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The dive site Paindane Express is an offshore rocky reef with coral in the Paindane area, near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique


UnderstandEdit

PositionEdit

NameEdit

The name "Paindane Express" refers to the locality Paindane and the current past the reef.

DepthEdit

Maximum depth is about 28m.

VisibilityEdit

Visibility of more than 10m can be expected.

TopographyEdit

Tabular stone reef with wall to seaward. Current quite strong setting south along wall. Lots of rocky outcrops.


ConditionsEdit

Water temperature may be about 24°C


Get inEdit

Access to this site is by boat.


SeeEdit

 
Basket star
 
Blue sea cucumber
 
Sea fan

Marine lifeEdit

Nudibranchs, Blue and yellow sea cucumber, Feather stars, Bushy yellow/black hydroid colonies, whip corals, blue stars, pinky orange stars, gorgonians, plate corals, "daisy" and other soft corals, red sea fans, various sponges, Spotted hawkfish, white feather duster worms, zigzag oysters, turtles, greenish whelk, Goldies, Greentree coral, Basket star, Olive warty star, Blocked star, Emperor angelfish,


PhotographyEdit

RoutesEdit

Follow the divemaster, stay in the group unless planned otherwise. You should be briefed on what you may hold onto. Dives are usually drift dives along the wall and boulders at the offshore side of the reef.

Stay safeEdit

HazardsEdit

Strong current possible,it may be difficult to stay with the group. If a negative entry is done be sure to check your cylinder valve is open.

SkillsEdit

Good buoyancy control, reasonable fitness and the ability to stay with the group are recommended. Ability to deploy a DSMB is recommended in case you get separated from the dive leader.

EquipmentEdit

A DSMB and reel are recommended in case you are separated from the group and have to surface alone. This will allow the boat to keep track of your position and find you when you surface.

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