Dive Reports

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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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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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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Weekend Dive Report:  7 November 2015

Weekend Dive Report: 7 November 2015

This weekend we dived Noble Reef and Pinnacle dive sites in Gordon’s Bay. Following the usual weekday conditions of crystal clear, flat, blue water, the NW wind picked up on Friday and visibility dropped. Our first dive at Noble Reef was in a strong NW wind which brought choppy surface conditions and a bit of […]

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This Weekend’s Dive Report – 8 & 9 November 2014

This Weekend’s Dive Report – 8 & 9 November 2014

On Saturday we did two launches from Harbour Island in Gordon’s Bay, the first to Steenbras River Mouth just round the corner from Gordon’s Bay and the second at Pinnacle, closer to Harbour Island. Just after leaving the harbour we came across a small pod of feeding common dolphin and we stopped to watch them […]

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Weekend Dive Report:  Tropical Diving in Simon’s Town!

Weekend Dive Report: Tropical Diving in Simon’s Town!

This was one of those weekends that will make you feel sick if you didn’t dive.  Unless you were already sick and couldn’t… Conditions were unbelievable, and not ones that we get very often.  The water was incredibly clear, warm and tropical blue.   Think Mozambique with 18C water.  That kind of tropical. We knew we […]

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Weekend Dive Report: Brown and Blue

Weekend Dive Report: Brown and Blue

Despite having had reasonably good dives last week Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; the westerly wind on Friday threw a spanner in the works and put a halt to the good conditions predicted for the weekend. On Saturday morning a huge band of brown / red water surged its way into False Bay towards the Gordon’s […]

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