Set amid a national marine park in the beautiful and pristine Bazaruto Archipelago, Kisawa has access to some of the most unique diving experiences in the world. Swim among 2000 species of fish, humpback whales, manta rays, sea turtles and dolphins in the second most diverse coral reef in the world.
The team at BCSS have developed a number of individual dive sites, selected based on years of scientific exploration, to give Kisawa guests the best opportunity to experience swimming with “The Big Five” of the Western Indian Ocean.
Kisawa presents diving adventures with a difference, honouring the dynamic movements of the marine life, the tides, currents, water quality and the individual ecosystems and habitats.
The seascape offers encounters with humpback whales, manta rays (both oceanic and reef manta rays), various types of dolphins and over 10 species of sharks. The colourful coral reefs are home to a diverse range of fish, including humphead wrasses, countless types of butterflyfish and trevally’s.
MEET THE BIG OCEAN FIVE
Aquatic mammals including whales, dolphins, and porpoises.
Cartilaginous fish including sharks, rays, skates, and sawfish.
Diverse superclass of vertebrates, including snappers, trevallies and groupers.
Paraphyletic grouping including turtles, sea snakes and kraits.
Order of fully aquatic, herbivorous mammals including dugongs.
In a first for hospitality properties worldwide, all Kisawa dive sites have been mapped in 3D at high-resolution, using advanced scientific survey techniques.
The ocean floor mapping allows our guests to understand the topography and structure of the dive sites in fine detail, before they’ve touched down in Mozambique. Conversely, it allows our divemasters to give a thorough brief to Kisawa divers, ahead of what they are about to experience.
Sinda de Graça Armando is Kisawa’s Dive Instructor, working closely with BCSS’ Group Marine Operations and Dive Center Manager.
Sinda is a certified PADI open water instructor, EFR instructor and SSI specialty instructor and speaks English, Portuguese, Bitonga, Matsua and Changana.