Best period: October to June - Water temperature: 25 to 30°
Visibility: good to very good - Depths: from 15 to 40 meters.
Day 1 : Early start for Mitsio. Stop to "The Tetons Pinacles" for the first dive, sail to Marimbe anchorage on the Main Mitsio. Diner and night on board.
Day 2 : The Orgues. Previous regular sightings: - Shark, Ray, Grouper, Giant Trevelly. Sailing to Ankarea. Dive on Ankarea Rocks (15m). Usually huge quantities of fish in large shoals. Mainly caranx, giant trevelly, unicorn, trigger & surgeon fish. Occasional shark and some large grouper.
Anchor Overnight in Marimbe
Day 3 : Sailing to Nosy Lava, further North. 2 dives on different spots.
Diner and night on board in Nosy Lava.
Day 4 : Sail early morning to dive on Castor Bank (off Mitsio) 15 miles. A very interesting open sea bank with an excellent variety of fish, corals. Always a good dive. Back to Marimbe, diner and night on board.
Day 5 : The 4 Brothers Dive on one of these amazing outcrops of rocks, rising 250m sheer out of the sea. They continue down to around 20 metres to the sea bed, providing interesting dives sites, often with dense shoals of fish in their tens of thousands, turtles, barracuda, trevelly etc. The wall is some 30m long with depths of 20m. Great variety of soft corals and good fish population.
2 dives and we head for Sakatia. Diner and night on board.
Day 6 : Dive on Banc des Licornes, lunch on board. Sail back to Nosy Be and transfer to your hotel