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Try Diving (Not a certification)

 

Designed for beginner divers aged 10 and above, this is the perfect starter course to get you comfortable underwater before you take on the open ocean and complete your open water diving course. Come explore an underwater wonderland with a ScubaCo Instructor who will take you through all the basics of both theory and practical before taking you on your very first dive! data-id=

Includes:

Online theory and a pool session. Enjoy two scuba dives on Aliwal Shoal accompanied by an Instructor. Full Equipment hire included.

Prerequisites:

Be able to swim comfortably. Be a minimum of 10 years old (adult consent needed if under the age of 18 years).

Price:

  • R2 000 per person – 2 Reef Dives
  • R3 000 per person – 1 Baited Shark Dive and 1 Reef Dive

Please Note: 

This is not a Certification, but theory and pool time count towards your Open Water Certification. Additional supervised dives will be extra.

Learning the basics

Open Water Diver & JNR Open Water

This official Certification Course for open water divers aged 10+, this full entry certification will allow you to dive internationally! If you’re dying to experience the thrill of the open ocean for yourself, sign up for ScubaCo’s Open Water Diver Certification course today!

This certification all but guarantees that your holidays and getaways will never be the same, as diving is a super fun activity for the whole family to enjoy! Completion of this course allows you to dive to depths of 18m – 20m for seniors, and 12m for juniors, when in the company of another certified diver!

We can’t wait to help you check this one off your bucket list! Taking an Open Water Diver course is the best way to start your scuba adventure! We will teach you all the necessary skills to make sure you feel safe, confident and prepared. Our training courses are designed with you and your schedule in mind. The Online academics mean that you can study the material at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.
For your pool and open water training, we will personally fit you with scuba equipment so that you feel comfortable in your “second skin”. You will have plenty of practice time to adapt yourself to the underwater environment before you begin your open water training dives. Once you have completed your initial training, you will be able to dive to 20m.

Includes: 

Online Theory and all pool sessions needed to perfect your diving. 4 ocean dives with an Instructor. Also included is all your online materials and certification. Finally, all Scuba Equipment needed for your diving course is included in the course fee. Additional dives can be scheduled.

Prerequisites:

  • Be able to swim comfortably.
  • A ten-minute survival swim/float without the use of mask, fins, snorkel, or other swimming aids.
  • Be a minimum of 10 years old (adult consent needed if under the age of 18 years).

JNR Open Water Information

Be between 10 to 14 years of age. 10 to 11-year old’s: Must complete the Junior Open Water Diver 12 to 14-year old’s: Must complete the Open Water 20

Price:

  • R5 500 per person

 

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Explorer 30 (Advanced Course) – 5 Dives

You have finished your Open Water Diving Course, now what’s next? Our Explorer 30 programme is the perfect choice to gain more knowledge and experience in the underwater world! During the Explorer 30 programme you will have the chance to try out five different specialties.

 

You will complete five dives which cover the following:

  • Better Buoyancy control for safer, more relaxed and controlled diving
  • Greater understanding of underwater navigation
  • Experience and understand the procedures for planning and excursion of deeper dives (up to 30m)
  • Experience elective dives based on dive conditions, environments and interests
  • Gain skills to dive in a range of different environments or dive sites

Later, you can choose to complete all or just a few of your selected specialties through a Specialty Course by completing the second dive and finishing all academic requirements. Choose your preferred Specialty areas and continue your adventure right after your Open Water Diver Program!

Includes:

Online Theory and all pool sessions needed to perfect your diving. 4 ocean dives with an Instructor. Also included is all your online materials and certification. Finally, all Scuba Equipment needed for your diving course is included in the course fee. Additional dives can be scheduled.

Prerequisites:

  • To be a minimum of 15 years old.
  • Certified Open Water diver.
  • Complete the registration procedures.

Price:

  • R5 000 per person

Advanced 35 ( Advanced Course with more focus on Deep) – 6 Dives

Our Advanced 35 program is designed to give you experience in a variety of specialty areas and the scuba diving course has a very strong focus on improving your diving skills and creating a comfortable diver with knowledge and experience in diving to 35m.The course is broken into two sections one being theory and the other practical.

The sections we cover in the theory are;

  • Diving In General
  • Environment
  • Equipment
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Management
  • Rescue
  • Confined Water Training

Open Water Training

As a qualified Advanced 35 diver you will be confident to plan and execute dives to 35m using nitrox, this course included a lot more detail than a standard Explorer 30 (Advanced course). Your dive planning will all take place using your dive computer so that you are comfortable to switch your oxygen percentage on your computer and plan your dives based on all the available information.

  • The first dive that we perform is purely focused on improving your buoyancy skills, your instructor will spend the dive showing you small tricks and making suggestions to help you achieve perfect buoyancy.
  • Our second dive we focus on navigation, this gives you a further opportunity to hone those buoyancy skills that you learnt on the previous dive and gives you an understanding of natural navigation and compass work.
  • Our third dive is a rescue dive where we focus on self rescue; identifying potential problems, solving minor problems before they become an issue and assisting a buddy in distress, however we do encourage all divers to participate in the Master Rescue program as this gives one a true appreciation of diver rescue.
  • Dives 4 and 5 are deep dives, to 30m and 35m respectively, your instructor will focus on the safety aspects of deep diving and a great deal of effort will be spent on making sure you are able to accurately work out air consumption and interpret your dive computer.
  • Dive 6 is an elective dive and based on the area your instructor will offer you a wide range of specialty dives from night diving to wreck diving.

Includes:

6 advanced dives with an Instructor, all your online materials and certification. All Scuba Equipment needed for your diving course is included in the course fee. MPA Fees are included.

Prerequisites:

  • Be aged 15 years old or over.
  • Have a minimum of 4 hours logged underwater in an Open Water environment
  • Be an Open Water diver or Explorer 30 Specialty or equivalent certification from a recognized training agency.

Price:

  • R6 000 per person

Master Rescue Diver

The Master Rescue Diver program that we offer is a very important step in expanding your knowledge and experience with rescue beyond that of a purely recreational diver. This unique course builds one’s confidence and ability with diving, providing the skills and knowledge to help you better understand how to respond safely and efficiently to surface and underwater emergencies. Are you ready for this? This diving course is demanding and realistic in its conduct, content and approach. Our training methods include interactive discussions, practical rescue skills and practice in a swimming pool, rescue skills practiced in the open water and under the guidance of your instructor.

Topics and practical workshops include:

Academic Section (all online):

  • Diving in General
  • Environment
  • Dive Equipment
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Rescue
  • Management
  • Confined Water (academics)
  • Open Water (academics)

Practical Section:

  • Review of personal diving skills
  • Stamina and water man ship skills
  • Artificial Respiration
  • Site management skills
  • Development of diver rescue and emergency skills

We then take these individual components and with your instructor guiding you, you perform a number of realistic practical rescue scenarios, taking the scenario from identifying the problem to solving the situation and concluding the rescue. Although great fun, this diving course is quite serious in its nature and context and the knowledge gained enables divers to effectively perform rescues and assists, manage emergency situations and give proper first aid.

Includes:

4 ocean dives with an Instructor, all your online materials and certification. Scuba Equipment needed for your diving course is NOT included in the course fee. MPA Fees are included.

Prerequisites:

  • To be a minimum of 15 years old.
  • Completed and passed Master Rescue academic section Quick Quiz and Exam.
  • Have a minimum of 12 hours logged underwater whilst using open circuit equipment.
  • Have a RAID Advanced 35 (Open Water) or Explorer 30 certification or equivalent certification from a recognized training agency.
  • Have a current rescue Breathing/CPR and oxygen provider certificate from a recognized authority.
  • Documented proof of prerequisite requirements needs to be presented to the Dive Center on start of the course.

Price:

  • R5 500 per person

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