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The historic port of Inhambane is the gateway to southern Mozambique, with miles of unspoiled tropical beaches and warm Indian Ocean waters, teeming with marine life.

Located in the Inhambane province in southeast Mozambique, the small coastal town of Tofo is quickly becoming known as a premier world-class dive destination, famous for large pelagic encounters.

Manta rays are seen all year round at the cleaning stations, whale sharks are more common Oct-Mar and humpback whales cruise along the coastline from Jun-Sep. Divers can expect to see schools of devil rays, white-tip and leopard sharks, turtles and plenty of game fish. The reefs are awash with tropical marine life including harlequin shrimp and frogfish.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: giant oceanic manta ray, reef manta ray, whale shark, humpback whale, giant frogfish

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Inhambane Discovery

Discover the Tofo region of Mozambique, famous for its diversity of marine life including critters, several species of ray including the iconic manta, seen year round, and whale shark encounters in season.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Kruger Safari & Mozambique Diving

For those looking for big safari animals and big marine life, Kruger National Park and Mozambique are a winning combination. Expect big cats, hippo and plentiful sightings of mantas and whale sharks.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Hotel Tofo Mar

Located on a beautiful beach overlooking the Indian Ocean, Hotel Tofo Mar is a boutique property boasting one of the best restaurants in the area and an ideal base for all your diving needs.