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Deep Forests

By |2018-07-24T10:18:28+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Cape Town diving is convenient with a lot of shore entries, but it definitely pays off taking a boat ride to the deep. With a handful of PADI Advanced Open Water students doing their Deep Adventure dive, we made our way to a reef called Sherwood Forest. This for us still unknown reef lies just North of Partridge Point in False Bay and is known for its - as the [...]

Winter is coming

By |2018-08-12T17:10:41+00:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Simonstown, False Bay There are many reasons why Capetonians should be overly excited for winter to arrive. For starters, there is the prospect of - hopefully a lot - of rain in order to get some relief from the severe ongoing drought. Where for most Capetonians this will be enough to look forward to, us scuba divers cannot wait for another aspect that winter weather brings along: good visibility! When [...]

The skill every diver should master

By |2018-07-03T16:47:08+00:00April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

DSMB deployment There are many skills a scuba diver should master, but one of the least practiced ones is how to deploy a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB). From experience, being equipped with a DSMB let alone knowing how to use one does not seem to be standard practice for too many recreational divers. Being on dive boats in the Cape often, it cannot escape you how important and also [...]