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 Manta Reef

Mozambique, Inhambane

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
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Latitude: 23° 57.255' S
Longitude: 35° 32.281' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

English (Translate this text in English): Situated about 3-4 kms offshore from Coconut bay

How? By boat

Distance Long boat time (> 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 25.0 m / 82 ft

max depth 28.0 m / 91.9 ft

Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Outstanding

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- Deep
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Reef
- Ambiance
- Shoal

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- Marine biology
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- Depth
- Current

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English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

English (Translate this text in English): Featuring a huge diversity of marine life including numerous giant mantas (up to 6m in width) which give the reef its name. North and south walls with adjacent pinnacles of rocks creating gullies at depths of 24m to 28m. The top of the reef is quite flat with beautiful soft corals & walls home large schools of yellow snapper, barracuda, bigeyes, fusiliers, hundreds of bright blue, red-tooth trigger fish, tiny goldies, fairy basslets as well as large potato groupers. Also large trumpet fish, green turtles, sweetlips, scorpion fish, morays (giant, honeycomb, geometric, yellow-edge and white mouth), crocodile fish, Spanish dancers and a whole array of nudibranches and cowries. 3 main cleaning stations where huge manta rays circle and hover to allow small fish to remove parasites from their bodies and devil rays and sometimes eagle rays swim above the reef and on occasion its possible to see white tip reef sharks and other rays.

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By Anonymous , 11-02-2010

Alex - This is truly a brilliant dive. AND we never even saw mantas! Throw mantas in and it would be INSANE!!! Schools of fish everywhere great topography. We dived this in July and the boat rides to EVERY dive we saw whales. Had them breaching 100m from the boat! And on most of the dives you could hear them calling. Sounds like someone is calling you!! ha ha

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