Scuba Diving

SCUBA diving (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) is an eye opening, exhilerating social sport. From your first breath underwater, you will find it painstakingly addictive! If you're keen to explore parts of the world less than 1% of people get to see, then you're certainly looking in the right place. Using specialized breathing equipment, it's possible for you to to experience mother nature like never before and revel in the beauty she has to offer beneath the surface.

Scuba diving is an integral part of the Maties Underwater Club and we boast one of the largest member bases in the country. We currently hold a PADI 5 star IDC status and have over 100 active members in the club and over 10 active professional dive staff. Almost every week of the year we run PADI courses and certify well over 100 students a year.

We take out club dives almost every weekend, weather permitting, and also do the occasional night dive during the week. If you're interested to get involved with our community, join our whatsapp group by sending a message to Nicole on 072 7052 215 saying that you would like to be part of the awesomeness.

Courses are all done after hours and during the week to cater for students and professionals alike. Generally we meet at the club on a Monday when the course starts to go through all the admin and to answer any questions. If required, Wednesdays are used for Knowledge reviews, and Thursday (and sometimes Fridays) for pool sessions. The weekend is then utilized for ocean dives.

Check out our course schedule and pricing below if you're interested and drop us an email at scuba@sun.ac.za

Upcoming Courses

10 April Open Water course
17 April Open Water course
24 April Advanced, Rescue and Specialty courses
1 May Open Water course
8 May Open Water course
15 May Open Water course

Open Water Course Schedule

PADI Open Water diver is the entry-level SCUBA course that we offer first time divers. If you haven't dived before and want to discover new depths of the earth that not many people get to view, then join us and change your life for the better!

Monday 6pm Meet at the club for course introduction, hand over of materials etc.
Tuesday Self Study
Wednesday 6pm Meet at the club to go through Knowledge reviews (completed in own time) and pack gear
Thursday 5pm Meet at the club and then go to the pool for pool sessions (Generally pool sessions 1 to 5 are done, but may continue on Friday if unfinished and dependent on the group size)
Friday 5pm Meet at the club and continue pool sessions if required
Saturday 7am Meet at the club and drive to dive spot to complete ocean dives 1 and 2.
Sunday 7am Meet at the club and drive to dive spot to complete ocean dives 3 and 4. Examination will be completed upon return to club.
FAQ You wil now be certified as a PADI open water diver and have your dive license card delivered to the address of your choice.You may join our club dive group and dive whenever a Dive Master takes a dive out, and enjoy the great discounts we reward our members with. Please see PADI Open Water Diver for more information about the course.

Advanced Open Water Course Schedule

PADI Advanced Open Water is a continuation of your Open Water course. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to dive deeper and gain a broader knowledge regarding the diving scene. If you wish to explore the deeper side of the ocean or fine-tune your skills and cement yourself as a diver that knows what they're doing, then this course is for you!

Monday 6pm Meet at the club for course introduction, hand over of materials etc.
Tuesday Self Study
Wednesday Self Study
Thursday Self Study
Friday 6pm Meet at the club to go through Knowledge reviews (completed in own time) and pack gear
Saturday 7am Meet at the club , pack gear and drive to dive spot to complete ocean dives 1, 2 and 3.
Sunday 7am Meet at the club and drive to dive spot to complete ocean dives 4 and 5.
FAQ You wil now be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water diver and have your dive license card delivered to the address of your choice.You may join our club dive group and dive whenever a Dive Master takes a dive out, and enjoy the great discounts we reward our members with. No exam is written for this course, just the knowledge reviews have to be completed for the specific specialities chosen by the diver. Please see PADI Advanced Open Water Diver for more information about the course.

Course Prices 2017

All our courses are PADI accredited!

Course Price Extras
Open Water R4200 All inclusive + FREE Club Membership
Advanced Open Water R4200 All inclusive + FREE Club Membership
Advanced Open Water + Enriched Air R5000 All inclusive + FREE Club Membership
Enriched Air Diver Specialty R2000
Deep Diver Specialty R3300 Includes 4x boat dives
Wreck Diver Specialty R3000 Includes 3x boat dives
Night Diver Specialty R2000
Search and Recovery Specialty R2000
PADI Dive Master R9500 Free dives and Gear over duration of course
PADI Rescue Diver R4500 Including EFR course
PADI EFR/Oxygen Provider R2300
Maties Go Pro Divemaster Package Pricing on request Go from Zero(Open Water) to Hero(DiveMaster)

Gear Rental Prices 2017

Item Member Non Member
Air Fill R25 R40
Regulator R55
BCD R55
Cylinder R50
Weight Belt R50
Mask and Snorkel R40
Wetsuit R55
Booties R40
Fins R45
Full Kit (No Club Dive) R300
Club Dive incl. DM + All Gear R200 R400
Boat Dive R350 -
Club Membership 2016 R700 R700

Scuba Crew for 2016

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