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its too cold 2 dive its too cold 2 dive
ScubaGrrl - 11/16/2007 3:35 AM
It’s too probably too cold to dive when . . . 1) "Your buddy has a long white beard and keeps saying, `Ho Ho Ho.`" 2) "You see more frozen fish than the I & J factory." 3) "The divemaster is sporting fur fins." 4) "Even the penguins are wearing neoprene." 5) "You taken to the dive site by way of Zamboni." 6) "You had to use de-icer on your mask." 7) "The guys from the Polar Bear Club are driving away, calling YOU crazy." 8) "The readout on your computer just says, `BRRR!!!`" 9) "The dive boat wa...
Reef Check EcoAction Course Reef Check EcoAction Course
ScubaGrrl - 11/16/2007 3:25 AM
I am busy with the ReefCheck Eco Diver course and all I can say to everyone is this is a definate MUST do course!! ReefCheck is an international organization that allows volunteer divers (Sport divers) to get involved in coral reef research!! Check out It has been an amazing experience!! We have so far completed theory and pool sessions to practice lying out a transect line as well as identifying and counting target indicator species. We are off to Ponta D` Ouro, Southern Mozam...
Into The Blue Into The Blue
ScubaGrrl - 10/10/2007 7:58 AM
Who has watched "Into The Blue"?? Well since watching it I`ve always wondered if someone could actually breath directly off the cylinder pillar valve underwater and how on earth that Hottie Paul Walker got it right. So one sunny afternoon in South Africa I decided to jump in the pool and give it a go. Guess What: It does work!! Not extremely comfortable, but you could easily hide away from a bunch of bad guys on the surface using this method. :) Note: be careful of how wide you open up the air, ...
International Clean Up Day International Clean Up Day
ScubaGrrl - 10/10/2007 4:58 AM
The International Aquatic Cleanup is the world’s largest and oldest volunteer effort to clean up our marine environment. Each year volunteers remove and record data on the trash and debris collected from their local beaches, rivers, dams, lakes and streams - along shorelines and underwater. Since 1986 over six million volunteers in 127 countries have participated in this global event involving every major body of water on the planet. The Southern African Underwater Ecological Society in partners...
Search For The Seabream Search For The Seabream
ScubaGrrl - 10/10/2007 4:57 AM
On the 25th & 26th August divers from Durban based Underwater World, Ecstasea Dive School, East Rand Dive Club and Sea Fever Lodge joined SAUES on the “Search for The Seabream” trip to Alliwal Shoal. Prof Phil Heemstra and Mark Addison of FishWatch asked SAUES to assist in trying to identify if the Karatean Seabream (Crenidin creniden) which had been identified off Durban was in fact represented off Umkomaas on the Shoal as well. As little is known of the Seabreams distribution especially in the...
Volunteer Divers Needed!! Volunteer Divers Needed!!
ScubaGrrl - 7/04/2007 12:00 AM
So excited about protection and conservation development going on in South Africa at the moment - volunteer divers are needed so drop me an email if you would like to find out what is going on and get involved!! SAUES (the Southern African Underwater Ecology Society) a non-profit organisation is dedicated to the protection and conservation of Marine Life and Coral Reefs through education, service and research. SAUES has been actively involved in Coral Reef research off the South African and Moza...
Just Some Fun Just Some Fun
ScubaGrrl - 9/05/2006 12:00 AM
A man is stranded on a desert island, all alone for ten years. One day, he sees a speck in the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It`s not a ship." The speck gets a little closer and he thinks, "It`s not a boat." The speck gets even closer and he thinks, "It`s not a raft." Then, out of the surf comes this gorgeous blonde woman, wearing a wet suit and scuba gear. She comes up to the man and she says, "How long has it been since you`ve had a cigarette?" "Ten years!" he says. She reaches over, unzips ...
Shark Conservation Shark Conservation
ScubaGrrl - 9/05/2006 12:00 AM
Does this picture shock you??? Ecstasea Dive School recently had a guest presentation with a difference in the form of Grant Smith from Sharklife. These guys are doing what all shark lovers wish someone would do. They have set up a large system that deals with Shark Conservation and educating both divers and non divers abou the importance of shark conservation. They cant do it alone, log onto and check out their details and what they are up to, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE!! Yo...