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Mozambique is an east African country, situated between South Africa and Tanzania, and fringed by the Indian Ocean of the wild Mozambique Channel to the east. Its coastline stretches for 2,400 kilometers from the capital Maputo, in the far south of the country, to the wild coasts of The Quirimbas Archipelago, in the far north. This is where some 50 miles off the coast the richest and best preserved marine ecosystem of Mozambique, the legendary St. Lazarus Bank rises from the sea floor. A paradise for extreme spearfishing lovers, where every kind of encounter is possible.
The St. Lazarus Bank is a seamount rising from approximately 2,000 meters to the shallowest point of 13 meters below the surface. The bank has an extension of approximately 10 x 5 nautical miles. It is the top location in Mozambique, and one of the top in the world, to hunt giant Dogtooth Tuna, along with plentiful Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Marlin, Sailfish, and some stunning reef game fish such as Giant Trevally, Emperors, and Snappers.
St. Lazarus Bank and Metundo Canyon, of the Quirimbas Archipelago, are considered the two "Top Spearfishing Destinations" in Mozambique, and the dream of every spearo.
This adventure consists in a Liveaboard trip of 7 days, where the main target will be the giant of Dogtooth Tunas patrolling the waters of the bank. But also the abundant Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin, along with GT, Emperror, Snapper and Jobfish.
Each diving day will be assisted by a dedicated spearfishing boat and will have a duration of approximately 7 hours.
Air temp: 25 ºC - 30 ºC | Water temp: 26 ºC - 30 ºC
Accommodation: Catamaran Yacht (Liveaboard)
Adventure cost ⟶ $$$$$
FLIGHT AND TRANSPORT INFORMATION
The starting point for visiting the Quirimbas Archipelago and the St. Lazarus Bank is Pemba, capital of Cabo Delgado region. Pemba is reached by international flights from Johannesburg in South Africa, from Nairobi in Kenya, and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Booking international flights to the aforementioned cities and to Pemba should be done in advance.
We will take care of all logistics and, when necessary, we will make group bookings through our partner companies/agencies.
WHY COME WITH US?
A Liveaboard trip is the only way to fully appreciate the beauty of this place. With all the comfort and convenience of sleeping in the middle of the action and not wasting a single minute with long boat rides, this is truly the best way to go spearfishing in Mozambique!
We will guide you in a professional manner but at the same time in a completely informal atmosphere. You will feel like being in holiday with old friends. We will welcome you and ensure that everything goes as planned, leaving you to think about just one thing.... spearfishing!
We will do a safety briefing so that you will be aware of potentially dangerous situations, and how avoid them. We will make sure that you always have a partner or a small group to rely on while you're in the water.
We will provide an expert guide in the water who can help, advise and point out the most effective techniques. The guide will make sure you will always be on the right spot, coordinating the correct position of the group in the water according to the current or while chumming. When necessary, the guide will work the flasher and take care of the proper distribution of the chum. They will also take pictures and videos of your catches, so that you will go home with the memories of your adventure.
We will give you advice and guidance on techniques, on the prey and on their approach. We will give you important tips on your equipment, regarding how to set it up to be ready for this challenge.
If needed we may have spearguns, floatlines, bungees and buoys available for hire, or when possible, provide some items for free.
Alternatively we offer advice on purchases so that you will not make mistakes by buying inappropriate equipment for the trip.
On site we provide weights for your weight belt so you will not need to bring your own, thus avoiding you unnecessary excess baggage costs.
We can arrange for your fish to be cooked.
Last but not least, we will do our best to make this the best trip you've ever been on! Full of action, catches and adventure!
LAT. : 12º 11' 34'' S LONG. : 41º 23' 48'' E