Saturday saw the dive clubs of Cape Town compete against each other in various disciplines including navigation, cannon run and potjiekos – quite the variety!
OMSAC put on a very good show for the cannon run and we came in a very respectable 4th position, with False Bay Underwater Club taking the top honours. They also took the potjiekos competition with Ivan and Denise’s chicken curry. Never mind though… Naomi, Angie, Roland, Wendy and I cooked up a storm and finished off almost our entire pot with Pieter stealing the gravy to take home.
This year saw Cape Scuba Club join us for the 1st time and it was great to have some new faces to entertain us.
Thanks to Pisces Divers for hosting us and big thank to Manex for donating prizes.
On Sunday, 26 August, committee members from Bellville, False Bay and OMSAC scuba diving clubs got together for a dive and braai.
The diving site of choice was Windmill. Although the weather out the water was overcast with a slight drizzle, diving conditions were not too bad – flat water, slightly above average viz, and temperature bearable for about 45min in a 5mm suit! I would sum up my dive as the “super sized’ dive – huge crabs, the biggest gas flame nudi I have ever seen and fat, lazy fish.
After swimming through and around pinnacles for a while, the cold started to bite, so my dive buddy and I headed for shore. Somehow managing to miss the beach, we surfaced some way off shore behind a boulder to view a shore line that was unfamiliar. We decided to head for a channel in the rocks and hope for a place to climb out. It turned out to be a good call because we reached the beach on the other side of Windmill. A bit of a hike brought us back to Windmill just as the last of the group were exiting on the “right” beach!
After all the additional exercise, it was great to relax at a braai and meet and chat to committee members from the other clubs. Thanks to False Bay Underwater Club for organising the event.