Scuba Diving Malawi
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Travel information about Malawi
Malawi is a country located in South Africa which was nicknamed as the “The Warm Heart of Africa” because of the friendliness of the people. The total area is 118,484 km2 (45,747 sq mi) and the population is about 18.09 million. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa since a third of its area is taken by Lake Malawi, the third largest lake in Africa. Hike through the enigmatic Zomba Plateau and the spectacular peaks of Mt Mulanje. Explore the beauty of beauty of the Nyika Plateau where the grasslands look like the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy also the wildlife at Majete Wildlife Reserve.
Capital city of Malawi: Lilongwe
Best times to visit Malawi: It is best to travel during dry winter months from early May to late October. Expect the sunny and warm climate at the beach although it is chilly up at the northern Nyika Plateau.
How to get to Malawi: You will have to connect flights from the US or Canada to Johannesburg then to Malawi or travel via London to Malawi.
Visa requirements for Malawi: A 3-month single visa is required obtainable at the port of entry on Malawi. Passport valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket are also required.
Currency of Malawi: Malawian kwacha (MWK) is the currency of Malawi.
Official Language of Malawi: The official languages of Malawi are English and Chichewa.
UNESCO World Heritage sites in Malawi
There are 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Malawi and 6 on their tentative list.
- Chongoni Rock-Art Area (2006)
- Lake Malawi National Park (1984)
Scuba diving safety tips
Keep these rules of thumb in mind whenever you are on or by the water:
- Think safety at all times. Planning reduces risk and gives you more worry-free fun.
- Bring the necessary equipment. It should be in good condition and easily accessible.
- Respect the sea and the weather. Only go out with your boat when it is safe.
- Follow the rules of the sea, and make sure you know what they are.
- Wear life jackets or other flotation devices.
- Make sure you are rested and sober. Do not drive a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Be considerate, and remember that safety, the environment, and the well-being of everybody is a common responsibility.