Miracle Waters

Miracle Waters is a dive getaway in clean spring water, with a view of the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range - less than an hour's drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria!

Grade

Epic

Disabled Friendly

No

Accommodation

Yes

Team Building Facilities

Yes

Family Friendly

Yes

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  • Grade
  • Disabled Friendly
    No
  • Accommodation
    Yes
  • Team Building Facilities
    Yes
  • Family Friendly
    Yes

Miracle Waters is a dive getaway in clean spring water, with a view of the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range – less than an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria!

Our large clear diving lake is an old open cast chrome mine surrounded by natural bush and farmlands. The water is so clean because it is naturally replenished by an underwater spring.

Entry is via paved paths for an easy plunge into the warm water.

Sporting five training platforms, it is the perfect place for instruction to beginners as well as for recreational dives at all levels. All training from One Star/Open Water Diver to Instructor Training can be done here…

For non-divers there are many things to see and do in the area. Bring along your binoculars and birding books, or watch the game in our large game enclosures. Children can enjoy the trampoline and swimming pool under the supervision of their parents. It is recommended to pack sufficient sun protection for the day.

The depth of our lake is 33m and the visibility which can reach 10m, is good. All divers can relax, as there are no major hazards or extreme depths. Numerous Black Bass and various species of Kurper are found in the shallows, while a bus, aeroplane, Puma helicopter, several yachts, swimming pool, and various other items (even a computer station!) have also been introduced. Both the bus and aeroplane can safely be entered by appropriately trained divers.

Under the shady trees are lovely picnic areas with tables and braai (BBQ) facilities where old and new friends can reminisce about the day’s diving activities.

The overnight camping site and electrified chalets have basic amenities and lovely hot showers. Either bring your own tent or caravan or hire one of our chalets for convenience. We are on a daily basis busy upgrading and improving our facilities at this new venue.

Our restaurant, which is open on weekends, supplies delicious cooked meals. All week round, our shop caters for snacks, gear rental, gear spares, and new gear sales. Additional supplies are available in the nearby town of Brits, only 5 minutes away. Rules

Please note the following conditions for using the facilities at Miracle Waters.

1.                   The property will be entered for diving purposes only.

2.                   All divers to be certified or accompanied by an instructor when on a diving course

3.                   All dives to comply with international certifying standards

4.                   No diving under the influence of alcohol

5.                   No pets of any type, size, shape, age allowed

6.                   No swimming in the lake (Except when for training / course purposes – and then under strict supervision by an instructor)

7.                   No fishing

8.                   No boats / canoes / any other floating devises

9.                   No stone throwing in the water

10.               No making of fires in other than the braai stands provided

11.               No solo diving (Only if qualified)

12.               No cutting of trees

13.               Children must be supervised at all times

14.               No private compressors or de-canting of cylinders for filling purposes – cylinder refills only to be done by Miracle Waters at the official filling station

15.               No private business or selling of products (Diving or non-diving items)

16.               No selling of food / snacks / cool drinks (These are sold by the shop of Miracle Waters)

17.               A general speed limit of 20km/h shall be observed at all times

18.               No other roads on the property may be used than the designated entrance / exit / driveways thru camp.

19.               No climbing of no-rite dumps allowed

20.               Any person causing a public nuisance, damaging property or abusing any other person, may be evicted from the property and denied future access

21.               Any person abusing or damaging the property of MIRACLE WATERS, will be liable for the cost repairing or replacing such property

22.               Time schedules for Gates, Gear Rental, Air Fills, need to be adhered to.

23.               No hubbly bubblies allowed.

Scuba Diving

SCUBA is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and is used by anyone who wants to descend underwater for longer than they can hold their breath.

Most often used in the sea but sometimes in dams and lakes it is one of the few ways that man can experience zero gravity, without going into space.

It is also one of the few experiences one can have on this earth of total silence – usually the only sound you hear is your own breathing and the release of air through your regulator.

While it is mandatory for anyone diving to have undertaken a certified training course there are a number of places one can go for shallow dives where a short course is possible to allow diving for limited time period.

The warm currents of the south pacific provide excellent diving areas where wet suits are not necessary. And, with an extensive array of underwater worlds we are spoilt for different diving experiences.

While the tropical coral reefs are matched with long sandy beaches we also have rocky headlands, submarine canyons and rich offshore banks, pinnacles and kelp forests.

Sporting more than 2,500 species of fish and beyond the sport and recreational diving the more experienced divers head to the South Pacific for some fantastic wreck diving opportunities.

A word on Scuba Diving:

“Yes, I love it. The sea is everything. It covers seven-tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert where man is never alone for he feels life, quivering around him on every side. There is supreme tranquillity. The sea does not belong to despots. On its surface iniquitous rights can still be exercised, men can fight there, devour each other there, and transport all terrestrial horrors there. But at thirty feet below its level their power ceases, their influence dies out, there might disappears. Ah, sir, live in the bosom of the waters! There alone is independence. There I recognise no masters! There I am free.”

Equipment:

Most of the operators will supply you with all the equipment you require including snorkel, mask, flippers, weight belts, tanks and regulators, but here is a comprehensive Scuba Gear Checklist that we found for you’re from about.com

Save a Dive Kit

Your kit should include first aid and gear repair items, such as a First Aid Kit, Seasickness medication, Strong SPF sunscreen (40+ SPF), Anti-fog for masks, Spare straps for fins and masks, Extra flashlight batteries and Replacement O-rings,

Comfort Items

The list of comfort items will make your time on the boat more relaxing and enjoyable; Towel, Dry clothing, Hat, Jacket, Bottled water, Healthy snacks (i.e. fruits and vegetables), Sunglasses, Comb or brush, Bathroom kit and Money (to tip the boat captain)

Your scuba gear checklist should be used before the dive to make sure you have the necessary equipment and after the dive to make sure you haven’t lost anything.

Gear Bag, Mask, Snorkel and keeper, Fins, Booties, gloves and hooded wetsuit, Weights and weight belt, BCD – Buoyancy Compensator Device, Regulator and Alternate/Secondary Regulator (octopus), Air Tank, Alternate Air Source, Dive Knife, Dive Light, Dive Flag, Underwater Camera, Dive Watch, Dive Computer

Safety:

It is critical to understand that once below the surface you are literally relying on your equipment to keep you alive. Ensure that all equipment has been serviced and is in good working order and make sure that the activity operator you choose is fully qualified and takes you through a thorough demonstration and safety check.

Make sure your regulator is working correctly and that your oxygen tank is full. The feeling of running out of air underwater is one that you don’t want to experience personally!

Interesting Facts:

There are a variety of reasons why people go Scuba diving. Below is a list why increasing numbers of people are getting engrossed in this sport:

It allows interested individual to be close to various marine life: The large scale of underwater wildlife as well as the coral reefs leave an amusing and wonderful experience, not mentioning the thousands of fishes and marine creatures in varying kinds, colours, and shapes swimming around.

Each dive has something unusual to offer: Besides the fact that there are a lot of diving variations, it is great to know that every dive is a different underwater experience. The variety of marine life is so interesting that such an amazing adventure is sometimes unanticipated.

It is an enormous approach of discovery: It’s truly a different world down there. Aside from the marine creatures which come in stunning colours and amazing features, there could still be many things to see and discover underwater.

I t is very educational: This is not just going underwater and exploring the marine world. This is a sport where the diver experiences fun while learning a lot of information regarding underwater wildlife at the same time. The first part itself before going underwater is already informative; this is where the preparation and getting oneself equipped through proper training. In general, there is long list of things that should be learned when going Scuba Diving.

It allows people to execute definite tasks and services: People who are into Professional Diving are paid for a particular purpose such as underwater researches, engineering and scientific surveys and inspections, searches and recovery operations, and underwater photography and cinematography.

It is a relaxing outdoor activity: It is said that looking at an aquarium is a nice way to have some peace of mind after a tiring day of work. Scuba Diving is much different and better in reality. It shows a wonderful and soothing environment.

It makes naval researches and studies truly feasible: This type of sport has an enormous part in making most marine researches and investigations. It is indeed a great help to the fields of science such as marine biology and among others.

History:

SCUBA is an acronym for Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus and is used by anyone who wants to descend underwater for longer than they can hold their breath.

Most often used in the sea but sometimes in dams and lakes it is one of the few ways that man can experience zero gravity, without going into space.

It is also one of the few experiences one can have on this earth of total silence – usually the only sound you hear is your own breathing and the release of air through your regulator.

While it is mandatory for anyone diving to have undertaken a certified training course there are a number of places one can go for shallow dives where a short course is possible to allow diving for limited time

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