Fudge and Junior on the squirrel feeder

Newsletter: My flaw has plans

Hi divers

Weekend dives

Sunday: Launching from Simon’s Town jetty at 9.00 for SAS Pietermaritzburg and Outer Photographer’s Reef at 11.30 am


We had fantastic diving in freezing cold water in False Bay on Friday for the Advanced course currently on the go. It was a real shock to feel 11 degree water in False Bay at the height of summer – by the time we got to the top of the beach we were hot again! By Saturday morning, a spectacular green plankton bloom reduced the visibility back to low single digits.

Hout Bay today
Hout Bay today

This week, despite there having been so much south east wind that our cats have struggled to stand upright, the Atlantic is not as clean as you might expect. I took these photos from the top of Chapman’s Peak around midday and you can see the patchy brown spots. More south easter tomorrow may improve the conditions in the Atlantic, however a 3 metre, 15 second swell rolls in tomorrow evening, so I think there will be too much surge for comfortable diving. The wind goes westerly at midday on Saturday and the swell drops so I reckon Sunday will be the best day for a dive, and we will launch from Simon’s Town jetty at 9.00 and 11.30.

We will dive the wreck of the SAS Pietermaritzburg at 9.00 am, and do a deep dive at Outer Photographer’s Reef at 11.30 am. If you want to be on the boat, email or text me.


Fudge and Junior on the squirrel feeder
Fudge and Junior on the squirrel feeder

Finally, here is a picture of the squirrel feeder I built in our garden this week. I think the design and placement may need work…


Tony Lindeque
076 817 1099

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

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