of the main reasons for coming to Matemwe is for the world
class diving at Mnemba atoll.
usually say that there is enough variety on Mnemba for about
4 to 5 days worth of good diving, maybe 8 to 10 dives, although
the reef is always ready to spring a surprise or two.
is a circular reef, with aquarium conditions on the inside
and some good wall-diving on the outer. Diving here is a
year-round event, with reasonably good conditions to be
found on the atoll under almost all weather conditions and
visibilities of 20 to 40 metres are the norm. We regularly
see turtles and dolphins here and are often lucky enough
to see (or even get a tow from) whale sharks and pilot whales.
have a full 5 star IDC PADI dive school at the lodge. We
are able to offer the full range of PADI certificate courses,
as well as try dives and snorkelling trips for the non-divers
now that we have a swimming pool, we are able to offer the
complete course when staying at Matemwe.
For PADI open-water courses we are happy to take a referral
certificate from those of you who want to do the theory
and pool work before you come.