Hello from Canada

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  1. Land Locked Canuck

    Land Locked Canuck

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    Hi everyone!

    Just a quick introduction.
    I live in a town of about 11,000 about 50 kilometers east of Calgary, Alberta.
    I have been addicted to salt water for about 5 years now and my current tank is a 90 gallon (400 liter) mixed reef. With the sump, I would estimate the total system volume to be around 110 gallons.
    My wife has a 14 gallon Biocube in her office (she works from home 4 days a week, lucky girl!).

    We are coming to SA on March 12th (arrive evening of March 13th) for a 3 week vacation. My wife is South African and her parents live in Alberton, so we will be spending two days at their place, and than loading them up and driving to Amanzimtoti for a 10 day stay. We plan on doing at least 10 dives at Aliwal Shoal and lots of sight-seeing. After that it is back to Alberton for another week culminating with mom's 80th birthday party on March 31st!

    Anyways...a couple of questions.
    Can anyone recommend a really good dive center around Toti?
    I am really interested in seeing what the fish shops in SA have to offer. Are there any good ones in Durban or the Alberton area?

    Thanks eh! :)
     
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    :welcomewave: Canada is beautiful, but I think you'll love South Africa. I have family in Toronto and Vancouver, been to your piece of the world a few times.
     
  5. Land Locked Canuck

    Land Locked Canuck Thread Starter

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    No need to convince me on the beauty of South Africa. I married my lovely South African wife on the beach in Hermanus after a two week tour of the Garden Route.
    The day after we were married my wife and her best friend/brides maid went cage diving with great whites. :)

     
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    masahello

    hi and welcome. @carlosdeandrade do we organize another reef meet so the man can come see some systems:p
     
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    :lol: I am sure there will be plenty more.
     
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    welcometomasa
     
  9. ShaunSwindon

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    I actually grew up in the Warner Beach area near Amanzimtoti :thumbup:

    Would also go with Dallas on his recommendation.
     
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    Welcome to MASA
     
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