Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Malawi

Ready to check out the best sites in Malawi for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 11 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Malawi to suit your needs.
Malawi dive site map
Lizard Island

#1 - Lizard Island

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Great divesite! Lots of Aulonocaras! Fish otters under water!
Tumbe Island Moon Rock

#2 - Tumbe Island Moon Rock

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Lots of Cichlids
Maleri Island

#3 - Maleri Island

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Great place / Millions of cichlids! Different species than in CapeMclear Rent a boat with compressor from Esther Grant at Kambiri Point / Stuart Grant's Fish Farm
Nakantenga Island

#4 - Nakantenga Island

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Wonderful Place! Millions of fish Rent a boat at Stuard Grant's Fish Farm / Kambiri Point / Salima
Tumbe Island's Aquarium

#5 - Tumbe Island's Aquarium

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Awsome divesite! Millions of Cichlids! From Chembeh / Cape McLear
Tumbe Island Northeast

#6 - Tumbe Island Northeast

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Nice place with beautiful granite formations and canyons From Chembeh
Simbabwe Rock

#7 - Simbabwe Rock

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Very cool place! A pinacle of Rock with lots of caves going down to +100m Visbility is great down to 50m from where it gets murky. Big catfish down there!
Tumbe Island Wreck

#8 - Tumbe Island Wreck

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Ferry Boat
Dombwe Island Beach

#9 - Dombwe Island Beach

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Cichlids living in empty snails. Muddy area. Poor vis.
Otter Point

#10 - Otter Point

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Big boulders of granite rock. Lots of swim-throughs. Many aulonocaras and catfish. The visibility is rather low due to mudy grounds and slight current. Not as good as Tumbe Island but still worth one or two dives. By boat from Chembeh Village / Kayak Africa Diveshop Otter Point is also known as Otter Point - Cape McLear.
Nkhata Bay

#11 - Nkhata Bay

Malawi, Lake Malawi

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Lake Malawi is part of Africa's Great Rift Valley. It boasts huge underwater rock formations as well as beautiful sandy beaches. The lake is host to one of the biological wonders of the world, the Cichlids. Cichlids are a large and widespread family of fish found in rivers and lakes all over the world. What makes Malawi Cichlids so special is the sheer number of species and the speed at which they evolved. It is estimated that up to 1500 species exist in the lake. To access the country of Malawi it is generally recommended to fly. Lake Malawi stretches from the North to the South of the country and Mozambique as well as Tanzania border along the lake.