- Dive center on a private island with only 8 bungalows
- Max is a specialist in free diving… and humpback whales
- Ulysse Explorer supports green initiatives and practices eco-responsibility
- Based on land or on liveaboard cruise; it’s up to you!
Our opinion on Ulysse Explorer dive center:
Ankazoberavina Island, besides having a name virtually impossible to pronounce, it is an area of 14 hectares of protected land in Madagascar. Here you can find 8 Ankazoberavina ecolodge bungalows and the Ulysse Explorer dive center!
In the past, Max was a professional diver. He came to Madagascar in 1990 looking for sun and a simple life. He found just that plus the Indian Ocean that he considered more than ideal for SCUBA diving. After 10 years of experience roaming about the east coast of the island, he stumbled across Nosy Be and its surroundings. Feeling instant happiness there, he decided to settle, take over the management of this private island with its 8 bungalows and one restaurant, and eventually, create his own dive center. Only a one-hour boat ride from Nosy Be, Ulysse Explorer is for those in the know. You have the choice of staying in an ecolodge or in Nosy Be; it’s up to you! In any case, Max will come pick you up.
And, as for the dives, here you come to see big! Whale sharks in Nosy Be, sea turtles in Nosy Tanikely, zebra sharks in Atnam, manta rays at Manta Point: EVERYTHING is here! From July to September, from the boat you can see whales and dolphins (stenella and tursiops)! What’s that you say? You’re more flora? Come dive and you’ll see octocorallia and gorgonians in Parete Nosy Iranja, black coral in Atnam, and so much more in the cave of Angoudrouga.
Finally, for you liveaboard lovers (you know, you love switching back and forth between land and sea), or you there who have kids, or even you snorkeling fiends, Ulysse Explorer offers 4- to 6-day cruises. Comfortably settled onto a catamaran, you will cruise around the islands in the protected zone looking out for local birds, lemuriformes, and heavenly sand banks.
If you’re still not convinced to spend 3 days or more in an Ulysee Explorer ecolodge, know that Max is also a certified free diver and will be more than happy to train you in the art of holding your breath, a watersport in full boom. Ok, so everything’s here, all Ankazoberavina is missing is you!