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Pisces News: 22nd January 2015

Right, first off I have to eat some humble pie from last week. We had stunning conditions on the Friday and this inexplicably turned into 1m muck on Saturday. We did our first launch’s dive by brail around Fan Reef with the crap viz going all the way to the bottom with no hint of a thermocline. The temp had jumped from 10 degrees on Friday to 16 degrees – so at least the soup was warm! We cancelled the rest of the weekend’s launches.

 

Between then and now we have had lots and lots of 25 knot plus SE and this seems to have circulated that dirty water out and brought in some cleaner water into the Bay. The Atlantic is still looking bad and combined with this fact and the wind forecast dropping off to virtually nil tomorrow, we are going to stay in the Bay. Let’s hope this is the right call and if necessary we will scarper over the hill to Hout Bay for Sunday if we are wrong. This really has been very weird weather!

Image by Jacques de Vos

Travel: 

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

We still have availability for the Sardine Run in June and we will be publishing the slots we have open in the next week.

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

Launches for the Weekend:

Saturday 24 January:
0800 Early Two-tank training launch
1130 Partridge Point (max depth 18m)
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Sunday 25 January:
0900 Atlantis Reef (max depth 27m)
130 Partridge Point (max depth 18m) – FULL
1400 Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m) – FULL

Training:

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course starting on 16 January at 0900
PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver course on 17 January at 0900
Emergency First Responder course on 21 January at 0900
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course starting on 24 January at 0900
PADI Open Water Diver course starting o 30 January at 0900