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Pisces News: 20th February 2015

Here we go again! The wind has cranked back to 20 knots plus and there is a very nasty long period Southerly swell making the Bay a mess. Due to the swell size and period, the Atlantic should not be any better, so I think it’s going to be a dry weekend. Carel will be braving Long Beach with some students, but that’s about it.

 

We had very nice conditions on Wednesday and we did an impromptu launch yesterday, where conditions had deteriorated down to 3-4m visibility and 14 degree water (down from 19 degrees the day before!) But we did have a nice event after the dive – a huge pod of common dolphins on the move with an entourage of gannets and cormorants and even a Brydes whale in the mix! We followed the action for twenty minutes as the pod moved towards the mouth of the Bay.

Yesterday’s dolphins photographed by Carel van der Colff

Travel: 

Our Maldives trip departing in April is now fully booked with the last spot being filled this week.

We are also planning on taking a group up to the Sodwana Shootout this year – more details to be announced soon!

Sardine Run trip: still places on week one and week 3!

Launches for the Weekend:

Saturday 21st February: 

No launches planned due to poor conditions

Sunday 22nd February: 

No launches planned due to poor conditions

Training:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox course starting on 21st February
PADI Open Water Diver course starting on 24th February
PADI Refresher Course on 1st March
PADI Advanced Openwater and Nitrox starting on 7th March
PADI Openwater Diver course starting on 9th March
PADI Rescue Diver Course starting on 12th March