Diving in Mozambique, Africa

Home  |  Locations  |  Africa  |  Mozambique

Mozambique

Mozambique is a country in south eastern Africa. Its coastline in the east spans for over 1,000 km along the Indian ocean ensuring a fabulous diving experience for all levels of divers.

One of the most popular dive sites in Mozambique is the Manta Reef which is an offshore rocky reef in the Guinjata Bay area not far from Inhambane which is teeming with rich marine biodiversity. This is a famous manta cleaning station and you could practically see up close the interaction between the local tropical fishes and the huge mantas. If you visit the area during summer you might also have a close encounter with gigantic whale sharks that feed on plankton in the area.

More diving sites are found in the surrounding waters of Margaruque, Benguerra and Bazaruto – Mozambique's three main islands. These islands boast of the most colourful reef fishes in the Indo-pacific region not to mention the five species of endemic marine turtle living in the area.

The Bazaruto Archipelago is teeming with a plenitude of marine life comprising of over 2,000 species of fish. On lucky dives, you might be able to encounter the magnificent Dugong which is classified as a very rare mammal.

If you visit the islands from June through November, you could easily spot humpback whales and listen to their whale calls underwater.

Needless to say, the diving in Mozambique is genuinely unique and diverse plus listening to whales songs is simply breathtaking.

 
Read more…
Hide content

The government of Mozambique is an active participant in marine conservation efforts. The establishment of Bazaruto National Park is a testament to this cause. Other third party organizations are actively participating in the preservation of Mozambique's unique flora and fauna such as the WWF which continuously supports the Mozambique Marine Programme with the goal of realizing a healthy marine and coastal environment.

Mozambique has a tropical climate. The wet season starts from October to March and the dry season starts from April to September.

The water temperature hovers around 29°C/84F in summer and 22°C/71F in winter.

Water visibility is excellent reaching 8-40m but gets cloudy when there's too much plankton.

The diving in Mozambique is year round.

Natural hazards include typhoons in February.

The main point of entry to Mozambique is the Maputo International Airport which also serves as the hub for both international and domestic flights. International flights are mostly flying in from South Africa although there are direct flights from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Portugal, Tanzania, and Kenya.

There is only a single train service in Mozambique and the journey is considerably slow and becomes very inconvenient at times.

Car travel is possible if you're coming in from South Africa as long as you have the proper documents.

There are also boats, buses, taxis, and rental cars.

However, the most convenient mode of transportation in Mozambique is by plane but they are considerably expensive.

The overall transportation system of Mozambique is good but you should contact your travel agent for your convenience.

Use the following links for more information about;

- Decompression Chambers in Mozambique

- Foreign Travel Advice for Mozambique (UK Government)

- More about Mozambique  (Wikipedia)

  • Whale Shark in Jangamo Inhambane, Mozambique

    Inhambane is the capital city of Inhambane Province in southern Mozambique. It is a small laid back town, and a source of great Mozambican pride. It is a very popular destination for those who love nature, adventure, architecture and beachside relaxation. Inhambane is...

    Go> Diving with Dolphins Diving with Hammerhead Sharks Diving with Humpback Whales Diving with Manta Rays Diving with Grey Reef Sharks Diving with Whale Sharks Whitetip Reef Shark
  • Lemonfish.jpg Ponta D’Ouro, Mozambique

    Ponta D'Ouro is an unspoilt diving location that can be reached easily from South Africa’s main hubs (7hrs from JHB, 4.5hrs from DBN) making it a good location even, for South Africans, for a a weekend diving getaway. Visitors to Ponta can...

    Go> Blacktip Reef Shark Diving with Bull Sharks Diving with Dolphins Diving with Eagle Rays Diving with Green Turtles Diving with Hammerhead Sharks Diving with Hawksbill Turtles Diving with Humpback Whales Diving with Loggerhead Turtles Diving with Manta Rays Oceanic Whitetip Shark Diving with Grey Reef Sharks Seahorse Diving with Tiger Sharks Diving with Whale Sharks Whitetip Reef Shark
  • Quirimba’s Archipelago

    • Ibo Island aerial 2 Ibo Island, Quirimba’s Archipelago, Mozambique

      Ibo Island is one of the stunning islands within the remote and pristine Quirimba’s Archipelago. Great diving exists alongside a number of nature-based activities and fascinating remnants from the slave trade and colonial rule. Ibo Island is the only developed island within the...

      Go> Blacktip Reef Shark Diving with Green Turtles Diving with Hawksbill Turtles Diving with Humpback Whales Diving with Grey Reef Sharks Whitetip Reef Shark
  • 375008950627a3d90dd8b Tofo Beach, Mozambique

    Resident Manta Rays and Whale Sharks are what have put Tofo Beach on the map and along with the stretches of beautiful beaches, laid back vibe and lively atmosphere this location is becoming a top holiday destination for divers and travellers alike. Tofo...

    Go> Diving with Dolphins Diving with Eagle Rays Diving with Green Turtles Diving with Humpback Whales Diving with Manta Rays Diving with Grey Reef Sharks Diving with Whale Sharks Whitetip Reef Shark
Sign up now and join in!