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Underwater Photo Location: kitwe - Pomene

Underwater Photo Location: kitwe - Pomene

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DIVE LODGE SET ON FINGER OF LAND THAT HAS THE RIVER ON THE WEST AND SEA ON THE EAST.
NORTH SECTION OF THE LODGE IS THE RIVER MOUTH.
ACCESS TO LODGE IS ONLY BY 4 BY 4 VEHICLE. LODGE HAS ACCOMMODATION RANGING FROM
UP MARKET 4 BEDROOM TO CAMPING. FULL RESTURANT AND BAR.

Diver sites include gardens, walls, swim-throughs and intriguing caverns. Reefs which teem with an endless variety of marine life producing an ever changing colour kaleidoscope.
From sharks, rays, mantas, game fish and morays to the amazing quantity of tropicals.
dive sites with names like Playstation, Manta, The Ridge and Zambia Shoal.
WATER TEMP IS THE UPPER 20'S


There are 12 regular sea dive sites and still many more to be explored. The river makes excelent shallow diving with sea horses a plenty.

POPULAR DIVE REEFS
Rappies Playstation 10m – 20m
This is an underwater fairy land, with deep gullies, caverns and awesome swim-throughs. Sheltered by a 10m high amphitheatre, this stunning site is home to Rappie, a 50kg Potato Bass, and his family. Rappie got his name due to a large Rapala hooked in his mouth. He is resident and is quite friendly. Kingfish are commonly seen here as well as sharks, mantas and morays. Minimum certificate : O.W. 1. Must have a minimum of 30 dives.

Manta Reef 12m – 21m
As its name implies, one stands a good chance of seeing Manta-Rays on this reef. The reef is also home to an abundance of fish species including Potato and Brindle Bass. Caves and deep gullies riddle the reef, which is quite extensive with some good drop offs. Gamefish and sharks are frequently seen here.

Robs Ridge 8m – 15m
This site consists of a ridge running parallel to the coast and is home to an amazing amount and variety of tropicals. The outside edge has numerous crevices and caves that are home to Moray’s and Skates. Kingfish and Couta are also seen here as well as the occasional shark. Coral, especially dishes, are abundant and diverse. This is a lovely drift dive where one can drift for up to 1km. Minimum certificate : O.W.1

Zambia Shoal 5m – 26m
This shoal lies +/- 15km from the base and runs parallel to the coast +/- 4km off shore. The shoal is approximately 6km long x 400m wide and is a gamefish paradise. Regularly seen are species like Couta, Kingies, Wahoo, Sailfish and Marlin. The shoal is also home to a huge variety of corals. Sharks, Mantas, Whale Sharks and Rays are common sightings. Viz. Averages : +/- 20mMinimum Certificate : O.W.1




Facts about kitwe - Pomene
  • It is in Mozambique
  • kitwe - Pomene is in the Mozambique Channel.
  • The typical depth is 0-40 Metres 0-130 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshorenightdriftfreshwater

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkswhalesdolphinsturtlescoral

Diving facilities
airnitroxrepairshireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macrowideanglepfriendlyinstruction

by Gordon Allison
Wonderland - Canon A85 - Shot just on Pomene on Mozambique coast
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