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The dive site Paindane Coral Garden is an inshore rocky reef with coral in the Paindane area near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique.


UnderstandEdit

PositionEdit

  • S24°05.934' E035°30.323'
  • About a km north east of Cabo das Correntes


 
Reef coral at the coral garden

NameEdit

The name "Paindane Coral Garden" refers to the large variety of reef and soft corals, and to the locality Paindane.

DepthEdit

The site is fairly shallow

VisibilityEdit

Visibility can exceed 15m

TopographyEdit

Exposed rocks with lagoon inshore, Large rocks and outcrops with caves, swimthroughs and overhangs to seaward.


ConditionsEdit

Get inEdit

Boat access from Guinjata Bay. The site is about 4.2km from Guinjata Bay beach launch site.


SeeEdit

 
Giant Clam
 
Tiger cowrie
 
Encrusting sponges
 
encrusting sponges

Marine lifeEdit

Variety of fish and invertebrates: Bluebanded surgeon, Dusky sweepers, Blotcheye soldiers, Powder blue surgeon, Limespot butterfly fish, Chocolate dip, Bluestreak cleaner wrasse, Spotted hawkfish, Moorish idol, Bluefin Kingfish, Dusky rubberlips, Whitebarred rubberlip, Barracuda. Mottled pink and grey encrusting sponge, Orange encrusting sponge, Tiger cowrie, Daisy soft coral, Finger lobed soft coral, Green and purple "curly lettuce" algae, Mottled orange/white fan sponge, Yellow banded hermit crab, Whelk , Brown feather stars, Small white and yellow sea fans, Nudibranchs, Sandy translucent colonial squirts, Red armpit star, Giant anemone, Tridacna clam, Daisy soft coral, lots of hard corals, soft corals, Spanish dancers, shrimps.


PhotographyEdit

RoutesEdit

No specific route recommended.

Stay safeEdit

HazardsEdit

No site specific hazards known

SkillsEdit

No special skills required

EquipmentEdit

No special equipment required.

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