10 Remarkable Differences Between Manatees and Dugongs

10 Remarkable Differences Between Manatees and Dugongs

Both manatees and dugongs are classified in the order Sirenia.  They are both slow-moving herbivores (mostly) that can be found in areas of shallow waters along warm coastlines. There are four living species of Sirenia – the West Indian manatee, the Amazonian manatee, the West African manatee, the dugong and the extinct Stellar’s sea cow […]

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Indigo Scuba SA Agent For ScubaLamp

Indigo Scuba SA Agent For ScubaLamp

We are pleased to announce that Indigo Scuba is now SA Agent for the innovative underwater photography equipment designer and manufacturer ScubaLamp (SUPE). ScubaLamp design and produce a wide range of high-quality underwater lighting and underwater photography equipment of incredibly high quality and durability. Products include a range of underwater torches, snoot torches, trays, float […]

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Weekend Dive Report:  2 April 2018:  Full of Surprises!

Weekend Dive Report: 2 April 2018: Full of Surprises!

This past long weekend has been full of surprises… We had red tide on the surface one day, only to have top to bottom visibility the next. And such was the pattern for the weekend… we were at Mother Nature’s beck and call and she certainly kept us on our toes, trying to second guess […]

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Weekend Dive Report – 3 & 4 March 2018:  Ice Ice Baby!

Weekend Dive Report – 3 & 4 March 2018: Ice Ice Baby!

This weekend’s diving conditions were typical of Gordon’s Bay summer – although water temperatures were somewhat chillier than average. Consistent and strong south easterly winds during the week resulted in upwelling – the bringing in of clear, cooler water from outside of False Bay.  These are the conditions we look forward to in Gordon’s Bay […]

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Indigo Scuba is South African agent for MiniGear

Indigo Scuba is South African agent for MiniGear

Indigo Scuba has become an agent for MiniGear, bringing a new era of creativity to the South African underwater photographer. Recognised by international underwater photographers as a pioneer of creative underwater lighting accessories such as snoot torches and coloured lights, MiniGear is currently taking the macro world by storm. We are proud to add MiniGear […]

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Dive Report:  4 February 2018 – Chalk and Cheese

Dive Report: 4 February 2018 – Chalk and Cheese

Saturday morning saw us launching from Harbour Island in slightly windy conditions but by the time we’d kitted up and were ready for our dive at Cow and Calf, the wind had dropped. The water was clear and cool and after the initial brain-freeze moment whilst descending to the sea floor below us, we soon […]

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Weekend Dive Report – Clean and Cold

Weekend Dive Report – Clean and Cold

Following a week of strong South Easterlies, we launched on Saturday morning and sped over to Stone Dog and Cow and Calf where we had two fantastic dives.  The water was clear and pretty cold – some divers even recorded 9C on their dive computers, but we all agreed the average was in the region […]

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Weekend Dive Report: 14.01.2018 – Rays and Cowsharks

Weekend Dive Report: 14.01.2018 – Rays and Cowsharks

Although there were patches of red tide in the shallows along the cliffs in Gordon’s Bay, we made our way out to Blousteen and closer to Rooi Els as well as our deeper dive of Noble Reef on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Here we were able to enjoy visibility of between 8m and 15m in […]

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Creature Feature:  The Grumpy Rocksucker

Creature Feature: The Grumpy Rocksucker

Well-camouflaged and always grumpy looking, the Rocksucker is one of our favourite fish. They are such characters!  I think it’s because they are so ugly, they’re cute (and, of course, because they remind me of Bella)… The Rocksucker (Chorisochismus dentex) is the largest of its family and we find them at most of our shallower dive sites […]

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Dive Report – 19.11.2017:  Flat and Awesome!

Dive Report – 19.11.2017: Flat and Awesome!

We launched from Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay and the water was mirror flat.  We’d had the south easterly wind for a few days, but this had dropped and the water was looking crystal clear as we left the harbour. Dropping on the southern region of Steenbras Deep, the descent down the shot line was […]

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