On Saturday morning we didn't launch due to strong winds picking up but it rained and rained in JBay. About time is all we can say about it. The pool at the Savoy was filled to the edge and it was a cold rainy day when we started with our PADI Open Water Diver pool sessions.
Underwater Photos taken in Jeffreys Bay and St. Francis Bay
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.
Preparations for Sunday's diving started early as we prepared for another awesome day of diving. Ocean Divers International from Port Elizabeth came to dive with us on our awesome, untouched reefs and our mission was to rename the reefs as the names I had given them were found, how should I put it, boring?
We had a full boat on Saturday morning, with some divers coming through from Port Elizabeth to test our waters. We dived Kraal and there was lots to see as always. A young octopus was very inquisitive and allowed us to get very close and we managed to get some nice photo shots.
We had a fun dive on Saturday 2 April 2011. The group was mostly the usual suspects, Mornay from Humansdorp also joined us for a first time dive with African Waters Scuba in the waters of Jeffreys Bay. Mornay was quite candid afterwards about the fact that he really enjoyed the dive with us as all divers do who visit our untouched reefs.
Paul van Jaarsveld reports on his first night dive and shore entry he did with African Waters Scuba on the evening of Thursday 31 March 2011.
When I got word that Jacques is planning to do a night dive in the Marina Martinique, I was immediately excited by the news. I never thought of actually diving inside a saltwater channel. I have known the channel for some time, and even knew that there are some sharks.
The wind kept on blowing lightly overnight, and Sunday morning we were greeted by a glassy ocean with a very light offshore wind. The water temperature did not change much, but boy were we in for a surprise and I really feel sorry for those who did not show up for the dive. You really missed out on this one!