Eyes – The window to your soul


“each of a pair of globular organs in the head through which people and vertebrate animals see, the visible part typically appearing almond-shaped in animals with eyelids”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye

Eyes are also the window to the soul it is said by some.


Galaxy eye

Eyes of underwater critters, animals and humans can have loads of different colours, sizes and shapes and fascinating to eye.

Underwater my favourite eyes to take photos of are that of the Klipfish. Some of them have stunning lines with colours. Some of the rays got lids over them like a veil and lets the eye melt in with the skin colour.

In our DAN first aid course we also advise students if you have an eye injury to close the other eye as well as that injured eye will always move in sync with the other eye. Also have eye protection when working with injured people is a good barrier to have with gloves.

For taking photos of the seeing organs is not always the easiest as you need to get very very close to get the perfect shot. On land it is just as difficult but every now and then you get a good opportunity with a friendly subject who let you get close to their eye. For that reason the 100 mm Macro lenses are much better suited than my 60 mm.


Lesser guitar fish Eye

An eye do have the ability to mesmerize you; I can vouch for that as I got hooked by my wife’s stunning blue orbs years ago. In them you can also see the mood of most creatures.

Not a lot of critters in the wild can survive blind after being blinded. Our humans have been able to adapt with other sensory organs taking over and with technology being able to help and the old way of reading with Braille using ones fingers. Most currency also assists the blind with some braille markings on.


Ostrich eying

Thus in short with Dive Inn Cape Town our eyes are needed a lot for the above water and underwater touring we do to observe the wonders Cape Town holds in our oceans, from the top of Table Mountain to the route to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope plus the stunning Stellenbosch & Franschhoek winelands.


About Carel

Dive Inn provides a personal tour and scuba dive service to travellers in Cape Town with uniquely designed packages to fit to your schedule and requirements. We are committed to ensuring you have a wonderful time in Cape Town above and below the water.
Extra services we offer are Department of Labour First aid Training through DAN(divers alert network) and most PADI & RAID scuba dive courses are on offer in Cape Town.

We are absolutely mad about SCUBA diving, training and touring in Cape Town. Who better than us to show you the wonders that our waters and surroundings have to offer? We offer boat and shore scuba dives to reefs in and around Cape Town. We can also guide you on night dives as well as wrecks and shark dives BUT specialises in the Macro life and Nudibranch hunting from shore.

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