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13 Whales, come see.

July 23, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Another great day of whale watching in Plettenberg Bay with Ocean Blue Adventures!!! This male breached eight times off the Keurbooms coastline on our 12h00 boat trip. We had a total of 13 Southern Right whales and 3 calves in our bay today. Let’s hope we have good weather this weekend, so you can get ...

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2 Babies in the Bay

July 20, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale companies: On our 12h00 Whale watching boat trip we noticed a 2nd Southern Right Whale calf had been born. We now have two calves that had been born in our bay so far this year. This shows that our bay is in a pristine condition as we are only two weeks ...

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Happy Birthday Madiba

July 18, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Today is Madiba’s birthday and we have decided that we are going to be cooking some rice and stew to go serve to all the poor people of Qulweni today, we will be arriving at 15:00 and doing our bit for 67 minutes. Happy birthday Madiba and we love you lots. What are you doing ...

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Whales, whales and more whales.

July 15, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 1 Comment

Message from the whale company: On our 09h30 boat trip we encountered 4 Humpback whales at the Point of Robberg. While watching these 4 whales, a Brydes whale swam past us. On entering the Bay we spotted 4 Southern Right whales off Robberg beach and then a further 5 Southern Right whales off the Keurbooms ...

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Latest News from Pro Dive

July 8, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

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Whales spoted at Keurbooms

July 8, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the Whale Company: A female Southern Right whale spotted off Arch Rock at Keurbooms strand in Plettenberg Bay. This is 1 of 3 Southern Right whales currently in the bay. We also spotted a Humpback whale breaching in the middle of the bay +100 – 150 Bottlenose dolphins off Keurbooms Village.

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Newsflash!!! Our first Southern Right whale calf of 2011

July 6, 2011 by Victoria Rowe 2 Comments

Message from the whale company: On our 12h00 trip on 06th July 2011 on approaching  two whales we noticed a mother with a newborn calf literary a couple of days old. We then moved off to a save distance, not to interfere with mother and newborn. According to Mario Boesak, skipper at Ocean blue Adventures, ...

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Bottlenose Dolphins this weekend

July 5, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale company: A large pod of Bottlenose dolphins came to our bay this weekend feeding on anchovies. They were spread out from Natures Valley, running all the way down to the Keurbooms River Mouth. Everyone thinks that all our dolphins followed the sardines up with the sardine run but many stayed behind ...

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Whale’s are here.

July 1, 2011 by Victoria Rowe No Comment

Message from the whale company: On our 9h30 boat trip today we saw a Southern Right whale a Sub-Antarctic Skua as well as Cape Fur Seals. This Southern Right whale was lob-tailing – beating the surface of the water with its tail. This is also a form of communication.

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