Storm clouds over Kalk Bay last weekend

Newsletter: Service interval

Hi divers

We had strange weather last weekend. On Friday we launched from Hout Bay and had sunny, windless conditions but not great viz on the SS Maori. We skipped Saturday as the conditions were not good, and Sunday looked even worse. There were – as there often is – wildy conflicting reports of viz at some sites being 3 metres and others had 12 metres. I take it all with a very large pinch of salt.

Westley, Lisa, Tony, Clare, Christo & Dominique on the boat in Hout Bay
Westley, Lisa, Tony, Clare, Christo & Dominique on the boat in Hout Bay

Diving this weekend

This weekend looks a little bleak at this point, as this cold front that starts tonight is the third in a series that have been here all week. So it’s not that warm, and the wet, windy conditions don’t make for great diving. Sunday clears really nicely and there is no wind or rain forecast so maybe… There has been a roller coaster of swell and yesterday it was 6 metres, tomorrow it drops off to 2 metres and then it builds again on Friday night to around 6 metres again. Saturday won’t be good but the swell drops off for Sunday so maybe…. I would like to plan for Sunday, but will make the call late on Saturday if we are diving.

To book your provisional spot for Sunday, email me or text me.

Storm clouds over Kalk Bay last weekend
Storm clouds over Kalk Bay last weekend

Planning ahead

Next weekend (Saturday 24 August) is the OMSAC Treasure Hunt and it is worth attending. OMSAC always put on exceptionally well organised events so book here now. If you need gear or a dive buddy let me know. I will not be launching the boat or diving next weekend. I am going to have some maintenance done, so I will be out of the water for a few days and will call it a service interval.


Tony Lindeque
076 817 1099

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