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

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