The Mnazi Bay-Ruvuma Estuary Marine Park was gazetted in 2000 having been identified as an area of high biodiversity value at both a national and international level. The marine park covers approximately 200sqkm of sea and estuary and 400sqkm of land. The large land area ensures that the ten villages and five sub-villages that have traditionally depended on the marine resources of the park are included within the park. They are an integral part of management decision-making and park activities such as the establishment of sustainable resource regimes and alternative income generating activities.
Some of the best diving in Tanzania is found within the marine park and includes spectacular outer reef drop offs, extensive spur and groove formations, channel and patch reefs. Over 400 species of fish have been identified and more species of coral (over 258) than anywhere else on the East African Coast. The inter-tidal reef flats team with life and the pristine white sands of Ruvula beach complete this tropical paradise.
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M15469 is the first diving, marine research and education center in south-east Tanzania. Based in Mikindani Bay in the Mtwara region, we offer low-imapct, eco-aware scuba diving and promote marine environmental education through the use of applied research. Mikindani Bay and Mnazi Bay on the southeast coast of Tanzania...
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