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Nosy Be, Madagascar

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Country: Madagascar  Area: Madagascar

Water Temp: 24 - 30°C (75 - 86°F)

Visibility: 10 - 50m (33 - 164 ft)

Depth Range: 5 - 40m (16 - 131 ft)

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Nosy Be, “Big Island” is an island located off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist resort.

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The island is known for having the world's smallest frog and chameleon. Nosy Be is also home to a specific colour of panther chameleon which can be found in the Lokobe Reserve, one of Madagascar's five Strict Nature Reserves. Nosy Be is the most developed tourism destination in Madagascar and is the only place where an all-inclusive large resort can be found.

Known as the aquarium of western Madagascar in the Mozambique Channel, Nosy Be offers an impressive and largely undisturbed diving experience for beginners and seasoned divers alike. Rich coral diversity with an abundance of marine life from all over the Indian ocean await adventures in these warm crystal clear waters. Tons of micro-life make this destination a photographers dream while also hosting Manta rays and Whale sharks in the summer months. While diving is popular here, many of the operators are in their infancy so you will rarely find more than one dive boat at a particular site at any given time.

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Tulear, Mangily - South Madagascar

Nosy Be1 May 2006 - 1 Aug 2006

I've been there twice and done lots of diving with Jean-Pierre and Stephane.

I became divemaster there.


The atmosphere and the diving are exceptional. And if you go in winter, that is june- august you can go whale watching and hear them underwater


David E. Vinson

This sounds good. What are the chances of actually seeing a whale? (hearing them is pretty cool) but I really want to see whales while diving!!


Geraldine Solignac

While diving, I didn´t have the chance to see them, but watching the whales form a smal embarcation on the surface is already pretty amazing!

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