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Tofo Scuba





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Situated a mere 30 meters from the sea and RIGHT on the beach. Tofo Scuba is Mozambique's longest operating dive charter, John and Nikki pioneered diving on Tofo's pristine reefs.

Tofo Scuba is a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm Instructor Development Centre and we run courses from open water through to divemasters and instructor courses, it is an ideal place for professional diving career development. Please see our link below to Amanzi regarding scuba instructor courses in Tofo, Mozambique.

Our dive centre employs a staff of 4 qualified and experienced DOT skippers, 6 full time PADI instructors, an IANTD instructor, as well as a divemaster and divemaster trainees, which are on hand to assist divers throughout the year. We have 3 new 8.3 metre semi-rigid superducks powered by twin 100Hp Yamaha 4 STROKE Commercial motors, Our state of the art filling station has 3 bauer air compressors, a 750 litre per minute nitrox membrane for up to a 40% mix on all dives. We are an extremely professional, friendly and customer-orientated shop, our staff are all well-versed in assisting divers and our team is knowledgeable, positive and energetic.

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Equipment Hire, Free Nitrox

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Rating 10/10

Tofo Scuba, do it right...

Tofo Beach12 Mar 2018 - 18 Mar 2018 with Tofo Scuba

I have been diving for about 18 years now, in just about every corner of the world. I have some high expectations when it comes to a dive shop, and Tofo Scuba exceeds them all. The staff are friendly, helpful, and most of all...knowledgeable about the local diving spots. That being said, this review is not about hyping them, it is about giving you, the fellow diver the best information to make an informed choice.

If you have not done adventure diving, take careful note. Tofo is not a casual diving location. There is no pier, no walking onto a boat, no bobbing in the water while you get all your gear sorted. You prep all your gear on land, verify everything, then the shop loads it onto a boat and brings it to the shore line. There, everyone works to get the boat past the waves and on you go. Diving is done by group negative entry. This means everyone does a rolling back entry at the same time, no air in the BC, and down you go.

Which leads to the next important point. You can dive on plain air, but your dives will be as much as 10 minutes shorter than everyone else. Tofo is a ways from a compression chamber, or even basic medical care. That means no matter your experience level, no matter what you have done previously, all dives end when you hit 2 minutes until Deco. ALL DIVES END. So if you don't have nitrox certification, add a day to the front of your trip, and get certified at the shop. It is a classroom cert, no practice dives required. I have seen many an annoyed, and sad, diver that has to go up before everyone else and misses the megafauna whom best I can tell do this on purpose to spite air divers. There is no debate, and no variance in policy among all the Tofo providers. 2 minutes to deco, and you are going to the surface and safety stop.

So in summary, amazing dive shop and amazing dives. Just don't think it is going to be a lazy casual dive location. Oh, and Nitrox for the love of all that is diving, just do it.

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Alla Zakharenko

Do they really keep an eye on your computer at all times? Once I got into deco on a dive safari and it was only my buddy and I who knew it, I continued with other dives as usual. Of course, I don't recommend doing that, but I really doubt that they would notice you being in deco timely.

Steven Scagnelli

I have done 40ish dives with Tofo Scuba, and the DM and sweepers were highly vigilant. I can't speak to other providers there. With Tofo Scuba, all the Safaris are snorkel only.

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