Our PADI scuba diving courses are available for both novice and experienced divers. From Open Water Diving Courses to PADI Master Instructor Internships, we offer it all in house.
For beginners we have an introductory Discover Scuba Diving course as well as a full PADI Open Water Diver course for those who wish to become a qualified diver.
We are excited to announce that Calypso have officially merged with Aliwal Shoal Scuba to be able to give our clients an even better scuba diving experience. You are most welcome to visit the website and book your dive there.
The mission of Calypso Dive Centre is to assist the experience of scuba diving in the safest and most thrilling way possible, with terrific and impressive training as well as equipment hire and scuba diving activities. ADI Discover Scuba:
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? – Try Scuba Diving Today – No Prior Experience Required!
If you want to find out but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.
While not an actual scuba diving certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you’ll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world as well as complete an additional Open Water dive to max 12m on the world renowned Aliwal Shoal after completion of the pool session.
The Fun Part:
There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little getting used to –after all, human beings weren’t designed to do that – but after a few minutes of awestruck wonder, most participants realize how easy scuba diving really is.
The biggest challenge instructors have with the Discover Scuba Diving program is not coaxing participants into the water but coaxing them out when the program is over. The fun part? It’s all fun!
Let the Learning Begin:
We will do a dive briefing with you, show you the basics on the use of scuba equipment and then take you in to our purpose-built scuba diving pool to conduct the confined water session. Followed by an additional Open Water dive to a max of 12m on the world renowned Aliwal Shoal. The Discover Scuba Diving is the first part of the PADI Open Water Diver Course. You touch on the first theory session, the first confined session and the first open water dive. If you decide that this is the perfect new hobby for you, you can jump straight onto our next PADI Open Water Diver Course and become a qualified diver.
After Course Completion:
Once you’ve completed the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program you can dive with a certified PADI professional, anywhere in the world under similar conditions, for a period of one year without repeating the instruction to a max depth of 12m. Although, since you are still very inexperienced, it would still be advised to repeat the full experience.
Further Your Knowledge:
An even better option would be to do your PADI Open Water Diver Course, so you can start exploring the ocean and all its wonders.
Price: R1699.00 / person
Includes full equipment rental for the entire experience, one confined pool session and one open water dive on the world renowned Aliwal Shoal rated as one of the best dive sites in the world.
Minimum Age: 10 Years
Build the perfect dive package based around your room preference, and how many dives you’d like to do.
Please Note That You Need An Mpa Permit To Dive On Aliwal Shoal Available At Any Post Office In The Country
Prices are per person sharing. Single supplement will be charged. Please note that Gear Rental, Baited Shark Dives / Cage Dives are not included in packages.
Gear Rental @ R95.00 per item per day.
Nitrox Fill @ R90.00 (10L) @ R100.00(12L) @R110.00 (15L) per fill (excludes hire)
Full Gear @ R380.00 per day.
Reef / Wreck / Dives @ R549.00 Air included
Baited Shark Dives / Shark Snorkel @ R1549.00 per dive.
Cage Dive or Shark Snorkel @ R999.00 All gear included.
5 Dive Package @ R2495.00 (Package cannot be split)
Cylinder visual – R295.00
Cylinder Hydro – R350.00
Rumble – R200.00
Cylinder fill – R65.00
Shark Diving on Aliwal Shoal:
Let’s show you sharks up close. Take a ride with us onto the famous Aliwal Shoal Reef and drift dive with one of nature’s most supreme creatures. We invite you for a three-hour adventure with oceanic blacktip shark. You do not need to have any scuba diving experience and an ideal activity with friends or your partner.
Port St John’s – The Greatest Shoal on Earth!
Often referred to as The Greatest Shoal on Earth, South Africa’s Sardine Run is undoubtedly one of the world’s most incredible natural-phenomena. Our trips cater for divers and non-divers alike, giving everyone the opportunity to experience the wonder of the Run first-hand. For photographers, the Sardine Run is an unmissable event.
SARDINE RUN PACKAGES:
Package 1: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ a 3* Guest House incl. Breakfast
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast at a 3* Guest House
Price: R 21315.00 per person sharing
Package 2: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ Amapondo or Jungle Monkey Backpackers
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights dorm accommodation at Amapondo or Jungle Monkey Backpackers.
Price: R 17920.00 per person
Package 3: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ a 4* Lodge incl. Breakfast
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast at a 4* Lodge.
Price: R 23100.00 per person sharing
Package 4: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ a 3* Guest House incl. Breakfast, Dinner and Return Transport
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast at a 3* Guest House, dinner & return transport to/from Durban.
Price: R 24890.00 per person sharing
Package 5: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ a 4* Lodge incl. Breakfast, Dinner and Return Transport
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights’ accommodation including breakfast at a 4* Lodge, dinner & return transport to/from Durban.
Price: R 26675.00 per person sharing
Package 6: 6 Days + 7 Nights @ Amapondo or Jungle Monkey Backpackers Incl. Breakfast, Dinner and Return Transport
6 full days out on the boat (8:00 – 16:00), 7 nights dorm accommodation at Amapondo or Jungle Monkey Backpackers including breakfast, dinner & return transport to/from Durban.
Price: R 22545.00 per person