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Aqua Africa

Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Really loved our stay with simon and Kelly. Our room was basic but cheap for Malawi -$15. Stayed for 3 nights. We'd arranged to stay an extra night from the Ilala ferry but when we arrived at 9pm the room was taken. We were a bit gutted and annoyed but simon and Kelly were so apologetic and they rang up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I didn't stay at the accommodation but learnt to dive with Simon and Kelly on their four day course. It was an amazing experience and Kelly was a very friendly, effective and professional teacher. I would strongly recommend learning to dive here/doing a dive; the lake is beautiful, its cheaper than other places, and Kelly and Simon are very welcoming.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We did our Open Water Course with Aqua Africa, and it was fantastic! Our instructor Kelly was extremely professional and thorough. It also is way cheaper than anywhere I have seen in Tanzania or Kenya. I highly recommend doing a night dive! And eat the chocolate cake too! Thanks Kelly and Simon!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Having not dived anywhere else I can't compare Aqua Africa but what I can say is that me and my friends all had a brilliant time. The course was pleasantly flexible (classroom work was moved days so that visibility could improve... and it did!) and relaxed but without feeling unsafe in any way. The rooms were nice and the cafe... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

After some diving experiences all over the world it was in Feb '14 time for me to get my Padi. And it was great to have that accomplished with the help of Simon and Kelly! They are walking the talk on safety, were very knowledgeable, having perfect gear and providing splendid views both below the water level as above.

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Nkhata Bay, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I took open water diving course with AquaAfrica in Feb 2014. Originally I planned to do it in Cape Maclear but was advised by other backpackers to do it in Nkhata Bay. And that was a great choice. Not only was it cheaper but it was a four instead of three days. Plus it was totally safe and fun. Kelly... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We did an afternoon and night dive with Aqua Africa and couldn't have been more impressed. The instructor was amazing and made sure we got the most out of diving Lake Malawi, they were safe, great gear, and the staff were very knowledgeable and very accommodating. The bar and lounge areas are really cool places to hang out between dives... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

While staying in Nkhata bay we decided to go on a night dive at Aqua Africa. We were met by Matt at the bar who made us feel very welcome and was really great to talk to. As we were only diving we only really saw the bar area which was very pretty overlooking the lake with a great comfortable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

I came to Nkhata Bay to get my scuba certification and enjoy beautiful Lake Malawi. I was greeted by Matt who immediately made me feel at home. I met Chris, sometime later and we set up my dive course. In the 7 days at Aqua Africa, I felt like a welcomed friend. Whether I was relaxing at the bar or... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

I decided to stay a few extra days in Nkhata Bay and where I was originally staying had no en-suite rooms left to I decided to stay at Aqua Africa instead. I am glad I did. It is a lovely place to relax during the day with it's own beach or just propping up the bar with a few beers.... More

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Address: Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Location: Malawi > Northern Region > Nkhata Bay
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