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Tofo Scuba

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Tofo Beach, Tofo, Mozambique
+258 82 826 0140
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Excellent dive shop

Enjoyed c. 10 dives with Tofo scuba; great diving school. Professional setup in its operations... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2017
Joost G
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Excellent dive school!

My husband and I went to Tofo for our honeymoon specifically to go diving. We had heard some good... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
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TOFO SCUBA is the longest running dive center in Mozambique. (18 Years) We pioneered diving in the Tofo, Barra area. We are a PADI Resort center. We also offer RAID courses (Open Water to instructor) which can be a more affordable option as it does not require that you purchase a book. (E learning) We are situated right on the beach and 30 meters from the sea. (Next to Dino's bar and Fatima's Backpackers). We have an awesome restaurant on site. Tofo Scuba has the ONLY HEATED DIVER TRAINING POOL IN TOFO (26 degrees instead of 18 degrees) We run 3 x 8,3 meter superducks powered by 100hp Yamaha 4 stroke motors. FREE NITROX for those divers who are qualified Nitrox divers. This will give you 10 to 15 min..Longer bottom time on our deep dives. Safety (2 Dive Masters on EVERY Dive) and customer service are our priority. Free WI FI For Tofo Scuba Customers. Your own LOCKER to safely store your personal belongings. MISSION STATEMENT. It is the stated objective of the staff and management of Tofo Scuba to provide to our customers the highest standard of quality and service as it relates to scuba diving and scuba diver training. This commitment to service excellence will be seen in our desire and ability to continually improve the standard of both our student training programs and our daily casual diver charters. Of prime importance to us, is the safety and well being of all our customers and students. We will be measured by our ability to always supply well-maintained, safe diving equipment, good quality air and fully equipped, seaworthy dive boats at all times. We undertake to always foster an environment conducive to the safer learning and enjoyment of scuba diving in a friendly and relaxed manner. Our attitude toward scuba diving and diver training will always be conservative.
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Tofo Beach, Tofo, Mozambique
+258 82 826 0140
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed c. 10 dives with Tofo scuba; great diving school. Professional setup in its operations (scheduling & planning) including high safety standards (detailed dive briefing before every trip). Great staff; dove with 5 dive masters / instructors across the 4 days of diving: all highly...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Tofo for our honeymoon specifically to go diving. We had heard some good things about Tofo Scuba and so pre-booked a week's worth of dives with them. We liked them so much we extended our stay in Tofo by...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

We dived at Tofo Scuba for 4 days in April 2017, they arranged accommodation and airport pickups for us as well as all the diving and everything went perfectly! Super well organized, and with well-maintained boats and kit (we did one trip out on a...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely loved the people at Tofo scuba. All of them are friendly and approachable. I had a not so good experience in Vilanculo and it made me nervous about diving in Tofo but as soon as I walked in I felt so comfortable and...More

1  Thank Mandy S
Reviewed April 3, 2017

They made us feel very welcomed to their shop. Their dive instructors are some of the best in my opinion! Lastly, the dives were fun and beautiful! I can't wait to go back to visit!

Thank Mozirachel
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

They have fun and safety as their priorities. Clear instructions and protocols which apply to everyone equally (incl me as an instructor with 970 dives). So chances of error and thus accidents are reduces significantly, which is a good thing. Very motivated staff and they...More

1  Thank Taris007
Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

I had such a fantastic time in Praia do Tofo scuba diving with Tofo Scuba. The people are kind and very knowledgeable. Their gear (if you're renting) is in very good condition. They have nitrox, which is great for some of those deeper sea dives....More

2  Thank Michelle E
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Great, chilled dive shop! We went diving with other operators, but didn't feel the same warm personal interaction that we did with the staff at Tofo Scuba. Of all the places around Tofo, I felt like this was the only dive shop that was truely...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Had the opportunity to do the open ocean safari. Owners and guides very helpful and friendly. Had to swap days, and they had no problems with it. A very nice restaurant with great food.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

These guys are the best in Tofo, striking a perfect balance of being both fun and professional. Equipment is all well maintained and of good quality. Dive masters clearly love their jobs and their enthusiasm will make your dives even more enjoyable. They also offer...More

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Danny H
Hi, I am wanting to travel to Tofo beach and Maputo this coming summer as I'm travelling southern Africa. I wanted to be able to go scuba diving or snorkelling to see whale sharks and other animals. I will be spending close to a week in total at both places at the middle-end of June. Is this the right season for diving and seeing whale sharks? Is is possible to do this in the space of 2-3 days in Tofo? Thank you
February 12, 2017|
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Response from Tofoscuba | Property representative |
HI, Thank you for your message. You have a few options for this but yes we can get you in the water in that time. I can send you all the info and prices by email. Our address is on the website as well as an email link - it... More
Hi Thinking of going here next March. Is it best to fly or drive? Flights seem a little scarce and pricey, have no idea what the roads are likely to be like though? All and any advice gladly accepted! Regards Mar C
September 5, 2016|
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Response from Tofoscuba | Property representative |
Hi Mar C! Hope you are well. Are you still considering your visit? I hope so! There are several transportation options to get to Tofo, it really depends what your time and budget restraints, and the size of your group. Here... More
Tim D
Since I was there the day this guest was making her first deep dive and witnessed some of the fallout, I wondered if maybe some feelings about some of the staff are getting mixed up with some very serious accusations. The "bends" are a medical condition which can be diagnosed. The ascent was a decision the guest made on her own because she thought she was out of air. Nobody told her to go up without making a safety stop and she should have. She had plenty of air.At the surface, her tank gauge showed 60 Bar. This sounds like a simple case of diver panic. She was taken to the hospital and there were no signs of decompression illness (the bends). Maybe her irritation at feeling ignored during her "knowledge review" and not being given an alternate mask before the dive put her in a bad mood. This is not an ideal condition to be doing your first deep dive. Every diver knows that ultimately diving decisions are up to, and the responsibility of the diver. If you panic and decide to "bail out" you are not remembering the basics that you were taught in open water. It's advisable for everyone coming to a new place to dive, especially if it's a place with challenging diving (strong currents for example), to take an easy acclamation dive before attempting a something you've never tried before. That said, diver panic is ugly and it happens too often. It's one of the most difficult things a dive master and instructor face. It often places them in a dangerous situation.
January 30, 2015|
Response from Tofoscuba | Property representative |
Thank you for your valid comments.