Swimming with the fish at Creche, Ponta do Ouro (southern Mozambique)

The reef called Creche, which we dived twice during our June-July trip to Ponta do Ouro in southern Mozambique, is full of fish life. The water above and around the reef is usually so dense with fish that divers drift among schools of snapper, fusiliers, goatfish and other fry of species I can’t recognise because they’re still too small.

Here are some fusiliers with us at Creche:


And here’s a mixed school of mostly yellow snappers:


Being this close to wildlife (which is how you should think about fish) is an almost miraculous experience.

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