If you decide to explore Santa Maria or the east coast of Madagascar, Earth Sea side as side, activities do not miss.
Diving with our partners and Bora Dive Lemur Palmé
- First dive, Bottle dives, training diving certificate.
- Scuba Diving, Introduction, Certificates
You can enjoy a day out diving with two dives eg the Coconut or island sands eg.
The spearfishing snorkeling
Departure by boat dive sites where fish "VIP" are present. AND also a freediving starting to discover an island paradise ... Nosy Atafana
As, we are as in Polynesia, but on islands forgotten all, almost never visited, and no diver in the area for at least 5 or 6 years, perhaps even ten years !
On the east coast of Madagascar, opposite the village Sahasoa, this small island 1 000 has (10 km2) is actually composed of three islets surrounded by a coral reef, true fringing reef submerged. In addition to its outlandish beaches, turquoise sea offers a veritable marine park (protected nature reserve, it will also seek authorization from the park administration, granted without problems).
The largest of the three islands, Nosy Atafana, is a refuge for bats he shall hunt.
This is also the breeding of various marine birds such as black or white herons live permanently on the sandy plain. Nature is preserved on the land portion only and also a caretaker stays there and you will guide the exploration of the two main islands.
Throughout this area, You can also see sea turtles or dolphins, and
obviously humpback whales that breed in the nearby late June to mid-October Antongil Bay.
You understood, the trip worth the trip, for both the general framework for actual dives.
We leave for two days : Start of Eden Bé morning boat, arrival at Nosy Atafana between 9:00 and 11:00 am depending on the tide, after about two hours of crossing, to make two dives and visit places. Departure for 16h00/17h00 Antanambe, to dine and sleep "at Grondin", Reunion a couple of beautiful simplicity, installed in this magical place since 25 years. In the morning, Return to Eden Bé, through if the heart tells you by Manompana, une bath postcards, former refuge of pirates when a cyclone announced.
Here are the two dives available on the island Nosy Atafna :
Site 1 : Location: Island of Nosy Atafana Depth / Visibility: 25 à 35m / Diving conditions: Diving from the boat, gentle stream access: 2,5 hours by boat from St. Mary Lodge. Average temperatures: From October to April: 28°C; May to September: 24°C
We dive along a falling low inclination, north of the island, teeming with flora and fauna, in crystal clear water.
You can discover many species of beautiful corals, gorgonians and tropical fish, and of course predators : carangues, barracudas, Sharks, mérous, and "local", thick lips and snapper, morays also.
Site 2 : Location: Island of Nosy Antafana Depth / Visibility: 20 m
Diving conditions: Diving from the boat, gentle stream access: 2,5 hours by boat from St. Mary Lodge. Average temperatures: From October to April: 28°C; May to September: 24°C
The dive site is a coral plain, dotted with potatoes, near the reef southeast of the island. Beautiful coral, abundant wildlife and varied. We remark diodons all kinds, beautiful redfish, and many species of rays, always in an extremely clear water
For the pleasure of skiing ...
The mountain biking
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Some getaways can be free, ATVs being rented for half day or full day.
Excursions by car, 4×4 or boat
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