False Bay is a body of water characterized by Cape Hangklip and Cape Peninsula, located in the southwest of South Africa. The bay is 30 km/18.7 mi wide, offering a Mediterranean climate with warm, dry summers and wet damp winters. The east and western shores of the bay are rocky and mountainous with visible peaks rising from the waters, while the northern side comprises a long, curving beach.
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Scuba Diving in Shallow Malongane Reef, Ponta Do Ouro, Maputo Mozambique
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.
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