away under thatch roofs with air-conditioning, mini bars, plunge pools, tea and coffee making facilities, and a private veranda outside. A swim at sunrise is a must if you can drag yourself away from the king size bed and soft cotton linens!

Chat to one of our consultants today to arrange your scuba diving course at Indigo Bay!

Bazaruto scuba diving holiday at Indigo Bay


Diving into the Bazaruto Marine National Park is an experience not to be missed – this is an underwater paradise where protected fish and corals roam in their hundreds. Your Mozambique scuba diving holiday can begin at Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa, a wonderful base for exciting dives – including the boat trips out on the Indian Ocean where divers often see dolphins or whales nearby during winter. Leatherback, Green and Loggerhead turtles can be seen on their way to lay their eggs on Bazaruto Island, home to Indigo Bay. Read more about the island right here.

Two-Mile Reef rates top for all divers

Divers love the Bazaruto Archipelago for its awesome Whale shark sightings and the opportunity to dive with these gentle giants. Talk to the professional diving instructor at Indigo Bay who will guide you to the best reef for what you want to see. Many divers come to the island to spend time floating out at Two-Mile Reef known for its 21 metre dives to see incredible fish species.

Manta Ray Reef is flat and boasts numerous Anemones and Clownfish. If you want to see amazing corals, then Rainbow Runner Reef is for you, going down to a deep 25 metres to see greentree and whips corals. Barracuda and turtles swim around near Turtle Ridge, hence the name of this narrow dive site.

For Black-tail reef sharks, take a look at Potholes and for Brindle Bass go and dive the large reef at Brindle Bass Ridge where these huge fish as well as Angelfish, Rubberlips and Snappers lurk. Seeking out Stone fish is not easy but try Zenguelema Point on the west of Bazaruto Island where you will also be able to see Scorpion fish and Reef fish.

Remember that you are constantly in the hands of world class diving instructors who have their PADI qualifications and who do not believe in doing technical or deep water dives that require a chamber.


Diving packages for good value holidays

Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa offers amazing diving packages for the keen diver where accommodation and this daily activity combine to create a great value for money holiday in Mozambique. Spend seven days snorkelling and diving the Bazaruto Archipelago, within the protected area of the Marine National Park. You can walk from your luxury villa onto the beach where the warm ocean beckons.

You will spend most of your Mozambique scuba diving holiday at Indigo Bay in the watersport and activity centre, or checking out the diving courses and learning more about the reefs and dive sites offered in the region at the Padi dive centre. Part of your diving package will be snorkelling outings to stunning sites where you will get your first taste of all that the Indian Ocean in the Bazaruto Archipelago has to offer. Lucky divers may see the endangered dugong!

Your diving holiday can also include wonderful seafood meals at the various Indigo Bay restaurants, horse rides, a game of tennis and swims in the huge pools at this Bazaruto resort.

Take time to plan your trip with one of our knowledgeable consultants.