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Diving in Nacala

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When to go to Nacala

It is possible to dive here throughout the year during the dry season from April to December. The air temperature is around 24-26C/75-79F. The average water temperature is 23-24C/73-75F, with visibility from 10-30m/33-98ft. The current ranges from light to moderate, sometimes reaching 2 knots. What to see The most common species around Nacala are stingrays, grouper, triggerfish, lionfish, crocodilefish, and barracudas. Some other exciting species are sea turtles, ribbon eels, enormous tuna, and crayfish.

Scuba diving in Nacala

Nacala is a great destination in northern Mozambique, with old architecture in the town made of stone and coral, as well amazing natural harbors. Nacala airport is located here. Nacala landscape has natural beauty in the form of inselbergs and miombo forests. Nacala is also an unspoiled diving destination that is a part of a marine reserve. Nacala has a variety of dive sites available for divers of all levels. Some of them can be accessed from the shore, while others can be reached by a short boat ride. This destination features shallow coral gardens, sheer drop-offs, deep wall dives, incredible shipwrecks, and rocky bottoms. Night dives are especially good around here. Most popular dive sites The most well-known dive sites around Nacala include Stables (strong currents and large boulders), the Wall (50m/164ft with a swim-through and large fish species), Paradise Reef (full of healthy corals and colorful sponges with various small tropical fish), Napala Drop-Off (marvelous cliffs and sunfish), and Baobab Point (up to 90m/295ft).