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Pisces News: 20th September 2013

Phew, what a week of winter weather!! In between the storms, we launched on Monday for a big group of Norwegian divers and on Tuesday for some Russians. Nice thing about the Scandinavians and Russians is that this is considered pretty mild weather at home!    All of us soft Capies have been shivering in our boots.

 

It seems that after all the rain we are going to have a clear Sunday and we are planning some launches. We are also hoping to do a couple after the Coastal Clean-up effort at FBYC tomorrow morning. We will go ahead if we have at least six divers keen to head out, so come and join us (and remember you can have a hot shower afterwards at the club!)

Carel had another amazing encounter with a pair of Southern Rights at Long Beach on Wednesday morning – check out the vid he posted on the Pisces Divers FB page!

Even without the Sevengills, Pyramid is a very pretty dive site!

Training: 

PADI Openwater Course starting on Tuesday 24th September
PADI Rescue Diver course starting on Tuesday 19th September
PADI Advanced Openwater starting on Thursday 26th September
PADI Instructor Development Course starting on Sunday 20th October 

Travel:

Sodwana here we come: we are leaving on the red-eye flight on Tuesday morning and back on Sunday 29th

Launches for the Weekend:

Saturday 21st September:

1130: Ark Rock (max depth 14m)
1400:  SAS PMB (max depth 21m) 

Sunday 22nd September:

0900:  SAS Pietermaritzburg (max depth 20m)
1130:  Fan Reef (max depth 29m)
1400:  Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m) 

Building Report:

It’s a big day for us today as the first cast of the swimming pool happens in about half an hour. Here is Neil this morning, getting the last few props and supports in place in preparation! It’s been a huge push over the last few days, and the guys have been doing an unbelievable job in the rain, howling wind and even some hail this morning!

Neil in the pool

Neil in his Happy Place!