VAMIZI ISLAND, Mozambique – Vamizi Island, an eco-active African island in the Indian Ocean waters of Mozambique, with 15 extraordinary dive sites, announces a vacation for divers that offers beginners, intermediate and advanced divers eight fully-guided dives with a seven-night stay throughout 2013. Rates start at $4190 per person and go up to $5870 per person depending on the time of year.
The package includes seven nights’ accommodations in an ocean-facing villa; all meals; soft drinks, local beer, wine, basic spirits, bottled water, daily laundry serve and guided activities including shore-based snorkeling, sea kayaking, birding, walking trails, beach picnics, dhow sailing and Hobie Cat sailing.
Opened in 2005 and located in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago, the Lodge is already known for its diversified dives, especially Neptune’s Arm, voted one of the world’s top ten dive sites. Many diving experts have deemed it the best dive they have ever experienced. A short boat ride from the Lodge, this underwater island envelops spectacular scenery with a canyon plunging more than 200m deep with steep cliffs and filled with colorful marine life.
While there are now 15 dive sites, more are being discovered all the time, including sites for all diving abilities. The island boasts a pristine coral reef, deemed one of the healthiest coral reef eco-systems in the world, abounding with what ecologists call “indicator species” – species so sensitive to changes in the marine climate that they serve as the proverbial “canary in the coal mine.” The reefs – a seascape of mountains, valleys, plateaus and cliffs – teem- with an array of whales, dolphins, turtles and reef sharks to Gregorian corals and giant clams. A survey carried out on the waters of Vamizi identified 46 genera of coral species and more than 400 species of fish. This kaleidescope of colorful sea creatures is a must for any serious diver. But the sheer beauty of Vamizi and its surrounding crystal-clear waters appeals to anyone who loves island living.
Vamizi is located in Mozambique’s Quirimbas Archipelago and is only seven and a half miles long by about a mile wide. Vamizi Island Resort is the only resort on the island, a conservation project in partnership with WWF and funded through carefully considered low impact, high-end tourism. Each of the 13 one and two bedroom villas was constructed of local building materials and by the local community to blend into the landscape. The island has one of the longest turtle conservation operations in East Africa and fishing is sustainable. The integration of local knowledge and traditions with world-class scientific understanding benefits everyone: the community, wildlife, and visitors.
For complete itinerary, rates for specific dates and transfers to the island, call +44 1285 762218 or visit: www.vamizi.com
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