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Scuba diving in Madagascar

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Diving in Madagascar

Quick facts

  • This is a malarial region. Avoid insect bites by wearing long sleeves and trousers and using effective insect repellant, particularly at dusk. Check for up-to-date information before travelling.
  • BE AWARE: Lariam (mefloquine) is an anti-malarial drug used in regions of the world where chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria is prevalent. e.g. East Africa, South East Asia. Possible side effects of lariam such as dizziness, blurred vision and a disturbed sense of balance are common and could cause problems for divers. These effects can often imitate or even worsen the symptoms of DCI. There could also be confusion between the side effects of lariam and the symptoms of DCI or nitrogen narcosis resulting in a misleading diagnosis.
  • Cholera is present. Never drink unpurified water. Bottled mineral water is readily available throughout the country. Seek advice before travelling.
  • Avoid ice cream and yoghurt.

When to go

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Pricing on request
Pricing on request
Pricing on request
Pricing on request

What to see

French, Malagasy, English
Malagasy Ariary
GMT +3
Hot & subtropical
Natural hazards:
Monsoons bring storms and cyclones to the east and north from December to March.
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
28C/83F (Jan-March)
25C/77F (July-Sept)
Air temperature:
21C/70F (Nov-April)
15C-20C (May-Oct)


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