Underwater Explorer

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. operating now as Underwater Explorers.

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

AfriStay Certification of Excellence


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 ºC, with recorded visibility of 25+ meters in winter, May to August. In summer, 29ºC 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.

Dive. Experience. Explore.

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
  • Weight-belt
  • Torch

Shallow Reefs 10-18m

ReefDepthWhat you might expect
Ridge12-16mA large cave and overhangs on this reef.
Texas12-16mA large reef with overhangs and arches.
Breadloaf10-14mPlate coral, rays and scorpion fish.
Creche10-14mJuvenile reef fish, on masse.
Doodles10-16mOctopus, potato bass, rays, moray eels and game fish.
Blacks10-15mMoray eels a plenty, frog fish and octopus.
Paradise10-18mGullies, overhangs, corals moray eels and turtles.

Advanced Dives 18+ m

ReefDepthWhat you might expect
Anchor18-21mA large reef with an anchor on the southern end.
Rianna's Ledge19-25mSwim through with an incredible variety of fish.
Aquarium20-24mA pinnacle rock with a hole in the middle.
Kev's Ledge21-24mA rock ledge.
Three Sisters21-25mThree pinnacle rocks about 70m apart.
Pinnacles28-42mHammerheads, Zambezi's and game fish and manta rays.
A Deep drop into the ocean.
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Latitude:    -26.844349
Longitude: 32.889176