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In The Journey Man, Chris Marais refers to the fortune hunters of Port Nolloth as “Diamond Cowboys”. It’s an apt description, and one that certainly fits diamond diver and part-time museum curator George Moyses. Unfortunately he’s not at the museum when we visit it so Annette misses out on the quirky anecdotes he entertained me with a few years back; yet she still enjoys the highly informative displays.

But if you want to rub shoulders with the rough-tough diamond divers that still ply their trade here, Friday night at the Scotia Inn Bar is a good place to start. Though, as I discovered to my detriment, never accept a challenge to play pool with a diamond diver; and if you do, make sure your wallet’s fully loaded. ..

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