Why choose PADI diving courses
PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world wide association that certifies the diving courses that you will be taught at Into The Blue Scuba Diving Cape Town.
By choosing to do a PADI course, you are assured of a very thorough and well-planned course. PADI keeps the fun in diving, while at the same time also teaching strict safe scuba diving practices.
Currently about 72% of all recreational divers across the world do their diving through PADI – which means that no matter where you go, your PADI certification will always be accepted!
Visit our PADI DIVING COURSES - CAPE TOWN page for more information on the various PADI courses that we offer.
why choose into the blue scuba dive centre cape town
- We keep the adventure and the fun in scuba diving.
- We are passionate about the ocean and about diving.
- Transportation from Cape Town City Centre is available.
- We keep our groups small, which means more individual attention.
- You can be sure to be taught by a well trained and professional PADI Instructor.
- Courses can be arranged to fit your schedule.
- You can meet new people, have fun, make friends!
- We stock top quality scuba diving gear for rental and for sale
MEET THE TEAM
Theo is the founder of Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre in Cape Town. He started with diving back in 1996, and was in love with the underwater world. He is known for his friendliness. Deep dives and wreck dives are his favourite type of dives.
Nic is a lawyer who went on a refresher course, and ended up buying into a diving school and is currently a PADI Divemaster in training. He spends his days in the law office dreaming about weekends, when he can go diving. Nic is probably the only person who sits in his bath at night wearing a mask and snorkel while reading his Divestyle magazine. His dream is to become a PADI Instructor.
Anthony Martin, the rockstar of Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre, has been with us seasonally for 3 years and is considered furniture in this place!
Ant started studying a couple of different things (including engineering) but didn't quite find his passion - until he found diving that is! He completed his instructors and loved it so much that he went on get his commercial licence as well. He missed recreational diving (and our dive family of course) so returned to the dive centre permanently.
When Ant's not taking students out, you can find him in the back pumping the music while fixing up odds and ends (although him and Theo often dispute over the meaning of "fixing").
Ant's also taken the DMTs and CDCs under his wing, making sure they are kept busy with all sorts of duties and practical jokes. Although the pull ups and physical training for the final exam are appreciated, the favourite of course remains the afterwork drinks at La Vie.
Keep up the good work, Ant!
Meet Matt Harris, our newest instructor! Matt joined our team in November, from Aliwal Dive Centre, bringing unlimited knowledge and wallops of wit to the centre - a perfect fit into the Into the Blue family. Matt's expertise lie in shark diving, but stretch far beyond just one scuba speciality. Here's the inside scoop on Matt's diving career:
'From zero to hero.' Matthew came to Aliwal Dive Centre’s front door in May 2011, having never dived before. Gracefully Aliwal Dive Centre took him on as a volunteer; where he started off sweeping sand and washing boats. In June 2011 he earned his Open Water certification.
The bug had bit and Matthew was in for the long run. Slowly he worked his way up the ladder at the Dive Centre as well as up the diving ranks. In February 2012 Matthew completed his Divemaster course and was taken on for permanent employment. His knowledge gained of the Aliwal Shoal is shown in the dives that he leads today. By December 2012 Matthew successfully completed his IDC & IE and became an instructor. Matthew takes pleasure in giving new divers what Aliwal Dive Centre gave him, a passion for diving.
In April 2013 Matthew took over as Head Instructor. If you don't find Matthew in the water leading a dive or with his students; you'll find him sweeping sand or washing boats, or even behind the front desk answering an email or a phone call."
Glad to have you on the team Matt :-)
Joané is mad about the ocean and believes that the 7 Gill Cow Sharks are underwater ‘pets’. She is a PADI divemaster at Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre and working in the front of the shop to welcome the clients with her big smile.
Nadia started as an Open Water Student at Into the Blue Scuba Dive Centre and is now one of the best Instructors in the scuba industry. She is the happiest when she can be underwater exploring and teaching. Nadia is like a fish in the ocean, very comfortable and doesn’t use any air!