Madagascar has one of the best diving spots
Madagascar is located in the heart of the Indian Ocean, between Africa and Asia. The island fascinates by its great diversity of landscapes, composed of savannah, tropical jungle, paradisiacal beaches and amazing geological formations. Furthermore, this destination evokes feelings of discovery and thirst for adventure due to its underwater biodiversity to be discovered on a diving cruise.
The most famous diving spots are located off the northwest coast of Nosy Be. Many small islands such as Nosy Komba, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Mitsio and Nosy Iranja offer a large number of high quality sites, such as the "Grand Banc Exterieur", "the Epave de Zaida and Mitsio", the "forêt de gorgones "," les épaves ", the" Banc Louis "," the Atnam ", the" Zig-Zag "," the Epave Désiré ", the" Enkio ", the" Abysse ", the" Shark point " "," Les tétons ", the" Banc d'Akarea ", the" Greg's wall ", the" Banc du Castor ", and the" Banc du cyclone ". The best season for a trip to Madagascar on the dive is between April and December, the dry season.
Submarine fauna and flora
Marine life is very varied and the exploration of the seabed will reveal a wide range of species. Tropical fauna is present in almost all dive sites. So you will not miss species such as platax, surgeon fish, butterflies, carangidae, groupers or barracudas.
In particular in Nosy Be, you can admire all year round the green turtles, the dolphins, the pilot whales, the sharks and the zebra shark. Quato at the months of October and November, the giant manta ray, the mobula and the whale shark are also feeding when the waters are filled with plankton. The humpback whale is present from July to November in the canal that separates Nosy Be from Madagascar, but it is mainly found on the island of Sainte Marie. The southern right whale or more rare and larger black whale is also present in Sainte Marie. Without forgetting that there is the possibility of observing splendid coral reefs, mainly pink like the Montipora corals.