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Diving Mozambique has never been easier

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The imminent opening of the spectacular Maputo-Catembe bridge, the largest suspension bridge in Southern Africa, will bring major change for visitors keen to explore the rare, untouched stretches of coastal wilderness in Southern Mozambique.

Thanks to the new Maputo Bay river crossing and new road infrastructure, some of the world’s most beautiful dive destinations are now within easy reach. This new access, combined with the availability of 30-day tourist visas on entry, means a Mozambican tropical beach and diving holiday has never been easier.

White Pearl Resort, the leading private beach resort in Southern Mozambique is ideal for both beginners and specialised divers alike. The resort offers no less than 19 dive spots in an unspoilt marine national park, including one of the world’s top pinnacle reefs.

White Pearl can now be reached in only 90 minutes from Maputo International Airport. It is also just 30km from the South African border, making it an ideal choice for adventure seekers looking to get absorbed in Mozambique’s underwater world.

Located on a sensational stretch of endless golden sand without a footprint in sight White Pearl offers a professional, safe and world class interpretive diving experience with no equal anywhere along the Mozambican southern coastline.

Calm, relaxed and exclusive with no other groups, boats or a multitude of divers swarming around the same reef the quietness of the surroundings set the pace for utmost relaxation and enjoyment. Launching directly from the beach at the resort, experienced dive instructors show guests brightly coloured underwater corals and an array of brilliantly marked fish.

The variety of dive spots mean that there’s something for everyone and the area is also excellent for the avid underwater photographer: with numerous fascinating marine creatures thrilling sightings of big schools of Hammerhead and Zambezi sharks are common during the summer months, together with pelagics on the deep dives and Whale sharks sightings from October to February on the way to the dive spots. Tropical reef fish and an array of Nudibranchs are always in the vicinity but do keep an eye out for Loggerhead and even Leatherback turtles that make use of the deserted beaches to lay their eggs. It is an amazing experience to come across these almost prehistoric animals.


The Dive Centre at White Pearl Resort offers dives for all levels of experience, from an 8m open water dive to deep blue 40m dives for the experienced, advanced divers. PADI Resort courses are also available and diving equipment can be hired from the resort’s Dive Centre. There are several sites that are suitable for open water divers but to get the most out of the experience at White Pearl, divers should ideally be certified as Advanced Open Water or similar with experience of deep and drift diving techniques. The courses can also be completed at the resort.


For further information please visit the White Pearl website by clicking here.

Or visit their social media sites: Facebook & Twitter

For reservations please call +27 (0)11 026 7178 or email reservations@whitepearlresorts.com.

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Gear Maintenance Episode 4: Backplate and Harness Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Welcome to Gear Maintenance! In this episode I’m showing you how to bring an old, tattered backplate and harness back to life and giving you tips on how you can look after your scuba diving gear.

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When a scuba diver switches from a jacket BCD to a Backplate, Harness and Wing system, it can be very hard to switch back! We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Good luck to everyone! D.S.D.O James


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Liquid Sports announce NEW colours of Hollis F1 LT Fin now in stock

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Liquid Sports has announced that the NEW Colours of the Hollis F1 LT fin are now in stock at LS warehouse and ready to ship.

Already available in Grey, the NEW White & Yellow Hollis F1 LT fins have the following features:

• Short blade for easier finning in confined spaces
• Angled strap mounts for comfort & a better transition of power
• Spring heel straps with easy-grip heel tab
• Multiple strap mounting positions for a fine tuned fit
• Vented blade reduces stress while accelerating water over blade
• Generous foot pocket

F1 LT Yellow RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2207.xx 

F1 LT White RRP £139.95 – Product code: 214.2211.xx 

For more information visit the Liquid Sports website by clicking here.

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Sharks Bay Umbi Diving Village is a Bedouin-owned resort with stunning views and a lovely private beach. It is ideal for divers as everything is onsite including the resort's jetty, dive centre and house reef. The warm hospitality makes for a diving holiday like no other. There is an excellent seafood restaurent and beach bar onsite, and with the enormous diversity of the Sharm El Sheikh dive sites and the surrounding areas of the South Sinai, there really is something for every level of diver to enjoy.

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