Boat Diving Trips & PADI Courses in Ifaty
The Scuba Dive Center, is located on the south-western coast of Madagascar, in the very heart of the Vezo country, 25 km north of Toliara, in the small village of Mangily - Ifaty, in the Ranobe bay. We offer numerous guided dives, for any level-skilled diver, night and day, in the bay of Ranobe (Mangily-Ifaty), the lagoon and its 'passes'. We are a PADI diving school, teaching courses from SCUBA DIVER to DIVE MASTER. The boats and the dive equipment Wetsuits, bcds, regulators, fins, masks, snorkels, computers, lights, and so on. There is no dive shop around the corner where we can buy spare parts. We have to import them from abroad, and well manage the stocks. The small size of our structure make easier the taking care of the equipment, and we better take care of it because so far away from the dive industry. Boats We mostly go through lagoons, so we need light boats, with no tirant d'eau; nevertheless able to face the big sea, when we have to get out, between lagoons, before big rivers mouths... Our motorboats are perfectly fit for safely diving in Ifaty or in safari. That is to say: just have fun ! We use two seven meters motorboats (XMC-24 and Argos 700) with: outboard engines, VHF, GPS , all the safety equipment. The outboard engines range from 15 to 60 CV and are used according to the task - diving, whalewatching or dive trip. Dive equipment Because we are far away from the dive industry, we use a simple and reliable equipment we can easily take care of. We can take eight divers and two dive masters/instructors underwater simultaneously. • 12 cubic meters BAUER compressor • Mobile 6 cubic meters BAUER and COLTRI compressors • Short 12 liters tanks but also 6 and 15 liters • MARES regulators • MARES BCDs • MARES shorty and 2 pieces wet suits • Fins, masks, snorkels, weight belts, lamps... • Oxygenotherapy. DIVING • First Try - 40€ 45 minutes. One personne one instructor. • Bubble Maker - 35€ A child and an octopus. 35 minutes. • Guided - 40€ Inner or outer lagoon • Night - 55€ Enter a fairy tale! • 6 Guided Dives Pass - 200€ That is the sixth for free - personnal. Including a night dive, up to you. • 10 Guided Dives Pass - 300€ Personal. Including a night dive, up to you. • 12 Dives Family Pass - 360€ Family or group. Including a night dive, up to you. • Swimming Pool Initiation - 20€ For some hotels only. Free if you go after that for a dive in sea. THE SCHOOL • Kid Scuba Diver Course - 275€ / for kids • Scuba Diver Course - 245€ / To keep diving with your favorite instructor • Open Water Course - 335€ • Advanced Open Water Course - 240€ • Rescue Diver Course - 250€ / How to manage emergencies • Dive Master Course - 450€ • For rescue divers with 40 logged dives. One month formation, illimited diving the next two months, at club conditions * not including the PADI divemaster Kit (about150€). • From Open Water to Dive Master Pass - 980€ Get all PADI certifications, from open water (or advanced) to dive master(owd, aowd, rd, efr, dm with dsd). a two months formation and immersion in the dive center everyday life - illimited diving in the next two months, at club conditions * not including the PADI divemaster kit (about 150€).
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 6 guests
- Tours, Lessons, and Diving
La côte sud-ouest de Madagascar est bordée sur plus de quatre cents kilomètres par du corail : récifs frangeants, barrières (Tuléar, Ifaty) ou à cayes (Nosy Ve, Nosy Hao...), offrant des lagons spectaculaires par leurs dimensions ou leurs couleurs naturelles, cadre de la vie quotidienne des Vezo, et d'innombrables sites de plongée dont on peut penser que l'immense majorité n'ont pas été encore découverts... C'est à cette découverte, ainsi qu'à celle du versant terrestre et humain, que nous vous invitons, au départ du village de Mangily, vers le nord et jusqu'à Morombe, avec les safaris plongée de plusieurs jours...
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Outboard Engine
- Cuddy Cabin
- Dual Comm-forward seating
- Single Engine
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.