Newsletter: Life aboard

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Staying dry The swell peaks at 8 metres with 18 second period tonight. It starts to drop off during the following few days, however I doubt the conditions will have settled enough on Saturday for training dives. Sunday has some south easter so we will have a dry weekend. SA Agulhas … Continue reading Newsletter: Life aboard

Posted on: 23 June 2017 | 2:02 am

Newsletter: Snack time

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Simon’s Town harbour, suitable for Open Water divers It is a long weekend, however not one suited to three solid days of diving. As we speak, the swell has just reached 7 metres on the the CSIR buoy off Cape Point. The swell climbs and drops during the … Continue reading Newsletter: Snack time

Posted on: 16 June 2017 | 1:55 am

Newsletter: Under the rainbow

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Taking a wait and see approach – let me know if you want to be contacted for dives… A 12 metre swell with an 18 second period arrived yesterday and hammered the Atlantic shoreline. The swell was very westerly, as were the howling winds, so False Bay experienced nothing even close … Continue reading Newsletter: Under the rainbow

Posted on: 9 June 2017 | 1:07 am

Newsletter: Rough combination

Hi divers Weekend dive plans No dives False Bay has been reasonably dive-worthy for the last two weeks, however, the weekend does not look all that great. Near gale force winds on Saturday coupled with a 3-4 metre swell that rolls in on Saturday evening will reduce the comfort levels of the bay. There is no … Continue reading Newsletter: Rough combination

Posted on: 2 June 2017 | 1:32 am

Newsletter: Transformation

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Boat dives at 9.00 and 11.30 from Simons Town jetty (maximum depth 18 metres) This week we launched on Monday, Tuesday and again today. Monday and Tuesday were pleasant as there was no swell or wind to worry about, however the visibility was pretty lousy. Mostly pea soup around … Continue reading Newsletter: Transformation

Posted on: 26 May 2017 | 1:05 am

Newsletter: Business as usual

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday: Launching from Simons Town jetty at 9.00 and 11.30 am Sunday: Launching from Simons Town jetty at 9.00 and 11.30 am (suitable for Open Water divers) It is the time of year where we have more decent days for diving in a week than we experience during the windy summer … Continue reading Newsletter: Business as usual

Posted on: 19 May 2017 | 1:10 am

Newsletter: Winter closing in

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Simons Town jetty at 9.30 and 12.30 (suitable for Open Water divers) It feels very much as though winter has arrived (minus the rain), mostly in the early mornings. When daytime temperatures rise into the twenties, it’s not totally unpleasant! Sunday is one of those days, and we will … Continue reading Newsletter: Winter closing in

Posted on: 12 May 2017 | 1:01 am

Newsletter: Never easy

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Boat dives on Saturday or Sunday, swell permitting The weekend outlook is not that easy to call. A 4 metre, long period swell is due tomorrow. How much of it arrives and precisely when is difficult to say, as the forecasts on the more frequently used weather sites are quite different. … Continue reading Newsletter: Never easy

Posted on: 5 May 2017 | 1:52 am

Newsletter: Turtle time

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Simon’s Town jetty at 10.00 and 12.00, likely to Roman Rock (suitable for Open Water divers) The weekend looks good for diving. We’ll be boat diving on Sunday. If you want to join us, you know what to do! Turtles It’s that time of year when … Continue reading Newsletter: Turtle time

Posted on: 21 April 2017 | 1:53 am

Newsletter: Slightly swelly

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday and Monday: Boat dives (location to be decided) Last weekend we did some boating in Table Bay as a support boat for the Robben Island to Big Bay Freedom Swim. The remnants of the swell on Thursday and Friday was enough to give the swimmers a sizeable challenge with strong … Continue reading Newsletter: Slightly swelly

Posted on: 14 April 2017 | 1:46 am

Newsletter: Gloom

Hi divers Weekend dive plans No diving planned We have some intense wind and swell coming our way in the next few days, and the weekend does not look suitable for diving. On Saturday I’ll be providing boat support for the Robben Island swim, provided conditions in the lee of the island are safe enough … Continue reading Newsletter: Gloom

Posted on: 7 April 2017 | 1:33 am

Newsletter: Diving Days

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday & Sunday: early launches in False Bay, conditions permitting Visibility in both the Atlantic and False Bay is very patchy today. We dived in False Bay yesterday and had a very dirty top layer, with cleaner and colder water below 10 metres. There is north westerly wind tomorrow and a … Continue reading Newsletter: Diving Days

Posted on: 31 March 2017 | 1:32 am

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 www.learntodivetoday.co.za www.learntodivetoday.co.za/blog/ 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