Category: Scuba Diving

  • Doing It Right: The Hogarthian setup explained

    As many of you might know, I have recently bid farewell to my trusty Mares Hybrid MRS+ BCD to start a venture into the more technical side of diving, starting with a combination of some new certifications as well as the appropriate gear. But appropriate gear is such a wide term. What constitutes “appropriate”? A […]

  • How to properly attach a bolt snap to your kit

    From the moment you start making the change to DIR or any form of tec diving for that matter, you will notice an overwhelming support for stainless steel bolt snaps. These replace just about any standard attachment that come with retail gear if they do not already employ stainless bolts snaps, and the appeal is […]

  • Shark Week 2015 – Aliwal Shoal

    On 21 March 2015 we attended the first ever Aqua-Lung Fun Day which was hosted by Manex Marine in Gordon’s Bay. Though the day saw it’s share of sub-par surf conditions, we had an absolute blast diving the reef of “Steenbras Deep” where I tested out my new Knog Qudos Action video light for the very first […]

  • Taking Advantage of Technology

    I have read many stories over the past year where divers have become separated from their charter boats for whatever reason, and were then left to face the surface conditions for several hours and in some cases, days on end. In these cases divers are left at the mercy of currents and these often take […]

  • Dive Report – Princess Elisabeth

    DIVE REPORT – Sunday, 23 March – 09h00 – Princess Elisabeth (Pisces Divers) – 30min – 30m – 14deg – 12L 21% This morning at 08h30, while the majority of Capetonians were still firmly nestled in their beds with the rain and fog that arrived in the night, myself and Stephen were sitting in the […]

  • The value of Video Lights when shooting with a GoPro

    I have had this discussion with a few people since the start of 2014 already, and thought I might as well turn it into an informative post. So get some coffee quickly and then sit down for the read… Most divers looking to get into shooting underwater video take an instant interest in GoPro. It’s […]

  • Dive Report – Froggy Pond

    Date/Time: 2014/06/22 12h00Site: Froggy Pond a.k.a. Justin’s “Bay to the left of A-Frame”Bottom Time: 45minDive Temp: 15 degreesVisibility: Endless… (Okay 10-12m-ish) Hi, my name is Martin and I’m a divaholic. It has been almost 2 months since my last dive… until yesterday! Yes folks, many a dive happened over the weekend and for those who […]

  • Cleaning the SAS Johanna Van Der Merwe

    On 10 February 1967, the South African Navy placed an order with the French Government for three Daphne-class submarines: The SAS Maria Van Riebeeck (S97), SAS Emily Hobhouse (S98) and SAS Johanna Van Der Merwe (S99). The arrival of the three submarines in Simon’s Town on 19 june 1972 marked South Africa’s first ever submarine […]

  • Dive Report – Long Beach

    Date/Time: 2014/08/10 12h30 | Site: Long Beach | Bottom Time: 1h50m | Temp: 14 C | Viz: 8m Haro! Anyone that bothered to open a curtain yesterday would have noticed that is was the absolute most perfect day ever, so if for some bizarre reason you didn’t dive yesterday, I hope that you’ve got something sweet handy while reading […]

  • Project Aware Finathon 2014

    “Life is life’s greatest gift. Guard the life of another creature as you would your own because it is your own. On life’s scale of values, the smallest is no less precious to the creature who owns it than the largest…” – Lloyd Biggle Jr. This past weekend marked the end of Shark Week 2014, […]