Marine Life

Marine Life

Whalesharks: The whalesharks visit the Inhambane area as a result of the concentration of plankton in the waters here. They can be seen in the area all year round. When they are here, they are predominantly at the surface feeding. Although we are lucky enough to encounter whale sharks on some dives, often times the best encounters can be snorkeling with them while they feed at the surface.

Humpback Whales: These amazing mammals pass us every year on their migratory route from mid June until October, during this time on almost every dive you will hear their haunting song, and boat rides to dives sites can take a little longer as you stop to watch them leaping and jumping with their babies or just gently cruising up or down the coast! It is the most awesome sight and a few divers have had the wonderful experience of seeing these beauties fly overhead while they were diving!

Manta Rays: The Inhambane area has the highest number of recorded Manta Rays in the world. Furthermore, this is one of the few places in the world where both species of Manta Ray can be seen on the same reef and even on the same dive! The Manta rays are here all year round but sightings can be affected by environmental conditions that are not seasonal. The best encounters with Manta Rays are on the reefs that they use as cleaning stations as they circle over diver’s heads.

Dolphins: We are lucky enough to have 2 different species of dolphins that are often seen here. The more common of the two is the lovable Bottle Nose Dolphin which can be seen in large family groups. We also have the rare and shy Indo Pacific Humpback dolphin. Dolphins are here year round and love to play in the boats bow wave, kids love them as do adults and if they are not busy or travelling too fast we will get in the water with them too.

Seahorses: don’t forget the small stuff! We have Seahorses in the lagoon, which is an awesome dive, the only thing we need is low tide and it doesn’t matter if that comes during the day or night, as night dives here are a very special experience. Make sure you bring your macro cameras and that your buoyancy is good!

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