Where to go scuba diving in Madagascar ?
Madagascar is a large island surrounded by 4828 km of coastline lined with lagoons, coral reefs and cliffs. Madagascar abounds in scuba diving spots. The shimmering turquoise waters along the coastline make it easy to observe the aquatic fauna and flora. Some diving spots are also accessible in the north (Antsiranana), the southwest (Toliara) and the south (Fort Dauphin). The shallow turquoise waters of Nosy Be and Tulear are ideal for snorkeling. There are for example several diving spots around the island of Nosy-Be: the Heloise bank, the gorgonian bank, the Beaver bank, the Shark Point, etc. The Mozambique Channel is a real underwater treasure for diving lovers looking for great things to do in Madagascar.
Divers will be able to see a profusion of varieties of fish, sea turtles, large cetaceans and colorful corals. Diving in deep waters allows to admire groupers, big loaches, stingrays, guitar rays and shipwrecks.
Where to cruise in Madagascar?
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Sea cruising is still a niche market in Madagascar. However, several professionals offer boat, catamaran and dhow rental with or without skippers during the days at sea. Tourists can discover the beauty of Madagascar from the sea and visit the tourist sites along the coast. They can follow itineraries proposed by the skippers or choose customized destinations from Toamasina, Diégo-Suarez, Nosy Be and Fort Dauphin.
Tourists can embark on large pirogues with traditional sails of Arab origin or motor boats and explore the west coast and its deep bays. It is also possible to embark on a catamaran for tourists who wish are looking for top things to do in Madagascar or just to live a luxury cruise and an unforgettable experience with family or friends. Some stops are planned for swimming, scuba diving and visiting nearby tourist sites. The sea cruise is perfectly safe. All boats are fully equipped for navigation.
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Where to practice sport fishing in Madagascar ?
Sport fishing is a less common activity in Madagascar. It is a niche market since a small number of tourists specifically come to the island to engage in sport fishing. Most tourists discover this activity out of curiosity. However, Madagascar is recognized worldwide in sport fishing thanks to its very fishy waters and the variety of species found there. Big game fishing enthusiasts will be able to go to sea with professionals or villagers to fish for swordfish, barracuda, black marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, bonito or sea bream.
The north-west of Madagascar is one of the most important international sport fishing areas. Whether they are novices or experienced, tourists will be able to discover the pleasures of sport fishing with the accompaniment of the specialists of Nosy Be. The Mitsio archipelago and the Radama islands enjoy an excellent reputation among big game fishing enthusiasts with their many exceptional spots. This activity has become one of the top things to do in Madagascar during sea excursions in Nosy Be.