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The dive site Batfish Pinnacle is an inshore tropical rocky reef with some coral in the Guinjata Bay area, near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique.


UnderstandEdit

This site is close to the launch site for Guinjata Bay resorts.

PositionEdit

Near Pao Reef, just offshore from Guinjata Point.


NameEdit

The name "Batfish Pinnacle" refers to the Batfish that are often seen near the pinnacle.

DepthEdit

Maximum depth is about 20m. and the top of the reef is about (depth)m. Average depth is likely to be about 14m.

VisibilityEdit

Visibility can be up to about 20m

TopographyEdit

Stone Table reef with outlying boulders, sand bottom.


ConditionsEdit

Water temperature may be about 25°C


Get inEdit

The dive site is always accessed by boat.

The site is about (distance)km from Guinjata Bay beach launch site.


SeeEdit

 
Anemone
 
Blue starfish
 
Orange starfish
 
Thistle soft coral

Marine lifeEdit

Tridacna clam, green sponge, Torpedo ray, nudibranchs. Stonefish, Red armpit star, Octopus, yellow-orange wall sponge, thistle soft coral, white bowl sponge, Thornspine cowfish, Large anemones, Egg cowry, Colonial ascidians, Blocked starfish, Lizardfish, white feather hydroids, Toby, Powder blue surgeon, smooth blue star, White sponge, Domino, Giant anemone, brown wall sponge.

 
A stone arch at Batfish Pinnacle

FeaturesEdit

There is a little stone arch.

PhotographyEdit

The topography is not very exciting, macro and close-up photography are likely to give good results.

RoutesEdit

Follow the Divemaster who should know the places to go.

Stay safeEdit

HazardsEdit

No site specific hazards, There are scorpionfish and stonefish and fire coral in the region.

SkillsEdit

No special skills required.

EquipmentEdit

No special equipment required


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