Underwater Explorers Dive Centre, Ponta do Ouro Scuba Diving & Dive Sites, Mozambique

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Underwater Explorers Dive Centre

Underwater Explorers Dive Centre is a Dive Centre and Dive Charter in Ponta do Ouro, Southern Mozambique

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Fact Sheet Facilities & what to expect at Underwater Explorers Dive Centre

  • Diving - From dolphins to whales and whale sharks, bass to hammerheads and zambezi sharks
  • Join us for an underwater adventure, from shallow reefs for Open water, to deeper shark dives for the more advanced diver
  • Excellent diving all year round
  • With Oxygen and DAN Kit onboard the rubber duck, The Whaler can accommodate 13 divers
  • We have diving gear for hire
  • Shallow Reefs: 10 ➜ 18m and Advanced Reefs: 18m +
  • In the heart of Ponta do Ouro
  • The beauty, view, accessibility and warm family environment, stays the same
  • We have basic reed casetas, 2 luxury en-suite beach facing rooms, campsites and we are currently developing 3 family holiday homes (coming soon)
  • Communal kitchen with stainless teel work bench, fridges, freezers, gas cookers, cutlery & crockery
  • Charlie's Bar - Sit back, relax, suck down a 2m, or R&R Slushie and absorb the incredible view the ocean has to offer

In the heart of Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique's Campsite, is a little piece of heaven, a slither of gold, formerly known as The Whaler, now operating as Underwater Explorers.

The beauty, view, accessibility and warm family environment, stays the same, catering for divers and friends, alike. With dive centre, accommodation, and easy access to the beach, Underwater Explorers is the place to be in Southern Mozambique.


From dolphins to whales and whale sharks, bass to hammerheads and zambezi sharks, Mozambique offers spectacular diving with many species and vast variety of sea life. Join us for an underwater adventure, from shallow reefs for Open water, to deeper shark dives for the more advanced diver... a little something for everyone. The water temperature ranges from 21°C, with recorded visibility of 25+ meters in winter, May to August. In summer, 29°C with 15 to 20 meters visibility which illustrates excellent diving all year round. All divers must present proof of certification prior to first dive and fill out a standard diving indemnity form. With Oxygen and DAN Kit onboard the rubber duck, The Whaler can accommodate 13 divers.

Dives can be booked at Underwater Explorers Dive Centre in Ponta do Ouro.

Gear Hire

Don't have your own? We have gear for hire.
Please allow our staff to assist you in finding the required item.

  • BCD
  • DV
  • Cylinder
  • Fins
  • Wetsuit
  • Mask
  • Weightbelt
  • Torch

Shallow Reefs: 10 ➜ 18m

Ridge Reef:
Depth: 12 ➜ 16m
A large cave and overhangs on this reef.

Texas Reef:
Depth: 12 ➜ 16m
A large reef with overhangs and arches.

Breadloaf Reef:
Depth: 10 ➜ 14m
Plate coral, rays and scorpion fish.

Creche Reef:
Depth: 10 ➜ 14m
Juvenile reef fish, on masse.

Doodles Reef:
Depth: 10 ➜ 16m
Octopus, potato bass, rays, moray eels and game fish.

Blacks Reef:
Depth: 10 ➜ 15m
Moray eels a plenty, frog fish and octopus.

Paradise Reef:
Depth: 10 ➜ 18m
Gullies, overhangs, corals moray eels and turtles.

Advanced Reefs: 18m +

Anchor Reef:
Depth: 18 ➜ 21m
A large reef with an anchor on the southern end.

Rianna's Ledge Reef:
Depth: 19 ➜ 25m
Swim through with an incredible variety of fish.

Aquarium Reef:
Depth: 20 ➜ 24m
A pinnacle rock with a hole in the middle.

Kev's Ledge Reef:
Depth: 21 ➜ 24m
A rock ledge.

Three Sisters Reef:
Depth: 21 ➜ 25m
Three pinnacle rocks about 70m apart.

Pinnacles Reef:
Depth: 28 ➜ 42m
Hammerheads, Zambezi's and game fish and manta rays. A Deep drop into the ocean.

Charlie's Bar

At Underwater Explorers in Mozambique, Ponta do Ouro, there is a little place hidden in the bottom corner of the camp that we call Charlie's Bar. Sit back, relax, suck down a 2m, or R&R Slushie and absorb the incredible view the ocean has to offer.

Book Accommodation at Underwater Explorers

At Underwater Explorers, we give you life, beach, breath, fun and relaxation. Our rustic camp operates in beautiful Ponta do Oura, Mozambique. We have basic reed casetas and 2 luxury en-suite beach facing rooms.

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Underwater Explorers Dive Centre 2023 Rates:*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

From POR Per Person:

Price on Request

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*Please contact the dive centre by calling or emailing them via the "Email / Book" online form for rates / prices

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-26.843391, 32.889342

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Underwater Explorers Dive Centre
Per Person from POR/dive
  • 13
Minimum Participants 2
Maximum Participants 13
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Cell (Herb): +258 84 756 0830 Cell (Mike): +27 83 255 9436 Whatsapp: +27 83 255 9436

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Ponta do Ouro, Maputo Province, Mozambique
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Those who are on a tight budget should keep a lookout for this category icon. This type of establishment offers dormitory (shared) bedroom accommodation with other "Backpackers" generally using either single beds or bunk beds with a communal kitchen and shared ablutions.

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Campsite / Glamping:

Either they offer camping grounds for you to pitch your own tent if on a tight budget and / or they have their own pre-setup tents for you to camp in, some offering private facilities (aka "Glamping") within their tents such as beds, a fridge, sofa and bathroom.

Conference Venue:

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Dive Charter:

These are dive centres who are a team of qualified dive instructors (PADI which means Professional Association of Diving Instructors) offering SCUBA diving lessons for clients and excursions to some of the best dive sites in the region for an unforgettable underwater adventure.

Eco Lodges:

Environmentally friendly establishments built by local communities using naturally sourced / non-toxic materials with the objective of protecting the surrounding habitat. These types of lodges range from rustic bush and beach to luxury accommodation. Not only does this movement protect the environment, but it also helps support local families.

Fishing Charter:

This means the associated business offers professional paid-for deep sea fishing charters / outings and excursions for those fishing enthusiasts (and for newbies). They generally have a fully equipped fishing boat and all the fishing gear ready for clients to bait up and cast a line. Their expertize, knowledge and experience will reward you with some of the best fishing spots for an action packed deep sea fishing experience.

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Group Accommodation:

Because this is a popular search and request amongst many, we have created this specific category for exactly that - group accommodation which is very much the same as our Holiday Homes category. These are establishments that can cater and accommodate for large groups of 8 people and up in the same house / unit offering most self catering facilities as if you are "home away from home".

Guest House:

Similar to a typical B&B, a Guest House is usually a private house offering very few accommodation units all within the main building structure (or some seperately). Some serve home cooked meals within their in-house dining room specially catered to seat all their guests and offer a lounge area where fellow travellers can interact, socialize and share stories.

Holiday Home:

This type of accommodation is usually ideal for large groups of people going on holiday being a "home away from home" with numerous bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen for your self catering needs, lounge, toilets, braai/BBQ area, some with a swimming pool and some offering exclusive privacy.

Honeymoon / Romantic Accommodation:

Very self-explanatory. A venue will be listed under this category if they offer a specific luxury, private honeymoon suite or because our admin has "hand-picked" the establishment to be perfect for such an occasion based on their location and facilities offered. However, you are the best judge when it comes to planning that special getaway with your loved one anyway. Pssst ... and it doesn't have to be expensive either to enjoy, right?!


A hotel is generally a large premises that can accommodate a large amount of guests in many adjacent rooms grading from standard 2 sleeper units to "executive" luxury suites offering more in-room space and facilities. They generally have a restaurant and bar on-site for all day meals and drinks (quite often offered on a buffet dining basis). Other on-site facilities may include a swimming pool, gym, spa, in/outdoor entertainment area for kids, a conference / wedding room for meetings / ceremonies and a small shop.

Restaurant / Personal Chef(s) On-Site:

This indicates that the establishment has a small / large restaurant on-site for their guests (they may also accept walk-ins for non-guests) or they have on-board catering staff serving guests in their own private space or in a designated dining area.

Self Catering:

This type of establishment offers guests facilities required to cater / cook on their own terms whether it be within a holiday home for example or on communal grounds.


This means the establishment has spa facilities and services offered to guests who are looking for personal treatments during their vacation.

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