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Pisces News: 16th December 2013

Last weekend we launched out of Hout Bay in very nice, clean conditions and the wind gave us a short respite before blasting through again for most of the week.

It’s been a sweltering day now that the SE has finally abated. It’s about time to plunge into the blue and wobbly stuff before you melt! Carel and Neil have been busy with lots of training and Carel has moved his office to the bottom of the pool for the rest of summer.

We have a full weekend of launches planned. I think the Bay will be the best call, even after all the SE. The Atlantic should green up within hours of the wind stopping and there is a weak front passing over on Sunday with a few drops of rain which will be a welcome relief.

Escaping the heat in Hout Bay last Sunday!

We have a nice full shop of goodies for the Christmas stockings, so come down and see what we have.

One new item which deserves a mention is the new Scubapro Chromis dive computer. Carel has been beta-testing a unit for the last couple of months and has lots of good things to say about it!

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For the Boys For the Girls For the Extrovert!

Features at a Glance:

  • Easy-to-read, large numbers
  • ZHL8 ADT MB algorithm with adjustable safety factor
  • Safety Stop Countdown
  • PDIS Intelligent Deep Stops
  • Nitrox settings 21% to 100%
  • Apnea & Gauge modes
  • Stopwatch function in SCUBA mode
  • 120m maximum operating depth
  • Larger capacity CR2430 battery
  • Scubapro engraved SS316L stainless steel front ring and back
  • Patented Swimming Stroke counter (swim mode) – counts strokes on wrist or fin kicks on ankles and calculates distance
  • Feed through push buttons
  • Dive logs can be stored & analysed on PC/Mac via optional USB cradle
  • Strap extension included

Special: R5595

Aaaand: We still have stock of the Classic Meridian’s at R4995 until the end of the year or until stock runs out!


PADI Advanced Open Water Course starting on Sunday 15th December
PADI Refresher Course on Tuesday 17th December
PADI Rescue course starting on Wednesday 18th December
PADI Open Water Course starting on Tuesday 21st December
PADI Advanced Open Water Course starting on Sunday 22nd December
PADI EFR course starting on Thursday 24th December
PADI Open Water Course starting on Friday 27th December
PADI Advanced Open Water Course starting on Sunday 29th December

Travel: Red Sea 2014

Only Seven spots are open! We have 13 divers on-board for the trip next April –The Early-Bird Special has been extended to the end of December. Come and join us!!

Red Sea 2014

Launches for the Weekend:

Friday 13th December: False Bay

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

Saturday 14th December: False Bay

0900:  Rockeater wreck (max depth 36m)
1130: Partridge Point (max depth 21m)
1400:  Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Sunday 15th December: False Bay

0900:  Whittle Rock (max depth 25m)
1130:  Pie Rock Reef (max depth 21m)
1400:  Outer Castle (max depth 21m)

Wednesday 18th December: False Bay

1000:  To be decided
1200:  To be decided