Scuba Shack is a fully equipped five star PADI Gold Palm IDC (Instructor Development Center) that was established in 1999 by owners Glenn and Nahoko Campbell. Located on Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in the great African Rift Valley is nestled on the banks of Cape Maclear, the most southern part of the lakeshore.

Safety is our number one priority and we strictly abide by all PADI standards. We offer a variety of courses that cater to all, whether you are a novice or a more serious diver looking to advance your qualifications. Our staff is extremely qualified professionals who will ensure that you have the best dive experience possible.

Scuba Shack is a beachfront dive center that is very accessible to the various dive sites and delivers the most affordable diving in the world, with the most scenic and easy place to do a dive course in Southern Africa. Scuba Shack has a wide variety of expertly maintained equipment to meet the most exacting industry standards. We offer gear for the beginner right up to the most seasoned scuba diver. Should you just wish to snorkel or plan an extended range Trimix dive, Scuba Shack has everything needed for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Glenn Campbell, Founder

Originally from Canada, Glenn started diving at the young age of 12 and since then has dived extensively throughout the world including stints in the Red Sea as well as ice diving in Canada and Alaska. More recent exploits include technical diving in South Africa and in Zimbabwe’s Chinoyi Caves. He is constantly stimulated by the opportunities that the lake offers to qualified stage decompression and extended range divers using both Trimix and closed circuit rebreathers. Glenn is a highly skilled diver, an IANTD Advanced Nitrox instructor trainer, Trimix instructor/PADI OWSI and teaches the following IANTD courses:

  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Technical Dive Master
  • Gas Blending & Equipment technician
  • Normoxic Trimix
  • Trimix
  • A.P. Valve Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather
  • Advanced Nitrox Instructor
  • Has over 4000 logged dives

Nahoko Campbell, Founder

Nahoko is originally from Japan and is one of the most respected dive professionals in Malawi. She has qualified over 600 students and logged over 3000 dives. Nahoko is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor offering tuition from Discover Scuba to Assistant Instructor including 9 specialty courses including: Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Boat Diver, Under Water Diver, Under Water Navigation, Altitude Diver, Nitrox Diver, Drift Diver and Night Diver. She is an IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor and a certified diver in the following IANTD courses: Trimix Blender, Trimix Diver, Closed Circuit Rebreather and Cave Diver. She is continually furthering her diving qualifications.