High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique

Diving in Mozambique

Diving through an underwater wonderland, in the warm, crystal clear ocean Indian Ocean waters of Mozambique and its islands, is a thrilling and rewarding experience. Mozambique is one of the finest diving 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 fantastic photo opportunities. Not only of the incredibly range of coral but of 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 whale shark, the largest fish in the world which can reach lengths of up to 14 m and weigh up to 15 tons, can be spotted between December and April while the lucky few get to marvel at the sight of the rare dugong.
Most lodges are pleased to welcome all levels of divers and lessons can be arranged for both beginners and intermediates.