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Scuba Diving in Shallow Malongane Reef, Ponta Do Ouro, Maputo Mozambique

Depths:
13-17m/42-55ft
Water Temperatures:
20-26°C / 68-78.8°F
Ponta Do Ouro is the southern most village in Mozambique and is a popular holiday destination. It lies on the Mozambique Channel, southern of Maputo and just northern of the border with South Africa. Ponta Do Ouro boasts pristine beaches and is well known for its long stretches of white beaches. There are no tarred roads, therefore it is only accessible by 4x4 vehicles.

Shallow Malongane is a flat reef characterized by immaculate hard and soft corals. The spot has a vast area, covered by Stag Horn coral and stretches at about 3 km/1.9 mi into the Malongane Bay with sand patches along the reef edges.

It begins on the in-shore side at 16 m/52 ft making its way up to 13 m/42 ft then fades into the sand at 17 m/55 ft on the seaward side. In general, the dive depths range between 13-17 m/42-55 ft and due to its shallow depths and nearness to the beach, it is home to juvenile and game fish alike.

Some of the fish species to be seen here include the pickhandle barracuda and the eagle rays.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Maputo
169km/105miles 2hours 39minutes
Head southwest towards Avenida Eduardo Mondlane. Turn left Avenida Da Tanzania. Then take the right onto Avenida 24 Julho and at the round about, take the 2nd exit onto EN2 then take the left onto Route 3 and continue to Route 202 and continue with it turning right onto Route 201 and continue on to Ponta Beach Road onto Ponta Do Ouro.
BY AIR
Maputo International Airport,
168km/105miles

Schools

If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

BOOKING REQUEST
Quad Bike Booze Cruise 2, Ponta Do Ouro
/ Maputo, Mozambique, Ponta Do Ouro

3 Hour round trip to Ponta Malongane from Ponta D’Ouro.
Stopping at different bars and barrakas on the way.
1 person per bike (sole driver), we supply the fuel.

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Quad Biking – Paintball Matric Holiday Week, Ponta Do Ouro
/ Maputo, Mozambique, Ponta Do Ouro

This package is for students between the ages of 18 and 25 and is valid for travel between 1 Nov and 13 December on set departure dates. It includes return transport from JHB to Ponta Do Ouro and back, 6 nights accommodation ocean safari, quad bike cruise and a paintball session.

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$ 400
Quad Bike Booze Cruise 1, Ponta Do Ouro
/ Maputo, Mozambique, Ponta Do Ouro

3 Hour round trip to Ponta Malongane from Ponta D’Ouro.
Stopping at different bars and barrakas on the way.
2 people per bike (sharing), price per person, we supply the fuel.

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Scuba Diving, Ponta Do Ouro
/ Maputo, Mozambique, Ponta Do Ouro

This is a brilliant way to discover the amazing world of diving. Professionals will take you through all the safety, do’s and don’t of Scuba diving, after which they will let you have a feel of underwater breathing.. the price also includes one sea dive.

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