Sodwana Diving

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  1. Nemos Janitor

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    Left JHB at 11h00 to day and traveled down to Sodwana via the stop go route. Stoped at Ermilo for lunch, about 1hour and arrived at Reef Teach at 18h30. Traffic was not heavy and no long waits ta any of the few stop gos.

    Going to have a nice braai and a few :peroni: then we dive at 08h00 tomorrow. Saturday I might pop through to see @seank. Not in my car so will see what I can do.

    This is the first time I have used Reef Teach so we do not know what to expect from the diving point of view but the rooms look very good. Will post pics next week.:biggrin:
     
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    do you want negative rep for that attitude?:lol:
     
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    strange i heard 5-7 meter swells predicted this weekend up there.......good luck
     
  5. Nemos Janitor

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    Well we had two lovely deep dives today. No current but a little surge. They say tomorrow may be a bit rough. But we will see.

    The wife and Sumeshans uncle went on a fishing trip while we were diving. Court a whole bunch of fish. Some 15 -20 kg.
     
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    DATE: 01 MARCH 2012
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    TROPICAL STORM IRINA ON THE WAY TO SOUTHERN MOZAMBIQUE AND PARTS
    OF SOUTH AFRICA DURING THIS WEEKEND
    [FONT=Calibri,Calibri][FONT=Calibri,Calibri]Current Situation
    At 1400SAST this afternoon, Moderate Tropical Storm "IRINA" was located at 19.5 S / 043.7 E within the central part of the Mozambique Channel, just on the west coast of Madagascar, near the town of Maintirano. The eye of the system is somewhat obscured at the moment, but the distinctive spiral banding features, characteristic of such systems, are nevertheless well-defined. "IRINA" is currently moving southwards at 13 knots (24 km/h).
    Earlier in its lifetime, the storm had its origins over the open ocean, eastwards of Madagascar. It moved mainly westwards, directly over the landmass of Madagascar, weakening the system significantly. However, a number of environmental factors in the Mozambique Channel remain favourable for sustainable development of tropical cyclones and consequently the system has re-organised and progressively deepened (intensified) over the last few days.
    Values of sea-surface temperature (SST) remain significantly elevated over the ocean region of the west coast of Madagascar, with observed values of SST of the order of 29˚C to 31˚C, thus providing the main source of energy, driving such tropical systems. Furthermore, the airflow in the uppermost regions of the storm is such that rising air (from the core of the storm) is rapidly carried away at high altitude. Such airflow is ‘divergent’ in nature and is a key feature of sustained development of the storm. Whilst there are numerous such "ingredients" that contribute positively towards tropical cyclone development, it is notable that there are currently no negative factors that could lead to the short-term weakening or decay of the system. On the contrary, it seems likely that within the following 48 hours, the system is anticipated to intensify to attain full "Tropical Cyclone" status.
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    Sorry keith. Sitting in durban atm. 23h00, and the people does not seem to go to sleep in this place. Had lunch/supper at the underwater diving club- excellent place.... And staying here right next to Ushaka for the weekend- kid Is playing rugby at port natal in the morning.
    But I will never get used to this busyness and hustle and bustle of city life. Only wish our sea in rbay can be as calm and flat as here..... And without wind, unlike Windy bay, I mean, Richards bay
     
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    Going to make your heart bleed. Upload the pics I am going to mail you. IPad sucks. You could have been on that boat.
     
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    yes yes make us all green with envy!
     
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    Got pics but can't upload from iPad :(
     
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    he he. Anyone. Can buy fish from the locals.....lol
     
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    Ok so what do we do?

    Dive and fish tomorrow? Drive to higher ground like Josini? Get lessons to surf and buy a surfboard?
     
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    Surf! :p
     
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    is there anyone decent to buy fish from? Once we bought fish from durban, ended up throwing around 20-30kg away
     
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    Here's your pics uncle



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    Thank you for puting the pics up Dean.

    We did not dive today. Sea was very rough.

    It is windy like hell and the rain has started it pelt down.
     
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    How is the weather out there at sodwana lyk!
     
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    We getting some very bad weather here in Malaysia and Thailand due to the massive storms in Auz, could be a after effect of the storm cells hitting SA?
     
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    Last night it rained like hell. The wind is very strong. Just hope we get out of here ok. How is the weather in jhb?
     
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    Not in Jozi (in the indo islands :)) but I am sure its not that bad once cells hit land they dissipate.

    I read that the storm in KZN was much less than expected.
     
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    Raining in durban since yesterday afternoon.
    Surf has def picked up as there are thousands of mad surfers out here this morning.
    What does one do in durban when it rains heavily?
    Nice catches keith......
     
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