In Memory of Erich Ritter 30.8. 2020 Lockdown day soandso Beulah and i woke up this morning to the sad news that our friend, colleague, mentor and client Erich Ritter has passed away. Erich has given his whole life for the protection and science of sharks. Not seldom did he end up in hot water with people and institutions because … Read More


25.7. 2020 Lockdown Day 122 Sardine Run 2020 Indeed, it’s been almost two weeks since my last post.Since we have been in the lockdown and practically no longer work properly, time is going around much faster than usual.My mother calls me every Sunday and just put the phone on the hook and then it’s time for my mother to call … Read More


27.6. 2020 Lockdown Day 93 Another lazy day in the life of a stranded dive operators comes to an end. Today was a fabulous day. We got up late for a champagne breakfast.Then i had to quickly repair a leaking pool for a client. Luckily it was a quick five minute job. Just replacing a seal. I trust i replaced the correct seal…still … Read More


30.5. 2020 Lockdown Day 65 So, from Monday we are moving into phase 3This means, almost all people have to go back to work.Funny how these days this is something we are happy about…I keep on remembering how so many people were looking forward to 2020.A lot of folks had a shitty 2019…what do we say now…??? Damn.Our pool staff … Read More


25.4. 2020 Lockdown Day 30 On midnight Friday we entered in our lockdown week 5.Our lockdown system has been categorised into 5 phases.Full lockdown as we have it is phase 5. From next Friday, 1. May we will enter into phase 4 which is essentially the same…This time there is no time limit which makes everything a bit harder to … Read More


]  30.3. 2020 Lockdown Day 4The first 4 days flew by. If time continues to pass that quickly, i am afraid i might loose out on my forced holiday..So far it was really not much more than a long weekend.But we still have 17 days ahead of us.We spend much time in front or near a tv so we can … Read More


26.2. 2020Funny thing happened two days ago.Sunday we couldn’t dive due to strong winds. The wind came from Southwest and we knew the conditions will be out of this world on Monday.And so it was. Visibility 30m+, water temp 28ËšC and lots of sharks. Amazing.No doubt i would go diving Tuesday too.So off we go on a doublethink trip as … Read More


10.1. 2020I am knee-deep in the shit. Great.2020 starting well… So far this year the diving has not been good. The last outing we had was actually so unimportant that we didn’t even bother to write a dive report.But i dived with my rebreather and despite low visibility and low shark sightings i still love to be in the water.From … Read More


25.11. 2019Our diving on Protea Banks had a couple of not-so-great days before it recovered properly again.Thankfully just as we got busy the diving came right again.As soon as the current slacks off, the vis goes down and the sharks disappear.And as soon as the current picks up, everything comes right.Yesterday we had 20m vis, today 30m and literally thousands … Read More