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For wreck enthusiasts, one of the best sites in Madagascar is the Mitsio wreck, a 25-meter long trawler that lies straight in 30 meters/100 feet of water. The boat was sunk on purpose to create an artificial reef.

The wreck is now teeming with life of all sorts, including schools of small and large fish. You can see marine animals such as jacks, red lionfish, rockfish, boxfish, eels, frogfish, and other fascinating critters.

You can explore the Mitsio wreck all year round, but the best time to dive in Madagascar is probably from June to September. 

Dive site info provided by Ali M on Sep 4, 2020

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Comments, photos and species

On a good visibility day, it's a 5* for sure. I believe it's the place with most fish in the area. Lots of barracudas, Jacks, trevalies.
Crevalle Jack
Crevalle Jack
Giant Trevally


Photos taken by users who dived here

Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 1 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018 Picture taken by MKE at Epave Mitsio on Jun 1, 2018

Marine Life

What species others who dived here encountered

Crevalle Jack
Giant Trevally

Nearby Dive Centers

Ordered by distance, within a range of 25km

Tropical Diving

Email: tropical.diving@gmail.com Telephone:

          Pionneer of diving in Nosy Be, the dive center remains a small dive operation specialized in quality exploration dives. The experienced instructors/divemasters are working with them for many years. The dive center is located at the end of the small village of Ambatoloaka, in a quiet area. Close to most accommodations, restaurants, and other operators of excursions and services of the island, you will have an ideal situation for your stay in Nosy Be, with everything at hand. The speed-boats will embark you right in front of the dive center. Departure time 8 AM and return time 12-1 PM, for 2 exploration dives in the morning . From 10 to 40 minutes boat drive, about 20 different dive sites (Nosy Tanikely Marine Park, drop-offs, shipwrecks, and many outer reefs) all rich in fishes and live corals, will suit everyone. They can also pick you up right in front of your hotel if it is situated on the same beach …

Madaplouf Diving

Email: madaplouf@gmail.com Telephone: +261 33 14 24 833

          Created in January 2000, Madaplouf Diving is located on Bemoko Beach in the north-west part of Nosy Be Island, near Dzamandzar and Andilana. Our small capacity diving center allies safety and comfort of the divers. Michele and Jennifer, owners, run the center and will be happy to show you the enchantments of the dives in Nosy Be. We own complete Aqualung gears, regularly renewed and maintained according to Aqualung's standards, proof of quality and safety for our guests. We speak and teach in French, English, Spanish, German and Italian from Open Water to Divemaster PADI. Courses are given with DVD and books. We also prepare the compulsory Emergency First Aid course. We are the "courses oriented" diving center in Nosy Be. The center is opened all year round, it is then possible to dive everyday as long as the weather is good. The best season to dive is from April to December. We offer: - high professionalism; - safety; - respect of PADI's standards; - private guide or instructor on demand; - DAN insurance.

Diving Cattitude

Email: diving.cattitude@gmail.com Telephone: +261 (0) 32 02 493 16

          Welcome to Nosy Be, a paradise island located in the North West of Madagascar. Surrounded by dozens of islands and reefs, Nosy Be is a land of dreams and adventures unmatched, preserved from mass tourism. Dive into the seabed of the island with perfumes and discover a fabulous world. Abundant and varied the underwater world of Nosy Be competes with beauty and surprises. Falling, reefs, wrecks will offer all your dives wonderful encounters: jacks, barracudas, sharks, turtles, groupers, manta rays, whale sharks in season and a fantastic variety of corals and reef fish... Professionals make you dive in beautiful places, where you discover a very diverse underwater fauna and flora A unique experience, since departing from Nosy Be, there are few cruises that include scuba diving. This fast cruise boat allows you to go far enough to take you to wonderful uncrowded places. The boat is fully equipped for diving and very secure.

Forever Dive

Email: info@foreverdive.com Telephone: +261 (0)32 07 125 65

          The diving center is passionate about the sea and the underwater life and wish to share with you this unforgettable experience of discovery, new experience, pleasure, romance of travel and of course an endless fun. It is a style… the FOREVER DIVE aim!

Manta Diving Nosy Be

Email: info@mantadiveclub.it Telephone: +261 (0) 32 0720 710

Mada Scuba

Email: contact@mada-scuba.com Telephone: +261 32 21 757 68

          Come and immerse yourself in a Zen atmosphere in a small group (8 divers max) with passionate people. Discover the biodiversity of coral reefs. Baptism, training, diving for children from 8 years old.

Oceane's Dream

Email: resa@oceanesdream.com Telephone:

          Oceane's Dream is located on the island of Nosy Be, in Madagascar. They are the first dive center in Nosy Be. The dive center offers CMAS, PADI, ADIP dive courses, nitrox, dives and dive courses, baptisms, trainings, maritime and land excursions on Madagascar and Nosu Be.

Menabe Plongée

Email: contact@menabeplongee.com Telephone: +261 32 60 244 16

Scuba Nosy Be

Email: contact@scubanosybe.com Telephone: 00 261 32 07 96 158

          Scuba Nosy Be is the only center in Madagascar to offer: - 3 different areas for diving: The Nosy-Be-Nosy Sakatia area, Nosy Iranja area and Nosy Komba area - Instructor training center - 4 small boats so you can choose the diving spot. Max 8 divers on the boat and 2 instructors - "Cross over" PADI instructor or CMAS instructor to SSI - Free accomodation for the <<backpacker>> divers in the dive center (2 dives = one night) - Whale watching (august to october) and swimming with whale sharks (oct - nov until middle december). They also have an "hydrophone" to listen to the song of the whale - Nitrox diving and training - 12 years working (experience) in Nosy Be - Safety rules and safety gear as in european standards - The BCD and regulator are changed every year

Madablu Dive

Email: madablu@gmail.com Telephone: +261 32 7594372

          Madablu Dive offers diving and tours (both on sea and on the land) with the intention to make the best out of the island, from the ocean floor to culture, religion and ancestral traditions.
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