Tony checking out a boiler near Ark Rock

Newsletter: To boat or not to, that is the question

Hi divers

Puffadder shyshark at Long Beach
Puffadder shyshark at Long Beach

Last weekend surprised us with some nice visibility (about six metres) at Long Beach for the Advanced navigation dive on Saturday, and then some equally pleasant visibility in False Bay for two boat dives that we managed to squeeze onto on Monday. The first was a deep dive for an Advanced course, where we went to 30 metres on the SAS Good Hope, and the second was a fun dive that Clare and I were lucky to do with some False Bay Underwater Club members.

Gas flame nudibranch on the SAS Good Hope
Gas flame nudibranch on the SAS Good Hope

This weekend the weather may deliver the same as last weekend making it hard to decide to launch the boat until the last minute.

Tony checking out a boiler near Ark Rock
Tony checking out a boiler near Ark Rock

Weekend diving

This weekend Grant is uncertain as to whether we will be able to go out on the boat. At this stage unfortunately it looks as though we’ll only be able to do one dive on the Saturday morning, for the Deep Specialty course, to 40 metres. And that’s if we’re lucky. If we can’t get on the boat, we will be doing a deep dive in Blue Rock Quarry in Somerset West for the Deep Specialty course. This isn’t ideal, but we have had so much bad weather that we just have to get going!

A diver exploring the Eastern Ark Rock wreck
A diver exploring the Eastern Ark Rock wreck

Sunday looks as though it might be decent for Long Beach, so we will plan to finish the Advanced course then, with a search and recovery dive, and start the new Open Water students. If you’d like to tag along for a fun dive at a very familiar spot, let me know…

Tony Lindeque
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Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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