The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six dune islands in Mozambique, namely Bazaruto, Benguera, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina and Shell. The island complex is situated at 750 km/466 mi from Maputo. Known as the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean", the Archipelago is an island resort that hosts a protected and abundant marine life. The climate here is characterized by wet and dry seasons.
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Snorkeling in Mudjimba or Old Woman Island, Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia
Old Woman Island is also a popular snorkeling location, thanks to its abundant marine life. The average depth here is at 10 m/32.8 ft and the maximum is at 15 m/49.2 ft. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft. In addition, the spot is suitable for all snorkelers and it can be dived all year long. The average water temperature is around 28°C/82.4°F in summer and around 20°C/68°F in winter.
Old Woman Island is home to numerous hard and soft corals, nudibranch species and sea sponges. Snorkelers are able to admire the coral gardens of Mudjimba Island that start at 2 m/6.56 ft depth and encounter tropical fish, crayfish, starfish, turtles, sea whips, gorgonians, stingrays, moray eels, wobbegong sharks, coral trout and small groper. Last but not least, it is also a great location for first timers. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.