Talk:Diving in Durban

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Permission to use material fro Durban Undersea Club dive site web page[edit]

Hi Peter – I managed to VIEW wikivoyage link….

In terms of safety – SMB is critcal!

Diving in currents and low viz in summer / autum months..

Again I have written a few articles on SMB use so if you want that I can send that to you with pleasure – also have pics etc..

I see you have taken some of the info off the DUC website already eg diving conditions etc – I wrote all that stuff so you are welcome to use it – again just please credit me as has been done on the DUC website.

Yarningdale is not really a dive site – it is a mark off Yardingdale block off flats on No.1– not a common dive spot.

Containers is a exactly that – Containers that are lying on the sand.

The Odd is spelt Odd.

There are two main sections of reef (eg like in Sodwana you have 2 mile with lots of dive spots on it)…

Blood Reef is on the Bluff

No.1 is 5km out to see – Nevs ledge , Raggies , Bat Reef , Daves Cave

Blood Reef – bikini, caves , Big Cave , Birthday Ledges etc

Bryan Hart

From: Peter Southwood Sent: 01 October 2010 10:43 PM To: Hart, B. (Bryan) Subject: Durban dive sites

Hi Bryan,

I got your e-mail address from the DUC website,

I am working on dive sites of South Africa (and for that matter anywhere else if I can get the information) on Wikivoyage. So far I have done fairly extensive work on Cape Town at but I dont have much information on other parts of the country. The website is free and anyone may edit. You are required to release any information on CC-by-sa 3.0, which means anyone can use it, but must acknowledge the source.

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Peter Southwood

Southern Underwater Research Group (SURG) and False Bay Underwater Club