Mozambique Scuba Diving Destinations

Vivid coral reefs are scattered all over the sea bottom while in the close¬†¬† vicinity with the pretty secured launching site and varies from merely a handful of meters to around forty meters deep and therefore cater to the starter in addition since the state-of-the-art diver! That is the divers possibility to indulge him/herself in coral reef diving “par excellence” also to encounter the sight of huge Mata rays, whale sharks, massive moray eels, vigorous sport fish, huge potato basses and more! Nowhere else in Mozambique are Mantas so prevalent and it can be no surprise which the Inhambane coastline is recently currently being called, the “Manta Coast”!


Normal Depth = seven Meters Highest Depth =10 Meters

Scenery = the house reef is shallow ample for snorkelling but in addition great for a shallower dive. With the solar shining from over it can be an excellent website for underwater images. This reef is composed of scattered rock formations, fairly flat with sand patches in between.

Maritime & Coral Life = Cresh reef has just the right name because there is juvenile fish wherever you look. The bigger variations are present but it’s the young ones that draw the attention. From the holes and under the rock crevices there were a lot to keep you busy for example Puffer fish, Blue Spotted Ray, Octopus, Pepper Eels and even a couple of Stone fish made their appearance. Lizardfish, Boxfish, Clown Triggerfish and all the other tropical reef fish seen within the warmer Mozambican water.

The coral is made up additional of Staghorn coral, lots of Porous corals, Sea sponges and colourful Anemones were ever present. You could wile away the time just drifting and watching the fish behaviours. That is really a very nice dive on a hot summers day.

Mike’s Cupboard

Regular Depth = 12 Meters Utmost Depth = 15 Meters

Scenery = This reef is flat with big holes and in these holes are small caves, overhangs and even some arches with swim throughs. Some parts of your reef looks like boulders stacked on top of each other with sand patches in between. Marine & Coral Life =Mike’s cupboard is really a true description if that is everything that can be kept there. This is often truly a busy place with schools of Blue banded Snappers, Coachmen, Angelfish, Trumpet fish, Kingfish and Tuna passing by. While in the holes itself is found a brown Paper fish hiding behind a rock so no one would see him. Others that camouflaged themselves just too were the Scorpion fish, Crocodile fish and Lizardfish. The Octopus changed his colours so quick that we almost lost sight of him moving into a hole. From the small caves we found a whole lot of Banded Shrimp moving around, there was a big Puffer fish hiding from everyone, a pretty shy creature. The coral on this reef consists of Whip coral in various colours, beige Fleshy soft coral, purple and white Thistle soft coral and lots of Lobed soft coral. Plate coral, Porous coral and Smooth-horned corals was also seen throughout the dive. This was a pretty nice dive with the inquisitive diver.

Giants Castle

Common Depth = 21 Meters Maximum Depth = 32 Meters

Landscapes = This reef consist of a big wall almost 4 meters high with drop-off’s that leads to sandy areas. All along this wall is a ridge that is rich in maritime and coral life. Big rock formations add to the landscapes of this reef.

Marine & Coral Life = Diving this reef was really a extremely nice practical experience, with a terrific variety of tropical fish to be seen. A rare Weedy Scorpion fish made his appearance and was amazing how it blended in while using the surroundings. This reef has a fantastic variety of starfish species. Big Green coral trees where Goldie’s and Long nose Hawkfish hide from the predators. On the plateau Manta Rays surprise you with a graceful pasture in flight. Under the ledges are Dancing Durban Shrimp waiting to perform their cleaning duties. During the crevices and hollows there are Triggerfish and different species of Moray Eels. On this reef the coral is mostly untouched, from Porous corals to different species of Hard and Soft corals in a variety of colours and textures. Always keep an eye out while in the midwater for match fish passing by. A nice dive for your Innovative Diver.


Normal Depth = 12 Meters Highest Depth = 15 Meters

Landscapes = This part is next to Mike’s Cupboard but just a bigger version. Still a flat reef but just additional and bigger hollows inside the reef itself. In these hollows are pinniclelike rock formations too as ledges that form overhangs. Sand patches can be found on the bottom of most of these hollows. The hollows reminded me of the craters on the moon!

Maritime & Coral Life = On this dive we found a Grey spot Guitarfish, Honeycomb Moray Eel, Pepper Moray and various species of Nudibranchs. A fantastic number of tropical fish like Trumpet fish, Flutemouthfish, Goldie’s, Peacock Rockcod and Parrotfish is to be seen, to name just a few. There are nice shells on the sand patches and the coral life is full in bloom. Various types of hard and soft coral is found on this part of the reef for instance; Fleshy soft coral, Sea urchins, Brain coral, Leather coral and lots of Anemones. There is a big number of Plate coral with fish like Angelfish hiding underneath. This really is a incredibly nice dive for photographers with almost no surge from the hollows.