Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Kaya Mawa is partnered with Likoma Island Divers and is a recognised PADI Resort. We have two in- house dive instructors so whatever skills you may or may not have we can get you exploring the amazing underwater scenery.

Likoma Island, surrounded by the pristine waters of Lake Malawi, is widely regarded as having the best diving on the Lake, both in terms of the diversity of fish species and their sheer abundance.


Join our PADI instructors and dive into the more ecologically diverse fresh water environment in the world! We have courses to suit every level, from those first bubbles to the professional ranks of Divemaster.

We also offer related first aid and diving courses, and internship schemes are available for those who wish to join the PADI professional ranks.


Although the diving around Likoma is pleasant year-round, the best time of year for clear visibility is from around June to December.

Temperatures range from about 22C in winter months up to 28C in the summer. May to August is a windy period on the lake but even if the surface is a bit choppy, we normally get to enjoy the same calm conditions underwater.