Newsletter: Copy Cat

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives (max depth 18 metres) from Hout Bay The weekend forecast is pretty much a copy of last weekend, and the one before. Saturday has strong south easterly wind and some swell, and Sunday is almost windless with a swell of less than 2 metres. This all points to … Continue reading Newsletter: Copy Cat

Posted on: 24 March 2017 | 1:37 am

Newsletter: Cool opportunity

Hi divers Long weekend dive plans Tuesday: Early boat dives from Hout Bay Last weekend we had boat dives out of Hout Bay, to two of the lesser dived sites (the Sentinel and Die Josie). Maori Bay was very green but we found lovely visibility right up against the mountains. The water in False Bay is … Continue reading Newsletter: Cool opportunity

Posted on: 17 March 2017 | 1:31 am

Newsletter: Mountain side

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Boat dives from Hout Bay or False Bay Last weekend’s dives were pretty good; the visibility was better further south on Sunday. On Saturday we met an octopus at Long Beach, who tried very hard to persuade us he was a piece of kelp. This week has had a fair whack … Continue reading Newsletter: Mountain side

Posted on: 10 March 2017 | 12:45 am

Newsletter: It is a weekend

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Shore diving at Long Beach, meeting at 10.00 am Sunday: Boat dives from False Bay Yacht Club at 9.00 am, to Roman Rock and the wreck of SAS Pietermaritzburg It is certainly going to be the best weekend in a while, as far as diving goes. There has not been … Continue reading Newsletter: It is a weekend

Posted on: 3 March 2017 | 12:16 am

Newsletter: One more time

Hi divers Weekend dive plans No diving The weather forecast for the weekend is wind, wind and more wind. Not diving weather, unfortunately. Later sunrises, earlier sunsets and the slow decrease in the number of windy days suggests that lovely autumn diving is around the corner. Hopefully we won’t all be too dried out by … Continue reading Newsletter: One more time

Posted on: 24 February 2017 | 12:40 am

Newsletter: For the fans

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Launching from Simons Town yacht club at 8.30 am, to be confirmed on Friday afternoon The wind has been punishing, but there’s very little blowing tomorrow, which means the visibility could go either way. We will plan launches for Saturday morning, from the yacht club in Simons Town. I’ll look … Continue reading Newsletter: For the fans

Posted on: 17 February 2017 | 12:29 am

Newsletter: Magic wand

Hi divers Weekend dive plans No weekend dives, but next week looks promising! A magic wand would be the right tool to fix the weather. The wind has been relentless and despite odd periods of calm, mostly early in the mornings, there has been reasonably good visibility in between the patches of red tide. Sadly … Continue reading Newsletter: Magic wand

Posted on: 10 February 2017 | 12:47 am

Newsletter: Sitting it out

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sitting this one out We’re going to give diving a miss this weekend. See you in the water next week, if the meteorologists give us good news! regards Tony Lindeque 076 817 1099 Diving is addictive! To subscribe to receive this newsletter by email, use the form on this page!

Posted on: 3 February 2017 | 12:28 am

Newsletter: Anyone’s guess

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Launching from Simon’s Town jetty at 9.00 am for Atlantis and 11.30 am for SAS Pietermaritzburg It is anyone’s guess where the water will be cleaner this weekend, False Bay or Hout Bay. There is a lot of red tide in False Bay and many patches of dirty water visible … Continue reading Newsletter: Anyone’s guess

Posted on: 27 January 2017 | 12:29 am

Newsletter: Cool summer

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Friday: Shore dives at Long Beach Sunday: Boat dives from slipway in Hout Bay, meeting at 7.00 am The weekend forecast looks mostly like it is going to be a cool – or rather cold – water dive weekend. There is a fair amount of swell on Saturday, too much for my … Continue reading Newsletter: Cool summer

Posted on: 20 January 2017 | 12:46 am

Newsletter: After the fire

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Simon’s Town jetty, meeting at 7.30 am The on and off westerly and south easterly winds made life difficult for the fire fighters fighting a blaze in Simon’s Town yesterday. When you see the extent of the burn you realise they have tough decisions to make and … Continue reading Newsletter: After the fire

Posted on: 13 January 2017 | 12:46 am

Newsletter: Wind window

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Meet at Hout Bay harbour at 6.30 am Sunday: Meet at Hout Bay harbour at 6.30 am The new year has certainly started off windily. (Happy new year, by the way!) Despite this, diving has been possible occasionally if you don’t mind hitting the water really early. The coming weekend … Continue reading Newsletter: Wind window

Posted on: 6 January 2017 | 12:29 am

Newsletter: Festive diving

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Friday 23rd: Boat dives from Simon’s Town jetty Tuesday 27th: Boat dives from Hout Bay harbour The Christmas weekend has arrived and our gifts this year include some good visibility and a the cowsharks being back at Millers Point. We hope to launch tomorrow, if the wind and rain are a bit milder … Continue reading Newsletter: Festive diving

Posted on: 23 December 2016 | 12:22 am

Newsletter: Christmas present

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday & Sunday: Boat dives from Simon’s Town – get in touch to book a place Monday: Shore dives at Long Beach We seem set for a week of pleasant conditions. That rates as a good early Christmas present in my book. On Saturday and Sunday we will launch from Simon’s Town early to finish a … Continue reading Newsletter: Christmas present

Posted on: 16 December 2016 | 12:50 am

Newsletter: To the point

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Hout Bay harbour I am short of time today so I will be brief and to the point. Sunday looks like the best option for diving, and Hout Bay looks like the best location. Text or email me if you are keen to dive. Good news … Continue reading Newsletter: To the point

Posted on: 9 December 2016 | 12:18 am

Newsletter: The horizon

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Double tank dive at 7.00 am from False Bay Yacht Club, conditions permitting It seems there is some south westerly wind on the horizon and the forecast says it arrives on Tuesday. Its set to stay for a few days, so next week would be a good time to use … Continue reading Newsletter: The horizon

Posted on: 2 December 2016 | 12:17 am

Newsletter: Clean green

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Shore dives at Long Beach, meeting at 9.30 am Sunday: Boat dives around Roman Rock, meeting at 9.00 am at the False Bay Yacht Club parking area The Atlantic is warm and green, as is False Bay. The green looks cleaner in False Bay, though so thats where will head this weekend. Some wind … Continue reading Newsletter: Clean green

Posted on: 25 November 2016 | 12:10 am

Newsletter: Still waiting

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Possible launches out of OPBC in Granger Bay We are still waiting for the non stop south easter to stop blowing, or to at least ease up. False Bay is grumpy to say the least, but the Atlantic is clean and cold, around 9 degrees celsius. Sadly the wind … Continue reading Newsletter: Still waiting

Posted on: 18 November 2016 | 12:33 am

Newsletter: Purple crayons

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Possible dives out of Hout Bay if the wind and swell give us a break! It seems the forecaster at WindGURU found the box of purple crayons and has been liberal with them. Other than a slight lull in the wind forecast for Sunday, it’s purple all of next week too. I … Continue reading Newsletter: Purple crayons

Posted on: 11 November 2016 | 12:43 am

Newsletter: Diversnight coming up

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Boat or shore dives in the morning (early); night dive at Simon’s Town jetty at 7.00 pm Its been a while since I have seen Muizenberg this clean, not that I go there all that often, but I do think we are going to have really good visibility in … Continue reading Newsletter: Diversnight coming up

Posted on: 4 November 2016 | 1:36 am