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.
I got an sms early on Good Friday that there is a space open on the boat. My planning was to dive on Saturday only, but moments later I was suited up. I grabbed the gopro and left the big camera at home, because it would take too long to rig. After two days of light onshore winds, there was a bit of a West and this seemed to clean things up quite a bit. We had a prestine dive, with viz going beyond 10m at places. This is just a quick video I put together and gives a good idea of a typical dive with African Waters Scuba. We did not spot any raggies on the dive, but there were some big yellow belly rock cod. the biggest one was too quick, I could not get the camera near to it, and the gopro does not do it justice. I reckon it was about 1m long. It hid in it's own cave, and it seemed like some other fish protected it, that was also of a decent size. Enjoy the video!
Dive log by Paul van Jaarsveld.
What a weekend we had at Noordhoek. Four dives done and the EP Kings won! On Saturday we dived Gunners and had 17 deg at 39.1m with about 8 to 10m viz. Then we dived at X Roads and had almost the same conditions. The westerly wind made the ocean a bit choppy on top but the dives were great. On Sunday we dived Gasmic and planned to do our second dive on Suicide reef but the swell picked up and we went to Little Sodwana.
Wow. What a bumber holiday season we are having at African Waters Scuba! The phone was ringing a lot in the last two months with people wanting to book dives in J-Bay and we also got a large volume of online requests. We have been operational in Jeffreys again since a week ago, with multiple launches daily.
Well our holiday season had come and gone and seems so distant now that everyone is back at work. The weather and ocean was really nice to us during the season in JBay and we managed to launch almost every day with some days up to 3 launches! Loads of new faces and so many new friends made. I trust you all had a super diving experience with us and see you again soon.
On Saturday we dived Shark Point Pinnacle at St Francis and although it is quite a long way by boat the reef is so worth the effort. 18 Deg water with great viz was in store for the divers. We descended just to the west of the pinnacle but due to a slight current we couldn't stay around it and had a look at what lies on the west side of the reef.
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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.