The 21 Best Scuba Diving Locations In Africa

The 11 Best Scuba Diving Locations In Africa

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If you’ve been hard pressed to find a single site that’ll sum up for you the best scuba diving locations in Africa by country, you’ve finally found your way to the right place! Because the African continent is so massive, and its coasts encounter more than one ocean, almost every country’s coastal waters have their own unique features for you to enjoy and to explore! Africa is bordered in different places by the Indian Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, the…

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16 Scuba Diving Courses For Everyone (Our Full Range)

16 Scuba Diving Courses (See Our Full Range) - ScubaCo Diving

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Whether you’re a seasoned pro who’s been out of the water and out of the game for a while, but is hoping to dive back in with a splash, or whether you’re a fish out of water and complete newbie on the diving scene, ScubaCo has a variety of scuba diving courses to get you wet, wild and underwater! From recreational diving courses to professional scuba diving courses, if you’re looking to complete your diving course you’ve come to…

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12 Essential Scuba Diving Tips For Beginners

12 Essential Scuba Diving Tips For Beginners - ScubaCo Diving & Travel

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Essential Scuba Diving Tips For Every Beginner Should Know Whether you’ve started your PADI Scuba Diving Certification Course, or are looking into the whos, whats, whens, wheres, and whys of getting certified, this list of top scuba diving tips for beginners may help get you in the water faster, and with a lot more confidence! We take you through some of the planning basics, including where the best dive spots for beginners are, the health and safety aspects of…

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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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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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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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