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Nosy Be

Nosy Be

The Perfumed Island offers a large range of hotels and beach bungalows, from high end resorts to small scale back packer retreats.

Plenty of land and sea excursions are available to bring visitors in contact with the Malagasy wildlife, such as lemurs, chameleons, orchids, ravinala trees, … It is a once in a life time experience!

Last but not the least… Malagasy people living on the island will charm the visitor with their kindness, smiling faces and friendliness.

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

Silvia et Rolland



  • 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 B&B
    Five charming bungalows in a tropical garden and facing the sea. 10 min. walk from our dive shop.

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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.

NAUI instructor, Sylvia Trélanche can deliver courses worldwide recognized. English, French and Italian speaking.

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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

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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 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!