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Spanish Dancing in Inhambane, Mozambique

Posted by Rene C Schutte on April 30, 2010 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)


My mind is still reeling from the magical moments we shared on the latest scubaversity trip, September 2008 to Inhambane, Mozambique. The experience accentuated by the long delay since my last ocean diving in April this year. That’s just too long, isn't it?

Leaving at midnight, well almost, on the luxury coach complete with onboard loo and movies, we travelled the distance in a respectable and cheerful 15 hours. The cost savings, party mood (thanks for those yummy treats Mariana), and promise of adventures made short work of this stretch of our trip, and we arrived to beach sands and palm trees in the middle of the Mozambican coastline before sunset.

Diving USA - Central Florida

Posted by Rene C Schutte on February 19, 2010 at 5:12 PM Comments comments (0)

Ever wondered how the diving is in the state of Florida, USA? Well, if you ever do get a chance to go out there, then rest assured there is enough to do in terms of blowing bubbles, and it's most defintely worth it!

Recently visiting Disney World, attending an IT conference and wanting to do a bit more than saying "hi" to Mickey, I was very interested to see what the diving in Central Florida had to offer.

Florida is a State with an East Coast (Atlantic) and a West Coast (Gulf of Mexico) and quite tropical. Also, there is very little in the sense of mountains; even the inland dives are done at sea level!

Diving the Fresh Water Springs - "Blue Grotto"

In the interior parts of Central Florida, in between the two coastal regions, you would find a number of fresh water springs, such a little place called Blue Grotto and and another popular site is Devils Den.

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Durban Rocks Scubaversity

Posted by Rene C Schutte on October 4, 2009 at 5:08 AM Comments comments (8)

You are indeed privileged to spend a quick and powerfully refreshing weekend away diving along one of the lesser spoken of areas of Durban and Umhlanga, South Africa with a great group from scubaversity!!!


The reefs and wrecks are definetely something to be experienced in your diving career. Although this area is not always that great with regards to conditions, believe me the diving can be very rewarding.


We started off with diving two reefs just south of the Durban harbour...(read more)


Monterey Bay - Cool Waters & Warm Hearts

Posted by Rene C Schutte on August 24, 2009 at 4:13 PM Comments comments (4)

(July, 2009)

As on all my (not so many) business trips I always look out for a chance to take a dip in the nearest pond or ocean with my scuba gear. It is after all a passion  of note, and besides, I have never once regretted taking my gear along just in case I get a chance to blow a few bubbles.

And so it was with my last trip to the USA where I was fortunate enough to attend the OSCON 2009 convention. You can read more about this event in my article which you will find here.Thus I had an entire Sunday to myself before the business part of my trip started and I intended to make full use of my chance.

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Diving the SS Thistlegorm

Posted by Rene C Schutte on August 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

It was exactly 65 years ago on the night of the 5th of October 1941when the Supply Ship, The Thistlegorm was sunk off the coast of Egypt, Sharm El Sheik near Raj Mohamed.

Today this Red Sea war grave is the most popular under water ship wreck in the world for scuba divers! The Thistlegorm was built by Joseph Thompson & Sons of Sunderland and launched in June 1940.

This evening, 5 October 2006,... read more