The Incredible Ponta do Ouro:
Diving Ponta do Ouro is a very special affair. The crystal clear warm blue waters of southern Mozambique combined with the amazing reef systems and ocean life are an experience not often forgotten. There are many things to see and lots of different places to dive that you will always be waiting to come back to explore some more. Common sightings of dolphins and the chance to get out to some further reefs as well as organised shark dives to the famous dive site Pinnacles are all apart of what can be done.
Diving with Divetek at Ponta do Ouro
We will be staying at the amazing Mar e Sol in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique. This freestanding house located with in a secure gated estate with 24 hour security has the following.
- Four bedrooms : Two double bed rooms, two twin sharing rooms.
- Four bathrooms : Three are direct ensuite, one is next to the bedroom without an ensuite.
- Fully furnished kitchen
- Fully furnished Bedrooms
- Fully furnished Bathrooms
- A large living area
- Braai area
- A large balcony area with an amazing sea view
- Walking distance to the beach, dive launch and restaurants
Dive Sites at Ponto do Ouro
Doodles in Ponta Bay has a depth range of up to 18 metres and features caves and sink holes. It is a good dive for those who have qualified and done some diving at Open Water level. You’ll see Potato Bass, Frog Fish, Dusky Sweepers, Lion Fish and Cleaner Shrimp to mention a few.
Checkers in Ponta Bay is a big horseshoe shaped ridge with a depth of 18 metres that would suit Open Water divers. You could see Morays, sea turtles, Clownfish in the anemones also Parrot Fish and Golden Kingfish amongst others.
Steps is also in Ponta Bay and is good for Open Water divers with drift experience. It’s a narrow reef with small caves and overhangs. The average depth is about 15 metres. Keep a look out for schools of fish such as Red Fang Triggers, also Morays and Nudibranchs. This dive leads into Steves
Creche in Ponta Bay is suitable for novices and Open Water divers. The average depth is about 11 metres with 2 ridges side by side that can be explored. Marine life is varied and you could see Chocolate Dips, Paper Fish and Blue Banded Snappers.
Aquarium can also be accessed from Ponta do Ouro and offers abundant marine life, corals and a cleaning station. The topography is rocky and best for advanced Open Water divers able to handle depths of about 24 metres.
Waynes World has a great swim through and plenty of coral. You’ll see Frog Fish and Potato Bass, Rays and King Fish to name a few. Depths reach 29 metres so advanced divers only.
Texas is a shallow dive site with an extensive reef and lots of soft coral. You’ll find lots of interesting features and gullies to explore as well as big variety of fish. This is an Open Water Drift dive with depths of up to 16 metres.
Bass City for advanced divers is wonderful if you want to see plenty of fish. The series of algae-covered rocky outcrops attract an amazing array of marine life including friendly Potato Bass. Other fish to dazzle you are Devil Fire Fish, Lion Fish, juvenile Boxfish, Harlequin Shrimp and Leopard Shark to name a few. There are plenty of cleaning stations, some boulders, overhangs and also an intriguing sandy floor alive with various types of Rays. The average depth is 20 metres.
Pinnacles can also be accessed from Ponta do Ouro and Ponta Malongane. It’s strictly for advanced drift divers only with shark encounters and exhilarating depths being the features. The average depth is 35 metres while exploring the north and south pinnacles. Look out for Pallette Surgeonfish, Sapphirina, Comb Jellies, Rays, Hammerhead and Zambezi Sharks.
Costs: R 5000 pp sharing
3 Nights and 4 Dives
- 3 nights Accommodation
- 4 dives
- Tea, coffee and basic Condiments
- Divemasters and Instructors on board
- Transportation costs
- Cylinder rentals and air fills
- Meals and Drinks
- Any visa fees and border crossing fees (Free for South Africans)
- Third party vehicle insurance on your vehicle if you are entering Mozambique with your vehicle (R280.00)
- Marine tax, once off payment (R100.00)
* We require a R800 non refundable deposit to book your spot on this trip. Final Payment needs to be in 2 weeks prior to trip date. If for some reason the trip is cancelled, we can credit you towards another trip, otherwise we can refund you the full amount
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