6 Day PADI diving course

Overview

If you’ve always wanted to dive, this is the perfect course for you! The 6 Day PADI Diving Course gives you the opportunity to become a qualified PADI open water diver. You’ll start out in a heated pool and finish in Cape Town’s surrounding waters. A perfect way to hang out with the local fish and other sea creatures.

Included:
  • Airport pick up
  • Welcome BBQ
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • MyCiTi Bus Pass
  • PADI Open Water Course
    • Equipment
    • Qualified instructor
    • Course Material
    • 2 shore dives
    • 2 boat dives
Excluded:
  • Transfers to dive sites
Prices

Depending on which type of accommodation you choose the prices for this tour are as follows:

Dorm room: ZAR 10010
You will share a dormitory room which sleeps 4-10 people.

Private Room: ZAR 11380
You will have one of our private rooms all to yourself.

Sharing Private Room: ZAR 10510 p.p.
This option is ideal if you are travelling with your family or a small group of friends and prefer a bit more privacy.

DAY 1:

You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening we will have a traditional South African BBQ, called a Braai, which gives you a chance to meet the others guests from around the world. After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.

DAY 2 & 3:

After a good night’s sleep it’s time to learn how to scuba dive. Your friendly local guide will give you a brief lesson on using Cape Town’s public transport and will accompany you to the nearest bus terminal that will get you to the diving school where you will have formal lectures as well as tutorials on video. In the afternoons you will practice what you have learnt in the only custom-made heated dive pool in Cape Town.

DAY 4:

After two days of studying it’s time to test what you have learnt. Before the final exam, you will have your first sea dive on which qualified instructors will assist you. It is important to note that the course is built on the concept of performance-based learning and is not time-based. Students are not forced to progress according to the clock. Instead, they are allowed to progress at their own pace until they demonstrate their water skills with comfort and confidence.

DAY 5:

Today you will become a qualified PADI Open water diver. A qualified diver will keep an eye on you while you explore the ocean bottom.

DAY 6:

Go down to the beachfront to grasp your last views of Table Mountain. If you are heading somewhere else later in the evening go to reception to enquire about what to do on your last day (own expense).

SALTYCRAX BACKPACKERS