Ponta Malongane

Ponta Malongane is situated about half an hours drive north of Ponta D'Ouro or about 5 km by beach. It consists of a tented diving camp, wooden huts and a few chalets. It is very secluded and very quiet. For entertainment it has two bars, one at the restaurant and one overlooking the beach. It also has communal cooking and freezing facilities with people on hand to wash the dishes and cutlery (which they also supply). The cooking facilities is well equipped with each group being assigned their own fridge. The have a wide range of cooking utensils such as pots and pans, cutlery and even coffee and tea.

The dive are usually discussed and booked the previous night at dive planning. The divers are usually organized into groups and their equipment is then colour coded to help the workers keep the equipment together. They have two rubber ducks which can take up to 12 divers each and experienced skippers. The kit-up area is spacious and in the shadow of some huge trees. A helpful extra is a huge, full colour map with all the reefs and their depths indicated on it.

The reefs:

Open Water reefs:

Bread Loaf: If you want to explore and see pinnacle rocks, sand gullies, plate coral and a variety of fish lifeespecially rays and scorpion fish then this is the reef to experience.

 10-12m

 Crèche: This dive is ideal for student & novice divers or those people who would like to dive a shallow reef. Ithas been named crèche due to the abundance and wide variety of juvenile fish that can be seen.

 10-12m

 Doodles: A fantastic dive with a massive variety of marine life. Octopus, mantis shrimp, potato bass, rays,honeycomb moral eels and game fish.

 15-17m

 Paradise: For the chance to experience paradise under the sea - superlative corals, moray eels, tremendousgullies and overhangs await you, not to mention the wide variety of reef fish.

 12-18m

Ridge: Here is the chance to discover a ledge, which is approximately 4m high with plenty of magnificentcorals (soft and hard). Also discover the cave on this reef. The marine life is plentiful and you have a chanceto spot the turtles and kingfish.

 12-16m

Shallow Malongane: The opportunity to see all types of corals, grand turtles and large crayfish. On thesouthern part of this reef there are many gullies and caves that await your investigation.

 12-14m

Texas: As the name indicates this is one of our larger reefs. For the adventurous diver, central to this reef isa large gully with swim thoughts, overhangs and arches. Turtles, scorpion fish, rays, eels and soft corals can also be found.

 12-16m

 Advanced Reefs:

 Maverick’s: One of Malongane’s deeper dives. In the middle of the sand is a awesome pinnacle rock that is20m across & 30m long with its residents. Find honeycomb morays, smaller morays, leaf fish and other seawonders.

 25-28m

Three Sisters: The 3 sisters of the sea are 3 pinnacle rocks about 50m apart. A prospect not to be missedwhere there are huge amounts of fish life - black cheek moray eels, honeycomb morays, lionfish and largerays are just some of the examples.

 21-25m

Anchor:Not only do you get the joy of exploring the anchor on the southern end of Kev’s Ledge that gavethis reef its name but also 2 parallel ledges with an abundance and variety of reef fish.

 18-21m

 Pinnacles: Imagine being able to dive on the edge of a continental shelf with sharks – Hammerheads,Zambezi and Dusky not to mention large game fish and manta rays. Summer is the ideal time to dive thisreef.

 28-42m

Bass City: Bert is famous throughout the waters of southern Mozambiqueand is in residence at Bass City. There are 4 other large potato bass on the 5 out croppings of rock that make up this reef but Bert is the only one who will come and swim with you. Come and discover other sights.

 20-25m

 Rianna’s Arch: Your dream of swimming through an awesome arch with a rich and spectacular variety of fishis possible on the northern side of Kev’s Ledge.

 18-24m

Kev’s Ledge: For the inquisitive person – the many and varied crevices of a 6m rocky ledge is heaven and isyours to explore with its wide and varied marine life. It is similar to a wall dive.

 21-24m

Contact details:

Friendly Bert on Bass city

Friendly Bert on Bass city

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Updated: 06/07/2003