Diving in Maputo

The southernmost province of Mozambique is the Maputo Province, an unforgettable place. Explore some of the most popular diving spots such as Ponta do Ouro, perfect for shallow reef diving and dolphin and turtle encounters, Ponta Malongane where you will find colorful fish and reefs and Ponta Mamoli, with its breathtaking views. Other notable sites include Inhaca Island, Pemba Island, and Nacala Bay, all of them easily reachable. Divers will be able to enjoy a world-class diving experience, with thriving corals and a vast fish life that goes from the smallest seahorse to the biggest whales. The best time to travel to this region is from October to March when you will be able to witness whale shark, dolphin, and manta ray encounters. The Maputo Province is also famous for its quietness, pristine beaches and for being one of the less crowded regions in the country. You will find around 30 different dive sites suitable for all levels of divers from beginners to the more technical ones. You can also expect warm water temperature all year long with an average of 25º C (77º F), even during winter. This history-rich province has shallow sites where you can snorkel and areas that go as deep as 40 meters (131 feet).

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Wildlife in Maputo

The wide variety of marine life in the region includes species such as whales, rays, sharks, octopus ,dolphins, eels, turtles, hammerhead sharks, dusky sharks, red anemones, and fish species such as batfish, butterflyfish, lionfish, scorpionfish, game fish, pufferfish, frogfish, rock cod, and triggerfish among others. You will also find a variety of soft and hard corals and sponges. The underwater world of the Maputo province will surprise you with its rich underwater topography, colorful reefs and deep caves that go from 10 meters (29 feet) to 46 meters (150 feet) deep. The warm water of the area is perfect for your dives no matter when you visit.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Whale Shark
Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Rays
Stingrays
Turtles
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Seahorses and Pipefishes
Pipefish
Fishes
Moray Eel
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Snake Eel
Scorpionfishes
Surgeonfish
Frogfish
Parrotfish
Molluscs
Octopus

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