Mozambique, bordered by Tanzania to the north and South Africa to the south, is slowly establishing itself as one of the best dive destinations in the world with remarkably unspoilt coral reefs and an abundant variety of marine life that all levels of divers can enjoy all year round.
Sea temperatures vary between 30ºC in summer to 21ºC in winter and the structure of the reefs offer pinnacles, overhangs, coral arches and much more. Reef depths vary from 10m to 40m and offer good visibility and wonderful photo opportunities of the incredible range of coral and over 6,000 species of fish .
The reefs attract a variety of game fish while the coral is home to myriads of brightly coloured smaller fish including schooling banner fish, Moorish idols, butterfly fish, blue striped snappers, barred sweetlips, goldies, and tiger fish.
Diving is excellent all year-round and a variety of exciting diving itineraries can be organised. Dolphins, eels, manta rays, sharks, turtles, huge schools of kingfish, giant lobsters and numerous spices of reef fish are commonly seen.
The country is known internationally for its potential for encounters with big pelagics such as whale sharks and manta rays. Many sites feature manta ray cleaning stations – they are around all year but the best months to see them are between October and April
The whale shark, the largest fish in the world which can reach lengths of up to 14m and weigh up to 15 tons, can be spotted between December and April.
During the months of June through to October is the annual Humpback Whale migration. Whale song is frequently heard on dives.
Most lodges are pleased to welcome all levels of divers and lessons can be arranged for both beginners and intermediates.
Diving in Mozambique can be combined with a safari in Mozambique, South Africa or southern Tanzania – or can be enjoyed just by itself!
We would be delighted to help you plan your trip to Mozambique – call us on 01984 667420 or email [email protected] to start planning your African adventure!