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Scuba Diving Charter Quirimbas Archipelago
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Scuba Diving Live Aboard Charter - Quirimbas Archipelago
We offer Scuba Diving Live Aboard Charters to the Quirimbas Archipelago on our Power Catamaran.
Cruise and Dive among the 32 islands that make up the Quiriimabs Archipelago and explore a region that is largely undiscovered from a diving point of view. There are numerous dive sites to choose from, from beginner to advanced, but there are hundreds of other dive sites still waiting to be discovered.
Our yacht can cater for a maximum of 5 divers and a Dive Master with Skipper and crew.
Itinerary in brief
Dive Liveaboard - Quirimbas Archipelago.
7 Night - Dive Safari
Day 1 - Guests board by approx 15h00. Orientation dive in the Pemba Bay en-route to overnight destination. During surface interval move to second dive site and overnight anchorage. Spend the afternoon exploring the mangroves, beaches or having sundowners.
Overnight Tari Bay – Very protected from the Northerly winds and out of the major current.
Day 2 - Rise early to depart for dive sites around the corner, diving twice along the way before rounding Ponta Di Ablo. Sites are relatively protected from the prevailing swell and northerly winds, spend the afternoon exploring the surroundings and fly-fish the shallows.
Overnight in the lee of Quipaco Island, very protected and not far from next mornings dive sites.
Day 3 - Depart for Sencar & Quilalea Islands, dive twice along the way en-route – 2 NM from anchorage. These sites are open to the sea but can easily be dived once the prevailing current has been determined. Counter north flowing currents are common.
Overnight in the lee of Sencar or Quilalea Islands .
Day 4 - Depart early, dive twice en-route for Ibo / Matemo Islands. These sites are also exposed but can easily be dived.
Overnight in the lee of Matemo.
Day 5 - Spend the morning touring around the Island of Ibo, lunch at Ibo Island Lodge on Ibo and Overnight in the lee of Matemo.
Day 6 - Depart just before sunrise for a mornings sailing between the islands while en-route for Quisanga / Medjumbe. Arrive by lunchtime & dive Medjumbe Wall and Medjumbe Atoll.
Day 7 - Rise early for last dive. Depart after breakfast for a leisurely days sailing back to the lee of Quipaco Island
Overnight in the lee of Quipaco
Day 8 - Depart for return sail & drop-off at Pemba Beach by 11h00 – 18 NM for transfer to Airport and return flight to Johannesburg – South Africa.
NB. This is an example itinerary and is subject to change due to weather conditions, guests interests while on charter and operational requirements.
- 2-3 Scuba Dives per day
PADI Dive Master
Full use of main motor yacht
3.4 Metre RIB with outboard
Cabins for up to 5 guests (double or split with dividing board to make 2 single)
All linen and bathroom towels (please bring your own beach towels)
Skipper and crew
Full board accommodation - Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Teas, coffees, local soft drinks, snacks and picnics
All onboard equipment and facilities at no extra cost - activities are FREE
Fishing and use of onboard gear and tackle(you are welcome to bring any extra gear you want to) Lost gear will be charged for!
10 Full sets of Snorkeling equipment,
Two Sea Kayaks
Two Stand up Paddle Boards
Two Inflatable towing donuts
Use of on board motorised tenders with outboard
Island visits and excursions
Fuel for tenders and main engines
Water, gas and consumables
Diving Costs with local dive operator
Dive Gear Rental is 20 USD per person per day for FULL Dive Gear or divers may bring their own dive gear..
Max 5 divers plus Dive Master on dive charters
Water Sports Gear Deposit
The yacht is kitted out with a large selection of fishing rods, reels and tackle and water sports equipment. A USD 1000 refundable Activity Gear Deposit to cover the loss or damage of gear during the charter by guests is payable upfront at time of booking. This will be refunded at the end of the cruise less any damages and losses, which will be discussed with you by the skipper.
- Dive Gear - can be rented from our PADI Dive Center
All Alcohol while on charter - this can be pre-ordered by the crew and stocked on the yacht.
Flights to and from Pemba
Visa & Travel & Medical Insurance
All other personal items not listed and included
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