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Dive Review of Moz divers/Zavora Lodge in

Moz divers/Zavora Lodge: "out of the way diving in Mozambique", Jan, 2015,

by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 8299.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments If you happen to go to Johannesburg on your way to a safari and want to do some relatively warm water diving, in a location that's difficult to get to, but with a professional operation, then Moz Divers on the east coast of Mozambique is for you. This location (at Zavora lodge, about a 3 hour drive from the airport at Inhambane) is a big destination for South Africans, who drive cross country on holidays to go there (many folks camp there). We (four of us) stayed in a rented house, with breakfast and dinner supplied by the lodge (limited choices). The diving operation is run quite professionally with generally two dives a day leaving from the beach about 8 am or so. We did 10 dives in a package and the first 8 dives were cold, limited visibility and not so hot. The last day, the visibility improved, the temperature improved (to about 78-79F fro 71-72F) and we saw some smaller fish and loads of nudibranchs, among other things. The crew has a strange way of brining to boat onto shore, in that they drive at top speed onto the sand at the beach -- the first day we didn't know and no one told us and we took the jolt quite hard....But after you get used to it, it's not so bad, along with learning how to flipper into the zodiac (without a ladder but with all the safety gear on board).
When you're not diving, make sure to take advantage of the body surfing, which is quite fun as the water was warmer at shore and there were tons of waves.
There are many dive destinations along the Mozambique coast, but we only went to this one....If you want an adventure (LAM airlines is quite interesting) with a good dive operation, check it out!
Websites Moz divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Caribbean, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Philppines
Closest Airport 3 hours by car Getting There fly LAM from Johannesburg, SA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 71-79°F / 22-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5-40 Ft/ 2-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dives were about 60 minutes -- but in general the vis wasn't super and it was cold so no problem
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]
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