22 Fundamental Scuba Diving Hand Signals

Scuba Diving Hand Signals - scubaco diving & travel

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The Most Important Scuba Diving Hand Signals Every Diver Should Know   Nothing says stepping outside your comfort zone quite like surrendering to the deep and going diving. Suddenly your whole world is upside down, literally, and you’ve become the proverbial fish out of water except you’re not a fish and you are underwater and all the more vulnerable for it. Recreational diving, though potentially dangerous, is actually a really fun and unique way to get to know your…

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Learn Scuba Diving & Grow with ScubaCo

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Our First Fin Kicks… The PADI Open Water Scuba Course So we are asked pretty frequently about whether South Africa is a good place to take the PADI Open Water Scuba Course, and we think it’s a pretty interesting question actually. We’ve taken the time to dispel your concerns and layout the pluses and minuses of taking the plunge with us. First of all, as you can read about in our “Skipper” blog post, the conditions out here can…

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The Perfect Dive Center For You

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The Perfect Dive Center – Is It Us You’re Looking For? So, okay, humans can’t really fly, but when we get out of school or work that last day before vacation starts, I’d imagine that’s what a bird feels like as it extends its wings and leaps into the warm sunlight. Unfortunately, as an adult vacation can actually lead to a whole new set of stresses in planning what to do with time off. Do you go to the…

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Rollin’ With The Ragged Tooth Sharks (Raggies)

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Diving With Ragged Tooth Sharks Have you ever been in the water with a shark? Well, if you’ve ever been in the ocean then the answer is yes, yes you have. In November I had my first dive with ragged tooth sharks, and to say the least it was both exhilarating and humbling to watch as that snaggle-toothed grin swooped directly over my head. The first thought that went through my mind was that my mother was right –…

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Skippers – Skill Like No Other

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A little About Our Boys… The Skippers Who can skip better than a skipper? Probably a young kid. But nobody can drive a boat quite so well! Here at Aliwal Shoal our launches and beaches are unique from other dive destinations around the world because of the entry and exit style into the water. We do not have a sheltered marina or any bays to hide in, each day we launch our boats on the beach here in Umkomaas….

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Time for you…

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Aliwal Treat – The Perfect 4* Weekend getaway 2 Nights / 3 Dives…….It’s so easy to get away for the weekend.  Run away to the South Coast for2 nights at the gorgeous 4* Shark & Shoal Guest House & 3 dives on Aliwal Shoal with ScubaCo Diving & Travel. Tank & weights included. Get the picture 3 Nights & 5 dives. Stay a little longer if you wish….        Only R3260,00 per person Make it a romantic getaway    …

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Buoyancy – 4 Things I Wish Someone Told Me

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 4 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Buoyancy Imagine yourself at a nice restaurant. Everyone is well-dressed, there are linen napkins on the tables, mood lighting, decorative flowers, the whole bit. Now imagine one of the diners haphazardly crossing the room – stepping on someone’s foot, knocking over a vase of flowers….you get the idea. Later, the same guy tries to take a photo of a woman in a pretty dress. He gets too close to her with…

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THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS GIFT!

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 As it is the festive season we have decided that for the whole month of December we are going to be offering our Open Water Courses at an affordable price! Yes you’ve read right, our Open Water courses are cheaper than ever before which means that you will be able to wrap them up as the perfect gift this year! Only R 4 500.00 for everything you need to change your life forever and join millions of people around the…

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5 TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT DIVE HOLIDAY

Gorgeous sunrise over Aliwal Shoal - Umkomaas

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NEXT DIVE TRIP WITH THESE 5 DIVE TIPS! Few divers get to dive as much as they want. Work, family obligations, and other “distractions” mean that we’re often limited to diving on trips of shorter or longer duration. For this reason, a number of divers take an occasional, longer dive holiday, going somewhere where diving is good and you can dive to your hearts content. But when we’re suddenly diving several times a day,…

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Remember November ~ Sharks Galore

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This November it is time to remember all about Sharks and the wonders that await you in the ocean. Here on Aliwal shoal things have been heating up over the past few weeks with the sharks being ever present and dazzling us with their non stop activity. Our Baited Shark Dives have given many divers a wonderful up close opportunity to see these fascinating animals up close and eye to eye! Our Oceanic Black Tip Sharks & Ragged Tooth…

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