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Pisces News: 18th September 2014

We had an amazing diving day yesterday at Partridge Point and Pyramid Rock. The temperature was an even 15, the surface was calm and the visibility was 10-15 metres! Plenty of cowsharks at Pyramid Rock and a Cowshark even came through the group of divers at Partridge Point! It was thrilling to see a Cowshark with seals dancing all around it. On the way back to Simon’s Town, Skipper Dave took the divers to see three breaching Southern Right whales just outside of Simon’s Town! Whilst the weather was lovely for diving yesterday, albeit a bit wet, the windy weather today is going to make Friday a bit bumpy but we’re still hoping for the best!

 

Cowshark with seals all around at Partridge Point. Photo: Wendy Crowther

International Coast Clean-Up Day is this Saturday in Houtbay and we’re taking the Pisces Boat over to treat the hardworking cleanup crews to some reduced cost boat dives! Be sure to sign up to clean up and come diving with us afterwards! The cost is R30 and will go as a donation to NSRI Station 8 Houtbay. Our rate will be R150 per dive – just emailtraining@piscesdivers.co.za to sign up! The PADI Dive Rally is slowly creeping up for 25 October 2014 at the Durban Undersea Club! 

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:

Friday 19 September:
1000 Partridge Point (max depth 21 metres)
1200 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Saturday 20 September:
Our boat will be in Hout Bay for the Coastal Clean-Up crews – email training@piscesdivers.co.za to take advantage of reduced rate boat dives for the cleanup crews!

Sunday 21 September:
0900 Glencairn Barge (max depth 14 metres)
1130 Partridge Point (max depth 21 metres)
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Training:

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