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Ylang Hotel

3 star hotel
Ambondrona, Nosy Be, 207, Madagascar
8 rooms
FREE Internet

Manta Diving Nosy Be

dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Ambundrona, Nosy Be, Madagascar

Resort Highlights

  • The perfect getaway for budget-minded travelers seeking peace in a natural setting
  • Admire panoramic views of the magical and calm bay from your poolside sunlounger
  • Bring your dreams to reality with the chance to see humpback, orca and minke whales!
  • Explore pristine coral reefs home to sharks, dolphins and more
  • Sample freshly-prepared local cuisine at the open-air waterfront restaurant
  • Work with Nosy Be Manta Diving and Homme et L'Environnement to collect vital marine species data
  • Go horse riding through the mountains of Nosy Be and marvel at unique flora and fauna
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 35% (downpayment)
  • 52 days before trip start: 65% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 52 and 37 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 37 and 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Ylang Hotel

Resort Description

Ylang Hotel is located on Nosy Be island, off Madagascar's northwestern coast. 

Madagascar's remote location provides divers with untouched, pristine coral reefs, full of reef fish. You never know what may show up during the surface interval or dive, be it a false killer whale, turtles, humpback whale, whale shark, manta, hammerhead or a pod of dolphins. 

The resort is set between the sea and the forest, overlooking the bay with a long strip of sand ending in a sheltered cove by the mangrove swamp. Surroundings are peaceful and the resort is intimately sized. 

Choose from 4 bungalows, 2 double rooms and one family room, all comprised of wooden furnishings and crisp white linens and mosquito nets. Each room comes with breakfast included and a small veranda. 

The open-air restaurant serves zebu meat, plus chocholate desserts and tropical fruits.

Spend time exploring the unique flora and fauna, meet the local community, go horseback riding on the beach or hike up to Mont Passot.

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What to see

Language:
French, Malagasy, English
Currency:
Malagasy Ariary
Time:
GMT +3
Climate:
Hot & subtropical
Natural hazards:
Monsoons bring storms and cyclones to the east and north from December to March.
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
28C/83F (Jan-March)
25C/77F (July-Sept)
Air temperature:
21C/70F (Nov-April)
15C-20C (May-Oct)

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Instrumental in mapping local dive sites
  • Equipment rental, assembly, rinse and storage
  • Full day dive and island hopping trips
  • Boat pick up from your hotel
  • Camera and video rental
  • Resident marine biologists, active in research
  • Free WiFi, merchandise and craft store

Description

Manta Diving Nosy Be is a PADI Dive Center based off the coastline of Madagascar. 

The dive center has been in operation since 1996, boasting a wealth of local dive knowledge. The organisation was instrumental in mapping existing dive sites in the remote archipeligo. 

Dive trips set off on the three trusty boats, Arsen, Topy and Doris around 8:30am and return around 1:30pm. These trips combine visits to small islands and include 2 dives and lunch. 

The dive center offers boat pick up directly from your accommodation and equipment rental, assembly, rinse and storage. You can rent a Go Pro camera or arrange an underwater video. 

Diving is best between April and December, where small fish, pelagics and predators such as sharks and barracuda are common. Visibility is best during this season. 

Opportunity to interact with resident marine biologists, or get involved with international research on whales, turtles and sharks. 

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center

Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Fresh Water Shower

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games

Payments

  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Ping Pong
  • Horseback Riding

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Fly into Fascene Airport via Air Madagascar, Air Austral, Ewa Air, Corsair or Neos. 
  • The resort will arrange a pick up for you, for an additional cost. 

Departure

  • The resort can arrange an airport drop off for you. 

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