Nick at Atlantis, photo by Jerrel

Newsletter: Whale of a time

Hi divers

Weekend dive plans

Saturday: Launching at Simon’s Town jetty at 9.00 am for SAS Pietermaritzburg / 11.30 am for Pie Rock

Monday: Shore dive, conditions permitting

Nick at Atlantis, photo by Jerrel
Nick at Atlantis, photo by Jerrel

False Bay is clean right now, we had 10-12 m visibility at Atlantis and a little less at Alpha Reef today. A few minutes after the divers rolled into the water at Atlantis a juvenile humpback whale cruised by the bow of the boat, less than 5 metres away. There are signs of a red tide closer to Roman Rock but it was really mild. There were hundreds of compass jellies in the water on both dives. Thanks to Jerrel for this photo from today.

After a good shore dive at Windmill Beach
After a good shore dive at Windmill Beach

Last weekend we had a great shore dive at Windmill Beach, and enjoyed seeing so many other divers taking advantage of the excellent conditions. The visibility on Sunday was probably 6-8 metres and the water was a rather chilly 12 degrees.

Dive conditions

The weekend seems to be a one day affair if the current forecast is anything to go by. Saturday looks good with little wind and mild swell. We will launch from Simon’s Town jetty at 9.00 am for SAS Pietermaritzburg and at 11.30 am for Pie Rock.

Sunday and Monday are meant to have more south and south easterly wind than I would like, and boating in that will not be great. I know a number of you guys are keen for a shore dive on Sunday or Monday but we will decide late Saturday on whether we do this or not.

Text or email me if you want to dive on either day, and I will keep you posted.


Tony Lindeque
076 817 1099

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