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Dive Locations

3 recommended locations:

Nosy Be

More developed for tourism than other areas in Madagascar, the island of Nosy Be offers quiet and secluded beaches, good diving, wildlife, comfortable accommodation and wonderful cuisine. It is also renowned for the production of ylang-ylang.

  • Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, humpback whale, whale shark, grey reef shark, manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Reef diving

Ankarafantsika National Park

One of Madagascar’s last remaining areas of deciduous forest, Ankarafantsika is home to a number of endangered and endemic species of lemur and birds. The journey to the park isn't easy, but the reward of close encounters with its friendly wildlife is well worth the effort.

  • Excellent for: Wildlife

Montagne d’Ambre National Park

Created in 1958, Montagne d’Ambre was Madagascar’s first national park and derives its name from the coloured resin that oozes from some of the forest trees. It is a cool green mountain oasis in an otherwise parched landscape.

  • Excellent for: Wildlife

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Dive trips

Madagascar offers spectacular diving from resort or liveaboard and is famed for the dive sites of Nosy Be and her surrounding islands. Northern Madagascar is remote and home to some of the most unique and endemic species on earth – a compelling combination.
1 recommended trip. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Dive & Discover Madagascar

Enjoy two weeks discovering the fascinating wildlife and natural wonders of northern Madagascar including a liveaboard dive adventure exploring untouched reefs and islands where seasonal visitors include whale sharks and humpback whales.

  • When to go: Apr-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Madagascar’s dry season brings the most pleasant conditions for diving.


  • Green season

    Jan to Mar: Rainy season. Cyclones may also occur in February and March
  • Dry season

    Apr to Dec: Predominantly dry and quite mild

Wildlife events

  • Aug to Nov: Humpback whale mothers and calves can be seen around Nosy Be
  • Sep to Dec: Whale sharks aggregate in the waters around Nosy Be from late September to early December

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