Mozambique Divemaster Course & Whale shark Diving

Dive Everyday & The Ability To Make Money As You Travel? Win!

Train as a professional Divemaster in one of East Africa’s most beautiful beach front settings, with the Indian Ocean providing the backdrop for an incredible couple of months living the life and saying in our funky stunning accommodation! Diving with manta rays, humpback whales and whale sharks everyday! Tofo, has one of the highest populations of juvenile whale sharks in the world so is a great place to do some whale shark diving.

Africa is often overlooked as a place to do your Divemaster course and regrettably so because in Tofo you have some of the best diving in the world. The biggest draw is  undoubtedly the whale shark and the worlds highest population of juvenile whale sharks can be found here.  It is the biggest fish in the ocean and can grow to 12 m or more and weigh up to 15 tons! But there is so much more too..

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Mozambique Divemaster Course & Whale shark Diving: Trip Highlights

  • Very diverse marine life including whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and even the guitar shark. Rock on!
  • Training at a cool dive school, with a great atmosphere, lots of backpackers diving there, and with some of the best in whale shark trackers in the world on the staff.
  • Get free diving up to 60 dives (necessary for your Divemaster) while working and completing your courser. You will do as many dives and ocean safaris as possible.
  • Leave here fully qualified to work and lead dives in any diving centre worldwide
  • Chilling out in a a funky resort, enjoying parties, barbeques, the amazing pool with bar! And the laid-back lifestyle in a tropical paradise setting.
  • Experiencing the culture of Mozambique, a country that seems to be lost in time, and set in one of the most beautiful African environments.
  • Gaining a qualification that enables you to work in the diving industry anywhere in the world, but even if you don’t do that the lifestyle as you train is an unforgettable memory to keep.
  • Optional surfing, ocean kayaking, and other adventures to be had.


Accommodation is in a really funky cool dorm, and offers you the perfect opportunity to meet your travel companions. Its has 5 bunk beds, lockers, ceiling fans, extra length mattresses, mosquito netting and an ensuite bathroom.

Please take own shower and beach towels as these are not supplied. The rooms are serviced by municipal power and each has 3-point 220V power point with 2-point adapters.

A Rough Idea of Price

All of our gap year holidays are completely customised to your needs and prices will therefore vary based on things like the time of year and level of accommodation; but we want to give you as good an idea of how much this itinerary will cost.

8 Week - Rescue to DM Dorm

USD 2479

8 Week - Zero To Hero Dorm

USD 3699

12 Week - Rescue to DM Dorm

USD 2899

12 Week - Zero To Hero Dorm

USD 4059

What's Included?

  • Pre departure information
  • PADI open water course
  • PADI advanced open water course
  • PADI rescue diver course
  • PADI Divemaster internship
  • Airport pick up
  • Dive training
  • All books and certificates
  • Rental dive equipment
  • Unlimited diving
  • All accommodation
  • PADI Divemaster crew pack (to keep)
  • Lots of ocean safaris to swim with whale sharks

And a lot of FUN!!

What's Excluded?

  • Meals
  • Annual PADI Divemaster fee
  • Visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Flights
  • Dive computer, dive knife and surface marker boy
  • Over Christmas the prices are higher!

We also advise you to buy your own wetsuit, mask and fins, although they are included in the cost of the course on a rental basis, when you do your Divemaster it’s definitely nice to have your own. We also recommend you purchase the dive computer before you travel, check out our Divemaster blog for advice on buying a dive computer and everything you need to know about the courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes you can, but the reason we have not put it online is because the price is an extra 65 USD a night (Over Christmas and new year it’s even more.

  • Most gear, but not the dive computer, is included on a rental basis.  But since you are training to become a professional and you will be wearing your outfit daily, it is much better to have your own gear! We advise you bring your own facemask as this is a personal item and is much nicer to have your own.

  • You will need to pre-arranged your own VISA before joining this program. Please book well ahead to ensure you have enough time to organise your visa, and remember one to arrive in country you have to have an arrival stamp putting your passport at the airport. This is to validate the VISA.

  • The accommodation is about a 15 min walk from the dive school.

  • The weather is always a difficult subject, but the climate in Tofo is warm and sunny which can be dived year round but it can have high winds during February and August which can cause the water to become very rough and choppy, even so diving is usually still possible and it only called off in extreme conditions.


    The summer months of November to April are the rainiest months which occasionally bring violent storms but they have the highest water temperature of 28C. The winter months of May to October are a lot cooler but still pleasant with a lower water temperature of 23C. Visibility in this area varies by the day and is influenced by a combination of plankton, currents, winds and tides.

  • There are other divers coming and going doing shorter or longer courses. As there is no set date people normally do not start on the same day. However you will meet lots of people also diving with us and you will be one of the team! No worries its super social.

  • Please bring an adapter suitable for South African plugs which are three pins and round you will also want Mozambique and plugs which are to pin.

    At the hostel there are cooking facilities. There is a bbq area you can use to grill your own food.


    The hostel is truly amazing and funky and with a stunning garden and pool! Comfy lounge areas and friendly staff! In the evening there are often dj´s playing too! Free wifi areas, laundry service, safety deposit box, a dech from where you can see the sun set over stunning tofo and a bar and restautant.


  • Mozambique is unfortunately a malarial zone, so you will need to take antimalarial medicine, please check with your doctor which is the most appropriate, because Malarone for example mimics symptoms of decompression sickness so you cannot use that one.

  • Absolutely not! They are big but they do not even have teeth. They are extremely impressive though, and being lucky to see one, and swim with one once, is never enough.

  • Yes you can, we will train you from zero to hero. We do recommend you take a diving medical before you leave the UK if you have any doubts as to whether you will be suited to diving.

  • Yes, you can. Fishing, horse rising, surfing, ocean kayaking and exploring along some of the worlds most unspoilt coastline. Not bad.

  • Inhambane is in a malaria zone, we advise you take malarial tablets and consult your GP or travel clinic before you go.With regards to Malaria medication our partners recommend DEMAL 200, its a British product made by Blue Turtle, and they have used it for eight years without getting malaria. Please note though we do not endorse any particular brand or product and you should consult your own GP and take your own advice and precautions as necessary.

  • Take malaria tablets but NOT Lariam, Mefliam or Mefloquine as these can mimic symptoms of decompression sickness and the nearest decompression chamber is in South Africa. If participants take Larium, Meflian or Mefloquine, they will be excluding themselves from the dive and there are no exceptions.

  • Africa may be cheap, but diving in Africa is not, well, not if you are diving with a reputable company that looks after their equipment and customers! All the dive equipment has to be brought in from South Africa, we also put you up in a nice backpacker resort, and you get unlimited  dives. If you want the trip of a life time then you really do get what you pay for, and this is exactly that, very few other places in the world will get you this much whale shark exposure in such a beautiful setting.

Mozambique Divemaster Course & Whale shark Diving Trip Dates

Start date of the first Monday of every month; we can be flexible start date if you have different travel plans.

Remember over Christmas the prices are higher; if you are planning to join us over the December period ask us for a quote please.

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