Two Mile is a barrier reef protecting a narrow channel between the sand dunes on the south of Bazaruto Island and the long, white beaches of the north point of Benguerra Island. The north tip of the reef is mid-way between the islands and runs southwards, approximately 4,5 kilometers east of the shore. The top of the reef protrudes from the sea at low tide, and slopes gently towards the east.
It is well known for its excellent snorkeling site inside the reef such as the Aquarium, as well as for a host of exciting dives on the seaward side.
These dive sites have alluring names such as The Arches, Shark point, North Point, The Boulders, Surgeon Rock, The Drop-Off, Cathedral and The Gap.
The flat-topped reef is carved with exciting gullies, which curve out from the shallows towards the deeper areas and each bend in the gully gives the divers a feeling of anticipation of what’s around the corner.
On this site you can expect to see the following sea life:
• Potato bass
• Eagle & Devil rays
• Blue spotted rays
• Honeycomb Moray eels
• Green Moray eels
• Black tip reef sharks
• Grey reef shark
• Pelagic fish