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Southern [[Mozambique]] includes the ''Municipios'' of '''[[Maputo (region)|Maputo]]''', '''[[Gaza (region)|Gaza]]''', '''[[Inhambane (region)|Inhambane]]''' and '''[[Sofala (Region)|Sofala]]''' from the southern border with [[South Africa]] at [[Ponta d'Ouro]]  north to the Zambesi river.
 
Southern [[Mozambique]] includes the ''Municipios'' of '''[[Maputo (region)|Maputo]]''', '''[[Gaza (region)|Gaza]]''', '''[[Inhambane (region)|Inhambane]]''' and '''[[Sofala (Region)|Sofala]]''' from the southern border with [[South Africa]] at [[Ponta d'Ouro]]  north to the Zambesi river.
  
====[[Tofo Beach]]====
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====Ponta do Ouro to Ponta Mamoli====
Nice coral but known more for its abundance of manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and humpback whales.
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'''Dive sites include:'''
 
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*G-Spot
* <listing name="Liquid Adventures" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+258 845363636" email="" fax="" url="http://www.divingtofo.com" hours="" price="">They are a PADI dive centre offering all courses from Open Water through to Assistant Instructor and also offer various other watersport activites.</listing>
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*Fish Basket
 
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*Pinnacles
====[[Guinjata Bay]]====
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*Bass City
A small bay on a long stretch of sandy coastline. The reefs are sedimentary rock with a covering of hard and soft corals and other invertebrates. Marine life is Indo-Pacific.
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*Kev's Ledge
 +
*Wayne's World
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*Aquarium
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*Three Sisters
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*Doodles
 +
*Mavericks
 +
*Texas
 +
*Shallow Malongane
 +
*Paradise Ledge
 +
*Chesckers
  
 +
====Manta Coast====
 
'''Dive sites include:'''
 
'''Dive sites include:'''
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*Amazon
 +
*Arcadia
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*Area 51
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*Barra Lagoon/Estuary
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Batfish Pinnacle|Batfish Pinnacle]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Batfish Pinnacle|Batfish Pinnacle]]
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Devils Peak|Devils Peak]]
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*Buddies Reef
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*Deep Reef South
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*[[Diving in Mozambique/Devils Peak|Devil's Peak]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Disneyland|Disneyland]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Disneyland|Disneyland]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Greentree Reef|Greentree Reef]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Greentree Reef|Greentree Reef]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Hard Rock|Hard Rock]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Hard Rock|Hard Rock]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Island Rock|Island Rock]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Island Rock|Island Rock]]
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*Kitwe
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Manta Reef|Manta Reef]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Manta Reef|Manta Reef]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/North Greentree|North Greentree]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/North Greentree|North Greentree]]
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*The "Klipfontein" wreck
 +
*The Office
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Paindane Coral Garden|Paindane Coral Garden]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Paindane Coral Garden|Paindane Coral Garden]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Paindane Express|Paindane Express]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Paindane Express|Paindane Express]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Pao Reef|Pao Reef]]
 
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Pao Reef|Pao Reef]]
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Xstacy Reef|Xstacy Reef]]
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*Playstation
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*Pomene Estuary
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*Salon
 +
*Three Sisters
 +
*Trojan Wall
 +
*Witch's Hat
 +
*[[Diving in Mozambique/Xstacy Reef|Xstacy Reef (XTC)]]
 +
 
 +
=====[[Tofo Beach]]=====
 +
Nice coral but known more for its abundance of manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and humpback whales.
 +
 
 +
* <listing name="Liquid Adventures" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+258 845363636" email="" fax="" url="http://www.divingtofo.com" hours="" price="">They are a PADI dive centre offering all courses from Open Water through to Assistant Instructor and also offer various other watersport activites.</listing>
 +
 
 +
=====[[Guinjata Bay]]=====
 +
A small bay on a long stretch of sandy coastline. The reefs are sedimentary rock with a covering of hard and soft corals and other invertebrates. Marine life is Indo-Pacific.
 +
 
 +
====Vilanculos and the [[Bazaruto]] Archipelago====
 +
'''Dive sites include:'''
 +
*The Corner
 +
*Ray Alley
 +
*Brindle Bass Ridge
 +
*Allan's realm
 +
*Amphitheatre
 +
*Camel Hump
 +
*Twelve Mile Reef
 +
*Turtle Ridge
 +
*Manta Ray Reef
 +
*Rainbow Runner
 +
*Aquarium
 +
*Greek Temple
 +
*Ponta Dundo
 +
*Five Mile Reef
  
====[[Bazaruto]]====
 
  
 
===Northern Mozambique===
 
===Northern Mozambique===
 
Northern Mozambique includes ''Municipios'' of '''Zambesia''', '''Nampula''' and '''Cabo Delgado''' from the Zambesi river in the south to the northern border with Tanzania at the Rovuma river in the north.
 
Northern Mozambique includes ''Municipios'' of '''Zambesia''', '''Nampula''' and '''Cabo Delgado''' from the Zambesi river in the south to the northern border with Tanzania at the Rovuma river in the north.
  
====[[Pemba]]====
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====Nampula====
 +
 
 +
=====Nacala Bay=====
 +
'''Dive sites include:'''
 +
 
 +
*Libelula House Reef
 +
*Napala Drop-off
 +
*Whip Coral Ridge
 +
*Paradise Reef
 +
*Bonito reef (Kwalala House Reef)
 +
*B.P. Wreck (Baixo do Pinda)
 +
 
 +
=====Memba Bay=====
 +
'''Dive sites include:'''
 +
 
 +
*The Guardians (Nanatha Pinnacles}
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*Fish Alley
 +
*Lobster Coves
 +
*The Gorgonian Forest
 +
*Anemone Gardens, Gobi Sands and Sea Grass fields
 +
 
 +
=====Ilha de Mozambique=====
 +
'''Dive sites include:'''
 +
 
 +
*Ilha Steps
 +
*Goa
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*Chocas Bay
 +
 
 +
====[[Pemba]] and the Quirimbas Archipelago====
 +
'''Dive sites include:'''
 +
 
 +
=====Medjumbe=====
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*The Edge of Reason
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*Sambi Sambi
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*Alice in Wonderland
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*Brereton Contours
 +
 
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=====Matemo=====
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*Ibo Lighthouse
 +
*Zala Banks
  
 +
=====Pemba=====
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*The Gap
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*Willy's Ridge
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*Pyro Banks
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*Finger NE
  
 
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Revision as of 12:45, 20 November 2010

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This article is intended to provide the already qualified Scuba diver with information which will help to plan dives in the waters of Mozambique, whether as a local resident or a visitor. Information is provided without prejudice, and is not guaranteed accurate or complete. Use it at your own risk.

Contents

Understand

General topography

Climate, weather and sea conditions

Mozambique has a tropical climate with two seasons, a wet season from October to March and a dry season from April to September. Rainfall is heavy along the coast and decreases in the north and south. Cyclones are common during the wet season.

The sea temperature is tropical, and will seldom be below 24C

Marine ecology

Equipment

Respect

Contact

Get around

Pick up's can be arranged through lodges, dive centres etc. But there is ample public transport and it is safe and easy to walk to most places in the area.

Stay safe

Dive sites

Southern Mozambique

Southern Mozambique includes the Municipios of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane and Sofala from the southern border with South Africa at Ponta d'Ouro north to the Zambesi river.

Ponta do Ouro to Ponta Mamoli

Dive sites include:

  • G-Spot
  • Fish Basket
  • Pinnacles
  • Bass City
  • Kev's Ledge
  • Wayne's World
  • Aquarium
  • Three Sisters
  • Doodles
  • Mavericks
  • Texas
  • Shallow Malongane
  • Paradise Ledge
  • Chesckers

Manta Coast

Dive sites include:

Tofo Beach

Nice coral but known more for its abundance of manta rays, reef sharks, whale sharks and humpback whales.

  • Liquid Adventures, +258 845363636, [1]. They are a PADI dive centre offering all courses from Open Water through to Assistant Instructor and also offer various other watersport activites.
Guinjata Bay

A small bay on a long stretch of sandy coastline. The reefs are sedimentary rock with a covering of hard and soft corals and other invertebrates. Marine life is Indo-Pacific.

Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Archipelago

Dive sites include:

  • The Corner
  • Ray Alley
  • Brindle Bass Ridge
  • Allan's realm
  • Amphitheatre
  • Camel Hump
  • Twelve Mile Reef
  • Turtle Ridge
  • Manta Ray Reef
  • Rainbow Runner
  • Aquarium
  • Greek Temple
  • Ponta Dundo
  • Five Mile Reef


Northern Mozambique

Northern Mozambique includes Municipios of Zambesia, Nampula and Cabo Delgado from the Zambesi river in the south to the northern border with Tanzania at the Rovuma river in the north.

Nampula

Nacala Bay

Dive sites include:

  • Libelula House Reef
  • Napala Drop-off
  • Whip Coral Ridge
  • Paradise Reef
  • Bonito reef (Kwalala House Reef)
  • B.P. Wreck (Baixo do Pinda)
Memba Bay

Dive sites include:

  • The Guardians (Nanatha Pinnacles}
  • Fish Alley
  • Lobster Coves
  • The Gorgonian Forest
  • Anemone Gardens, Gobi Sands and Sea Grass fields
Ilha de Mozambique

Dive sites include:

  • Ilha Steps
  • Goa
  • Chocas Bay

Pemba and the Quirimbas Archipelago

Dive sites include:

Medjumbe
  • The Edge of Reason
  • Sambi Sambi
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Brereton Contours
Matemo
  • Ibo Lighthouse
  • Zala Banks
Pemba
  • The Gap
  • Willy's Ridge
  • Pyro Banks
  • Finger NE
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