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Benguerra Island

Swim with Parrotfish in Mozambique
The channel between Bazaruto and Benguerra islands provides access to deep gullies during low tide. The Azura resort runs trips to Two Mile Reef, where snorkelers can swim with parrotfish and sea horses.

Illustration by Polly Becker. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.
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Snorkeling through Technicolor Coral
Towers of technicolor coral at San Sebastian reef create one of East Africa’s largest feeding grounds for whale sharks and manta rays. The reef is most easily reached from the dive center at Marlin Lodge.

Illustration by Polly Becker. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.
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Diving at Azura Benguerra Island, Mozambique
The reefs in the Bazaruto Archipelago are abundant with a variety of fish and corals, and offer a range of depths and reef topography to suit beginner and experienced divers alike. Azura Benguerra Island is positioned close to the reefs and hence access is quick and easy. The marine life and corals are often cited as the best off the East Coast of Africa. They even have seasonal visits from whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales and their calves and you can regularly see loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, devil rays and moray eels as well as a variety of reef fish such as grouper, bat fish, surgeons, puffers, moorish idols, parrot fish, clown fish, trigger fish and chocolate dip fish. Hard and soft corals are in abundance, with Christmas tree anemones and nudibranchs for those who like to spot the smaller stuff!
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