We've started sinking scuba caches in Cape Town, South Africa!

SCUBACaching is coming to Cape Town

On the 30th of May 2015 something really awesome is going down at Longbeach. There’s going to be a treasure hunt unlike any before, and the first buddy pair to find the hidden SCUBA Cache “swim” away with a brand new Aqualung Calypso regulator!

What is SCUBACaching?

If you’ve ever heard of the world’s biggest treasure hunt, Geocaching, then SCUBA Caching will make perfect sense. It’s actually really simple; all you need to do is find the cache on the geocaching website. Once you’ve found the desired cache there will be a bunch of information such as coordinates and hints. You will then harness your inner navigator and go on a hunt!

What does the cache look like?

Below is an image of the cache and the process you need to follow to open it and log your entry. Please note that any caches laid out by us are to be opened underwater and left exactly as they were found. If you happen to find a broken cache or one with a missing log sheet, please comment on the geocaching website so we can head out to do some maintenance on it.

geocaching photos of longbeach scuba cache

What must be done once a cache is found?

Once you’ve found the cache and opened it, you will need to log your details in the log sheet. If the cache is complete there should be some underwater note pages and a pencil. The only information you need to fill out on this sheet is your name and the date you found the cache.

When you’ve finished filling in the log sheet have a look inside the cache for any tokens left for potential prizes. If you do happen to find the winning token you can remove it from the cache and bring it to the Ollava shop in Simon’s Town to collect your prize.

What are the other items in the cache?

Geocaches may often contain multiple interesting items inside. These vary from CDs or DVDs, to small toys and gag gifts. If you decide to take any of these items please make sure you have something to exchange for them!

You may also come across a smaller cache within the cache, these are called hitchhiker caches. When you find these caches make sure to fill out their specific log sheet as well as the main cache’s log sheet.

Another item you may come across is called a travel bugs. These bugs can be bought from the geocaching online shop and placed on any items individuals’ intend on putting inside a cache. These can be removed from the cache and put in a different cache. The proper way of logging these items is by going on to the geocaching website and entering the tracking number that can be found on the bugs.

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