Vaal Collection weekend.

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  1. Raven

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    Good day all!

    I want to organize a Vaal Collection weekend!!!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
    It will be nice if a couple of us from the Vaal - hell anyone from Gauteng - can organize a weekend at the coast - collecting cool stuff for our tanks....

    All the guys how lives near the coast have all the fun, and collects all the coolest stuff!
    So why can't we....?

    I really want to get my hands on some Zoa's (other than green), some sea sand to create another DSB - and maybe a fish or two...

    So instead of having a meeting - we will have a weekend away!;)

    But I do need some input from all of you.
    1. Where to go? Where is the best place to go to get the best stuff.
    2. Obviously I would like to go ASAP - but is willing to wait... (I just don't want to go this coming holiday - I think it will be a mad house at the coast with the soccer and all)
    3. So - who is coming with?
     
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  3. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Raven, head out to Sheffield or Treasure Beach. Some awesome rock pools there to splash in:biggrin:
     
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    Very cool!

    thanks - so now we have two possible places to go - now just to get the crowd going... :)
     
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    Raven, ab so lu te ly gr8 idee. ek wil al lankal so trippie maak. Ek en my pa praat juis van so aksie. wanne ry ons? :) die zoas is juis die okies wat ons ook wil gaan haal. wat het jy ingedagte gehad?
     
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    Count me in. Just let me know when and where, - And we can take our dive kits with!
     
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    At this stage I don't really have any plans - but I'm working hard on it..:)
    I want to go down for a long weekend - maybe from the Wednesday/Thursday till Sunday - but you join when ever you can.
    (Oh - I want to plan this a cheap as possible)

    YES - the dive kits are an absolutely must!!!!:thumbup:

    I'll confirm possible dates a bit later on...;)

    So the general idea is that a group of us go down - collect some specimens, kuier a bit (you know - braai....need to say more?), the divers among us can do a dive or 3...;)
    And at the end of the day we all come back with a nice time to look back at, and some new stuff for our tanks....

    So if you guys have any preference - please shout!!!
     
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    Hansa Pilsner :p
     
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    en wat is alles in 'n dive kit ?
     
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    Guys please try to not speak too much afrikaans (or at least translate as well) as this is an international forum and our english members might not understand. Thanks :)
     
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    Well...Everything that you need to go diving...(that is only for the guys who want's to do a dive or two..Not compulsory for they guys who just wants to go collecting)
    ;)
     
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    Ok - so I have some dates that will suite me:
    1. Weekend of the 14/15 May
    2. Weekend of the 4/5 June

    I'll vote for the 14/15 May....:)

    Anything after these two dates will be in the soccer time...Unless we can get accommodation for good prices, I don't think we will be able to go anytime during the mad soccer.:(

    Before I try to organize any prices and places to stay, I would need to know how many people are going...
    Oh - and also - where to do guys think we should go...

    Sheffield or Treasure Beach was suggestions....anyone else?

    Must I look for any place here - or do any of you know of places that we can stay at which is close?
     
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    :49: P :lol:
     
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    He He will be watching this closely - maybe I'll join you guys..... If your'll thinking Sheffield then Ballito , Thomsons Bay , Salt rock all are very close by .... Then theres Umdloti/Umhlanga, And Down South of Durbs is Treasure /Bluff
     
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    thanks!!
    You're more than welcome!
     
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    Guys - I'll need some feedback soon if we want to go in the next month...
     
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    Some figures to work with for 14/15/16 May and 4/5/6 June - Low tides
    Coutesy of SA Tides


    Durban - Fri May 14 2010
    Low 0.24m@09:51 0.28m@22:03
    Hi 1.96m@03:38 1.89m@16:01
    Sunrise 06:33 Sunset 17:12
    Moonrise 06:52 Moonset 17:20


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    Durban - Sat May 15 2010
    Low 0.23m@10:26 0.3m@22:39
    Hi 1.95m@04:13 1.9m@16:37
    Sunrise 06:33 Sunset 17:11
    Moonrise 07:55 Moonset 18:14
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    Durban - Fri Apr 16 2010
    Low 0.22m@10:42 0.26m@22:51
    Hi 2.02m@04:31 1.94m@16:49
    Sunrise 06:15 Sunset 17:36
    Moonrise 08:02 Moonset 18:37
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    Durban - Fri Jun 04 2010
    Low 0.76m@02:01 0.71m@14:10
    Hi 1.41m@08:00 1.45m@20:46
    Sunrise 06:45 Sunset 17:03
    Moonrise 23:53 Moonset 11:46


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    Durban - Sat Jun 05 2010
    Low 0.82m@03:08 0.79m@15:16
    Hi 1.33m@09:05 1.42m@22:06
    Sunrise 06:45 Sunset 17:03
    Moonrise - Moonset 12:14

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    Durban - Sun Jun 06 2010
    Low 0.83m@04:34 0.81m@16:45
    Hi 1.31m@10:33 1.46m@23:28
    Sunrise 06:46 Sunset 17:03
    Moonrise 00:45 Moonset 12:43

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  18. lIghty

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    Ballito would be a good spot to stay, as there is shops etc for the ladies, and there are a good couple beaches a couple Km eaither way.

    Let us DBN okes know, so we could join you and make sure you guys don't find our secret spots...:razz:
     
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    Will definately let you know bud then you can show us if your scuba kit can catch US anything ha ha
     
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    Thanks guys!!!!
    I'll take you up on it!!!

    I've chatted with Ernst about this as well - he is keen to go!
    He made the suggestion that we go in his Van...Share the cost...
     
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    Raven, im in as long as its not the time I am moving house - but dont as me when that is because I am not sure 6-8 weeks from now :p
     
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