Important to know before diving in Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique in the southeast of Africa is a country with many natural beauties, wildlife, and historic heritage. It is accessible through flights from Portugal and South Africa.
Other excursions in Mozambique
A major attraction is the Gorongosa National Park, West to the city of Beira. But due to the long civil war at the end of the 20th century, many large mammal numbers were reduced. The Carr Foundation and the Mozambique government are working to protect and restore the ecosystem of the park. Other attracting parks are Niassa Reserve and The Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Mozambique also has many virgin white sand beaches and the country's tourism sector is growing at a very fast rate.
The most striking, are the excursions watching whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, and can be spotted between December to April near Tofo beach. Humpback whales can be sighted between August and October.
Capital: Maputo. Language: official language is Portuguese. native also speak Swahili, Makhuwa, and Sena. Currency: Mozambican Metical. Population: Approx. 24,000,000 Climate: humid tropical with highest temperatures and rainfall in the north.
Diving information for Mozambique
For divers, Mozambique offers underwater pristine reefs that attract barracudas, manta rays, moray eels, sharks, huge schools of kingfish, giant lobsters, dolphins, different species of turtles and numerous species of fish that are commonly seen. Some of the best Mozambique diving sites are the Tofo beach, Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos and Inhala Island.
Diving in Mozambique you will find reef depths that vary from 10meters to 40meters/ 33 Feet to 133 Feet and the structure of the reefs offer pinnacles, overhangs, coral arches and much more. Diving in the country you will find good visibility and sea temperatures that vary between 30°C/ 86°F in the summer to 21°C/ 70°F in the winter.