Madagascar : 2nd – 9th August 2020
PRICE – R32 000 pp sharing
(This price is based on current exchange rates and may change based on fluctuations)
Package Includes: Flights Johannesburg/Madagascar, local transfers, Aarport Tax, 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, tea and coffee, 2 dives a day with 1 night dive, cylinder and weight belt rentals, all air fills, land taxes
Package Excludes: visas on arrival of 31 euro cash, travel insurance, lunches and drinks, staff gratuity, day excursions
Madagascar is an unspoilt island with an untouched reef system, palm- shaded white sandy beaches and turquoise waters.
Be it diving with sea turtles, eagle rays, manta rays, surgeon fish, barracuda, and even humpback whales, it is the ultimate diving getaway just a few hours away.
For the night diving enthusiasts, Nosy Be offers the most incredible “fluro diving”, allowing the diver to see a spectacle of different colours not normally revealed.
WHY GO DIVE IN MADAGASCAR
Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar, which is the fourth-largest island in the world, and smaller peripheral islands. Madagascar has a one of a kind mix of plants and animals. Many of them are found nowhere else. Madagascar is even referred to as the “eighth continent” by some ecologists. Ninety percent of the 10,000 plants native to Madagascar can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
Madagascar is home to at least 34 types of whales and dolphins, 5 types of turtles, 56 types of sharks, 300 hard corals and 1300 species of bony fish have been found around the Madagascar coast.
Every year, 10% of the world’s population of humpback whales migrates to Madagascar’s waters. From June to September, the whales come from the Antarctic to breed in Madagascar’s warmer waters. During this time they provide viewers with a magnificent mating display. By the end of August females give birth, and it is not unusual to see the mothers swimming with their calves.
Water temperatures range from 25C-28C with a visibility of 10 – 50 meters
QUALIFICATIONS TO DIVE IN MADAGASCAR
Dive conditions are optimal so divers are required to have an Open water dive qualification. Those who are advanced qualified divers get to enjoy a night dive along with florescent dives. Nitrox is also available for those who are Nitrox qualified.