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Diving in Mozambique/Island Rock

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Diving in Mozambique : Island Rock
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Diving in Mozambique/Island Rock

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Island Rock, Paindane Town Guinjata Bay Country Mozambique Classification sea Buddy Solo Company Guido, Helen, Monty, Jason Maximum depth 12.5m Average depth 9.7m Time 10:42 AM Duration 01:17 Visibility 15 to 20m Water temperature 24C Sea state Low swell, Surge Wind SE, Very light Weather Fine and mild Cylinders 2x7l steel Start pressure 200 bar Regulator Apeks/Apeks Boat Guinjata Grey RIB Skipper Morne Route Dropped at NE corner of bay on island. Down and around bay to SE corner, and back, offshore 100m or so and up. Topgraphy Small islet/rock, probably covered at high tide, more or less crescent shaped with bay facing seaward. Bay full of big outcrops, boulders, overhangs, gullies, arches etc on sand bottom. Ecology See photos, Various fish and wider range of algae than other dive sites visited in the area. Orange starfish, Olive green starfish, Crinoids, Small white and Red/yellow sea fans, Orange ridge sponge, mottled sponge, wall sponge Feathery hydroids, grey sponge, Goldies?, Small grey moray, Banded FD worm, Purple FD worm, Knob tipped anemone, Yellow zoanthids?, small bushy Green, Brown and Red algae, twiggy coralline algae, small tubular white sponges, Chocolate dip, Toby? Freckled hawkfish, 6 stripe soapfish, small striped fish in coral, Some kind of parrot fish?, big spotted moray, Semicircle angelfish, small thin striped fish with round tailfin, Pearly butterfly fish, Longnose butterfly fish, Dusky sweepers?, Halgerda wasinensis Photography P10, Photos 4757 to 4828 General comments Lot of surge, sand easily kicked up. Stopped over a shallow reef on the way back and snorkelled for a short while. Lots of Powder blue surgeons, and a small turtle