Aqua Africa Scuba Diving School is located in Nkhata Bay, right on the shores of the beautiful Lake Malawi. The Bay is legendary amongst travellers to Africa – famous for its crystal clear warm water and laid-back atmosphere.
The lake is teeming with an array of tropical fish – it is home to hundreds of species found nowhere else on earth. And on top of that, Malawi’s gorgeous Rift Valley scenery is reflected under the waters of the lake – creating a stunning marine landscape of dramatic rock formations, caverns and cliffs. These features make it one of the world’s top fresh water dive locations.
You don’t need any previous experience to explore this magical world – we offer a full range of PADI courses. For beginners, you can choose from a half-day Discover Scuba Diving experience, to a full four-day Open Water course. For those who are already qualified we are able to offer refresher and advanced courses, as well as a variety of speciality dives. For many divers, the Lake is their first chance to do a freshwater dive, as well as a dive at altitude.
Some of Lake Malawi’s best diving is right on our doorstep, for example the site featured in David Attenborough’s most recent BBC series – Planet Earth. To see this at its best come and explore on a nightdive and join one of the most unique diving experiences on the planet. On the dive you will be accompanied by our resident “pack” of dolphin fish who use the effect of your torch to capture their prey, the ever present cichlids.
We have our own ensuite accommodation to suit all budgets and every room has its own balcony with fantastic lake views – the perfect spot for relaxing after your day’s diving. At our restaurant, the Dive Deck, we have a wide range of meals and treats, all complimented by delicious drinks and an amazing view.
To upload those holiday snaps we have an internet café with printing and CD burning facilities.
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