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Address: | Tofo Beach, Tofo, Mozambique
Phone Number: +258 02329002
07:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:30

Diversity Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Tofo's...

Diversity Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre and Tofo's longest running scuba dive operation. Based on the beautiful Tofo Beach in Inhambane Province, Mozambique, we are lucky enough to be able to offer our customers some of the best and most spectacular scuba diving in Mozambique and the Indian Ocean.

We have three fully equipped dive boats which can do as many as three launches a day each, offering recreational diving on nineteen different sites in the Tofo area, including the famous Manta Reef. All our dives are guided and we aim to have no more than 6 divers in one group, offering personalized service to our clients, with safety and enjoyment being our priorities.

The Diversity Scuba diving team - 3 Instructors and 2 Dive Masters - are friendly and experienced PADI professionals whose services include a full range of PADI training courses from Discover Scuba Diving all the way to Instructor. With our large onsite training pool, quality Scubapro rental equipment, spacious and well equipped classroom facilities and enthusiastic instructors, we offer a high standard of diver training in a safe, relaxed environment.

Diversity Scuba is located right on the centre of Tofo and our modern and comfortable premises include a rooftop bar where we do the briefings and debriefings and where you can have a cold drink or a snack in between dives, enjoying the beautiful view of the surrounding area. Diversity's bar provides to our guests free tea and coffee throughout the day and a wide screen TV always showing our fantastic diving videos. For your comfort and safety we also have available a large personal dive equipment store room and lockers you can use as dry storage for personal belongings.

We have a Nuvair Nitrox membrane compressor which can provide up to 40% enriched air. This is ideal for the deeper sites to have longer dive times. We have on offer Nitrox courses and provide FREE Nitrox fills on all dives to Nitrox certified divers. When the weather and ocean conditions allow it, Diversity Scuba is also the only dive operation in the area to offer Night Dives, thus providing you the unique opportunity to discover the wonders of diving Tofo's reefs by night!

In the pristine waters of the Tofo area we not only have one of the biggest Whale Shark populations in the world, which can be spotted year round and sometimes in groups of up to 6 or 7 Whale Sharks at a time, as there is also the incredible opportunity to dive with graceful Giant Manta Rays (up to 7 m across) that can be found in most of our main dive sites, all of which are within a 30 minute boat journey from Tofo.

Besides these gentle giants, the Tofo area also offers spectacular world class diving on pristine reefs with an abundance of marine life ranging from soft and hard corals, pelagic fishes, multitudes of reef fishes, shrimps, nudibranchs, giant moray eels, turtles, dolphins and a variety of rays, some of which are not seen in many parts of the world like the rare small eye stingray. Sightings of White Tip, Black Tip and Grey Reef Sharks are a common occurrence and even the occasional Leopard Shark or Hammerhead Sharks are seen every now and then.

But the highlight of any day in Tofo has to be the time spent with the majestic Whale Shark, either on the boat ride out to the dive sites or during one of our Ocean Safaris, which are a unique and unforgettable two hour snorkeling experience with the possibility of encounters and swimming with Whale Sharks, Dolphins and occasionally also Manta Rays.

Twice a week we also offer Bio Ocean Safaris with a small lecture at the dive centre and a marine biologist onboard which constitute an excellent opportunity to learn more about our Whale Sharks and Mantas while also actively contributing to scientific research being conducted in the Tofo waters.

Last but not least during the winter months (May to October) large numbers of Humpback Whales migrate along the coastline and come very close to shore in the Tofo area, thus broadening the chances to observe some more giants of the deep. Humpback Whales are frequently seen from the boat but there is also a good probability of an encounter whilst you are diving, which is a unique chance to see these huge creatures up close and personal. If you are not lucky enough to spot one, you'll at least listen to their fantastic songs whilst diving in any of our reefs!

Our aim at Diversity Scuba is to provide a non-intrusive opportunity for ocean and adventure lovers from all over the world to observe the incredibly diverse Mozambican marine life in their natural habitat. A visit to the reefs of Tofo with Diversity Scuba will leave you with memories to treasure and dreams of returning.

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I loved this place. Was a great choice for me. I was a novice diver looking to take my open water course. There are several places in Tofo and from what I understand, they are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved this place. Was a great choice for me. I was a novice diver looking to take my open water course. There are several places in Tofo and from what I understand, they are all similar. All I can say is that I had a great experience with these guys. Carlos gave me a lot of confidence in their... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ended up NOT using Diversity, something didn't 'feel' right. Attitude was a little dismissive, bordering on condescending for starts, even arrogant and certainly not as helpful or as understanding as I would have liked, so didn't dive with them in the end. Dis try their café which was expensive and no free wifi, had to pay?! Also the surfboard... More 

Thank Drew M
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Tofo specifically to see whale sharks and humpbacks: I was not disappointed. Diversity's facilities are top notch and even if you aren't a scuba diver, there is plenty to do there: 1) Scuba diving is some of the best I have done in the world, and they use strict safety measures 2) Lots of different dive sites... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Look, people, it's simply amazing! If you are looking for great diving time that's your place. In handful of bullet points what you'll find there: - Perfect service - strict organization, keeping time, everyone being friendly and doing everything possible guests to be happy. - Extremely knowledgable people - Carlos is a kind of a walking marine encyclopedia. Paulo is... More 

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DiversityScubaTofo, Front Office Manager at Diversity Scuba Tofo, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and we are so glad you enjoyed yourself with Diversity Scuba!! Hopefully see you again soon. More 

Uelzen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks to Carlos, Filipe and Manuel, they took good care of us! We are both AOWD/Nitrox divers and wanted to try some other diving. This is what you get in Tofo! The boat trips are an adventure (from the beach through the waves, highly recommended to take seasickness pills and take some sunscreen with you) but the staff briefs you... More 

Thank Anja R
DiversityScubaTofo, Guest Relations Manager at Diversity Scuba Tofo, responded to this review

Thank you Anja for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you were well taken care of. Here at Diversity Scuba we are fun adventure seekers ourselves, but are fully committed to safety at the same time. It was a pleasure having you, and keep an eye on Marc's contact lenses. Travel safely. Diveristy Scuba Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Dive masters were great. I was there with a difficult group of highly qualified divers that didn't speak any English or Portuguese - despite this the dive leader ensured safety at all times even when they would disperse the second we touched the water. Lots of good deeper dives 25-35m and the whole team uses nitrox. Saw rays (including the... More 

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DiversityScubaTofo, Front Office Manager at Diversity Scuba Tofo, responded to this review

Our prices in USD and Euros has remained the same however due to the falling metical (Mozambican Currency) our prices in local currency have been adjusted. If paying in local currency then there has been a price change however in foreign currency our prices have remained consistent. If you would like to book a dive package in order to guarantee... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were initially told we would be alone on the dhow for the day, however were later told that another couple was joining us, although thankfully they were great to be with this could have turned out to be disappointing as we had been told we would be alone. However that was the only negative of the day, The trip... More 

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DiversityScubaTofo, Public Relations Manager at Diversity Scuba Tofo, responded to this review

Hello Jennifer. Many thanks for your review. It was very important for us your opinion for improve the quality of our services. We try to do the best service to our clients, and sometimes the communication here it s very difficult with the boat providers just to have more 2 or 3 boats to split the clients in different groups.... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Diversity Scuba has been a nice dive center with lovely people. Groups have not been too big and have been seperated. Good briefing before EVERY dive, well done! The quipment was ok, some things already very old, some wetsuits looked like they have had a fight with a shark but the important equipment was allright. Unfortunately they do not bring... More 

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DiversityScubaTofo, Guest Relations Manager at Diversity Scuba Tofo, responded to this review

Dear Lydia, Thank you for taking the time to return some feedback. We value your opinion and know that without acting on constructive feedback such as yours, we can not improve our services. In reply to your experience , we do have water on our boats but unfortuanltely you were unlucky enough to experience a lapse in our service. We... More 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Overall I had a great time with Diversity. Sometimes I found the briefing a bit chaotic (and the English of some divemasters was not always good enough. But the people who worked there were lovely and very helpfull: at the divecenter, but also in the boats and while diving. And I loved the place itself, especially the roofterrace!

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Rinteln, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very well equipped dive base, professional dive guides, friendly staff, safe diving and much fun made our journey to Tofo becomming an unforgettable experience. Even if we had not seen the whaleshark (thank you Rassul ;-) ), this was one of our best trips ever and Diversity Scuba Tofo is a pretty good reason to visit Tofo again!

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