Scuba Diving in The Playground, Pemba, Cabo Delgado Mozambique

Dive Depths:
Pemba is a port town in Mozambique and the capital of the Cabo Delgado Province. It lies on a peninsula in Pemba Bay, which is the third-largest natural bay in the world. It is a prime destination for water sports and diving enthusiasts as the corals reef lies close to the shore. Climate here is tropical humid with average temperatures between 22-32°C/71.6-89.6°F.

The Playground is a shallow wall dive and takes its name from the bottlenose dolphins that can be observed on the site and seem to enjoy themselves. It is about 20 minutes away from the marina and it is characterized with overhangs and caves, filled with cray fish, lionfish and firefish on the northern side of Pemba Bay.

Accommodating all levels of divers, the dive depths here range between 12-15 m/40-50 ft. It is also a great macro-site and very popular with photographers, who are after the Mauritian scorpion fish and leaf fish. Other marine life expected here include the blue spotted rays, dusky sweepers and the shrimp.