20 – 24 September.
As always we cannot wait to go diving in the sea, but this weekend is special. Not only is Andre completing a sidemount diver & drysuit course, but we are also taking some new open waters with and Anna has the chance to catch up with a friend made during the dive expo and one from the dive show.
We have a lovely mixed group in terms of personalities, training levels and experience, but all in all, we cannot wait to show them the beauty of the Sodwana dives and to “kuier” around the camp fire at night.
We promise to post pictures as soon as we get back
What a weekend! It started with the surprise of snow that threatened to scuttle our plans. In order to avoid the parts of the N3 that was snowed in we researched alternative routes and found the most beautiful route via Standerton and New Castle. The youngest member of our Instructor’s team (Matthew) was very disappointed that we didn’t encounter snow. So we made a detour via Harrismith and Mooirivier to show it to him.
We did 4 lovely dives in Umkomaas, 1 on The Produce and 3 and the Shoal. The visibility wasn’t exceptional, but we had the privilege of seeing dolphins hunting while we were on a dive as well as turtles mating. At Protea Banks we did 2 dives and saw Black tips and a Zambezi.
In order to make the long trek back more palatable we spent the last night in at a quaint B’nB in the Midlands and were spoilt with a delicious 3 course meal on Saturday evening and an equally scrumptious English breakfast on Sunday morning before heading back home.
Over the past weekend Andre and a group of XTR Students visited Beulah and the African Diving Adventures in Shelley Beach. Great fun was had by the group, even though the conditions can definately be called ‘advanced’
On Sunday (2012-02-05) we will be going to Miracle Waters for Open Waters and Specialties, feel free to join us. We will be there from 07:30, dives starting at 08:00.
Next weekend (10 – 12 Feb) we will be going to Marico Oog. We still have 1 or 2 spaces left if there are any takers. The weekend costs R 850 which includes camping and entrance fees, four dives (including 1 night dive) and meals for the weekend. Please let us know by Wednesday (2012-02-08) latest so that we can finalise all the numbers, travel and food.
We are busy revamping our website.
We will slowly be adding all the information that was on the old site and more.
Please contact Anna at email@example.com if you have any pictures we can use to spruce up our sites. We would especially like some of your fond memories of diving or training with us..