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Sandy Cove is one of those sites that probably almost halve of divers who did their Open Water Course in Cape Town dived in during their course. It is probably also one of the most underrated sites in Cape Town.
Buying a BCD is probably something that each serious scuba diver considers at some stage. A BCD is a big investment, and with a myriad of choices out there, it can be a daunting task to decide which ones work for you.
Most recreational divers will never experience depths of 50m, but we recently had the opportunity to do just that without even getting our feet wet.
Our Liveaboard - Obsession I’m in Cape Town and I’m freezing! Rain is pouring as we’re getting ready to enter the ocean for second Open Water dive. One instructor, one student and me - a DM on a fun dive& experience building mission. We were having our surface interval in the car, heater turned onto the max. A little later, as I descended, a thought crossed my mind- if only I could have some of that heat from the car with me, if only the water was couple of degrees warmer…
I’ve done loads of scuba diving, and I love it. I have, however, always been curious about free-diving. Every now and again, when I snorkelled, I would take a dip down, and I would be thrilled by the feeling of freedom that I would experience – only for a short while though, because after a few seconds I would come shooting up to the surface to take a few gulps of air.
In part 1 of my blog about doing my Open Water Scuba Dive Course I shared some information about the theory as well as the pool skills that you learn while doing your PADI Open Water Scuba Dive Course. In this blog we will be looking a bit closer at what you can expect from doing the real thing… scuba diving in the ocean!
We have all been there… you are so cold that you don’t see the beauty around you anymore, you just want to get out of the water. I believe however that there is no such thing as cold water – only wrongly dressed divers! So, here are a few tips on how to keep the icy chill out of the cool experience of diving in beautiful Cape Town.
Sometimes one manages to get oneself into a situation where, when one has a moment to stand back and think about it for second, one asks oneself how on earth one has managed to do so. Last Saturday was one of those days for me.