Sunday, October 28, 2012

Show times for the The Maru on the Ethical Hedonist

Here on the air times for the Ethical Hedonist's program on Malawi which features our research center!

 UK 8 November 2012 20h00
Germany 24 November 2012 20h15
Europe (except Germany) 24 November 2012 19h00
Asia 24 November 2012 19h00
New Zealand 24 November 2012 19h30


Cool pics from the BCA's POTM competition

Here are a couple of pics from the British Cichlid Association's picture of the month competition.


Friday, October 26, 2012

The Maru on the TravelChannel!

Our friends from the Ethical Hedonist who came out and filmed us a few months ago will be premiering their Malawi episode on the TravelChannel first in the UK on November 8th and then worldwide on November 20th.  Go to their facebook page to keep up to date and to see some seek previews as soon as they come out!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

We’re Hiring! And other News from the Beach

-Aquanuts Divers and the Maru Research Center are accepting applications for an Open Water Scuba Instructor(OWSI)/Researcher position.  Duties will include normal dive center OWSI tasks as well as assisting the Maru to conduct underwater biodiversity and population surveys and land-based fisheries research on Lake Malawi, the most biologically diverse lake on the planet.  A masters degree in a related field and OWSI certification is required.  The position starts ASAP.  For more information about Aquanuts Divers and the Maru go to or  CVs should be sent to  The position requires a 9 month commitment.

-Well things are really starting to heat up here on the lakeshore.  Summer has arrived!  The lake is calm, the sun is out and we are excited to start searching for new dive and research sites. 

-We have reached our one year anniversary on our “Outer Reef” population and biodiversity survey transect.  Now things are really going to get interesting as we can start looking for annual trends in population and biodiversity levels.  Next month we will reach the same anniversary for our “Island” transect.

-As the lake calms down we are exploring the possibility of offering swimming courses to local Malawians.  It seems to us at the Maru that we cannot reasonably expect most Malawians to care about Lake Malawi and its incredible biodiversity when they are incapable of even entering the lake for fear of drowning.  If you are a swimming instructor, lifeguard, or just have a passion for swimming and teaching children contact us at to discuss the possibility of coming out here as a volunteer.