Gannet and snack by Tony Baskeyfield - piscesdivers.co.za

Pisces News: 25th July 2013

Last weekend turned out to be absolutely perfect – calm as a mirror and fantastic viz on all the dives. It’s been great seeing all the photos of clean-water again! This weekend we have some serious swell tracking towards the peninsula, mainly focussed on Saturday. We will launch on Friday and Sunday this weekend. The water is still super-clean, so fingers crossed.

 

I forgot to mention OMSAC’s event last week, but there is still time to assemble a team for the fund-raising and shark awareness event scheduled for this weekend. Please get in touch with the organisers at www.omsac.co.za/events/finathon . Pisces Divers will be assisting with ferrying contestants around and joining in the fun, so we look forward to seeing you down there!

“Gannet and snack” silhouette by Tony Baskeyfield

 

Launches for the Weekend:

Friday 26th July:
1000: Boat Rock (max depth 22m)
1200: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Saturday 27th July:

Finathon: See www.omsac.co.za/events/finathon

Sunday 28th July:

0900: Rockeater Wreck (max depth 36m)
1130: Partridge Point (max depth 21m)
1400: Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Dead Seven Gill Cowshark and Seal

The guys witnessed a strange event last weekend on the early launch on Sunday when they came upon a seal feeding on a dead 2m Sevengill cowshark off Boat Rock. The seal was very possessive over its “catch” but they approached with the boat and Carel snapped some shots. See more at https://www.facebook.com/piscesdiversct . There was no sign of injury on the shark, but the seal had taken several bites around the sharks gills.

 

Training for August:

PADI Advanced Open Water Course starting on Saturday 03rd August
PADI EFR course starting on Tuesday 06th August
PADI Enriched Air course starting on Wednesday 07th August
PADI Advanced Openwater course starting on Friday 09th August
PADI Deep Speciality course starting on Saturday 10th August
PADI Wreck Speciality Course starting on Sunday 11th August
PADI EFR course starting on Monday 12th August
PADI Rescue course starting on Tuesday 13th August
PADI Photography Speciality course starting on Friday 16th August
PADI Deep Speciality course starting on Sunday 18th August
PADI Advanced Open Water Course starting on Wednesday 21 August
PADI Open Water Course starting on Saturday 24th August

Permits:

Please make sure you have your current permit to dive in an MPA with you as well as some form of identification when you arrive for a dive with us. We also have temporary permits available at the shop at R45 for a month.