A Quick Guide to Diving Mozambique
Diving the warm, crystal clear Indian Ocean waters of Mozambique and its many islands guaranteed to be a thrilling and rewarding experience. The waters vary between 30'C in the summer to 21'C in the winter and the structure of the reefs offer pinnacles, coral arches, overhangs and much more. Reef depths vary from 10m to 40m and the fantastic visibility offers brilliant photo opportunities not to be missed.
Diving in Mozambique is suitable for all levels, all year round and many different itineraries can be arranged. Call: 01227 753181
The Bazaruto Archipelago
The Bazaruto Archipelago is well known as one of the most beautiful areas in Mozambique, and it’s easy to see why. Its warm emerald and turquoise sea houses some of the most pristine coral reefs anywhere in the Indian Ocean, and the beaches aren’t bad either!
Its rich ecosystems support over 200 types of fish, and around 130 different species of coral, in addition to whales, dolphins, turtles, numerous crustaceans, and the rare dugong – who may have been mistaken for mermaids.
On land there is a wonderful and eclectic mix of different architectural styles, and a fusion of cultures. In the water there is a myriad of marine life, ranging from the majestic Manta Rays to the colourful harlequin shrimps.
The magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique, is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands, which contain some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life.
Expect to see: all coral reef species typical of the Indian Ocean region as well as game fish – yellow fin tuna, dogtooth tuna and marlin. There are also manta rays, eight species of shark (to date), whale sharks, huge schools of feeding barracuda, many species of king fish, red snappers, green and hawksbill turtles, pods of humpback dolphins, not to mention the humpbacked whales when in season.
From July to November, southern right and humpback whales arrive in the warm coastal waters of the Mozambique Channel to mate and calve.
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