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The dive site Xstacy Reef is an offshore rocky reef with coral in the Guinjata Bay area near Inhambane in Southern Mozambique.


UnderstandEdit

PositionEdit

DepthEdit

Maximum depth is about 28m. Average depth is likely to be about 22m.

VisibilityEdit

Visibility can be more than 20m.

TopographyEdit

Table reef with steep edges, with boulders, overhangs and swimthroughs.


ConditionsEdit

Get inEdit

The site is only accessible by boat.


SeeEdit

 
Diver and Manta
 
Feather star on whip coral
 
Spotted hawkfish
 
Manta at cleaning station
 
Manta close overhead
 
Sponge
 
Sponge

Marine lifeEdit

Mantas, Blue and yellow cucumber, lilac colonial squirts, Long spined urchins, Blue grey sponge, Beige cup sponge, Brown/white sea fan, sea whip, Various colours of feather star, Thistle soft coral, Green cushion star, Pinkish white lobed sponge, red spiked white sponge, Branched feathery hydroids, Blue tang, Spotted hawkfish, smoky yellow sponge, Giant moray, blue and yellow colonial squirts, Semicircle angelfish, White and brown feather duster worm, Devil firefish, Fat olive star with black blotches and spots, Whale shark.


PhotographyEdit

RoutesEdit

Follow the divemaster.

Stay safeEdit

HazardsEdit

No site specific hazards known.

SkillsEdit

No special skills required. Ability to deploy a DSMB recommended.

EquipmentEdit

A DSMB may be useful if you have to surface away from the group.

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