The viz wasn’t excellent… it was AMAZING!
I have to admit to a guilty little secret. A few of us in the club know this, and it only comes from having dived in Hong Kong for many many moons. And here’s my confession; I knew in advance that the visibility on this dive was going to be really good.
And how did I know this? Well, this time of year is when the ocean currents in the Taiwan Straits change direction and start to bring warmer water towards southern China. For a bri
Our Italian DM had set an ambitious schedule for the day with instructions to be at Sam Mun Tsai Pier by 8am. So bleary eyed, barely awake but remarkably on schedule, the crowd assembled at our beloved pier 3 and awaited our chariots… well, all of us except one tardy old invalid who tottered along later muttering something about early ferries and making demands for coffee that never came. On arrival at said pier, it was unanimously declared “hot” as one nervous Frenchman worr
Like all dive trips it is important to have an element of trepidation, jeopardy and excitement. Our DM for the day was Mr Ali G. We set off early from Sam Mun Tsai on a calm and misty morning. The Observatory, or ministry of misinformation had promised NE 4-5, but the sea was flat, with a low swell from the south. We loaded up with Mr Tsui and headed to the fish-farm to get changed. The challenge for the day was holding out in a dry-suit without using the gunwale as a rest or