Frequently Asked Questions

Paying for a dive course all in one go seems like a huge amount of money. Will I ever be able to learn to scuba dive?

Lucky for you, since I work for myself, I can be quite flexible on payment options. If you’d like to do a course over time, and pay as you go, we can make a plan. Email me and we can discuss it!

Do I need to be a brilliant swimmer in order to learn to scuba dive?

No, but you should be able to swim. More information can be found on my blog.

I am going on holiday to a tropical destination (Mozambique, Mauritius, Seychelles, Thailand, you name it…) and want to scuba dive while I am away. Should I do the Open Water course before I go, or rather do the course at the resort?

In short, you should learn to dive at home so you can fully enjoy your vacation. A more detailed answer can be found on my blog.

Isn’t it too cold to dive in Cape Town?

In a word, no! We make sure that you wear the correct exposure protection. More detail on my blog.

Can one scuba dive in winter?

Yes! It’s awesome, and actually sometimes better than summer diving in Cape Town. Once you’re in the water, the weather doesn’t matter much at all, except if it’s extremely windy (which often occurs in summer). A more extensive answer is on my blog.

What about sharks?

With a little planning and care, you shouldn’t worry about sharks at all. I’ve addressed this in detail here.

As of 25 August 2010, I can speak from experience here… I was buzzed by a great white shark for the first time while diving with three tourists at Long Beach in Simon’s Town, and it’s happened once more, since. It was awe-inspiring – you can read about it here.

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