Aquaholics is owned and run by Greg and Gwen Pugh. Greg has been diving since 2002 and is an Instructor with multiple training agencies. Gwen has been diving since 2005 and is a Dive Master as well as an Aqua Aerobics Instructor. We believe in giving our clients a never to be forgotten experience, through personal attention and therefore focus on smaller groups.
The reefs that surround the Barra Peninsula are exceptional and provide some of the best diving Mozambique has to offer. Giant Manta Rays, the gentle giants of the ocean, frequent our reefs whilst we also have some of the most amazing macro life for the keen photographer. In the summer season, whale sharks can be spotted during the boat ride to the dive site, whilst the winter season brings the hump back whales close to our shores.
Courses, from Open Water all the way to Dive Master, are on offer along with a large variety of specialities. We pride ourselves in quality training and safety.
Whilst we are primarily a DiveRAID Centre, a PADI Instructor is on site and we are able to accommodate those wanting to complete a PADI Course.
For those non-diving visitors, Ocean Safaris, Pansy Island and Sea Horse trips are available. Barra also has a range of different activities available, all of which we are able to arrange.
Palm View Lodge, our sister company consists of 2 fully furnished self-catering units allowing us to offer affordable stay and dive packages.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The Legend of the Pansy Shell
There’s a pretty little legend
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus
Found in this lovely shell
If you examine closely
you’ll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by the Roman spear
One on each side is the Easter lily
its centre is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
and led them from afar
The Christmas poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday
our happy Christmastide
Now break the centre open
and here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread goodwill and peace
This simple little symbol
Christ has left for you and me
To help us spread His gospel
Through all eternity.