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Angler Catches Record Great White off Cape Agulhas

Angler Catches Record Great White off Cape Agulhas

Recent news hitting international headlines is the record catch of British angler Andy Hales who caught a 6 metre, two-ton great white shark off Cape Agulhas on 25th March this year. The 55 year old from Birmingham was fishing for yellow fin tuna “and other sharks” with fellow businessman Richard Foster when he caught the […]

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Latest News:  Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay MPA – Document Revised

Latest News: Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay MPA – Document Revised

We have just received news that the original concept document for the re-zoning of the Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area, prepared by Anchor Environmental, has been amended and the no-dive proposal has been removed. We believe this is due to the tremendous support of the South African diving community, many of whom have registered as […]

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Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay – Update

Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay – Update

Following our blog post last week with regards to the proposed ban on scuba diving in the Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area, we received the following email from Anchor Environmental Consultants this afternoon: Dear Stakeholders, Some confusion has been created around the proposed rezoning of the Betty’s Bay MPA in as much as this affects […]

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Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay – Don’t let this happen!

Proposed Ban on Diving in Betty’s Bay – Don’t let this happen!

We heard over the weekend that the Department of Environmental Affairs intends re-zoning the Betty’s Bay Marine Protected Area into no-dive zone due to the rampant abalone and crayfish poaching taking place here. It will also become a fully restricted, no-take zone.  Whilst we are supportive of No-Take Marine Protected Areas, provided they are managed […]

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Bali – Six of the seven missing Japanese divers have been found

Bali – Six of the seven missing Japanese divers have been found

Six of the seven Japanese divers who went missing during a dive in Bali last Friday have been found. The women had left from Crystal Bay on the larger island Nusa Penida when they went missing.  Crystal Bay is a popular site for seeing Nusa Penida’s famous mola-mola, or ocean sunfish, and is recommended for […]

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Woman Nearly Drowns When She is Proposed to Underwater – Advice To Prevent This From Happening to You!

Woman Nearly Drowns When She is Proposed to Underwater – Advice To Prevent This From Happening to You!

A headline to hit the news this week was “Woman Nearly Drowns When Fiancé Proposes While Scuba-Diving” You can watch the video here. Apart from the obvious initial shock, and the fact that she’s probably not been diving for long, she was no closer to drowning than my pet fish Oscar when someone taps on […]

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South African MP calls for the reintroduction of seal hunting

South African MP calls for the reintroduction of seal hunting

ANC MP Meriam Phaliso has called for the restart of the South African fur seal hunt as a way of boosting jobs now that a number of fisheries around the coast has been fished out. Phaliso, a member of the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said the only thing that needs to be […]

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Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay to feature on new Reality TV Series

Indigo Scuba in Gordon’s Bay to feature on new Reality TV Series

Indigo Scuba Diving Centre in Gordon’s Bay is to feature on South Africa’s latest reality TV series, “Troukoors van ‘n Bachelor” when it airs on Top TV later this month.  “Troukoors van ‘n Bachelor” is about Dewald Visser, a 43 year old bachelor who decides to marry the love of his life.  This humorous and […]

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (11.6.1910 – 25.6.1997)

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (11.6.1910 – 25.6.1997)

Were he alive today, Jacques-Yves Cousteau would have celebrated his 102nd birthday this past week. Born in France on 11 June 1910, this explorer, ecologist, filmmaker, innovator, author and researcher co-developed and perfected the aqua-lung with French engineer Emil Gagnan, making it possible for us to experience the wonders of the underwater world as we […]

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Shark Men Series to Start Chumming in False Bay Today!

Shark Men Series to Start Chumming in False Bay Today!

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLICATION Tuesday 10 April 2012 Shark alert advisory – Muizenberg and surrounding False Bay beaches. National Geographic is filming its reality show “Shark-Men” with the assistance of researchers off Seal Island between the 10th – 30th April 2012. A permit to operate in the bay has been provided by Dr. Alan […]

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