Marine biodiversity of Madagascar is an exceptional abundance of fish species that inhabit its waters. Dive among the clown fish, the butterflies, the lions, the unicorns, the napoleons or the surgeonfish, but also manta rays and one of the biggest fish in the world, the harmless whale shark
The spots are located in three main areas: The South (famous resorts of Anakao and Ifaty-Mangily), Nosy Be and Sainte Marie. The south has the world’s third largest coral reef, offshore from Tuléar. The bay of Ifaty and the reef of Andranobe are very popular diving spots.
Rabesandratana, a great figure in Malagasy oceanography describes it in his own words as: “an 18 km-long and 1 to 3km-wide barrier reef. The coral reef is the Vezo’s (people from Tulear) treasure”.
Mangily, Anakao and Nosy Ve, three very popular sites will cause you enjoy the sea. The Ifaty lagoon, 40km from Tuléar, in the Gulf of Mozambique, is also appreciated for its beaches: a haven between the turquoise water of the lagoon and the inland southern dry forest vegetation.
Nosy Be’s natural diversity and magnificent coastline makes it an impressive marine exploration site. Beginners and advance divers alike will be pleased to encounter the Black Coral (for level II divers), with its colonies of black coral which can grow up to 1,5 m high, and its impressive tubastrea blossoms.
For beginners and all levels, the waters of Tanihely will reveal rich colors and a wide variety of marine species.
For the most advanced, the NDAO-i-Travel offer unforgettable dives and excursions.
You don’t have to be a professional diver to be carried away by this ecosystem which counts as one of the richest in the world!
Nosy Tanihely has a national marine park where scuba diving is possible under the guidance of professionals. Nosy Be is a world natural asset of its own, on land and especially underwater. Its sandy seabed is home to a colorful and spectacular fauna living in magnificent corals (Great Gorgonian, Black Coral, Dwarf Coral, Madrepores, Brain coral, etc.).
Last but not least, Sainte Marie and its famous Île aux Nattes. The Island of Sainte Marie or Nosy Boraha, is a little tropical paradise on the East coast of Madagascar. Its authenticity stems from its lush lagoons, the likelihood of seeing humpback whales… and why not, sip coco punch in front of the sea at sunset!
Diving is also practiced around the Bay of Diego Suarez.
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