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Diving in Mozambique/Paindane Coral Garden

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The dive site Paindane Coral Garden is an inshore rocky reef with coral in the Paindane area near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique.


Understand[edit]

Position[edit]

  • S24°05.934' E035°30.323'
  • About a km north east of Cabo das Correntes


Reef coral at the coral garden

Name[edit]

The name "Paindane Coral Garden" refers to the large variety of reef and soft corals, and to the locality Paindane.

Depth[edit]

The site is fairly shallow

Visibility[edit]

Visibility can exceed 15m

Topography[edit]

Exposed rocks with lagoon inshore, Large rocks and outcrops with caves, swimthroughs and overhangs to seaward.


Conditions[edit]

Get in[edit]

Boat access from Guinjata Bay. The site is about 4.2km from Guinjata Bay beach launch site.


See[edit][add listing]

Giant Clam
Tiger cowrie
Encrusting sponges
Reef scene at Paindane coral garden dsc04633.jpg
Reef scene at Paindane coral garden dsc04689.jpg
encrusting sponges

Marine life[edit]

Variety of fish and invertebrates: Bluebanded surgeon, Dusky sweepers, Blotcheye soldiers, Powder blue surgeon, Limespot butterfly fish, Chocolate dip, Bluestreak cleaner wrasse, Spotted hawkfish, Moorish idol, Bluefin Kingfish, Dusky rubberlips, Whitebarred rubberlip, Barracuda. Mottled pink and grey encrusting sponge, Orange encrusting sponge, Tiger cowrie, Daisy soft coral, Finger lobed soft coral, Green and purple "curly lettuce" algae, Mottled orange/white fan sponge, Yellow banded hermit crab, Whelk , Brown feather stars, Small white and yellow sea fans, Nudibranchs, Sandy translucent colonial squirts, Red armpit star, Giant anemone, Tridacna clam, Daisy soft coral, lots of hard corals, soft corals, Spanish dancers, shrimps.


Photography[edit]

Routes[edit]

No specific route recommended.

Stay safe[edit]

Hazards[edit]

No site specific hazards known

Skills[edit]

No special skills required

Equipment[edit]

No special equipment required.

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