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Scuba Diving: 41 listings
Calypso Dive and Adventure Centre
Durban, KZN
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Scuba Shack
Cape Peninsula, WC
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Pisces Divers
Cape Peninsula, WC
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Calypso Dive Centre
Durban, KZN
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Bass Lake Adventures
Southern Gauteng, GAU
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Sea Escapes Scuba Diving
Zululand, KZN
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Triton Dive Charters
Zululand, KZN
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Aqua Planet
South Coast, KZN
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Reef Divers
Pretoria, GAU
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Adventure's Edge
Garden Route, WC
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Iain's Scuba School
Cape Town, WC
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Cruise Sub Aqua
Cape Peninsula, WC
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African Watersports Aliwal
South Coast, KZN
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Pro Sport Divers
Bloemfontein, FS
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Landers Dive Centre
South Coast, KZN
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Aliwal Dive Charters
South Coast, KZN
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Dive Action
Cape Town, WC
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Heads Adventure Centre
Garden Route, WC
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2nd Breath Scuba Diving
South Coast, KZN
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Prestige Dive School
East Rand, GAU
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Thonga Beach Lodge Mabibi
Northern KwaZulu-Natal, KZN
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Scuba Africa Dive Charter
Overberg, WC
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Meridian Dive Centre
South Coast, KZN
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African Dive Adventures
South Coast, KZN
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Coral Divers
Zululand, KZN
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Simons Town Boat Company
Cape Peninsula, WC
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Cape Sea Safaris
Cape Peninsula, WC
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H2O Scuba
South Coast, KZN
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Dive Dimensions
Durban, KZN
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Sea Escapes
Zululand, KZN
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Oceanworx Dive Centre
South Coast, KZN
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Sodwana Bay Lodge Hotel & Dive Resort
Zululand, KZN
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Scuba Diving
Johannesburg, GAU
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Pro Dive
Port Elizabeth, EC
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Blue Vision Dive Centre
South Coast, KZN
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Table Bay Diving
Cape Town, WC
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Shark Safaris.co.za
Cape Peninsula, WC
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Two Oceans Aquarium
Cape Town, WC
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Ocean Divers International
Port Elizabeth, EC
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Crocodile Cage Diving at Cango Wildlife Ranch
Klein Karoo, WC
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Miracle Waters Scuba Resort
Brits, NWP
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: Float in Silence...
Scuba Diving Adventure:
Float in Silence...
SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and is used by anyone who wants to descend underwater for longer than they can hold their breath.

Most often used in the sea but sometimes in dams and lakes it is one of the few ways that man can experience zero gravity, without going into space.

It is also one of the few experiences one can have on this earth of total silence – usually the only sound you hear is your own breathing and the release of air through your regulator.

While it is mandatory for anyone diving to have undertaken a certified training course there are a number of places one can go for shallow dives where a short course is possible to allow diving for limited time period.

The warm currents off the eastern seaboard of South Africa provide excellent diving areas where wet suits are not necessary. And, with a coastline of some 3,000km we are spoilt for different diving experiences.

While the tropical coral reefs of the north are matched with long sandy beaches we also have rocky headlands, submarine canyons and rich offshore banks, pinnacles and kelp forests.

South Africa divides the two great oceans of the Indian and Atlantic and is fed by the two great currents of the Agulhas and the Benguela.

We sport more than 2,500 species of fish and beyond the sport and recreational diving the more experienced divers head to South Africa for some fantastic wreck diving opportunites.

While Sodwana Bay is famous for its tropical reefs and the Aliwal Shoal is world reknowned for its shark diving the rugged Cape coast is notorious for its wreck diving with history providing ample opportunities for divers of various experience and skill.

A word on Scuba Diving:
  "Yes, I love it. The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert where man is never alone for he feels life, quivering around him on every side. There is supreme tranquility. The sea does not belong to despots. On its surface iniquitous rights can still be exercised, men can fight there, devour each other there, and transport all terrestrial horrors there. But at thirty feet below its level their power ceases, their influence dies out, their might disappears. Ah, sir, live in the bosom of the waters! There alone is independence. There I recognise no masters! There I am free."

Jules Verne. 20000 Leagues Under The Sea.
 


Equipment:

Most of the operators will supply you with all the equipment you require including snorkel, mask, flippers, weight belts, tanks and regulators, but here is a comprehensive Scuba Gear Checklist that we found for your from about.com

Save a Dive Kit

Your kit should include first aid and gear repair items, such as a First Aid Kit, Seasickness medication, Strong SPF sunscreen (40+ SPF), Anti-fog for masks, Spare straps for fins and masks, Extra flashlight batteries and Replacement O-rings,

Comfort Items

The list of comfort items will make your time on the boat more relaxing and enjoyable; Towel, Dry clothing, Hat, Jacket, Bottled water, Healthy snacks (i.e. fruits and vegetables), Sunglasses, Comb or brush, Bathroom kit and Money (to tip the boat captain)

Your scuba gear checklist should be used before the dive to make sure you have the necessary equipment and after the dive to make sure you haven’t lost anything.

Gear Bag, Mask, Snorkel and keeper, Fins, Booties, gloves and hoodedwetsuit, Weights and weight belt, BCD – Buoyancy Compensator Device, Regulator and Alternate/Secondary Regulator (octopus), Air Tank, Alternate Air Source, Dive Knife, Dive Light, Dive Flag, Underwater Camera, Dive Watch, Dive Computer
: A-OK
Scuba Diving Adventure:
A-OK


Safety:

It is critical to understand that once below the surface you are literally relying on your equipment to keep you alive. Ensure that all equipment has been serviced and is in good working order and make sure that the activity operator you choose is fully qualified and takes you through a thorough demonstration and safety check.

Make sure your regulator is working correctly and that your oxygen tank is full. The feeling of running out of air underwater is one that you don’t want to experience personally!

Interesting Facts:

There are a variety of reasons why people go Scuba diving. Below is a list why increasing numbers of people are getting engrossed in this sport:

It allows interested individual to be close to various marine life: The large scale of underwater wildlife as well as the coral reefs leave an amusing and wonderful experience, not mentioning the thousands of fishes and marine creatures in varying kinds, colors, and shapes swimming around.

Each dive has something unusual to offer: Besides the fact that there are a lot of diving variations, it is great to know that every dive is a different underwater experience. The variety of marine life is so interesting that such an amazing adventure is sometimes unanticipated.

It is an enormous approach of discovery: It's truly a different world down there. Aside from the marine creatures which come in stunning colors and amazing features, there could still be many things to see and discover underwater.

I t is very educational: This is not just going underwater and exploring the marine world. This is a sport where the diver experiences fun while learning a lot of information regarding underwater wildlife at the same time. The first part itself before going underwater is already informative; this is where the preparation and getting oneself equipped through proper training. In general, there is long list of things that should be learned when going Scuba Diving.

It allows people to execute definite tasks and services: People who are into Professional Diving are paid for a particular purpose such as underwater researches, engineering and scientific surveys and inspections, searches and recovery operations, and underwater photography and cinematography.

It is a relaxing outdoor activity: It is said that looking at an aquarium is a nice way to have some peace of mind after a tiring day of work. Scuba Diving is much different and better in reality. It shows a wonderful and soothing environment.

It makes naval researches and studies truly feasible: This type of sport has an enormous part in making most marine researches and investigations. It is indeed a great help to the fields of science such as marine biology and among others.
Scuba Diving Adventure: Watch out for the Jelly Fish...
Scuba Diving Adventure:
Watch out for the Jelly Fish...


History:

SCUBA is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and is used by anyone who wants to descend underwater for longer than they can hold their breath.

Most often used in the sea but sometimes in dams and lakes it is one of the few ways that man can experience zero gravity, without going into space.

It is also one of the few experiences one can have on this earth of total silence – usually the only sound you hear is your own breathing and the release of air through your regulator.

While it is mandatory for anyone diving to have undertaken a certified training course there are a number of places one can go for shallow dives where a short course is possible to allow diving for limited time period.

The warm currents off the eastern seaboard of South Africa provide excellent diving areas where wet suits are not necessary. And, with a coastline of some 3,000km we are spoilt for different diving experiences.

While the tropical coral reefs of the north are matched with long sandy beaches we also have rocky headlands, submarine canyons and rich offshore banks, pinnacles and kelp forests.

South Africa divides the two great oceans of the Indian and Atlantic and is fed by the two great currents of the Agulhas and the Benguela.

We sport more than 2,500 species of fish and beyond the sport and recreational diving the more experienced divers head to South Africa for some fantastic wreck diving opportunites.

While Sodwana Bay is famous for its tropical reefs and the Aliwal Shoal is world reknowned for its shark diving the rugged Cape coast is notorious for its wreck diving with history providing ample opportunities for divers of various experience and skill.



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