Posted by Kylecawaza on August 24, 2004 at 23:19:52:
Sorry for this being off topic, but someone below asked if I could post them when they were ready.
Lake Malawi was definatley great to go snorkeling in though. I do not have an underwater camera though so I couldn't take any photos. The lake was teaming with fish though, and even in my uncles backyard there were bright blue fish (chiclids) and white ones with black stripes, and bright yellow ones, and he lives on a beach there. He also took us snorkeling on a cove that was teaming with fish, lots of species, as if not one of them was the same as the other, and I also spotted a red and black eel in one of the rock crevices. You do not need to worry about Schistosemaisis though, or bilhausia there, which is a primary concern for most people. The only problem is, is that the one place it does exist in the lake, is one of the main tourist areas. (Cape McClare) The chances of getting it on the eastern end of the Cape is 80% and on the western end is 10%, and 200 yards from the shore you would not get it, but a way to repel the worm is by covering yourself with Deat. I was lucky enough to go on a large Yacht and go far out into the lake to an narea that it was just shallow enough to clearly see the bottom, and one of the fish was about 6 feet long, and there were also giant freshwater sponges. I wish I could be more specific on what I saw, but the water was very warm freshwater, so you did not have to worry about the salt. I also went to Durban South Africa and was standing at a balcony one one of the waterfront restuarants at night, and the water was light up, and it was amazing to see the bright coral covering all of the rocks, and it being swarming with hundreds of tropical fish. I didn't know it could form so close to shore, but it was in the harbour so it was very sheltered.
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