Sevengill shark by Philip Staes -

Pisces News: 8 April 2016

It’s almost a week since our group of Red Sea divers returned to Cape Town and the team at the shop have been super busy in my absence. The IDC has been in full-swing and the candidates are making their final preparations for the Instructor Exam tomorrow. The boats have been busy as well and have been going out most days of the week. This week has had some challenging conditions with lots of wind and swell, but yesterday we found clean water slightly deeper and today the wind has dropped nicely and the Bay is looking lovely and flat calm.

This weekend is looking very nice and we are expecting conditions to be lovely! Looking at the forecast, there is virtually no wind off Cape Point for the next few days – can it be true?


Photo by Philip Staes

There is a very worthwhile underwater photographic exhibition underway at the Two Oceans Aquarium at the moment. The Cape Town Underwater Wilderness Photo Exhibition opened on Wednesday evening and will be running for two months, so try and get down there to check out some of the amazing work by top SA photographers. The images are on sale, so there is an opportunity to own some of these images!

Underwater photography exhibition


Friday 8th April:

1000:  Partridge Point (max depth 21m)
1200:  Pyramid Rock (max depth 12m)

Saturday 9th April:

0900:  Batsata Maze (depth 27m)
1130:  Pyramid (max depth 12m)
1400:  Partridge Point (max depth 21m)

Sunday 10th April:

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


Thanks to the divers who joined me in Egypt for this year’s Red Sea trip! We had a blast and will be getting together soon to look at images, some of which I will post on FB and in this newsletter in coming weeks.

Reef Scene Redsea

Photo: Mike Nortje

Next Trip:

Our Madagascar trip details are up on the website. Check out for all the details and costs.