Come take advantage of the great weather this weekend in Durban. With temperatures soaring to 29 degrees this weekend it is sure to be an awesome weekend for diving. Swell is currently at 1m, no current and Visibility of 10-15 metres who could ask for better conditions to dive some of our amazing reefs. Have a look at some of the dives on offer this weekend.
Birthdays Ledges, 18m – So many surprises hidden on this reef you will think it is your Birthday. A 10-15 min boat trip takes you to the southernmost tip of Blood reef. This sandstone reef bed covered in soft and hard corals has a lot of ledges and crannies where things can hide, remember to take your torch. Look out for the cave where you will see some interesting pink and orange thistle coral. Along the walls are some well camouflaged Paper fish and Frog fish to look out for.
Doug’s Cave, 18m – A short 10 min boat ride will take you out to another interesting Cave site. During June – August the Ragged Tooth Sharks migrate along the coast and there are plenty of opportunities to spot these magnificent creatures in the cave. You will also be enthralled by the soft coral and sponges on this site. As you drift Northwards on the dive you can spot the Green Turtle that has made his residence in one of the smaller caves. Also be on the lookout for the Paper fish and Giant Angler fish residing on the reef. Keep a lookout and ear open for the Bottlenose Dolphins on this dive too.
Pat’s Place, 18m – Situated on the far Northern side of Blood reef you will come across this amazing underwater botanical garden. Formed by uprising limestone formations every little crack is worth exploring, so it is advised to bring a torch. Some interesting Critters to look out for are: Paper fish, Frog Fish, Unicorn fish, Blue Stingray and not to mention the Natal Sea Catfish.
As you can see there are amazing sites to visit even if you only have you Open Water qualification, so why not join us for a dive.
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