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Another point on learning to scuba dive in Lake Malawi

Further to my previous post Kevin has mentioned another point in favour of learning to dive in Lake Malawi…a lack of seasickness on the part of the students here.

I know that Lake Malawi produces big waves and great storms but I have seen none of that on Likoma Island in the last nine days. While in other places you could lose two or three diving days a month that does not seem to be true here.

In a previous posting Kevin worked at Tofu in Mozambique where there was a constant conflict between diving and alcohol. They may have the greatest diving there on the ocean coast of Mozambique but being a kind of Ibiza for South Africans, the distractions are too much for many student divers (I am sure it’s a bit more cultured than that).

Of course the views I have expressed are subjective. If you want to learn to scuba dive in the most famous ocean resorts, drink and party in the evening, and learn to cope with a hangover and seasickness when underwater…then Likoma Island may not be for you.

Still, a beer is less than a £1 here.


2 responses

  1. Hi Douglas and Emilia:
    we’re just back in Israel after an exciting tour of north-east Mozambique, back to Malawi, at my daughter’s zomba home, and now back in hot and humid tel aviv. Was great meeting you at Mango Drift – I briefly saw your postings and liked them immedietly – will look more later – lots of love from Gabriela , yours,
    Dan Boneh

    August 25, 2011 at 8:54 am

    • Douglas

      Dear Dan & Gabriela

      Great to hear from you. Would be very interested to find out what NE Mozambique is like and your trip. Did you get that flight and down the shoreline far enough quick enough?

      I think Malawi could be a great place to base trips to the wilds of NE Mozambique. It was interesting listening to you and others including some of the pilots talking about those places.

      Interested to know about your book launch in Israel. I hope that you stimulate much intelligent and considered debate that results in both sides of the argument understanding more of their opponents positions.

      It is a pity that we did not have enough time in Mango Drift for us to all attempt the style of debate where your adopt your opponent’s position and argue against one’s own beliefs.


      August 31, 2011 at 10:33 am

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