Dive Safari

Malawi’s top rated dive school, Aqua Africa, is now offering Scuba Diving Safaris on Lake Malawi. Welcome to the world’s best freshwater aquarium tour.
We’ve tailored made three different Scuba Diving Safaris to remove the stress and doubts of your trip, and to give you more time to enjoy all the beauty Malawi has to offer


1. Northern Tour

We start our adventure in Nkhata Bay, the home of Aqua Africa, where you first get to enter into the beautiful waters of Lake Malawi. The cichlids are in abundance here along with catfish nests and the famous night dive with a pod of dolphin fish. Next we travel north by boat to the remote location of Rwarwe. Here you will get to experience the beauty of this untouched wilderness. We travel onward to Usisya, stopping along the way at an uninhabited island before returning to Nkhata Bay for a few more days of diving.

Dives Maximum 15 dives
Duration 7 nights
Including accommodation on a full board basis (excluding drinks), airport transfers, free snorkeling and kayaking
Price $1,750*

2. Northern and Southern Tour

For those with more time to spend exploring the wonders of Lake Malawi we can offer this bit of extra adventure where you will get the full Northern Tour but also a taste of the south. During our time in the south we will be able to experience a vastly different terrain to the northern lakeshore, with much flatter and sandier topography. This of course means many new species of cichlids to find and also includes a tour of a cichlid export facility where you will get to see where these fish begin their amazing journey to the far reaches of the world.

Dives Maximum 20 dives
Duration 10 nights
Including accommodation on a full board basis (excluding drinks), airport transfers,  tour of a cichlid export facility, free snorkeling and kayaking
Price $2,350

3. Island Tour

Ever dreamed of Island hopping from one tropical paradise to the next? Diving all day in beautiful waters and sipping a cold drink around a beach bonfire in the evening? Now you can with our exclusive Island diving tour!   After starting on the mainland with a couple of days of diving and acclimatizing, we will then head out to two remote Islands for even more diving and fun in the sun.  Be prepared to see some amazing underwater life at these remote island locations and enjoy the chilled out vibe of island life. The variation of cichlids on this tour is incredible with many species endemic to these islands and not seen anywhere on the mainland shoreline. Big catfish are also notorious in these waters and even the possibility of drift diving in a lake!

Dives Maximum 20 dives
Duration 9 nights
Including accommodation on a full board basis (excluding drinks), airport transfers, free snorkeling and kayaking
Price $2,650

“We can also custom make a trip to suit your time and budget! And if you don’t know how to dive but would like to learn, we can also do your PADI Open Water course at the beginning of your visit.

*prices are per person, group discounts are available

Book a dive now!