Rock Gardens

Swim in Rock Canyons

Huge fish nests

12 m - Open Water Divers

Usipa Wreck Lake Malawi

Usipa Wreck

Old ferry boat sank in 1998

Amazing artificial reef

30 m - Advanced Open Water Divers


More than 850 species of cichlids

Highest concentration of tropical fish in the lake.

18 m - Open Water Divers

Casual Dives

For those divers already certified, we offer casual dives at over 20 dive sites in the national park. From deep dives, to wrecks, to rock canyons and 20m swim-throughs, and world-famous night dives with dolphin fish, Cape Maclear Scuba can deliver it all. If you’re looking to advance your skills at the same time, why not consider one of our specialty courses and receive a PADI certification in wrecks, navigation or deep diving to 40m? See the PADI courses section for more details.

Some of the most amazing fresh water dives in the world

Lake Malawi National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984 to protect the unique marine life of thousands of tropical fish including over 850 species of cichlids. The stunning underwater scenery of boulders and canyons gives an impressive backdrop to the abundant marine life. With warm clear water, Lake Malawi provides some of the world’s best freshwater diving and was filmed and featured in David Attenborough’s recent BBC series – Planet Earth.

Our Dive Equipment

Cape Maclear Scuba uses a selection of Scubapro equipment. We have T-One BCDs, brand new R095 regulators and brand new 5mm and 2.5mm wetsuits, along with Mares masks. Using traditional wooden boats with 15 HP engines, all the dive sites are within a twenty-minute, pleasant boat ride from the lakeside school. Cylinders are filled by a Bauer electric compressor so the fresh, filtered air is always clean. Safety and fun are the dive team’s focus and their track record of zero dive accidents is strong proof of this. Your safety and enjoyment are the team’s number one concern.

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