A short-fin Mako by Mike Nortje - piscesdivers.co.za

Pisces News: 15th December 2016

We are enjoying a merciful break from the wind at the moment – The Bay is lovely and calm this morning and we are not expecting over 12 knots of wind the whole weekend. The vis has been around 6m and the temperature around 16/17 degrees. The Seven gills have been spotted for the last two weeks or so and we are so happy to see them again, after an absence of nearly seven months. Yesterday we had four sharks on the dive and prior to that one or two, so let’s cross fingers the numbers are picking up again. On the subject of sharks, we are heading out to the deep again on Monday 19th for a pelagic shark trip. On our last trip out we had two Mako’s around the boat – the one in the photo below was only about 800mm long!

Other than that we have been training up a storm: Ryan, Davi and Mikhail have been rotating pool times to keep everyone happy. On further education, we have a Rescue/EFR and Nitrox course coming up – just give a shout to training@piscesdivers.co.za if you would like to join.

Tomorrow is Day of Reconciliation, which means your non-diving spouse needs to reconcile themselves to the fact that you are going diving regardless! Looking forward to seeing you! There is also a fantastic festive season special from Scubapro on dive computers and regulators – see the poster at the end of this mail.

Launches

Friday 16th December:

1000: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)
1200: Partridge Point (max depth 21m)

Saturday 17th December:

Free guided shore dive at 0900 – just pay for any equipment you need!

0900: Fleur wreck (max depth 41m)
1130: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)
1400: Partridge Point (max depth 21m)

Sunday 18th December:

0900: Phone Reef (max depth 25m)
1130: Bird Rock (max depth 21m)
1400: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Monday 19th December:

0600: Pelagic shark trip – call Mike to confirm

Wednesday 21st December:

1000 and 1200: to be announced on FB and Google calendar on website under Weather tab.

We don’t do a lot of promotion material on our newsletters, but for once: Have a look at these incredible Christmas Specials from Scubapro!!!

They also have a Regulator Special (buy one and get one free on selected models!)

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Permits

Please ensure you have an in-date permit to dive in an MPA with us – temporary permits are available in the shop at all times.