The waterfall above Simon's Town

Newsletter: Coffee Bay

Hi divers

Weekend plans

Launching on Sunday from Oceana Powerboat Club (Granger Bay), at 9.00 and 11.30 am. We will visit North Lion’s Paw and then South Lion’s Paw with the possibility of a third launch if conditions warrant it. Text or email me to book.

The waterfall above Simon's Town
The waterfall above Simon’s Town

The week that was

Last weekend’s rain, mudslides and run-off turned almost all the inshore sites into coffee. Weird winds switching 180 degrees from one day to the next has made choosing sites during the week more of a ”take a look first and then decide” kind of situation. The good news is that False Bay is not looking that bad, probably around 6 metre visibility, and the Atlantic is getting a good clean from a few days of south easterly wind.

Fish Hoek beach
Fish Hoek beach

Weekend diving

Hout Bay or Table Bay should be really good on Sunday. There is too much wind on Saturday, so the plan is to dive Table Bay as the sites there are awesome and we don’t go often enough. Besides, Chapmans Peak drive will be closed until close to Christmas by the sounds of things, and going all the way round and over from here is a ten day camel ride. So we launch at 9.00 am and 11.30 am, we will dive North Lion’s Paw and then South Lion’s Paw. If conditions are good we may squeeze in a third launch to Justin’s Caves.

Long Beach, Simon's Town
Long Beach, Simon’s Town

If you’re diving, please be there half an hour before the launch. If you haven’t been to OPBC before, directions are here.


Tony Lindeque
076 817 1099

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