Discover a blue world


When we realised what was on our underwater doorstep, we knew it had to be both protected and explored to foster a love for the ocean and for its conservation in every diver who soared through its vastness…

With direct access to the sea, the proximity of the continental shelf and pristine reefs, Nuarro is the perfect diving destination in Mozambique. Thanks to the owners’ passion for diving, we have a fully equipped PADI Dive Centre catering to all levels of recreational diver, offering a wide variety of dive sites from easy shallow shore entry to deep vertical walls.

Here’s what’s on offer:

  • Aluminium cylinders in 7, 10, 12 and 15 litre (DIN and INT)
  • A comprehensive range of rental equipment including Scubapro regs, BCDs and dive computers
  • Wetsuits, masks and fins in a wide range of sizes
  • Wash area, hot showers and safe equipment storage
  • Trained local and experienced international staff
  • Fully equipped motorised dive boats with a full complement of safety equipment
  • Night dives including fluorescent dives (using UV lights)
  • Wreck dives in the Baixo do Pinda area


With burgeoning coral reefs within metres of the sandy shore, and the continental shelf a mysterious dark blue within eyeshot, shore diving is an integral part of our scuba diving offering.


As divers, we always want to see “what’s out there”. With exciting boat dives located both in and out of our bay, there is plenty to keep our curiosity fired up, so hop on board…


Fantastic opportunities abound for underwater photographers – especially those of the macro persuasion. A shallow shore dive, which allows for maximum time behind the lens, yields many treasures.
Photos © Tibea Hammann.

Another unique opportunity for diving and photography exists in the mysterious mangrove system not far from Nuarro. It feels like you’ve taken a step back in time to a primordial underwater world…

Learn To Dive

The bay is ideal for all levels of diving as it offers the diver entry from shore, with a natural buffer to the prevailing currents, and has a gradual sloping bottom topography that slowly slips away towards the start of the shelf.

The proximity to the continental shelf allows extraordinary shore and boat dives, where beginners can enjoy the shallow sites of the house reef, optimal water temperature and great visibility. The wall along the bay offers more challenging diving with awesome topography including vertical drop-offs, colourful pinnacles, swim-throughs and caves.

One privilege of diving at Nuarro is that there are only our lodge divers on the reefs. So, you get the whole reef to yourself and dive times are usually dictated by air supply, not the need to get back for the next boat of divers.

PADI eLearning®

Do you want to take an Open Water (or Advanced) dive course with us but don’t want to spend hours of your holidays in the classroom? PADI’s eLearning® is perfect for you!

The Open Water dive course involves video-theory, quizzes and exercises that you can now complete at home, leaving you more time to enjoy your holiday. It is important to point out that you don´t necessarily save on costs but you do save on holiday time! Even if you are not here at Nuarro, we will be available online to answer any questions you may have and we will go through key points upon your arrival.

How does it work?

After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll come to Nuarro Activity Center to complete your training. You’ll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with our PADI Instructor.

Are the requirements for PADI e-learning and certification the same as in a regular classroom?


How much does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is about $240.00 (US), billed to you directly by PADI. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook).
Nuarro charges a fee of $485.00 (US) for the in-water portion of your certification. This fee covers all of your confined water sessions, rental equipment, qualifying dives and PADI certification.

How do I begin?

Easy: enroll in the PADI e-learning system using the link below and follow the steps. After successfully completing your theoretical course you will receive a code which you should bring with you when you come to complete your course at the lodge. Please do not forget to register Nuarro Lodge/23951 as your dive center.

Follow the link below:
PADI eLearning with Nuarro


Give it a try! From age 10 up 🙂 

If you are curious about scuba diving but are hesitant to commit to a full scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving offers an ideal opportunity to dip your toes in.
This introductory experience allows you to quickly grasp fundamental scuba techniques and experience the sensation of breathing underwater for the first time. 

Fluo Diving

Ever heard of Fluo Diving? It adds an incredible new dimension to night dives! Wearing special lenses and using specifically designed torches, watch the night-time underwater world explode in an extravaganza of neon!