Watamu Beach is located at 120 km/74 mi in the north of Mombasa and 28 km/17 mi in the south of Malindi, the nearest big town. The shoreline of this area consists of white sandy beach and offshore corals, forming three bays, namely Watamu bay, Turtle bay and Blue Lagoon. The bay is protected by a coral reef at almost 0.5 km/546.81 yd off the shore.
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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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