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Pipin's new book

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bluecape

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Hiya

I saw Pipin's new book, called 'The Dive' today, it has arrived at 'Exclusive Books' in Capetown, and retails here for about
R 200-00.

The quality is great, hard-covered, nicely layed out and with some great pics, covering mainly his time with Audrey.
A 'must-have' for any freediver, with lots of very interesting personal stories and info. I will definately buy as soon as I have the spare cash.

Jeff:cool:
 

T Ash

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I picked the book up a couple of weeks ago and it was very good! I loved it.
 

Golfinho

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Kelp !!!

Hows the freediving in Kaapstad china, must be pretty chilly!!! Have you freedived in the Kelp Forests???

Pipin's book is a very good read, couldn't put the book down read it in about 2 days flat. lots of nice photos in there too....
Shame there aren't a few more books available on freediving/freedivers, plenty of books on diving out there!!!
 

bluecape

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Hey Golfinho

Kelp is my 'home territory' for diving !!! Serves loads of good purposes, it provides a location to find reef fish if you need some fish for the fire...it provides great 'descent-lines' to pull yourself slowly to the bottom to save energy for the free-dive, and best of all, it provides great cover to run and hide from over curious great-white sharks !! :D

regards

Jeff
 

Golfinho

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Kelp !!!

Yes indeed Jeff,

And there are plenty in the fair Cape.
Had my first ever Surf years ago at The Glen - Clifton, it was getting dark, the water was pretty cold even though it was summer and I remember the loose kelp kept getting wrapped around my legs in the Surf, very un-nerving when there had recently been a Great White attack in False Bay.

Thats gotta be fun, freediving in the kelp forests, got any photos....?

Ciao china!
 

bluecape

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No photo's of kelp, but will have soon, busy playing with a Sony U/W camera.
Glen beach in summer, thats the coldest water. The summer SE winds cause upwelling in the Atlantic, and the water temprature gets down to about 9 degrees !
Even the fish head up the coast to find warmer pastures !
 

Golfinho

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The Glen

Yeah! But it was fun..... the dude that took me out to surf was a friend of a friend, he had no spare leash for the board, we found some old thin rope in the back of his bakkie and he told me when i asked "how do you surf"... "Dude, the only way to learn is to do it!!"

Lots of washing machine spins and fighting the waves, kelp and stupid string and I was having a blast, didn't care that it was dark and I only had a silly 3/4 3mm wetsuit.

But the best thing of all was turning up at La Med afterwards.

No place like Cape Town in the summer....
 
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