Scuba Diving in Linene Reef, Bazaruto Archipelago, Inhambane Mozambique

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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.

Lying at the east of San Sebastian point and at the north east of Linene Island, Linene reef offers a fun filling dive experience, ideally for advanced divers. Home to a great shoal of pelagic fish, the reef has a ridge at 16 m/52 ft, going across from north-west to south-east with coral formations resembling fairy castles.

Further south, the reef goes into a slope to a lower wall into the “caves” at 22 m/72 ft. Dive depths here range between 22-30 m/72-98 ft. Marine life you expect to see here is shoals of barracuda, sierra, kingfish, potato bass and many more.