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.
During Easter weekend the weather didn't play along and we only managed to do 2 launches in JBay. On Saturday the water temp dropped to between 11 and 9 degrees with about 2 to 3m viz. On the surface there were loads of activity with a few whales and dolphins, birds dropping like "kamakazi pilots" into the bait balls and our highlight was a huge sunfish at the surface.
On Sunday we sneaked in another launch although the westerly was blowing lightly. The rain that kept falling made it quite interesting for the 4 ladies on the boat who went along for the ride. Luckily Cobus brought 3 little flasks of "hanepoot" but by the time the divers surfaces they were all alomst finished thanks to Nellie!!
No one had a camera at hand so no pics this time, sorry. Thanks to Buks from ADG and Simon from the UK for their visit.
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.
Rather late than never. Due to a crash in our systems and complete loss of all data we are somewhat behind with all our web site postings. Here are a few pics that Geo took while diving with us in Jbay.
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