2013 Pisces Divers - Sodwana tour

Pisces News: 4th October 2013

What a great five days we had in Sodwana! A group of us headed up last Tuesday and we joined Jenny and Adriaan who had arrived a couple of days before us. We decided to stay and dive with Triton on the recommendation of friends and what good advice this turned out to be! The team that work for Coelocanth diving legend, Peter Timm, are simply fantastic. We were royally looked after and treated to some of Sodwana’s finest dive sites. The DM’s were great, pointing out many obscure critters that would have been missed otherwise. Kim in the kitchen was a wizard and we all put on a few kilograms while we were up there J A bonus was that our visit coincided with the annual Sodwana Shootout (photographic competition) It was lekker to see how well the Cape Town divers fared up there:

Geo Cloete won a couple of the top prizes, Jenny and Adriaan both won a couple of prizes each and I even snagged a second place in the novice land category. Chris and Sandra in our group also won a couple of lucky draw prizes. My prize was a dive and accommodation package at Triton, so I will be back for more of the same early next year – I cant wait!

We had a couple of great dives in the Bay on Wednesday in windless conditions and nice viz. This weekend we have a first real bit of SE for summer, but I am hesitant to head over the hill just yet. Divers had some excellent viz on shore dives in the bay this morning, so I am holding our sites in False Bay for now. If I hear that Hout Bay was very good on Saturday, we will do our Sunday launches on that side.

Did I mention Peter Timm has excellent taste in vehicles? Here he is sitting on one of his Toyota Land Cruisers of a similar vintage to mine.

Training:

PADI Discover Scuba on Friday 18th October
PADI Openwater starting on Saturday 19th October
PADI Instructor Development Course starting on Sunday 20th October
PADI Advanced Openwater course staring on Tuesday 22nd October
PADI Rescue Diver course starting on Thursday 24th October

Launches for the Weekend:

Saturday 21st September:

0900:  SAS Good Hope (max depth 33m)
1130:  SAS PMB (max depth 21m)
1400:  Photographer’s Reef (max depth 14m)

Sunday 22nd September:

0900:  Batsata Maze (max depth 27m)
1130:  Peter’s Pinnacle (max depth 15m)
1400:  Spaniard Rock (max depth 15m) 

Join us for our next SCUBAPRO DAY!

SIMONSTOWN,

FALSE BAY YACHT CLUB (F.B.Y.C)

26 OCTOBER 2013

SCUBAPRO Days are unique events held all over the world and you’re invited! Test dive the latest gear, learn more about products, meet the SCUBAPRO Team and enter the Spirit of Sealife photo Shootout!

Enter the SCUBAPRO Day We are taking bookings now. The cost to participate in the SCUBAPRO Day is R50-00 per diver and includes your registration, goodie bag & lucky draw ticket (excludes associated dive costs).

GOODIE BAGS for every diver taking part in the SCUBAPRO Day – Please note, only pre-entries received by Tuesday 22nd of October are eligible for Goodie Bags.

DEMO GEAR: Hand in your gear and borrow the latest & greatest for a test dive during the day!

SPIRIT of SEALIFE Photo Shootout: A fun competition where the picture that best captures the fun & wonder of diving wins, not necessarily the picture that is technically best! Entry is FREE. See attached for details.

PRIZE GIVING: Spend the afternoon enjoying some sundowners as we announce the winner of the Sealife Photo Shootout as well as lucky draw prizes taking place from 16h00.

WIN PRIZES TO THE VALUE OF R20 000! Awesome SCUBAPRO products are up for grabs in the Lucky Draw, including the Limited Edition Gold Anniversary MK25/S600 regulator! Remember, you need to be at prize giving to claim your prize!

CURRIE CUP FINAL on the BIG SCREEN: Eat, drink and be merry with us as we screen the Currie Cup Final action from 5pm! Food and beverages will also be available at the club throughout the day.

Scubapro day - win a MK25 S600 Regulator

Building Report:

I never want to see another invoice for four cubes of Ready-mix concrete! The pool structure is finally in place and this week we are busy with plastering the new exterior walls before moving on to plastering the pool itself. Neil’s plan is to have the surface ready for fibreglass lining by the end of tomorrow, so it’s been an epic couple of weeks. Neil has decided he needs a complete break from pools for a while, so he and Hazel are heading off to the Karoo for a nice break! (they have done some research and it’s the part of SA with the lowest pool to square kilometre ratio) When they get back, it had better be lined and filled with water…

Pisces pool building progress

View from the entrance over the pool. The deep end is going to be 3m deep with a 1.5m step on one side.