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Diving trip to George

Post  eckart on Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:26 am

I was in George for a bit of a long weekend and thought I’d send you a report! We went out Saturday and Sunday launching from the beach at Gerricke’s. went through to the banks and on my first down I swam down behind a poensie of over 10kg’s he was fast out pacing me and gave a slight look over his shoulder and I decided to take the long shot, not the best idea I had but I heard these big boys don’t come in… so I missed! Managed a few parrots and 2 romans for the braai, at one pinnacle I saw a massive red steenbras, biggest reef fish I’ve seen! at the edge of my visibility… it came in cautiously and I was fast running out of time! Took another long shot and missed again then he swam past me with this “what do you think you are doing” look and disappeared. Was amazing seeing two such big fish!
Sunday saw better conditions but didn’t see much big fish although that being said I landed my biggest reef fish, which was the yellow belly. I was swimming down when I saw him pearing out of a cave... I swam down right over him and planted one from the top! Went off to another spot and the action was crazy! Cracker, bellman, bream, spotted grunter… it was on! I managed to land a nice bream and a cracker that was just size but my concentration was gone and I missed atleast 7 shots! I find it really difficult to concentrate on the moment before I pull the trigger, which is really frustrating! But needless to say it was a really special dive in some great conditions!

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Where is Gerricke`s

Post  Vaatjie on Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:36 am

Eckhart, where exactly is GErricke`s?
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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  eckart on Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:50 am

just before you get to Sedgefield their is a turn off on your right (there's a mini golf course there). follow the rd until the parking lot and far on your right you will see a point...bingo
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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  greg on Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:23 am

enjoy the walk Wink hehe
only dived there once...but was a bit rough to round the point...so just stayed on the bay side of the point.
definately wanna dive there again Smile
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Gerickes

Post  Vaatjie on Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:53 am

I ve heard quite a lot about Gerickes, so Im very interested.

Hehehe...
Wel theres 3 things a spearo shopuldnt be scared of:

Driving
Walking
Swimming
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Gerickes

Post  spearouys on Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:32 pm

Swartvlei turnoff. Vaatjie we can go there mater. I have so many marks there quite a few Flippen deep 25+ I'm not fit enough to dive that now other ones between 10 and 17m reachable. You haven't seen structure like that place has mater. Huge mounds that come up from 30m+ to 14m caves pinnacles. There is a very nice poensie area in forest reef. I'll let drop a nice spot for big red stumps right in front of the mouth in 7 m of water it is not always diveable depens on the rain current etc. BUT beware this little patch of reef also attracts some huge whites from time to time. Bringel this is where the shield comes into play now. You see if you know that the area is holding some lunkers you TAKE IT ALONG remember you have but one life and protect it to the best of your ability mate
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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  Bear on Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:25 pm

Spearouys,

I'm down the garden route a lot. I'm going to check out those sedgefield reefs. will be at swartvlei, george, plett in July if you around to dive. got a shield, so will use it for once. Could you ellaborate more on where those reefs are off the beach?
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diving trip to george

Post  spearouys on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:26 am

My matey they are all over the place mostly boat dives. gerickes can be shoredived but the rest is from 800m offshore to over 2 km offshore let me know if you can get boat access otherwise I will organise it. Will PM you some gps coordinates. That other reef can be shoredived but you swim through some serious surf before you get there so hope you're fit mate.
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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  eckart on Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:38 am

hey,
I'm heaeding up that side over Easter so I'm super keen for some diving. anyone going to be around and keen to dive?
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gerickes

Post  spearouys on Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:48 am

Might be heading your way over Easter if not will contact you definitely. you still have my number mate. we might still find some lone crackers ,maybe although most are gone now but in the cliffs towards Gonnas and Vic there might still be some in the Gullies
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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  zip on Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:34 pm

Eckart wrote:just before you get to Sedgefield their is a turn off on your right (there's a mini golf course there). follow the rd until the parking lot and far on your right you will see a point...bingo

What does the depth vary from over their.

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Re: Diving trip to George

Post  Admin on Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:49 pm

from 1m down to 8m on the wild side...
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diving trip to george

Post  spearouys on Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:14 am

About 40m from the shore there is a nice ledge with some caves that drop down to 14 m as well looks good today. a light NW clean blue and flat going there in tommorrow.
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