We had an incredible sighting on one of our recent launches which I wanted to share with you. On Wednesday we had just completed a dive at Partridge Point and were having some chocolate and securing cylinders for the trip back when I spotted a breach out of the corner of my eye. All I saw was the splash, so I kept looking and hoping it would breach again. And it did. A smallish (2m) White Shark did a series of six massive breaches right in front of us, about 40-50m from the boat. Yes, we did get photos and we will post them as soon as the photographer gets them to us! After chatting to a couple of people about it, we think it was probably being harassed by a larger shark, since it was clearly not hunting anything. Just shows you never know what you are going to see down on any given day of diving in Cape Town.
Carel organised a night dive recently which morphed into 26 divers, many from OMSAC, meeting down at Long Beach and having a nice dive.
We are hosting two workshops by Georgina Jones and we still have a few spaces open, so let me know if you are interested in joining. Cost of each workshop is R200. The Marine ID Workshop is on Thursday 30th January and the Nudibranch Workshop is the following Thursday, 6th February. They kick off at 1800 for 1830.
Our Red Sea trip has filled up completely and we look forward to a great diving holiday in mid-April.
The Bay has been very warm, but lacking really good visibility for some time now. It has been around the 5-6m mark for the last week. There is very little wind today and tomorrow, with a bit of SE on Sunday. We plan to stay in the Bay for the weekend launches.
Carel’s night dive on Wednesday at Long Beach!
Launches for the Weekend:
Saturday 25th January:
0900: Fan Reef (max depth 29m)
1130: SAS PMB (max depth 21m)
1400: Boat Rock (max depth 22m)
Sunday 26th January:
0900: SAS Good Hope (max depth 33m)
1130: Partridge Point (max depth 21m)
1400: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)