Tofo Beach or Tofo is historically a small fishing town in southeastern Mozambique. The town lies on the coast of the Indian Ocean, on the Ponto do Barra peninsula in Inhambane Province, Jangamo District and it’s roughly a 22 km drive from Inhambane city. More recently, the town has transformed into a major Mozambican diving location and is now home to many beach villas and several diving organizations drawing tourists to its long Indian Ocean beach front and nearby reefs.
Giant Manta Ray diving
Tofo Beach is rated as one of the world’s top Giant Manta diving locations. The Giant Manta Ray, as the name suggests, is the largest of all stingrays and can weigh in at 1.5 tons and span 5-8 metres in length!
Tofo Beach has several Manta Ray cleaning stations in the area that contribute to perhaps the world’s largest population of Manta Rays. Reefs such as the famous Manta reef provide tourists a great chance to experience a close encounter with the elusive giant manta. During the Mozambican summer is the best chance of seeing the graceful Giant Manta.
Explore Tofo’s exotic aquatic life
Tofo is also home to one of the largest concentrations of Whale Shark populations in the world and offers year-round sightseeing opportunities. Also, a huge variety of other marine life can be seen here including, but not limited to Eagle Stingrays, Whales, Dolphin, Turtles, Guitar sharks, Moray Eels, various species of reef fish & much more.
Scuba diving at Tofo Mozambique
Diving at Tofo Beach is mainly done using RIB Boats as it provides for fantastic beach launches through the surf. Ideal diving conditions are during the day time and you can even go for two or more dives provided that the weather, sea and surf conditions are optimal. One of Tofo’s most prevalent diving centre’s is Diversity Scuba, a PADI 5 Star Gold Palm IDC and it is located a mere 3 minute walk from Tofo Beach. Diversity Scuba offers a world class diving experience and it’s a great place to start exploring the true beauty of the Tofo Beach marine life and the Mozambican fishing culture.
Are you ready to come up close and personal to what awaits you under the sea surface?