Newsletter: Doubling up

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Double tank dives to Atlantis and divers’ choice from False Bay Yacht Club, meeting at 8.30 am Conditions last weekend were fairly reasonable once the rain had passed over, wetting the skipper in the process. There seems to be a good chance of decent conditions for both Saturday and Sunday this weekend, so … Continue reading Newsletter: Doubling up

Posted on: 18 August 2017 | 1:31 am

Newsletter: Rinse and repeat

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Saturday & Sunday: Check conditions the day before, and make a call As weekends go at this time of year, this one is a weirdo. There is meant to be a 6 metre swell tomorrow, so diving might not be good… But the predicted swell is very westerly so diving may … Continue reading Newsletter: Rinse and repeat

Posted on: 11 August 2017 | 2:06 am

Newsletter: Filling up

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives from Simon’s Town at 9.00 am and 11.30 am (maximum depth 18 metres) We are back from a vacation and the one thing, of many, that stood out as something that we could really use in False Bay, was a filling station. Not one for cars – we … Continue reading Newsletter: Filling up

Posted on: 4 August 2017 | 1:54 am

Newsletter: Mix and match

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Early dives on Saturday, to be confirmed It is not really the time of year where the though of diving from Hout Bay would come up! Particularly as Chapmans Peak is closed at the moment, after rockfalls. This week there has been mostly south easterly wind so parts of the … Continue reading Newsletter: Mix and match

Posted on: 14 July 2017 | 1:32 am

Newsletter: Taking advantage

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives at 10.30 to Photographers Reef / 12.30 to Roman Rock northern pinnacle, meeting at False Bay Yacht Club False Bay is clean at the moment. This is the time of year for really good visibility, and even though it’s cold, it’s often really worth it. Saturday has … Continue reading Newsletter: Taking advantage

Posted on: 7 July 2017 | 2:01 am

Newsletter: Clean and fresh

Hi divers Weekend dive plans Sunday: Boat dives (max 18 metres) at 9.00 am and 11.30 am from Simons Town jetty It is the time of year where False Bay is mostly good, clean and a little bit cooler. Providing the usual winter swells don’t hammer us, the conditions are good. Sunday looks to be … Continue reading Newsletter: Clean and fresh

Posted on: 30 June 2017 | 1:56 am

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