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The dive site Island Rock is an inshore rocky reef with coral in the Paindane area near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique


UnderstandEdit

PositionEdit

VisibilityEdit

Visibility can exceed 15 to 20m

TopographyEdit

Small islet/Large rock, probably covered at high tide, more or less crescent shaped with bay facing seaward. Bay full of big outcrops, boulders, overhangs, gullies, arches etc on sand bottom.


ConditionsEdit

Get inEdit

Access to this site is by boat.


SeeEdit

 
Rock arch at Island Rock
 
Soft coral or zooanthids
 
Encrusting sponges
 
Geometric moray
 
Longnose butterfly fish
 
Nudibranch Halgerda wasinensis
 
Orange starfish
 
Reef scene with diver
 
Sponges and a few small corals

Marine lifeEdit

Variety of fish and a wider range of seaweeds than most other dive sites in the area. Orange starfish, Olive green starfish, feather stars, Small white and Red/yellow sea fans, Orange ridge sponge, mottled sponge, wall sponge, Feathery hydroids, grey sponge, Goldies, grey moray, Banded and Purple feather duster worms, Yellow zoanthids, small bushy Green, Brown and Red algae, twiggy coralline algae, small tubular white sponges, Chocolate dip, Toby, Freckled hawkfish, 6 stripe soapfish, Parrot fish, Spotted moray, Semicircle angelfish, Pearly butterfly fish, Longnose butterfly fish, Dusky sweepers, nudibranchs.


PhotographyEdit

RoutesEdit

No particular route recommended.

Stay safeEdit

HazardsEdit

No site specific hazards known.

SkillsEdit

No special skills required.

EquipmentEdit

No special equipment recommended.

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