(Indian Ocean - South Africa )
*Includes 4 nights B&B, 6 reef dives and local transfers. Excludes international flights.
- Dive Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
- Shark encounters Nov - Feb
- B&B or self catered option
- Ideal extension after Umkomaas & Aliwal
Ponta do Ouro in Mozambique is only 10km from the South African border crossing at Kosi Bay, but has its very own distinctive culture and atmosphere. Scuba Travel have teamed up Planet Scuba and Simply Scuba for for the ultimate taster of what Mozambique offers divers - and it so much more than just sharks! This is a tropical paradise with palm trees hanging over white sand beaches. And whilst diving is never far away, experience for yourself the unique culture of Mozambique!
You home in Mozambique is Planet Scuba, a centrally located beach resort only moments from the dive centre. As a small, family friendly hotel, Planet Scuba have 13 twin or double, air conditioned rooms with en-suite set around the communal pool with its expansive wooden deck and sea views. Each of the rooms is fully equipped for self catering with fridges, freezers, gas cooker and even a drinks fridge on the deck. If you prefer, meals can be provided as part of your package. Toiletries are provided but please bring your own towels.
When you are not diving, most life at Planet Scuba revolves around the large open air deck and pool. Meals can be taken here in the evenings - enjoy the sea view as you tuck into one of the local speciality BBQ dishes, freshly cooked on the braai. There is a comfy lounge area with TV and internet on request. Take a walk around the Ponta do Ouro or simply soak up the ocean views and white sands. Discover Mozambique before the secret gets out.
- Rooms: 13
- Fridge: Yes
- Room safe: No
- A/C: Yes
- Pools: 1
- Restaurants: 1
Dive Centre Facts
- Dive Centre: 500m
- Dive Courses: PADI
- House Reef: No
- Boat Diving: Yes
- Shore Diving: No
- Nitrox: Yes
- Tech Friendly: No
- Season: All year
- Air Temp: 19-28C
- Water Temp: 25-28C
- Visibility: 15-20m
- Airport: 450km
Simply Scuba is a modern and vibrant dive centre in the heart of Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique. Mozambique itself is becoming well known for the excellent seasonal shark encounters and good range of healthy reef dives. And there is no one better to explore this up and coming dive destination with than the professionals at Simply Scuba.
All mod cons are provided at Simply Scuba. The dedicated dive RIBS can comfortably sit up to 16 dives and both nitrox and air fill are available. Back at the dive centre there is amply locked kit storage, outdoor shows and a braai bbq area for post dive nibbles and drinks. PADI courses can be taught in site but ideally should be prebooked.
- 8m dedicated dive RIBS offering 2 dives each morning
- Over 28 dive sites for all experience levels
- Night dive on local reefs
- PADI dive courses
- Nitrox available
There are more than 28 dive sites all within 2-12km from the dive sites - there is a site there for everyone! Ponta do Ouro is famed for the sharks. Each season tiger, hammerheads, bull and reef sharks are especially common from Nov - Feb. But there is so much more to discover! There are several resident dolphin pods and even whales passing along the coast. The reefs are full of life, with octopus, eels, massive potato basses and turtles. Macro subjects are plentiful with shrimps, nudibranchs, paper fish and even frog fish. So what are you waiting for? Dive in!
Diving Rates & Prices
If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Mozambique.
- 1 days diving from: Price on request
- 3 days diving from: Price on request
- 5 days diving from: Price on request
Scuba Diving Courses
- PADI open water referral from: Price on request
- PADI open water course from: Price on request
- PADI advanced course from: Price on request
- Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
- Other courses available on request
- Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request
These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.
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From time to time the resort and dive centre hosts a unique one off dive event. These will focus on a specific area of diving, covering a wide range of topics from underwater photography, technical diving, explore wrecks or conservation themed.
These special events are a brilliant way to learn from the accompanying experts (often a famous face!), improve your knowledge, develop new dive skills and of course, get to dive some of the most exciting destinations out there.
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