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3 Star

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18

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

NO

Resort Highlights

  • Dive into one of the largest marine protected areas in the Indian Ocean, home to five species of turtles, manta rays and humpback whales (seasonal)
  • Stay in cozy thatched-roof chalets, blended into the natural surroundings and offering self-catering facilities - perfect for budget-minded friends or families traveling together
  • Go horse-back riding on the beach with incredible ocean views of the rugged East African coastline 
  • Home to the largest remaining dugong population in East Africa, this is one of the few places left in the world to see the endangered species
  • Take a casual stroll through the lush gardens, then order a delicious cocktail from the bar and sit back to enjoy the amazing sunset
  • The resort staff boast an extensive knowledge of the area, having a decade of experience in these waters 

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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

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

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 55% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 52 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 52 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Archipelago Resort is located south of the rustic yet beautiful coastal town of Vilanculos in Mozambique, overlooking the Indian Ocean.

The Archipelago Resort is the perfect place to forget the stress of day-today life, soak up the sun and recharge your batteries, and it's superb value for families or friends traveling together. 

The 18 wooden Casas are fully-equipped to sleep six people comfortably. Each is built from local timber on raised hardwood decks and nestled under cozy thatched roofs, lending a truly tropical atmosphere to the resort.

Vilanculos is situated north of the capital Maputo and is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago islands. The waters around the Bazaruto Archipelago World Heritage Site and National Park are an ecological paradise for marine life and a variety of bird species. Covering 1400km², it's one of the largest marine conservation areas in the Indian Ocean.

At the center of the resort, you'll find a bar and a sparkling swimming pool, complete with the alfresco Sand Dollar restaurant offering everything from hearty hamburgers to grilled Piri-Piri Portuguese chicken and tantalizing seafood platters as well as vegetarian dishes. Take a leisurely stroll through lush gardens and finish up by the coastline, soaking up breath taking views of the islands. 

Explore diving around the Archipelago Resort

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Dive on Two Mile Reef, one of the most pristine dive sites in the world full of dolphins, reef sharks, zambezi sharks and a huge range of rays
  • At certain times of year, you'll be able to dive with majestic whale sharks and awesome humpback whales as they migrate past the African continent
  • In between dives you will have the chance to explore the amazing and surreal landscapes the islands of the archipelago have to offer
  • Non-divers can sign up for an Open Water Course, or join a snorkelling trip around the Bazaruto's island

Description

Dive Bazaruto is a PADI Dive Center and Water Sport's Center located on the beautiful African coastline of Vilanculos.

The center offers all PADI courses to suit beginners and experts alike, plus unique fun dives and snorkelling trips to the renowned Bazaruto Archipelago. Dive Bazaruto is a highly professional diving center with new and well-maintained equipment. Boating 15 year's diving experience in the area, all staff are locally-experienced and have a solid understanding of necessary safety precautions.

The coral reefs in the Bazaruto area are regarded as some of the most diverse and least disturbed in the Western Indian Ocean. Two Mile Reef situated to the east of the park and between Bazaruto & Benguerra Island is particularly well known as a snorkelling and diving hot spot. It's the perfect place to spend a day soaking up the beauty of this lesser-visited area by island hopping, picnics and BBQ.


DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Sunset Cruises
  • Island Hopping
  • Sandbank

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

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

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closet airport is Vilankulo (VNX) and the journey from the airport is around 10 minutes. 
  • A transfer can be arranged via the resort, though advance notice is required (additional cost).
  • Check in time is 10 am.

Departure

  • Check out time is 9 am.
  • A transfer can be arranged to take you back to the airport, providing you have given advance notice of your flight details (additional cost).

        

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