The third largest reef in the world offers magical and unexpected shows in the Marine Reserve of Mamirano Bay on which Mikea Lodge has chosen to settle. Malagasy coral reefs are among the most beautiful diving sites in the world. Off the coral reef, or in the lagoon, you will admire an abundant and varied fauna in sparkling colors such as tropical fishes. During the migration season of cetaceans (whales and dolphins), between june and august, you will have a front-row seat to admire this show at Mikea Lodge, in an idyllic setting.
The Mikea Lodge provides an instructor and gives you the possibility to make unforgettable dives to discover the historical sites with many treasures: shipwrecks witnessing the past trips of the East Indian shipping companies in the Golden Age.
Thisshipwrecks exploration (the Nossa Senhora do Monte Carmo, sunk in 1774, the Winterton sunk in 1792 and the Surprise sunk in 1885) is supervised by our WUF(World Underwater Federation) instructor, Fred Lucas, discoverer of the shipwreck of the Surprise in 2007, a great specialist of the underwater archeological expeditions in the Indian Ocean and collaborator of the major travel TV channels (Thalassa, Ushuaia…).
This spot still unknown to the sliding lovers offers you a vast expanse of game! The favorable season characterized by the “tsiokatimo” (South Wind) is from September to December. Introduce yourself to sliding sports such as kitesurf with our IKO level 2 instructor.
You have the choice to practice in front of the lodge or to be dropped off for a descent from Andravona to the village of Ambatomilo (about 7km) as well as a possibility of initiation to paddle surfing.
Between tradition and modernity, the Mikea lodge also offers other water activities sessions such as fly-board, overboard, jet ski, “turbing”, wake board, sea kayak, andflyfish.
Aboard the Manohisoa II, a motorized boat equipped for all types of sport fishing, the team of the Mikea Lodge’s nautical center will guide you to the best spots. Dolphinfish, jacks, barracuda, grouper, snapper, mackerel or wahoo are the most common fishes in the area.You can bring back the fish you want and our chef will be happy to cook it for a special dinner!
Traditional canoe ride
The Vezo tribe is distinguished from the other populations of Madagascar by their attachment to the sea. You will have the opportunity to stroll in their canoes and to discover the Vezo traditional fishing.