If you are a diver then you are going to be in heaven; there are many excellent Dive Centres around Nosy Be – many at the hotels themselves. The diving here is unsurpassed and boasts more diversity than the Red Sea. Whale shark (Oct – Dec), manta, humpback whales (Sep – Dec), turtles, dolphins, macro and micro, superb unspoilt coral reefs (although a bit of bleaching over the past summer) and dive sites that are hardly explored. Make sure you choose a reputable dive centre (Sakatia Dive or Forever Dive) or go the whole hog and do a private, Liveaboard Dive Charter with Maki Cat.
For those that prefer to bob along the top - note that not all hotels have great snorkelling right in front of their doorstep. But some do! (Sakatia, 293 On Komba, Tsarabanjina, Nosy Saba and Zahir Iranja are a few). It is always preferable to take your own gear with you but most hotels or excursion boats can hire to you. If you are NOT at a hotel where you can walk out of your bungalow into an underwater wonderland then there are many companies that will arrange to take you to all the good snorkeling spots. The most famous is Tanikely Marine Reserve.
Charter Holidays include many different snorkeling spots which you can enjoy without other tourists.
Book before you go with MadagasCaT
We offer a full day’s excursion that includes Nosy Komba and Tanikely Marine Reserve