Hull-scrape of the SAS Assegai

A hull-scrape dive is, as the name implies, a dive where we scrape the hull of a ship clean. I was privileged to be able to join this one, because it was the hull-scrape of the SAS Assegai, a south African submarine, at the Simonstown naval base.

The water was perfectly calm, and a balmy 19 degrees, and even though the dive itself was a workout, it was an awesome 66 minute spectacle of a gazillion little fish that came to feed off the barnacles and sponges being scraped off the ship…

Maggs