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Nosy Be

Located in the Mozambique Channel, on the north-western coast of Madagascar, Nosy Be is a volcanic island with an area of ​​320 km2. A tropical forest, volcanic lakes, dream beaches, exceptional flora and fauna are among the richeness of the Perfume Island.

A multitude of land and sea activities are available, such as excursions to the neighboring islands, forest walks, visits to the sacred tree, sunset at Mont Passot, game fishing, horseback riding, trekking, or quite simply enjoy the sweetness of the Sakalava people.

Nosy Be offers a wide range of hotels, beach bungalows and B&B , from high end resorts to small scale back packer retreats.

“Tonga Soa” (welcome in Malagasy) for an unforgettable stay with us!

Silvia et Rolland

Diving in Nosy Be with Forever Dive means safety above all



  • Hotel l’Heure Bleue
    A Boheme luxury hotel. 10 min. walk from our dive centre
  • Hotel Au Sable Blanc
    A very cozy Residence right on the beach of Madirokely village and 50m from the dive center
  • Le Transat Lodge
    Five charming bungalows in a tropical garden and facing the sea and a villa with 4 double aircon rooms. 10 min. walk from our dive shop.
  • Hotel Chez Senga
    50m from the dive center and all facilities. 5 bright and comfortable rooms facing the sea. Restaurant and beach bar



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Where we are

Forever Dive is established in Nosy Be since 2000, in the quite village of Madirokely, on the Ambatoloaka Bay.

Nosy-Be (Big Island) is one of the most popular islands of Madagascar. To its north, there is the archipelago of Mitsio and to its south the archipelago of the Radama. Islands in its immediate surroundings: Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Tanikely, Nosy Iranja and Nosy Fanihi, all offering excellent diving.





Following the International whale watching rules

  • From end of July to end of October


Following the International whale watching rules

  • October to mid-December
  • Sometimes April – May


Enter in the water for watching following the international rules

  • October to mid-December


  • October to mid-December





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 10 € 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 (2023) is 4700 Ariary for one euro.


Visa and MasterCard. Few structures accept card payments. Ability to make withdrawals at ATMs or from local banks.


An insurance covering DAN type diving accidents or, is highly recommended



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!