Shane, Dercio, Odette, me, Gary and Fabienne in Hout Bay (picture by Mark!)

Newsletter: The Cape Doctor

Hi divers

When I first arrived in Cape Town a few years back I was told the southeaster is called the Cape Doctor. “Why?” I wondered… The local explanation was it clears the air and makes it fresh and healthy. Well, almost everyone I know who spends their days on or in the ocean are all feeling rather ill at the moment from this so-called doctor!

I pimped the divemobile while it was too windy to dive
I pimped the divemobile while it was too windy to dive

I have lost count of the days of wind but with nothing else to do but watch for gaps we have dived the days when the wind has been 25 km/h or less. That’s my threshold of what is manageable on the surface. The Atlantic has been the place to dive and we have had some semi good visibility on Monday and really good visibility at Die Josie yesterday. There were patches of deep blue crystal clear water and in some areas a bit of surge and maybe 10-15 metre visibility. The temperature was 9 degrees.

Shane, Dercio, Odette, me, Gary and Fabienne in Hout Bay (picture by Mark!)
Shane, Dercio, Odette, me, Gary and Fabienne in Hout Bay (picture by Mark!)

We are back in Hout Bay tomorrow to do dives for Advanced students so cold clean water is what we are expecting.

What does the weekend hold? Well some wind and swell that switches from SE to SW and back again will make the choices difficult. I am sure it will be Atlantic but not sure whether we will launch from Hout Bay or Granger Bay (OPBC). That will be decide the day before so if you have booked a dive with us we will text you. We will do two dives each on Sunday and Monday – let me know if you want in. On Saturday we’ll be cleaning the house!

regards

Tony Lindeque
076 817 1099
www.learntodivetoday.co.za
www.learntodivetoday.co.za/blog/

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

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