With its long sunny deserted white beaches and tropical atmosphere, Mozambique is every diver’s paradise. The people here are friendly and has a rich culture with a long an interesting history.
In Mozambique dive sites are not crowded and consists of a abundant wide variety of marine life. This marine life include tropical and game fish species as well as rare creatures like dugongs, whale sharks and turtles. Conditions are favourable most of the year. The beauty of diving at Mozambique is that it is still not commercialised and most of the dive sites are still unspoilt. There a numerous dive sites you can check out each with its own unique experience.
In the middle section of Mozambique which entails, Inhambane & Tofu, are famous areas for the Mantas and Whalesharks sightings (the season starts from October through May).
Further north lie the Bazzaruto and Quirimbas Archipelago’s. If luxury is on your mind for a stunning getaway with amazing beachfront accommodation, white sand, azure blue water, gourmet dining and romance, then north you go, the diving is not the main focus here, but who cares!
There is a place in southern Mozambique, Maputaland/ Punta do Ouro, which borders onto South Africa, which offers the most spectacular shark diving. The dive site that pops to the forefront of the mind is “Pinnacles”. Pinnacles is alive with action in the summer months spanning December – May, with water temperatures averaging 23 - 27ºC. The depth of this site averages from 29m (top) down to 46m. Many shark species can be sighted on this diverse site
In general terms, water temperatures range from 22°C in winter to 31°C in summer and visibility between 5 and 35 metres, with an average year round visibility of 15 metres.
Although Mozambique has had economic turmoil, it is an odd mix of first world and third world. If you have the money and the will you can find almost anything in the country.
The underwater world of Mozambique is fantastic, the diving possibilities are almost limitless. There is a beautiful, calm, incredibly bright lagoon. Coral reefs abound within 300 m to 3000+ metres of the shore in all directions. The weather is irrationally gorgeous and visibility is virtually unlimited even at 30 m.
Do not miss Tofo, in Inhambane province. Historically a small coastal fishing village, Tofo has grown into a foreign tourism center. Tofo's tourist industry is built around its exceptional opportunities to see Manta Rays and Whale Sharks which are permanently resident in these waters.Diving centers run snorkeling trips to swim with the Whale Sharks and diving trips to see the Manta Rays.
Tropical, aquatic life abounds including Whales and Mantas, sharks (even great whites), leaf fish and harlequin shrimps, crocodile fish, etc. The coral is spectacular and varied with many arches and tunnels and caves for those who like to play. As if that wasn't enough, it is probably some of the cheapest diving in the world.