Pisces News: 11th September 2014

The wind and swell have kept us out of the water since Monday and with strong winds through tonight, we almost certainly won’t be diving today either! The conditions calm a bit tonight and hopefully will behave for the weekend! We are all feeling too dry and need some time on regs!!

If you enjoy our weekly newsletter, then we invite you to check out our newest blog: the Weekend in Review! This will be posted on our Facebook page on Tuesdays and will feature the dives and training of that weekend! Our first one has been posted so sure be to check it out!

 

A sweet little klipfish flirts with the camera. Photo: Jan de Bruyn

International Coast Clean-Up Day is 20 September and will be held in Houtbay. The cost is R30 and will go as a donation to NSRI Station 8 Houtbay. We will be taking the Pisces boat over to Houtbay to treat the cleanup crews to some reduced rate boat dives. Our rate will be R150 per dive – just email training@piscesdivers.co.za to sign up! If you are headed over to the Durban soon be sure to check out the PADI Dive Rally on 25 October 2014 at the Durban Undersea Club! Should be a great opportunity to socialise with some cool divers and get some fun dives in!

Travel:

Our Sodwana Trip is fast approaching – from 18 to 25 October we’re headed up the coast to where the warm waters flow and the reefs abound with colour and fish! With only two spots left on the trip and Mango having flight specials – now is the time to secure your spot! Included is: 10 boat dives to 2 Mile Reef, air cylinders and weights, transfers (to and from airport and to and from the beach), accommodation at Reef Teach with breakfast and dinners, the Park’s Board fees and insane amounts of fun. The only things excluded are the flights and dive permits.

Launches for the Weekend:

Saturday 13 September:
0900 Atlantis Reef (max depth 25 metres)
1130 Partridge Point (max depth 21 metres)
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Sunday 14 September:
0900 MV Rockeater (max depth 34 metres)
1130 SAS Pietermaritzburg (max depth 21 metres) 

Training:

PADI Open Water Diver course starting 13 September at 0900
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course on 16 and 17 September at 0900
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Speciality on 19 September at 0900
PADI Open Water Diver course starting 20 September at 0900
PADI Advanced Open Water course starting 23 September at 0900
PADI Open Water Diver course starting 24 September at 0900
PADI Open Water Diver classroom only on 30 September at 0900