Tofo Beach, Inhambane
About the Diving
Packages & Prices
Availability & Booking
Frequently Asked Questions
Below is some of the information that will help when planning your holiday.
If you require any additional information please contact us.
What are the Passport & Visa requirements?
The Mozambique visa will be issued at the border if you are driving or at the airport if you are flying in. This applies
to most passport holders, it is worth checking with either us or the local embassy in your country before travelling.
The cost of the Mozambique visa when issued at the border is approx. $85 [US Dollars] [it does change from time to time].
If you are flying into South Africa and then on to Mozambique, a visa is issued on arrival in South Africa.
There is no cost for the visa when you arrive in South Africa.
If you are travelling on a South African passport, you don't require a visa for Mozambique, you only pay a border
tax of about R20 [Rand].
You must be in possession of a full passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of proposed departure.
What should I bring?
The area is very casual, so all you will need is shorts, t-shirts, trousers,
shirt, costumes and a wind breaker. Shoes or sneakers, sandals, towels, suntan lotion,
sunglasses. In winter a jacket, sweatshirt or sweaters are advisable. You will also require
personal items such as aspirin, decongestants, shampoo, toothpaste etc.
Do I need my own dive gear?
Dive gear is available for rent so you don't need to bring your own gear.
Once we have your booking, you can just let us know what gear you will be needing.
What happens if we miss dives because of the weather?
Dives that are missed due to weather and sea-conditions will be refunded. We can also
plan an excursion for you to take in some of the highlights of the area if you are wanting
something to do if we cannot dive.
Are the cylinders DIN or A-clamp [international]?
Cylinders are available for both A-clamp [international] or DIN regulators.
What are the average depths of the dives?
The depth of the dives varies from around 8-metres to 35-metres depending on the dives. Most
our dives are drift dives and we do sometimes have strong currents.
What wetsuit thickness is suggested?
Most divers seem to favour between a 3-mm and 5-mm wetsuits year-round, if you feel the cold then gloves and
a hoodie are a good idea.
Most international adapters dont work in South Africa. We have a range of adapters that take
UK & European plugs which are available for use at the lodge.
What medical precautions should I take?
No compulsory vaccinations are required. Anti-maleria tablets are advisable for Mozambique please contact
your doctor for advise.
What are the average annual temperatures?
Summer : October to March.
Daytime Temperature : 28- 35°C
Water Temperature : 24 - 29°C
Winter : May to July.
Daytime Temperature : 22- 28°C
Water Temperature : 22- 27°C
What are the general climate conditions?
June to August : Generally warm and dry. Sea conditions are generally calm.
September to November : Warm, dry & sometimes windy with sea conditions
are calm in the morning.
December to February : Warm with rainfall. Sea is calm in the morning becoming choppy & windy later.
March to May : Warm with very little wind. Sea conditions are usually calm.
What do the breakfasts consist of?
Breakfast are continental style and served over-looking the ocean and consist
of a selection of cereals, yoghurt, fruit-salad, fruit, toast, orange juice & tea or coffee.
Please advise if there are any special diet requirements.
Will I get seasick?
We want you to be comfortable, dives are all done from RIBs. Some people do feel a bit
seasick if they surface earlier than the main group and have to spend a while on the RIB. There
are several medications available.
Are tips required?
Tipping is optional, the normal amount is 10% at restaurants etc.
Tips for the dive team and lodge staff are also optional.
Can I come on a trip without a buddy?
Many of our guest travel on their own, we dive in a group so it's fine.
What currencies are used?
The local currency is Mozambique Metical [MZN]. In Mozambique most places accept South African
Rands [ZAR] as well as US Dollar, UK Pound and the Euro. An ATM is available in Inhambane and between
the airport and Tofo Beach, just ask the driver to stop there for you.
Latest exchange rates available at
What is the situation with food & water?
In Mozambique it is better to drink bottled water. Drink lots of water to avoid dehydration. There is no reason
why you should become ill but often the change in food and environment can cause illness. A combination of too much sun
and alcohol can also cause problems. Wash any vegetable or fruit before consumption.
What time zone is Mozambique & South Africa?
South Africa : GMT + 2 hours.
Mozambique : GMT + 2 hours.
How much spending money do I need?
The only spending money you will require will be for lunch, dinner, drinks, souvenirs &
tips etc. Some places accept credit cards & there are cash machines available.