BCD, regulator, wet suites, mask, fins, weights and 12 l aluminum tanks can be rented. Dives are from the boat and there are no deco dives. Water temperature is 27/29 C and visibility can reach 30 m. Dive Fanjove in a stunning tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean that is only just being discovered. The perfect marine metropolis where humpback whales migrate, sea turtles lay eggs, and tropical fish dance before you. A great concentration of biodiversity that has yet to be revealed. The reefs show remarkable resistance to global marine threats, and further research and exploration of the area is vital to help replenish the reef and support healthy ecosystems and sustainable fishing practices for the local villages. Each dive is likely to be at a completely new dive site with sightings of new fish, shark, mammal and invertebrate species on nearly every dive. Varied marine landscapes such as underwater pinnacles and gardens of cabbage coral with 20+ meter visibility make for a rare chance to experience an area that no one has ever explored before. Available at extra cost.
Relax in Fanjove’s blue waters while watching the marine world pass you by. Butterfly fish, Angelfish, Damselfish, and a variety of corals and invertebrates are just off of Fanjove’s doorstep. Go out by yourself for a leisurely exploration, or let us take you in a small boat and show you all the secret spots! Ask the manager for equipment. If you are not experienced, we recommend a snorkel guide. Marine life books are provided at the lounge: test yourself in the identification of what you had spotted after snorkeling!
Fanjove is lucky to have different dolphin species as our neighbors. Spend a couple of hours on the boat to try and see either Spinner Dolphins or Bottlenose Dolphins and with any luck you may be able to briefly swim with them.
From November to March, the island is a destination for migratory birds. Hidden behind a bush at the beach, with the help of good binoculars, you can appreciate the diversity of the other inhabitants of the island. Inland, the Island can offer good bird sightings while walking the Fanjove Trail.
Fanjove provides 4 single kayaks with paddles as a way to discover the main island, the bird island and the cliff system. We suggest you paddle during the medium to high tide and only if you can swim. It is free of charge.
Sand bank excursion
At low tide we have access to a secluded sand bank that offers snorkeling and chance to have a local lunch with grilled fish prepared privately right in front of you. Relax in the shade and wait for dolphins to come by, or jump in the water to cool off, until the sand bank disappears underwater with the incoming tides. For the lovers of extreme romanticism, nothing is better than waiting sunset with a cold bottle of wine in the middle of the ocean! Available at extra cost.
enjoy the sunset and views of Fanjove from the traditional East Africa coast sailing vessel. A local boat will set sail before sunset and accompanied by locals from the village nearby and one of our waiters, you can enjoy a sundowner while experiencing the timeless beauty of the wooden dhow. Available at extra cost.
Try your luck fishing Fanjove’s reef. With basic fishing equipment you can catch barracuda, jack, or even a kingfish. Fishing is catch and release but if the fish is injured or the lure is stuck we can have our kitchen prepare your catch the local way, using a charcoal grill.
Fanjove Nature Trail
Discover the island, its history and local costumes. You could use the Island’s Map to navigate along its paths; for a better understanding, ask the manager for a guide who will be happy to share his knowledge. Feel free to lose yourself amid the island’s bush, exploring the island outside the trails!