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What lies beneath

Warm water, superb visibility and a clutch of excellent diving schools make Lake Malawi the ideal choice for a scuba holiday, says Fiona McIntosh
Scuba diving off Likoma Island.

Hovering in the warm, clear water of Lake Malawi, we train our cameras on the multihued cichlid and wait for the little fish to perform its party trick. Sensing danger at our approach, the female opens its mouth for its fry to swim in to safety. If we keep still long enough, the process should be reversed, and the rare sight of the tiny babies re-emerging will amply reward our patience.

Snorkelling by Mumbo Island
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