I dived with Into the blue last week, and despite having an early meeting time was greeted by the staff with instant smiles and friendliness. Within 15 minutes the blond lady at reception had our whole groups paperwork sorted, gear packed, and introductions given.
There was a groupf of about 7 of us, and we all got to know eachother and the rest of the staff very well throughout the day. Everyone of the staff was friendly and happy to lend a helping hand, and they were very thorough and professional throughout the day.
The dive conditions didn't end up being so good, but the skipper GP was wise enough to call off the second dive for safety and we were sorted out back at the shop with rescheduling and refunds.
Very well done, and I would highly recommend for any divers visiting Cape town. I will be back to dive with Into the blue again!!!
PADI BOAT SCUBA DIVER COURSE CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION
Do you just love the ocean? Being out at sea with the wind blowing in your hair and the salty sea spray filling the air around you, you feel calm and at one with the ocean. Or do you just dislike the hassle of shore diving? Then PADI Boat Diving Specialty Course is for you!
Here you will be able to explore new scuba dive sites that you may not be able to reach from shore. It also gives you a greater insight into the planning and execution of boat dives.
Whether you’re diving from a small rubber duck or a large cruise liner, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty familiarizes you with boat diving techniques that will be useful whenever you are faced with scuba diving from a boat.
Quick overview of the PADI
Boat Scuba Diver Course in Cape Town
- You must have your PADI Open Water certification
- Duration: 2 scuba dives (minimum 1 day)
- Minimum age: 10
- The course takes one day and focuses on how to scuba dive from boats of different sizes and in different places, entry and exit techniques, storing of your gear, using surface maker buoys and boat safety equipment.
- Bring your swimsuit, sunscreen, towel and a snack.
PADI BOAT SCUBA DIVER COURSE CAPE TOWN COURSE OUTLINE
We meet each morning at the Into the Blue shop in Cape Town as our central starting point. Here we do registration, theory and we also get your scuba equipment. Meeting times are normally at 08:00 so that we can launch early. You can expect to be finished between 2 and 4 in the afternoon, depending on where we are launching on the day. You will learn both theory and practical which consists of:
This course consists of two theory parts:
- PADI Boat Diving Video
- PADI Boat Manual, complete and review the knowledge reviews.
We do two scuba dives in total
- Number 1:
- We do entry and exit techniques
- We enjoy one of our fun dives!
- Number 2:
- We learn how to deploying a surface marker buoy
- We enjoy one of our fun dives!
PADI BOAT COURSE – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Why would I want to do the Boat Diving Course?
It enables you to feel like you know more about the boat and feel more comfortable when you are diving off it. The course also helps you reach new sites that you wouldn’t be able to reach from the shore.
- Is it difficult?
No, it is not. Many people find boat scuba diving much easier than shore diving.
- Is it dangerous?
No. The skippers on the boats we use are highly trained professional and are very safety conscience.
- How deep are the boat dives around Cape Town?
Most of our boat dives are deeper dives, ranging from 18 – 35m.
- Where in Cape Town do you launch from?
Depending on the conditions of the day we will either launch from Hout Bay Harbour, Millers Point in False Bay or the Powerboat Club next to the V&A waterfront in Cape Town.
- What kind of boat do you use?
We use an inflatable rib boat that is 9 meters long.