diving in Nosy Be



Aqua diving

Corail Noir is one of the very few hotels in Nosy Be that has a diving center within the establishment. Diving activities are in the DNA of the hotel and its director Gianluca, everything is well thought out for an optimum experience and comfort for any diver.
Since 2005, the “Aqua Diving” diving center, has allowed thousands of enthusiasts to dive and discover the underwater wonders of Nosy Be. Thanks to professional European and Malagasy teams, no need to be an expert to enjoy underwater delights.

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diving with sharks and whales in Nosy Be
fishes in underwater diving tour in nosy be island

Scuba diving

  • Departure and return: Departure from the hotel beach at 8 am. The Aqua Diving team will be ready to raise the anchor with all the equipment already loaded. The return is scheduled around 1 p.m. in order to enjoy the afternoon.

Diving activities are scheduled every day, depending on the level of difficulty, water tides, water currents, and according to what you want to discover underwater. The area offers over 30 unique sites to explore. There are coral formations still intact and rich in color, giant multicolored gorgonians and barrier fauna of incredible diversity.
It is very likely that you will make huge encounters! During annual migration, together with cold currents of the southern Indian Ocean, humpback whales (Megaptera) pass along Nosy Be – from August to October. As for whale sharks, they come to eat in the area from October to January.

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whale seen off Sakatia during a dive

Snorkeling at Sakatia

With our specialized guide, go for a captivating snorkeling experience in Nosy Sakatia. Located west of Nosy Be, towards Andilana, Nosy Sakatia offers a fabulous snorkeling spot. Its shallow waters (2 to 3 meters) are the perfect meet-up point to encounter green sea turtles – which come to eat at high tide, – but also groupers, wahoo, barracuda and trevallies.

  • Departure: from the beach in front of the hotel, 8:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
  • Details: the expedition lasts half a day, about minutes of navigation.
  • Number of participants: minimum 4 people
  • Price: €20/person
  • Good to know, we provide the equipment (fins, mask, snorkel), lifejacket as well as adapted equipment to sustain you.

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