Well our annual JBay dive fest has come and gone and although the wind threatened to blow us away we had perfect dives on Sunday with 15m viz and flat seas. A total of 5 launches were done during the festival with boats filled to capacity!! Raggies are back and some nice photos of them were taken during the weekend.
After a chilly pool sessions with some of the students from the JBay Language School on Saturday we had a surprisingly warm dive on Discovery Channel Reef on Sunday. A leopard cat shark was spotted, some nice nudi's and there were still lots of fish life. A couple of double sash butterfly fish also made their appearance to the delight of the divers doing their PADI Discover Scuba dive.
Paul van Jaarveld writes: On Saturday morning we dropped into clean water at a spot we call Caves. Depth varied between 10m and 18m and viz was varied greatly depending on sand patches or reef. The best viz was about 15m and the worst about 5m. Bottom temp dropped to 14 degrees and it was 18 degrees on top.
This long weekend proved to be way better than the Easter Weekend, with a couple of full boats and pristine dive conditions. On Monday, most people went back to work and the planned double tank launch to St. Francis was canned with a looming cold front on the horizon. Instead we opted to go and discover the unknown territory between the Kabeljouws and the Gamtoos river mouths dubbed Caves.