Scuba Preview June 16 Long Weekend

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Well diving season has officially arrived.  Air temperatures are still in the region of 21°-25° during the day, and the wind is being nice to us this weekend so launches will be fairly gentle.  Sea temperature is in the region of 23° still so comfortable diving temperatures.  This week we have had amazing Visibility with top to bottom visibility and nice clean blue sea.

With it being a long weekend we have got loads of dives going out this weekend, so take advantage of the great conditions to get your dives in.  Below is our planned dives for this weekend:

 

Saturday

  • ·         Coopers wreck, 30m, this is the first wreck discovered off the Durban coast in recreational limits, and also the founding place of the Harlequin Goldie
  • ·         G-Spot, 22m, loads of seaweed and sea grasses that hide Ghost Pipefish
  • ·         Birthdays, 18m, full of surprises including Rays, Coachmans and other colourful Marine life
  • ·         Dougs Cave, 18m, interesting Cave site housing some Raggies in the winter months and also home to a green sea turtle
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Photo credit: prilfish / Foter.com / CC BY – Ghost Pipefish – Solenostomus Cyanopterus

Sunday

  • ·         Coopers wreck, 30m, this is the first wreck discovered off the Durban coast in recreational limits, and also the founding place of the Harlequin Goldie
  • ·         Fontao wreck, 27m, Mozambique Prawn Trawler scuttled in the 90’s for recreational diving, full of bait fish and other interesting critters hiding in the wreck, also look out for the Daga Salmon
  • ·         Amphitheatre, 30m, Gerat dive to spot the many pelagic in the area at the moment
  • ·         Bikini, 22m, tongue in cheek as it hides all its best bits, so remember to take a torch
  • ·         The Maze, 12m, Overhangs and swimthroughs make for an interesting dive, such an interesting dive we will be going through twice.
  • ·         Pat’s Place, 18m, An amazing underwater botanical garden
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Photo credit: Derek Keats / Foter.com / CC BY – Coachman (Heniochus acuminatus) with lots of other fish

Monday

  • ·         Chains, 30m, we follow an anchor chair on this dive to lead us to all the interesting Marine life
  • ·         Bikini, 22m, tongue in cheek as it hides all its best bits, so remember to take a torch
  • ·         Dougs Cave, 18m, interesting Cave site housing some Raggies in the winter months and also home to a green sea turtle

 

 

Also keep an eye out on your boat ride out, as there has been sightings of Humpback Whales in the area.

What an action filled weekend.  All these dive trips and the Top Gear festival happening in Durban over this weekend.

 

Photo credit: Derek Keats / Foter.com / CC BY – Coachman (Heniochus acuminatus) with lots of other fish

Photo credit: mikebaird / Foter.com / CC BY – Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) lunge feeding

Photo credit: prilfish / Foter.com / CC BY – Ghost Pipefish – Solenostomus Cyanopterus

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