Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Oshikoto Region
Ready to check out the best sites in Oshikoto Region for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 2 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 Oshikoto Region to suit your needs.
#1 - Otjikoto Lake
Otjikoto Lake is a the smaller of only two natural lakes in Namibia. It is a sinkhole lake, created by a collapsing karst cave, located 20 km outside of Tsumeb, a few meters from the main road B1. The lake was a dumping ground for German troops during World War I; German troops dumped war materials in the lake to stop the South African and British troops from using them. Most of the materials have been recovered and are displayed in Tsumeb Museum. Tilapia guinasana, a mouth-breeding species of fish which naturally was only found in Otjikoto's sister lake, Lake Guinas, was introduced to Otjikoto Lake. The claim that lake Guinas is indeed connected to lake Otjikoto by underground caves is frequently made but not proven as yet. Source: Wikipedia.org
#2 - Lake Guinas
Lake Guinas is the larger of only two natural lakes in Namibia. It is a sinkhole lake, created by a collapsing karst cave located 32 km north of Tsumeb near the D3043 road. Lake Guinas is home to Tilapia guinasana, a mouth-breeding species of fish that was endemic to this lake. It has later been introduced to Guinas' sister lake, Lake Otjikoto, as well as into few farm dams nearby. The claim that lake Guinas is indeed connected to lake Otjikoto by underground caves is frequently made but not proven as yet. The lake is situated on private farmland but can be visited with the permission of the owner. Source: Wikipedia.org. Private lake (sink hole). Very difficult dive site access.