PLANE YOUR TRIP
From the biggest European cities (London, Paris, Milan, Madrid, Frankfurt, Geneva, Brussels, …) direct flights to Nosy Be, via Addis Ababa
From Johannesburg direct flights to Nosy Be :
Passport valid for more than 6 months after the return date
Return flight ticket is compulsory
Visa: for a validity of less than one month, the price is of 35 € and can be obtained upon your arrival in the country
No vaccine is needed for Nosy Be
Better not drink tap water
Concerning the anti-malaria treatment, for those who wish to follow it, ask your doctor for information
To protect yourself against the “mokafoy”, sand fly, you can buy on the spot an essential oil, the Flunat, which will help you to keep them away.
The local currency is the Ariary. The current rate (2019) is 4000 ariary for one euro.
Visa and MasterCard. Few structures accept card payments. Ability to make withdrawals at ATMs or from local banks. Withdrawal limitation: 400000 Ariary
An insurance covering DAN type diving accidents www.daneurope.org or www.dansa.org, is highly recommended
CLIMATE & SEASONS:
Rainy season: from mid-January to the end of March. Unfavorable period for diving
Apart from the rainy season, it is possible to dive throughout the year. At each period, specificities
End of the rainy season: from April to May. The waters are warm (29/30 °), calm sea and a lot of activity.
Dry season: from June to September. Period of the trade winds, the temperature of the water is cooler (24-25 °) period not suitable for a liveaboard north of Nosy Be (Mitsio, Cape St. Sebastian and Bay of Courier).
Is the humpback whale season
The “high season”: from October to December. Calm sea, water at 29 °, lots of plankton … and the whale sharks and the Omura whales are present in our waters!