From scuba diving courses, dive charters and gear servicing to all the latest diving equipment and accessories available, Dive Action is a one-stop shop to fit your needs as well as budget.
Dive Action was established in 1990 and is located in Paarden Eiland, which is situated five minutes outside the Cape Town central business district and a couple of minutes from the working dock area and waterfront.
Visit our PADI 5 Star Dive Centre to see our professional dive shop; dive school and lecture facility, large air compressor with air, oxygen and helium banks (we are able to fill cylinders with normal air, enriched air and trimix); a fully equipped workshop for servicing; and check out our own fully equipped dive boat (able to carry twelve divers plus crew).
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are more than willing to help you with any equipment and training queries you may have.
We are keen and waiting to assist you with all your diving requirements so please call in and say “Hello”! Want to try SCUBA??
Do our Discover Scuba Diving course!
The PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience is for everyone who wants to start learning to dive today! You will be in the care of a PADI professional and learn basic scuba skills so you can have fun while experiencing the exciting wonders of the underwater world.
Who can do it?
Basic health requirements need to be met but otherwise, anybody aged 10 years and older can participate in this experience and you can earn credit towards the PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water certification courses. The optional Open water dive is ‘a must’ for those of you who want to get the feeling of scuba diving in the big blue sea!
What do you do?
We can discuss your course schedule according to your time available and sense of adventure, as well as discuss how to tailor the course to your needs and desire to pursue a new world.
Duration and Cost:
A fun-filled day with adventure and excitement!
So You Want To Be a Diver?!
Our PADI Open Water is for YOU!
The PADI Open Water course is the first major step in learning to scuba dive. You will learn all the basic concepts about scuba diving, how to breathe underwater and what precautions to take while diving. This program is designed to be fun, exciting and to teach you how to dive safely. On completion, you will be an internationally recognized diver!
Is this course for you?
If you are 10 years or older you can become a PADI Open Water diver (junior certification from 10 -14 years). You need to have a basic standard of health and be prepared to have lots of fun!
How long will the course take to complete?
The course will take approximately 4 – 5 days to complete. This could be done part-time over weekends and two evenings in the week or as a full-time course running Monday to Friday.
What will it cost?
The latest academic material is included ensuring the important diving theory is easy to understand. Your own DVD allows you to watch the supporting information to your lectures in the comfort of your home.
The cost of the Open Water course with PADI Ultimate Crew Pack with your own PADI training DVD starts from R5495.00 per diver.
What is included in the course?
Your course includes classroom sessions, pool, and sea dives, as well as the Ultimate Package course material. Also included in the course fee is the hire of all your diving equipment and a free boat dive with us on completion of your course.
Want to be better than basic!?
Do our Advanced Course!
Why do it?
The aim of this course is to assist you in becoming a good diver and to increase your diving enjoyment and skills. You dive in a variety of different diving environments and this broadens your experience and widens your diving knowledge and ability. Often dive resorts and many boat charter companies insist on a minimum of an advanced qualification in order to do many of their dives. This course is aimed at increasing your confidence and ability in the water and introduces you to the more advanced and specialty courses available.
What do you do?
A total of 5 dives are completed from the shore and off the boat. The two core dives are a navigation dive and a deep dive. There is a choice for the balance of the dives, for example:
• Underwater Naturalist
• Wreck Diving
• Boat Diving
• Underwater photography
• Peak performance buoyancy….. and MUCH MUCH more!!
Duration and Cost:
The course takes 2-3 days to complete and is run over weekends. However, shore dives can be scheduled during the week if chosen and the boat dives are scheduled normally at the weekend. This includes your Advanced open water crew pack, your PIC, all gear hire, and your boat and shore dives.
Be a good diver and get EDUCATED!!
Become a PADI Rescue Diver
The PADI Rescue Diver course is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver’s knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves, to consider the safety and well being of other divers. This is why the PADI rescue diver rating is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership programs.
Rescue diver training helps divers to prevent problems and if necessary manage dive emergencies using a variety of techniques. This course is designed to be demanding, though realistic in its conduct, content, and approach. Although the nature and context in which rescue training can be used are vital, the course is enjoyable and builds diver confidence.
What do you learn?
The PADI Rescue Diver course philosophy is that there is frequently more than one way to accomplish a task. There is no right way to perform a rescue, but rather many options from which rescuers can draw, depending on the scenario. The course takes into account a diver’s relative size and strength, as well as prevailing environmental factors. The diver is provided with a basic working knowledge of how to evaluate any challenging marine situation as well as a good set of practical skills.
Have the KNOWLEDGE of a “Master” and be a dive leader…
Become a PADI Divemaster
The PADI Divemaster certification is the highest PADI leadership level certificate with the exception of the Instructor rating. The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable drivers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers and where desired work in the field.
Qualifications of Graduates:
An active status PADI Divemaster is qualified to organize and lead dives for certified divers if the diving activities and locale approximate those in which the Divemaster is trained. Additional training, knowledge or experience is necessary for the Divemaster who desires to organize highly specialized activities, such as wreck penetration, Enriched Air Nitrox dives or enters a new locale.
An active status Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct PADI recognition and experience programs and award appropriate recognition materials to participants.
An active status PADI Divemaster is qualified to assist an active status PADI Instructor in diving courses. If all other prerequisites are met a current PADI Divemaster is qualified to enter a PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).
Dive SAFER and LONGER…
Become a NITROX Diver
Why PADI NITROX?
Maximize your dive time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. As an “Enriched Air Diver” you save time because you can:
• Stay underwater longer
• Get back into the water sooner
• Get your certification while also completing dives for other PADI courses
Furthermore diving with NITROX you may feel less tired which is great on holiday!
What do I need and what will I do?
All you need is your Open Water Diver certification and you must be a minimum of 15 years old. You will learn about the required dive preparation and special dive procedures for enriched air diving.
How soon can I be diving on NITROX?
A mini-workshop and two dives and you’ll be on your way!
• Recommended total course hours: 12
• Open Water training: usually two dives over one day
Where can I go from here?
You can add this specialty course towards your Master Scuba Diver certification, and your PADI Enriched Diver certification is required if you intend to move into technical diving.
Get ‘REFRESHED’ with a Scuba Review!
or be orientated to diving in Cape Town waters
Why do I need it?
If you have not been diving for several months it would be in your best interest to book yourself in for a refresher before taking the plunge back into the big blue.
Perhaps you are a qualified diver and have never dived in Cape Town. Let us orientate you to our local marine environment and what the Cape coast has to offer you.
What is in it for you?
The Scuba Review will give you the safety and comfort of gaining back your confidence in the pool under the supervision of a PADI Instructor, before booking you on one of our dive trips on offer to many of the popular dive sites in and around the Cape waters.
Your orientation will ensure your safe transition to our exciting coastal waters, with an introduction to our popular dives sites on one of our shore and/or boat dives.
Duration and Cost:
It is half day session including an Open water theory review and a refresher of skills in the pool covering most of the techniques you mastered during the Open water course.
Incorporate your scuba Review into another PADI course or a shore dive or a boat dive.
We live in the only city in the world with two oceans on its doorstep, the Atlantic, and the Indian Oceans. Although the convergence of the Atlantic and Indian oceans are not at Cape Point but at Cape Agulhas, the South-Western Cape is affected by both the Agulhas and Benguela currents. The difference in sea temperature is responsible for a marvelous diversity of underwater life and scenery, so the Cape diver literally enjoys the best of both worlds.
During the winter months (May to August) the prevailing north-westerly offshore winds clean and flatten the Indian ocean. The water on this side of the bay is always a few degrees warmer than that of the Western side of the peninsula and can reach as high as 18°C. The visibility is usually between 8 – 12m, but can quite often be a spectacular 30m in winter.
The best time to dive this side of the coast is Summer, from September to April when strong south-eastern blow offshore, causing upwelling of clear cold water.
The coast is a graveyard of shipwrecks, most of which met their fate during spectacular winter storms and many interesting wreck dives can be done from our boat. Kelp beds are dense and plentiful but take some getting used to. The reef life is spectacular, Hard and soft corals in shades of pink, bright purple, red and orange are set off by a background of yellow, blue, violet anemones.
Experience the Cape of Good Hope from a different perspective, from the water! Welcome to Aqualibrium, our fully equipped semi-rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Certified to carry either 12 divers or 12 passengers or adventure trippers, we cater for a range of charters from dive charters, photographic trips (above and below the surface), high-speed adrenaline runs, sunset cruises as well as private site seeing tours.
We offer tourist charters along the coastline of the Cape Peninsula with launch points along the Atlantic side being Hout Bay and the Oceana Power Boat Club (V&A Waterfront) and from Millers Point on the False Bay coast. Popular trips are down to Cape Point where the Indian and the Atlantic oceans arguably meet as well as viewing the Dias & Da Gamma Padrao.
And it’s not only the spectacular views of the majestic Table Mountain range but also the variety of marine life that can be encountered such as whales, dolphins, seals, penguins and game fish.
One of our most popular boat charters is to Cape Point. We launch from Millers Point Slipway near Simonstown and take a nice cruise along the coastline to Cape Point. Here you get to experience and see the “Tip Of Africa” in a completely unique way as opposed to viewing it from land. Common sightings on these trips are pods of Dolphins which like to play in the bow wave of the boat.