After a stormy end to last week, Sunday turned out to be a glorious day!
David being dive leader, he decided on good old faithful “long beach” as the dive site of choice due to everywhere else in false bay being trashed.
After a chat and a slow kit up, 7 divers entered at the pipe line with Lindi keeping us company at the surface on snorkel.
Needless to say, we lost each other in the first 2 minutes as the visibility was a poor 2 meters!
Nevertheless, we dived the plan and followed the pipeline to the end. We soon found the other divers and enjoyed a laid back dive. David’s camera started showing signs of flooding, so he indicated to his buddy and cut his dive short at 41 minutes. The rest decided to end their frozen encounter at around 43 minutes and exited into the thawing sunshine.
Fanus and Arno decided to hang around the shallow wreck a bit longer and Fanus ended up getting some amazing shots of an orange clubbed nudibranch.
Other sightings were pipe fish, octopus, carpet flat worms, 4 colour nudibranchs and two-toned finger fish.
David had pre-arranged with Simonstown country club forOMSAC to use their braai facilities and the group made their way there for an enjoyable afternoon in the sun where we braaied and enjoyed the after-dive chat. Other club members joined us at the venue and we shared a delicious meal in the sheltered verandah area made available for our use by the club.
Water temperature: 14 degrees
Maximum dive time: 43 minutes
Divers in the water: 7 (David, Sonia, Fanus, Naomi, Arno, Tamyn & Ben)
Snorkel: 1 (Lindy Love)
Others that joined the braai afterwards: Clynton, Lezette , Anna and Chris.

Thank you all for a lovely day!

Sonia Welch