First scuba dive in Nosy Boraha, Madagascar

First scuba dive in Nosy Boraha, Madagascar
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sport level: Beginner
  • Spoken languages: French, English, Malagasy
  • Fitness level: Beginner
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 2 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    moderate1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    At the Princesse Bora Lodge, Ravoraha, Ambodifotatra 515, Madagascar
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Try your first scuba dive in Nosy Boraha, Madagascar with Bora Dive & Research!

For this activity, you will have to practice first in a 25-metre pool which just around the corner of the centre.

Bora Dive & Research is making eveything in their power fo you to live an unforgettable experience! They have planned absolutely everything:
- They have a dock for you to relax between two dives
- A restaurant and a bar where you can have a snack at every hour
- A free transport service from your hotel

You will go scuba diving directly from the beach, there is no need of a boat for this activity. The centre provides you with the best equipment which is all new. It is from the brands Aqualung and Mares.

The location
The choice of the diving site is decided according to you level and is also depending on the weather condition. You will have the opportunity to dive among fish of various species such as: damselfish, trumpetfishes, clownfish, sea cucumber, butterflyfish, green turtles, crocodilefish, giant trevally, great barracuda, ostraciidae, heniochus... You will also be able to learn more about the history of the shipwrecks that haunt the sea depth of Madagascar. You will dive in different sea beds: sand, coral and rocks.

The Nosy Boraha lagoon is full of coral reefs. The sea-life is a preserved natural heritage and a first-class diving site in the Indian Ocean.
There are also so many pirate shipwrecks around the island. That is because the island is a former shipping route which has become today a sanctuary for pirate ships. During the 17th and 18th centuries pirates used to sail quite often in these waters as it was the route of the East India Company.

You can find among these shipwrecks 4 famous pirates vessels: the Adventure Galley, the Fiery dragon, the Great Mohamet and the Mocha. The Department for Culture is planning to resume the marine search that started in 2010. Nosy Boraha has valuable archaeological remains of the Indian Ocean sea piracy. Bora Dive participates actively in this big research project that will go on for the next 10 years!

Offer Description

Nosy Boraha is the perfect place to do your first scuba dive! The instructor stays with you the entire time of the activity.

You will start first with a 15 minute theoritical session and then practice for 1,5 hour. The activity will last 2 hours depending on the diving site that you chose.

Programme
You will have a transfer from the city centre. You are required to come at the centre at 2.00pm. The team will welcome you there. You will have to fill in some paperwork before practicing the activity and then try on the equipment and train in the pool. If you are comfortable enough and you succeed in doing all the exercises, you will be allowed to dive in the sea.

Activity requirements

All participants must bring a medical certificate from their doctor dated within the last 3 months stating that they are allowed to practice this activity.

Included
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Transfer back and from the hotel
  • Diving instructor
Excluded
  • Food
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Bottled water and snacks
Meeting point
At the Princesse Bora Lodge, Ravoraha, Ambodifotatra 515, Madagascar Get directions

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