Underwater Photos taken in Jeffreys 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 since 2011. Jacques introduced me to SCUBA diving, and taught me everthing about diving. I include these photos and stories here, so that you can get an idea of what it looks like underwater in our area.
There was no wind, but the surf had picked up as we launched on Saturday morning from Jeffreys Bay main beach for our double tank dives to Geelbek Rock and Little Chelsea reefs. A warm 18 degrees at the surface was quite a surprise but due to a layer on 10m deep our viz was greatly reduced at the bottom. Tommy completed his PADI Advanced diver course by completing his Deep Dive.
As we launched for our double tank dives on Saturday morning the water was a light brown colour due to all the rivers and streams running into the ocean after the rains we had. No one thought we would have any viz during our dives as we headed out to a new site called Pramberg Reef.
Most of us have been out of the water a week or two (or three), and by the end of last week, we were pretty desperate for a dive. We were planning to do a night dive for the past week, but when the evening came, there was too much of a North East and the ocean was not very inviting. Especially for the launch from the main beach. After a group huddle, we decided to dive the Marina Martinique, just to see what´s really going down beneath the surface!
The Perfect Storm
It's hard to believe that yet another Wild Side dive fest at Noordhoek has come and gone. On Wednesday as we loaded gear and prepared the boat the weather forecast wasn't in our favour with winds of up to 42 knots predicted.
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Providing this service is a way for me to fund boat ownership and my hobby and I provide a sort of a "water taxi" service for divers while I do that. I don't provide a Dive Master, but you can request one and we can hear who is available. I will provide you with a surface marker so I can see where you are. Your underwater safety is your own responsibility. You have to provide your own dive equipment. Airfills can be done at R 80 per airfill. I can't guarantee visibility or the weather, but will endevour to choose the best conditions. No show + no excuse or cancellation 24 hours before dive = no refund. If I canceld the dive because of bad weather, you will get the credit to use on anothe dive.