Diving at Medjumbe Island

Divers can almost leave their wetsuits at home when diving by Medjumbe Island. The water is a balmy 26 to 30 degrees Celsius all whole year round, ideal for long snorkelling mornings. Turtles choose Medjumbe Island to lay their precious eggs and most divers are fortunate to see dolphins and pods of humpback whales.

Join professional dive masters on a boat out to the Mozambique Channel to dive deep and see incredible tropical fish. Massive drop-offs on the east side of the island into the Mozambique Channel give some great wall dives and incredible marine species.

See tuna and kingfish on dives

The pelagic species are also always on the fringes of the reefs and seen often – dogtooth and Yellowfin tuna, barracudas and kingfish. Medjumbe Island’s reefs remain unexplored and, although twelve dive sites are used often, much more are waiting to be discovered. Less experienced divers can explore the shallow reefs surrounding the island where some of the best soft and hard corals in the world can be viewed for hours on end.

Lucky divers will see Groupers, Sweetlips, Pufferfish, Angelfish, Napoleon Wrasse and Triggerfish. Black and white tip reef sharks are very common and deeper dives will reveal tiger or bull sharks.

Snorkelling or PADI, the choice is yours

If you don’t want to dive deep, don that snorkel and mask and see what the Quirimbas Archipelago and specifically Medjumbe Island has to offer. You also have the option of using the accredited PADI dive centre for refresher courses if you want to get back into the water.

It is exciting to experience the 31-foot fibreglass Gulf-Craft when you explore the underwater world of the good quality reefs surrounding the island. The deeper dives off the  Mozambique Channel are especially good for pelagic species and the deeper water resident reef fish and marine animals.