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Tilak Lodge

3 star hotel
Tofo Beach Praia, Tofo, Mozambique
14 rooms
FREE Internet

Tofo Scuba

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • As close to the beach as you can get: direct access to the sea and sunloungers
  • 5* PADI dive center in walking distance
  • Beach bar and restaurant with sun decks on both sides overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Tofo's bars and restaurants are only a kilometer's stroll away
  • Concierge and childcare services

Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Mar 30, 2021

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All staff wear masks. Regular sanitization of hands. Temperature checks. Thorough cleaning of rooms between guests. Social distancing in the whole lodge.

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Booking process


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


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


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

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation


Normal season :

  • Bookings Bookings cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival : 100% refund.
  • Bookings cancelled 29 to 8 days prior to arrival : 50% refund.
  • Bookings cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival : no refund

High season

  • Bookings Bookings cancelled 30 days or more prior to arrival : 100% refund
  • Bookings cancelled 29 days or less prior to arrival : no refund

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS :  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel ;a full refund will be issued.

Explore diving around the Tilak Lodge

What to see

The Agulhas Current passes through the coast off Inhambane and Tofo and this brings about plankton rich waters. As such, whale shark and manta ray sightings are almost guaranteed here and you might even spot the great oceanic manta rays which come by to feed and clean. Cleaning stations are filled with lyretail anthias, cleaner wrasse and butterflyfish. Migrating whales also travel along the Agulhas Current which is why there are chances to see the likes of humpback whales off the coast from June to November.

At the outer reefs, sharks are quite plentiful with whitetip sharks, blacktip sharks, leopard sharks and if you are lucky, hammerhead sharks. Besides that, consider it a lifetime opportunity if you manage to dive with a dugong but otherwise the reefs and walls have plenty to offer. These include great personalities of the humphead wrasse, giant grouper and potato cod. There are also green sea turtles and the rare loggerhead sea turtles. Smaller critters like moray eels, seahorses, garden eels, and scorpionfish are also a delight to find.

Dive Center


  • Beachfront dive center on Tofo Beach
  • Longest operating dive center in Mozambique
  • Daily dive and snorkel safari trips
  • 16 local reefs, 3 powerful dive boats
  • Experienced and qualified skippers, PADI professionals
  • Full PADI training offering, including Nitrox
  • Whale watching, Ocean Safari


Tofo Scuba is Mozambique's longest operating dive center, and it's right on the beach!

All dive and snorkel safari trips set off in one of three 8.3 meter semi-rigid superducks powered by twin 90 suzuki four stroke motors. Dives usually take place at any of the 16 local reefs, frequented by large and small marine life. 

The dive team is made up of qualified and experienced boat skippers, PADI instructors, divemasters and divemaster trainees. 

The dive shop has a fully stocked bar and restaurant. With accommodation to either side of the dive center, it is convenient to enjoy a meal or drink post dive. 

Firm believers in continued education, Tofo Scuba offer a full range of PADI training courses including Nitrox certification. Whale watching trips are available. 


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Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Warm-Water Showers

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • French

For your safety

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

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc Resort
  • Padi Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc
  • Padi Green Star Award

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


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


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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Resort Description

Tilak Lodge is a beautiful African retreat, perched on a dune overlooking Tofo Bay and the Indian Ocean

12 rooms are dotted around the courtyard, each with King Size / twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, hot water, tea/coffee facilities, fresh sheets and towels, air conditioning, huge mosquito nets and outdoor seating. Or take one of two luxury air-conditioned 'Buddy Rooms', sleeping up to 8 people.

Snorkel straight off the beach or walk over to the 5* PADI dive center to set off on one of their dive safaris in a Superduck power boat. Once back on dry land, take in the 180 degree ocean view from the Lodge's own beach bar, with sun decks on both sides. Aslo known as: the perfect place for a Sundowner. 

How to get there


  • The closest airport is Inhambane.
  • The ride from the airport is around 20 minutes.
  • Free parking available if you go by car.
  • A transfer can be arranged (advance notice required, additional fee apply).
  • Check in time is at 2 pm.


  • Check out time is at 10 am.
  • Having checked out at the reception, a transfer to the airport can be arranged (advance notice required, additional cost). 


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