8 Day Shark Week Mozambique

This diving holiday package at Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique offers amazing shark activity with up to 16 species of shark. There is so much confidence in shark encounters thanks to the skill and experience of the crew that it is virtually impossible to go away from a week’s diving without having shark interactions.

The aim of the week is to view multiple shark species in their natural environment learn how to dive with and interact with the sharks. You will learn how to identify the different species and understand how to read the behaviour of the sharks towards divers in Mozambique with consistent shark sightings from Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. 

Package Info

Location: Pona Do Oura (Mozambique)

Season: All Year

Advanced Diver

From ZAR 16 450 Per Person Sharing

 

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Package Info

Location: Ponta Do Oura (Mozambique)

Season: All Year

Advanced Diver

From ZAR 16 450 Per Person Sharing

 

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8 Day Shark Week Mozambique

This diving holiday package at Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique offers ‘Guaranteed Shark Diving‘ or your dives will be free. There is so much confidence in shark encounters thanks to the skill and experience of the crew that it is virtually impossible to go away from a week’s diving without having shark interactions.

The aim of the week is to observe the sharks in their natural environment and to learn how to dive with the different species of sharks and interact with them. You will learn how to identify the different species and understand how to read the behaviour of the sharks towards divers in Mozambique with consistent shark sightings from Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks. 

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Why this trip?

  • Large variety of Sharks, Rays and stunning beaches
  • The diving is purely focused on enjoying the experience without any restrictions from student divers. (Minimum qualifications required for the week are Advanced open water with 25 dives)
  • The Lodge is completely self-contained. The dive centre is within the lodge and everything is based in-house in Ponta Do Oura. At the lodge, you will kit up, load the boats and then go straight down to the water all ready to go. Following the dive, you will go straight back to the lodge and then de-kit and take off the wetsuits under hot showers.
  • Breakfast is included and there is a menu for lunch. Dinners are at local restaurants and also at the lodge for a couple of the nights.

On many weeks it is not uncommon to encounter Tiger sharks and Bull sharks on normal reef dives so always be aware and alert of this so you do not miss the opportunity! It is a wonderful experience looking around and then seeing a huge Tiger shark swimming alongside you in the blue. Each day is different and every time you descend on a reef no one knows what they will encounter!

The boat launches from the surf break which is an exciting launch and all clients are briefed about the safety precautions and wear life jackets during the launch. The dives range from shallow reefs at around 10m to deeper than 30m depending on the dive site and with the minimum experience of 25 dives requested for divers all divers on the shark week should be comfortable and have good buoyancy control.

 

 

Sharks That May Be Encountered

 
Tiger Sharks

The famous Tiger shark bait dive is definitely one of the top dives in the world and this is part of the dive packages offered. The baited dive takes place on the southern tip of the Aliwal Shoal which takes 15 minutes to reach by boat. Once on site the crew add chum to the water and this drifts with the current to create a chum slick tot he boat which hopefully the Tiger Sharks will follow.

We would normally wait any time from 30 minutes to an hour or two until a Tiger shark appears. It is important to wait for the Tiger sharks to arrive as they must be comfortable with the boat before the divers enter the water. During the wait you will receive a briefing to help you to understand the shark’s behaviour and how we behave to prevent any incidents from happening. Tiger Sharks are inquisitive and intelligent animals but also shy and over the years the crew have learnt how to read them underwater to enable relatively safe diving conditions. There are strict rules to follow underwater and the dive masters be on guard all of the time during the dive to see if the rules are being followed by the clients. This is a serious dive for the experienced and all divers must follow the guidelines to ensure that the dive is safe and enjoyable. The Tiger sharks need to be respected for what they are and as long as you behave accordingly around most Apex predators then you will remain safe in their environment. As well as the Tiger Sharks you will experience many other Black Tip Sharks as well as Dusky Sharks depending on the time of year. In the summer months you may even be lucky enough to see a Manta Ray or dolphins on the dive.

 
Bull Sharks (Zambezi Sharks)

Bull Sharks are normally seen on the reef dives south of the Shoal and especially Mozambique. Many of the dives in the week are on reefs there will be plenty of opportunities to see Bull sharks on the dives. The Bull shark is one of the most notorious sharks in the ocean and responsible for many shark attacks worldwide. Like all sharks in the ocean as long as you know how to dive with them then there should not be a problem having a good positive experience.

 
Hammerhead Sharks

Our dives with the Hammerhead Sharks take place normally during the summer months on the outside edge of the shoal and in Mozambique. We will normally find the Hammerhead sharks in mid water away from the reefs when drifting in the blue.

 
Guitar Sharks

The Guitar Sharks are found in the summer months on sandy patches resting on the bottom. These sharks are calm and you should be able to get up close to have a good look at them and have a photo taken with them.

 
Leopard Sharks

The Leopard Sharks are found in the summer months on sandy patches resting on the bottom. These sharks are calm and you should be able to get up close to have a good look at them and have a photo taken with them.

 
Our shark diving in Mozambique offers a huge variety of shark species, we have seen 16-species of shark in Mozambique including our main species, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks & Leopard Sharks.

We also sometimes see other species of shark including Whale Sharks, Great White Sharks, Java Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Ragged Tooth Sharks.

Whilst our main attractions are Sharks, the reefs of Ponta do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli are home to a huge variety of marine animals including Dolphin, Turtles, Mantas, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, Frog Fish, Paperfish & much more!

 

Day 1

Arrive at Maputo Airport between 10am and 5pm, we will meet you and transfer you to Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique. You will be issued with a Mozambique VISA at the airport in Maputo, Mozambique. We will provide you with all the information required for your Visa.

When we arrive at our Ponta Do Ouro accommodation, you will be checked into your room and you can spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach, at the pool or at the lodge. Ponta Do Ouro is a small village situated on miles of sandy beaches, it has a very chilled atmosphere with many small market stalls and some awesome restaurants and bars. Our accommodation is in the center of the village with awesome ocean views and a 2-minute walk to the beach.

In the evening enjoy a meal either at the lodge or one of the local restaurants in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique.

 

Day 2 – Day 7

After breakfast we meet at the dive centre to kit-up our dive gear before heading to the beach to launch the boat for two scuba dives on the reefs of the Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli. On the way to the dive sites we look out for Whales and Dolphin.

Our focus during your stay is to scuba dive with sharks on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli which offer some of the best shark diving in the world. The main shark species that we scuba dive with include; Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Whale Sharks.

We have also seen other species of shark from time to time including Great White Sharks, Java Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Guitar Sharks and we have even had a Ragged Tooth Shark which we normally see in South Africa.

The reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique are also home to a huge diversity of other marine life including Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more.

After the shark diving we return to the lodge where there are hot showers and a secure wet-room to store your gear. In the afternoons if the conditions allow we offer extra scuba dives on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Mozmambique. You can also spend the afternoon relaxing at the lodge, walking on the beach or visiting a local attraction.

In the evening enjoy a meal at either our lodge or one of the local restaurants in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozmambique.

 

Day 8 : Departure

 

Enjoy breakfast before being transferred to Maputo Airport in time for your flight. You can depart from Maputo International between 10am and 6pm. Other transfers can also be arranged.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Maputo Airport — Transfer & Overnight Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique.
Day 2: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 3: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 4: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 5: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 6: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 7: 2 x Shark Dives – Overnight Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique
Day 8: Transfer from Ponta Do Ouro to Maputo Airport.

 

 

The Mozambique Scuba Lodge

 

The Mozambique Dive Lodge is centrally located in the small town of Ponta Do Ouro in Mozambique. The lodge has amazing views overlooking the Indian Ocean and is perfectly situated for diving with sharks and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli. The site dive centre is on-site which means no local transfers between your accommodation and the dive centre, just wake-up, roll out of bed and kit up before enjoying diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Molangane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique!

Every room at the dive lodge is air-conditioned and has en-suite facilities with showers! The main deck overlooks the ocean, miles of sandy beaches and is perfect for an afternoon of relaxing by the pool.

 

Facilities

  • Every Room is air-conditioned
  • Wi-Fi & Internet Access is available
  • Transport is available at the lodge
  • Miles of sandy beaches
  • 2 x Swimming Pools
  • Beach Access from the Lodge
  • Local Excursions
  • Laundry Service

 

Flight Requirements

Day 1: Land at Maputo Airport.
Day 8: Depart from Maputo Airport

Included

  • 7 x nights Accommodation Ponta Do Ouro
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 12 x shark dives Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique
  • Cylinders & Air-fills
  • Weight Belts & Weights
  • Diver Reef Tax

 

What’s Not Included

  • Flights & Taxes
  • Passports & Visas
  • Personal Insurance
  • Dive Gear [can be hired]
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Drinks

2019

 

Diving Package (Sharing)

ZAR 16 450 Per Person

 

Diving Package (Single)

ZAR 18 450 Per Person

 

Non Diver (Partner – Sharing)

ZAR 9 450 Per Person

 

 

2020

 

Diving Package (Sharing)

ZAR 17 450 Per Person

 

Diving Package (Single)

ZAR 19 850 Per Person

 

Non Diver (Partner – Sharing) 

ZAR 9 450 Per Person

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