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Pisces News: 2nd October 2014

The wind did turn on us earlier this week but in a way, we’re quite glad! We’ve changed the plan for tomorrow to go and play in the Atlantic! For the weekend we’ll stay in False Bay. The Bay is choppy on top at the moment but the colour is still so blue! Carel and Neil have both had a busy week with teaching. We’ve welcomed a new Advanced Open Water diver and have two Open Water students in the classroom as we speak! The wind will drop for Saturday and only pick up during the day on Sunday, so we’re excited to get out there!!


Baby Skate at Long Beach, Simon’s Town. Photo: Carel van der Colff

National Marine Week starts next week from 6 to 12 October! Georgina Jones, local naturalist and author, will be a talk on the many discoveries of marine life and previously unknown interactions made by South African scuba divers! The talk will be held at Pisces Divers at 18h00 on the 7th of October. There is no cost to attend and our café will be open for business. Please RSVP to so we can get a good idea of attendees! iSpot will be holding a competition during National Marine Week in which contributors could win a really fabulous badge. 


One of our Instructors, Carel, will be leading a Pisces Divers group on a grand adventure to Sodwana Bay from18 October to 25 October. Our divers will be staying at ReefTeach and will get 10 boat dives (includes air and weights), breakfasts and dinners, transport to-and-from the beach and to-and-from the airport and lodging at ReefTeach! MPA permits and airfare just must be organised and Mango is always having deals! The trip is R8900 per diver and we have 2 spots left! Contact us at the shop for more details or Carel at

Diving in the Maldives

Diving in the Maldives Photo: MV Virgo of the Constellation Fleet

Check in with us very soon for more details on our Maldives trip and next year’s Sardine Run from East London!! The Maldives trip is a week-long from 28 March to 6 April trip upon the live aboard, MV Virgo. We have 13 divers booked and room for 7 more divers! See our website for more details! 

Launches for the Weekend:

Friday 3 October: 

1000 MV Bos 400 (max depth 22 metres)
1200 Stonehenge (max depth 22 metres)

Saturday 4 October:

0900 Wreck of the Transvaal (max depth 34 metres)
1130 Partridge Point (max depth 21 metres)
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)

Sunday 5 October: 

0900 Whittle Rock (30+ metres depth)
1130 Partridge Point (max depth 21 metres)
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12 metres)


PADI Open Water Diver course starting on 2 October at 0900
PADI Advanced Open Diver course starting on 7 October at 0900
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy starting on 7 October at 0900
PADI Rescue Diver course starting on 8 October at 0900
PADI Open Water course starting 11 October at 0900
PADI Open Water course starting 24 October at 0900
PADI Open Water course starting 1 November at 0900
PADI Open Water course starting 12 November at 0900