Maties Underwater Club has been around for decades. We have established ourselves as one of the largest Underwater Clubs in South Africa. Our main focus areas are Underwater Hockey, Scuba Diving, Spearfishing and Freediving. Underwater Hockey boasts that we have a coach in Jack van Blerk - an u19 World Championship winning coach. Spearo and Freediving has grown immensely the past few years and we often compete at national and international tournaments. Our Scuba Diving division is envied by even some of the biggest dive centres in the country and we boast a PADI 5 Star IDC rating. We are a University affiliated club, but you do not have to be a student to enjoy the benefits of being a member. We have a great atmosphere at the club which is inviting to students and non-students alike.
From 2016 we have decided that we will be taking a one-club, one-fee approach, therefore you only need to pay your annual membership fee to enjoy all the sports and benefits we have to offer. To find out more you can drop by the club, we are open on a Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6pm.
We pride ourselves in having world class facilities, thanks to being part of Stellenbosch University. Situated on the University grounds near coetzenberg stadium and the cricket club, we have our own clubhouse. Over the years this has played home to many a braai and party because we believe in building a community of members all with a passion for water. We keep a fully stocked bar all year round for any members that wish to pop in for a quick "one". We have all our own gear which recently got upgraded, a brand new compressor (one of the largest in the Western Cape) dubbed "The Yellow Submarine" and the club has also undergone several renovations in the past few years. There are several items for sale in the club, from masks and fins to club related, and unrelated t-shirts and jackets. Coetzenberg swimming pool is used for all our training sessions - Underwater Hockey, Scuba and Free diving. Long Beach in Simonstown is our local training ground for Open Water dives, but if conditions allow we may dive in at another site such as Windmill or A-Frame. We have a great relationship with some of the local dive centres with whom we often use for boat dives and if need be equipment or facility hire.
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