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Pisces News: 19th June 2014

Whilst the winter weather returns, we keep our eyes to the coming weekend and the promise of some fine times to be had in the Bay. But the winter weather doesn’t keep our divers out of the water! Just yesterday, one of our Dive Masters, Andre Visser, took some folk on a shore dive to find some cow sharks and found a Puffadder Shyshark laying her mermaid’s purse! What a treat! We continue to have sightings of whales and hope to bump into some during the dives this weekend.

Neil has been busy getting our newest Dive Masters-in-training up to standard. They spent sometime at Long Beach this week working on stress tests, search and recovery and rescue scenarios.

Santiago Cabral and George Copeland recovering an item off the bottom using a lift bag. Photo: Neil Taylor

Our Underwater Selfie Competition will be ending in less than two weeks so be sure to get underwater and capture your best scuba smile for us! Check out our Facebook Page to enter! The Sardine Run trip is still in full swing in East London – Mike and Carel will return back to Cape Town in the very beginning of July. Check with us on Facebook for updates about what they are seeing! Lots of Cape divers are starting to feel the itch of warm waters calling as the Sodwana Shootout inches closer.

Red Roman by Juan Venter

Image by Juan Venter taken at Partridge Point – this Red Roman knows how to work the camera!

Launches for the Weekend: 

Friday 20th June:

10h00 Outer Castle (max depth 33 metres)
12h00 Photographer’s Reef (max depth 14 metres)

Saturday 21st June:

9h00 Atlantis Reef (max depth 27 metres)
11h30 Partridge Point (max depth 18 metres)
14h00 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Sunday 22nd June:

9h00 Wreck of the Orotava (max depth 34 metres)
11h30 Wreck of the PMB (max depth 22 metres)
14h00 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Training:

PADI Openwater Diver Course starting on Friday 20th June at 9h00
PADI Refresher Course on Saturday 21st June at 0900
PADI Wreck Diver Speciality starting 25th June at 9h00
PADI Deep Diver Speciality starting 27th June at 9h00
PADI Advanced Openwater Diver Course starting on 27th June at 9h00