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Ponta Do Ouro Dive Centre

Our Ponta Do Ouro Dive Centre is located at ScubaAddicts Dive Resort in Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique. The dive centre in on-site and perfect for diving with sharks on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro. Our Ponta Do Ouro dive centre has a large storage area for your diving gear after the scuba dives. Each morning we meet at the Ponta Do Ouro Dive Centre to kit-up and dive the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro.
Shark Diving with Hammerhead Sharks Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales Scuba Diving with Frog Fish Shark Diving with Silvertip Sharks

Diving Ponta Do Ouro Mozambique

ScubaAddicts Resort & Dive Centre

PLEASE NOTE : Our scuba diving packages are for Qualified Scuba Divers only!
We don't offer scuba dive courses so dive sites won't be restricted by student divers on the boats.

 

Our scuba diving in Mozambique takes place on the reefs between Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli which offers some of the best shark diving and reef diving in Mozambique. Mozambique offers a huge variety of shark species and in total we have seen 16-species of shark in Mozambique including the main sightings of Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Whale Sharks. The Dive Sites range between 10-meters and 35-meters

The reefs are home to a huge variety of other marine life including Dolphin, Turtles, Manta Rays, Devil Rays, Eagle Rays, Ribbontail Rays, Moray Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more. Our main focus is on scuba diving the shark reefs as this gives us the best of both world's and because we don't offer any dive courses, our dive sites are not restricted by having student or novice divers on the boat.

During the Humpback Whale migration, we often see these amazing animals breaching from the boat as well as from the main deck at our lodge which overlooks the ocean. We have also seen Humpback Whales on scuba dives and between dives!

Shark Diving with Hammerhead Sharks Shark Diving with Silvertip Sharks Scuba Diving with Dolphin Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks

Shark Diving

We have a number of Shark reefs between Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli and the more we scuba dive the more dive sites we are finding. The shark diving in Mozambique offers a huge variety of shark species and in total we have seen 16-species of shark in Mozambique including the main sightings of Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks and Whale Sharks.

We have also seen other species of shark from time to time including Great White Sharks, Java Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Dusky Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Guitar Sharks and this year for the first time we even had a Ragged Tooth Shark which we normally see in South Africa.

The shark diving is mainly on our deeper dive sites. During your stay you will observe the sharks, learn how to identify the different species, understand the sharks behaviour and how sharks interpret your behaviour.

Scuba Diving with Leopard Sharks Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks Scuba Diving with Blacktip Sharks Scuba Diving with Hammerhead Sharks

Reef Diving

Although our shark diving is also on the reef, we have many other reefs between Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli which are also home to a huge variety of other marine life and offer some fantastic scuba dives with Dolphin, Turtles, Rays, Eels, Game Fish, Reef fish & more.

The area attacts a large number of pelagic fish which spend time on many of the reefs during the year.

Scuba Diving with Devil Rays Scuba Diving with Dolphin Scuba Diving with Geometric Eels Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales

Typical day shark diving in Mozambique

Kit-up and dive briefing.

Our dive centre is on-site and once breakfast is finished, we move down to the kit-up area to get ready for the days shark diving. Our scuba dive team are there to help you with your gear, load the boat and to brief you on the boat launching and days scuba diving with sharks.

Dive dive dive.

Jump on the vehicles and we are off to the launch site, where you will experience an exciting surf launch on our 8m RIB. The scuba diving is planned around the best sites for the conditions each day, get up close with the different types of sharks as well as the rest of the marine-life found on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique.

Our scuba dives are for advanced divers only and the depth varies from around 15 to 35 metres depending on the dive sites. While our main focus is to scuba dive with the many species of shark found on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique including diving with Tiger Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Guitar Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks and more, we do also see a huge variety of other marine life including whales, dolphin, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles, morays and much more that make reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Mozambique their homes. We do two scuba dives a day, we can do more if the conditions are good.

After the shark diving.

After the scuba diving we head on back to the dive centre where there are hot showers, rinse tanks for the gear and lock-up drying rooms where you can store your gear ready for the next day. Enjoy lunch at the lodge and then you can choose to relax by the pool, chat to the dive guides to learn more about what you've seen on the scuba dive, download photos & video footage or even enjoy a massage! We can also arrange an excursion to one of the local attractions.

The evening.

In the evening enjoy dinner at the lodge or a local restaurant. If you are not completely tired by your days scuba diving and sightseeing, then you can enjoy a drink, watch TV [Satellite] before you retire to your bedroom with en-suite facilities to enjoy a relaxing nights sleep, ready for the next days shark diving.

What you are likely to see!

Below is an overview of what sharks and other marine animals you are likely to see whilst shark diving at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

Shark Diving with Blacktip Sharks Scuba Diving with Turtles Shark Diving with Silvertip Sharks Scuba Diving with Frog Fish
Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks

Tiger Sharks

Tiger Sharks can be seen in both South Africa & Mozambique. They grow up to about 6-metres, the average size is about 3-metres. The Tiger Sharks are often seen following large schools of game fish during a dive at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique - awesome!

 


 

Scuba Diving with Bull Sharks

Bull Sharks

We often see Bull Sharks at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa however the Bull Sharks are the highlight of the scuba diving with sharks on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

 


 

Shark Diving with Hammerhead Sharks

Hammerhead Sharks

Hammerhead Sharks can be seen on the outside of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa but are mainly seen by us on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique. They are generally in mid-water, we generally see the Hammerhead Sharks between 8-meters and 20-meters.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Blacktip Sharks

Blacktip Sharks

The Blacktip Sharks can be seen in both South Africa & Mozambique and are very inquisitive, they often approach divers offering some great sightings. They are fast and can often be seen as they approach the divers. We see them whilst scuba diving the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Ragged Tooth Sharks

Ragged Tooth Sharks

Ragged Tooth Sharks are mainly seen whilst scuba diving on the reefs of Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. The Ragged Tooth Sharks offer some great photo opportunities as you can get upclose and personal with these amazing animals whilst diving many different dive sites on the Aliwal Shoal.

 


 

Shark Diving with Silvertip Sharks

Silvertip Sharks

Silvertip Sharks are mainly seen whilst scuba diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique. The Silvertip Sharks are very inquisitive and offer some awesome upclose encounters and great photo opportunities.

 


 

Shark Diving with Leopard Sharks

Leopard Sharks

Leopard Sharks or Zebra Sharks are mainly seen whilst scuba diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique. The Leopard Sharks are often lying of the sea floor and offer some awesome upclose encounters and great photo opportunities.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Dusky Sharks

Dusky Sharks

Dusky Sharks are seen mainly at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa during our winter time however we do also see Dusky Sharks on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks

Whale Sharks can be seen whilst travelling to and from dive sites and occasionally we are lucky enough to see them at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Whitetip Reef Sharks

Whitetip Reef Sharks

White-tip Reef Sharks can be seen on the shallow areas of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. The sharks are inquisitive and can often be seen cruising the reefs following the schools of game fish.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Guitar Sharks

Other Sharks

We also have a number of other species of sharks at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and see them from time to time including Giant Guitar Sharks, & even on occasion Great White Sharks!

Scuba Diving with Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

Between April and November the annual Humpback Whale migration passes both South Africa & Mozambique. The whales can often be seen from the boat between dives and during dives we often hear the whale song which is amazing.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Dolphin

Dolphin

Dolphin are seen in both South Africa & Mozambique. There is a resident pod of Bottlenose Dolphin that can often be seen at Ponta Do Ouro. The dolphin often approach the boat and we often see them during a dive.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Manta Rays

Manta Rays

We often see Manta Rays whilst diving on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique as well as whilst scuba diving at the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. The Manta Rays vary in size from around 2-metres but can be as large as 6-metres.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Eagles Rays

Eagle Rays

Eagle Rays are often seen on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique as well as the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa. During the dives we see them on the outside edges of the reefs.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Round Ribbontail Rays

Round Ribbon-tail Rays

Round Ribbon-tail Rays can be seen on the sandy patches of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique as well as in the current on the outside edge of the reefs. They can be a large as 3-metres in diameter and are sometimes in large groups.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Honeycomb Rays

Honeycomb Rays

Honeycomb Rays are found on the sandy patches of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique. These Rays are huge and make for some fantastic photo opportunities.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Devil Rays

Devil Rays

Devil Rays are often seen towards the end of the dives when we drift into deeper water. They can be in small groups of two to three but can also be in the hundreds.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Tiger Sharks

Ragged Scorpion fish

The reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique are home to many Ragged Scorpion fish. While you don't want to touch them, they offer some fantastic photo opportunities.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Turtles

Turtles

Turtles can be seen on the reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique, there are many species including Green Turtles, Hawksbill Turtles and Loggerhead turtles.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Honeycomb Eels

Eels

We have a huge variety of moray eels found on the reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique including huge Honeycomb Eels, Geometric eels and Black-cheek moray eels.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Potato Bass

Potato Bass

Potato Bass are seen on the reefs of the Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and on the reefs of Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique and are generally very friendly and will often approach divers.

 


 

Scuba Diving with Pelagic Game Fish

Game & Reef Fish

Aliwal Shoal in South Africa and Ponta Do Ouro, Ponta Malongane & Ponta Mamoli in Mozambique have a huge diversity of game and reef fish that can be seen during most dives. We are often lucky enough to have schools of barracuda, king fish and even sometimes sailfish.