Absolutely loved this dive, which was run just for me. We dropped into that incredible blue and sank slowly. After spending 11 minutes at 36m we slowly ascended for the rest of the dive, looking out for ‘big stuff’, which never came. The highlight was seeing two devil rays glide slowly past. So tranquil, blue and warm!
Again the deep blue, with warm water. Utterly lovely. And out of the blue came three hammerheads. More than I’ve ever seen together in my life before. They came and went a few times: amazingly sensitive and evolved, they are always fascinating. Then a blacktip circled
round about three times, in hunting mode.
Mozambique Fly Fishing Trips Photo Gallery
I was lucky to be invited on this dive with a French film crew making a film about the relationship between dolphins and humans. They wanted shark footage, hence Pinnacles. Once again the deep, endless blue, with the sparkle of the bubbles rising up. Two minutes into the dive we saw a grey reef shark. Then the three hammerheads from yesterday approached, seeming interested in us. They came past time and again, as did some solo hammerheads. Near the end, a silvertip shark darted past, then came straight for me but turned at the last minute. So enchanting, the whole thing. The cameramen said they didn’t get useful footage because the sharks didn’t come close enough and there were particles in the water affecting the light.
Diving in Mozambique is of the first order, and many of the dive resorts are on par with the best in the world, but it must always be borne in mind that you will be travelling in Africa. Mozambique is one of the world’s poorest countries, with very limited services and resources, and dive resorts are often in very remote areas. For this reason, it is important to exercise good judgement in staying healthy and avoiding injury. This section should assist you in your preparations, but should not replace consulting with a knowledgeable dive/travel physician.
As mentioned in the summary on p.10, most divers travelling to exotic destinations worry about rare problems like decompression sickness, envenomation by marine creatures like stonefish, and dread diseases when, in fact, you are far more likely to experience a bout of traveller’s diarrhoea, sunburn or an ear infection, any of which could ruin your dive holiday. For all of these conditions prevention is better than cure.