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South Africa diving - overview?

Discussion in 'Africa' started by billt4sf, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. billt4sf

    billt4sf Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,560
    1,144
    GREAT info on this thread. Great to see some of the well-known Indo buddies familiar with SA diving.

    We are most definitely wimps. I could provide enough excuses to make a horse choke, but suffice it to say that we have determined that, at this point on our lives, we do not need to dive everywhere. We don't even dive many places in Indo. Difficult ins and outs -- we're out. Lack of comfort in resorts (or no resort) -- not going. Cold water -- been there, done that, we learned a lot -- all over.

    Call me a wimp, a limp, a blimp, a p---y, a fairy, a big baby, .. what else?

    We're headed to South Africa in July to see if we like it, in which case we might move there for a few months or years, and we won't be diving this trip. Maybe at some point, likely not. But East Africa -- Zanzibar, Pnemba Atoll - Excellent!

    Thanks again for the info!

    - Bill & Emily
     
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  2. MelasLithos

    MelasLithos Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Shanghai, China
    156
    98
    Well, I do need to keep the family busy while I'm out gallivanting under water :wink:
    (and my mother is paying for the trip, I need to keep her happy :giggle:)
     
  3. jfe

    jfe Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Qatar / South Africa
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    Did Zanzibar, got the T-shirt, prefer SA diving to that thank you.
     
  4. Umuntu

    Umuntu Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Traveller
    804
    484
    What's the issue with Zanzibar diving ?
     
  5. jfe

    jfe Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Qatar / South Africa
    262
    112
    Nothing at all, just prefer SA over it. It’s nice but not somewhere I’ll personally spend my money on again.
     
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  6. tomfcrist

    tomfcrist NAUI Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Virginia, USA
    2,895
    1,804
    FWIW, there is a pretty serious plague issue in that part of the world currently. May want to bring ample antibiotics.
     
  7. billt4sf

    billt4sf Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,560
    1,144
    Thanks for the heads-up.

    - Bill
     
  8. Umuntu

    Umuntu Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Traveller
    804
    484
    Madagascar, not South Africa, AFAIK

    Africa is a big continent
     
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  9. NatashaS

    NatashaS Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    Totally agree re. being hauled in. But Pisces in Cape Town now has a sweet 9.2m semi composite hull (photographed here).

    And there are many Tofo ops, but IIRC at least 2 of the RIBs I dove there in 2014 did have ladders. I had to ask to get them to lower them, but much better than being hauled in.

    What a fantastic video - thanks Umuntu. Wish I had seen it years ago.
     
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  10. billt4sf

    billt4sf Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Fayetteville GA, Wash DC, NY, Toronto, SF
    2,560
    1,144

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