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    CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    Hi Rebreather World

    My friend has just bought a Megalodon CCR and is starting training in a few weeks. He has booked a trip for 10 days of diving in lake Malawi in Africa later this year. He is considering bringing his CCR for the trip, but it seems like it could be a problem getting tanks, O2 fills and lime in this area.
    The weight allowence is very limited, so bringing what he needs is out of the question I think.

    Does anyone have any experience with CCR diving in this location and could provide him with some ideas on what to do?

    Have a great weekend and safe diving :)

    ATB

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    I'd suggest your friend tries to get hold of the operator in Malawi whom he intends to dive with ASAP.

    Chances are they only have air, and not even double filtered at that.

    If there's anything I can do to help from South Africa, I will.

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    There are very few places in South Africa outside of the larger cities and towns where you can get an O2 fill. We took all our own gas to Namibia. I would suggest that it is highly unlikely that you will get O2, much less cylinders to hook onto the Meg.

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    There used to be an operator at Lake Malawi by the name of Glen Campbell, based at Monkey Bay, who dived an Inspiration and had everything required for CCR and tech diving. I haven't had contact with him years, so don't know if he is still around. The fact that Glen sourced oxygen and helium in Malawi a few years ago gives some hope that it is possibly still available. It is best to confirm with the operator in any event.

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    Quote Originally Posted by Africadiver  View Original Post
    There used to be an operator at Lake Malawi by the name of Glen Campbell, based at Monkey Bay, who dived an Inspiration and had everything required for CCR and tech diving. I haven't had contact with him years, so don't know if he is still around. The fact that Glen sourced oxygen and helium in Malawi a few years ago gives some hope that it is possibly still available. It is best to confirm with the operator in any event.
    Glenn ran scuba shack at cape maclear. He had all the kit needed for tek and rebreather diving, is 02 and helium came from south Africa. I think Glenn is now in central America. Scuba shack is still there but without the tek facility. Kayak Africa which is also at Cape mclear have some O.C scuba gear but no rebreathers.
    Hope that is of some help.

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    Quote Originally Posted by Andyg  View Original Post
    Glenn ran scuba shack at cape maclear. He had all the kit needed for tek and rebreather diving, is 02 and helium came from south Africa. I think Glenn is now in central America. Scuba shack is still there but without the tek facility. Kayak Africa which is also at Cape mclear have some O.C scuba gear but no rebreathers.
    Hope that is of some help.

    Andyg

    Thanks for sorting my facts. I remember his facility being Scuba Shack, but admittedly my memory was a bit hazy on the where.

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    Re: CCR in lake Malawi in Africa???

    Hi guys

    Thanks for the replies so far. From the looks of it, my friend will have trouble finding the sources for what he need

    But still open for suggestions....

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