These are some of the photos taken and dive logs written mostly by myself or Jacques Alberts who operated in Jeffreys Bay under the African Waters Scuba brand for many years. We include these old photos and stories here, so that you can get an idea of what it looks like underwater in our area.

Dive Log - 7 & 8 Jan 2012


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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Kabeljous Caves - 2012-02-06

After searching for a long time we found the caves opposite Kabeljous river. At 12 to 14m deep a nice long dive can be experienced on this reef. Due to it being in the bay viz is not always as great but there is so much fish life. The actual caves were found to be washouts under the reef in the gulleys. Loads of juvenile fish and big fish on this reef. A nice sized Raggie and other sharks were spotted here. The usual anemone etc also found here. Here are some pics...

Dive Log - 31 Dec 2011

Getting ready to dropOn the last day of 2011 we once again opted to visit Little Chelsea and we were greeted by warm clean waters. Rob (73 years of age) joined us on the dive, which made things a little more interesting and humorous than usual (As if it can get more interesting and funny with African Waters Scuba) Paul tagged along with a wide angle setup, and took lots of photos during of the dive.

Dive Log - 29 Dec 2011

thumb_DSC_7600What better way to spend the second last day of 2012, but diving. We went to Little Chelsea (A spot we ended up visiting lots of times) and there were lots of interesting things to see including some sharks and plenty catfish. The good viz prevailed and water temp was between 19 and 22 degrees througout the dive. Here are a few snapshots of the dive.

Dive Log - 28 Dec 2011 - Dive 1

Nudi GillsGoing where few divers has gone before...

With a couple of days left of 2011, Jeffreys Bay pulled out the most incredible holiday weather with prevailing calms seas, low winds and warm water. African Waters Scuba has been doing so many launches, that we struggle to keep track of it all. (We do have the indemnity forms and dive register for each dive so can check it if we need to!) The viz has been absolutaly incredible several days in a row.

Dive Log - 24 Dec 2011


Another perfect dive was done on Rock Cod reef on Saturday morning. It was spring tide and the sea was a little choppy with some looming cloud cover, but we were greeted with a total opposite scenario once the dive started. A nice sized leopard cat shark was spotted as well as a shy shark and a large ray.

Dive Log - 22 Dec 2011

On Thursday we went a bit further out to sea and dived Rock Cod Reef. Water temp on the reef was 19 deg and we had about 8m viz. Some Ray's were spotted and there was talk of some raggies being sited as well. The anemone seem to be active again and feeding on the coral.

Dive Log - 21 Dec 2011

Wednesday 21 Dec 2011 we decided to do a shore entry at Paradys Strand. The tide was still going out and after the strong easterly viz was reduced to about 1m. After making their way safely through the surf the divers were all exited about the dive but were not so impressed after the swim out to the reef.