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    Smile Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

    I'm a somewhat-freshly qualified CCR diver (+/- 40 hours). I bought a JJ CCR and added a Divesoft BOV to it (apart from that it's OEM).

    I did my training (Deco 40) in September 2017 with Paul Toomer through RAID - which was an awesome experience.

    I reside near Cape Town, South Africa.

    I have my own compressor, oxygen tanks and booster pump (you have to be prepared around these parts). If anyone is considering CCR diving in Cape Town, feel free to get in touch :) .

    I got a CCR because:
    1) I like the technology.
    2) It's great for getting close to animals and therefore good for photography.
    3) It's quieter (great for listening to whales).
    4) It's more efficient on helium use (which results in cost savings and is perhaps less ethically questionable (Helium isn't renewable)).
    5) It's more efficient on oxygen use.
    6) You don't need to carry a bunch of tanks to do a 3 hour dive .
    7) You generally have the best gas online...
    8) which avoids isobaric counterdiffusion issues and
    9) gives better deco times.
    A) Percolation isn't a problem.

    Those are the reasons that come to mind. I'd be happy with just the first two .

    I don't look down on OC and I continue to regularly dive OC on a twin-set with a friend. I like to think I'm not a fundamentalist and I actively solicit the thoughts of others on various topics in order to confirm (or disprove) my leading ideas.

    So that's me.
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    Re: Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

    Well congratulations to CCR diving and welcome to RBW!!!!


    How "friendly" are the great whites there?? :)


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    Red face Re: Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by dreamdive  View Original Post
    How "friendly" are the great whites there?? :)
    I haven't come across a great white so far... at least not that I know of . The most common sharks I see are the Puffadder Shyshark and the Pyjama shark.

    But I recently came across a Thresher shark - and it was very curious. It came in for a closer look but I got spooked, so I let out some bubbles through my mask and it really didn't appreciate that. It turned immediately and got out of there.

    We also get a lot of Broadnose Sevengill sharks, I'm using a photo I took of one as my avatar .

    Here's an Inspiration diver harassing a Shyshark :


    and here's the easily upset Thresher Shark, just before it decided it had had enough :


    ...Pyjama Shark and SUPER Klipvis to follow .
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