January 2019 Newsletter

Hello omsaciaans

Welcome to another exciting year. We look forward to spending lots of quality time under water, playing with seals, finding those nudibranchs and taking awesome photographs.

First off we’d like to welcome our new club members Troy Grundlingh and Elton Davies. We’re sure you’ll have lots of fun and enjoy diving with your fellow dive buddies.

International Coastal Cleanup feedback
I’m sure most of you will remember the International Coastal Clean

clean up
clean up

up we took part in last year. Well we’ve received the report and boy does it make  for some interesting reading, example – 50 000 refuse bags were


distributed and 10 800 gloves provided in September. For more information on this click here.

Big ocean clean up of Hermanus
Start the year off on a good note – HERMANUS BIG OCEAN CLEANUP,

hermanus old harbour
hermanus old harbour

scheduled for Saturday, January 26th. For the past four years, the SA Shark Conservancy has been conducting a marine debris research project focused on micro- and macro-plastics on blue flag and non-blue flag beaches in the Overstrand. The Big Ocean Cleanup builds on this project and aims to unify all stakeholders and raise awareness about marine pollution. For more information on this click here.

Submitted by Meagon

Annual potjiekos competition

potjie kos
potjie kos

Date TBC. This year OMSAC will be organising the annual potjiekos competition. If you would like to show off your culinary skills, please contact Naomi otherwise we hope to see you all at the event.

Hiring of Old Mutual Sports Club
Did you know … you can hire out the venues at the Old Mutual Sports Club.

Rate for top & bottom venue:
R350.00 during the week
R1500.00 on Saturdays.  R500.00 refundable if bar tab exceeds R1500.00

For more information visit their website.

Dive stats – December
No of OMSAC dives = 32
Guests/students – 1
Avg dive time min = 53
Avg temperature = 16
Avg visability = 8.875

Upcoming events

7 February – Jacques Davies will provide feedback on the current status of the SABS standard (SANS10019), that affects all users of SCUBA and SCBA Cylinders – hosted by OMSAC in Cape Town.


13 Feb – Naomi vd Colff