Lake Malawi with the average depth of 292 m and maximum depth of 706 m is the third deepest fresh water lake of the world. Also known as Lake Nyassa, this beautiful and spellbinding lake lies between Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. Its tropical waters are the habitat of more species of fish than those of any other body of freshwater on Earth. In June 2011 the lake was officially declared a natural reserve by the Government of Mozambique. The lake is a paradise for those who enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving, and of course sunbathing. The waters are mostly calm, clear as crystal and there are no big tourist resorts anywhere along the coastline.