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Deep dive into a new adventure

Deep dive into a new adventure

SPONSORED: Change your perspective with a course or experience at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

Take the leap into a life-changing adventure or give someone a gift they’ll never forget.

The Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is home to a PADI Five Star Dive Centre, offering a whole range of underwater experiences for complete newcomers and courses that give the gift of underwater freedom to anyone looking for a lifelong hobby filled with adventure. These underwater experiences are the ideal gift for anyone who loves the ocean – it’s truly a lifechanging, breath-taking adventure of a lifetime.

The Dive School has highly trained and skilled instructors on board who will facilitate the training of new divers and will lead divers underwater in the Aquarium’s large exhibits.

There are three options for new divers to try at the Aquarium:

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience

This experience is basically a “try diving to see if you like it” and is ideal for the scuba-curious. A PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is a chance to dive inside the Aquarium’s massive I&J Ocean Exhibit.

Swim with gentle rays and curious fish, as skilled instructors guide you through your first-ever scuba dive. This experience is perfect for ocean-lovers aged 10 and older, and if the scuba bug bites, you can upgrade this experience into a full scuba diving course.

2 PADI Open Water Diver Course

This course allows you to dive recreationally and is fit for those looking to take up diving on a more regular basis. The PADI Open Water Diver course offers an internationally recognised skillset which will allow you to dive recreationally almost anywhere in the world.

For ages 10 and up, this course takes you through theory, skills, and a series of dives – both inside the Aquarium and open ocean. Once you’re finished, you’ll have the knowledge, confidence, and qualification to explore thousands of dive sites – from False Bay to the Caribbean.

3 PADI Freediver Course

This course is an introductory course for those interested in freediving. For this, you shun the scuba equipment and take on the experience of exploring the ocean with your own breath, teaching you to tap into your inner discipline and control.

Freediving is rapidly growing in popularity, thanks to its flexibility and accessibility, and this course will enable aspirant freedivers to master the basic concepts needed to fully enjoy the activity – both inside the Aquarium and at beautiful local dive sites. The PADI Freediver Course is suitable for ages 15 and up.


PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organisation and certification and is internationally recognised. As a certified PADI Five Star Dive Centre, the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School meets all the health, safety and quality requirements as set out by PADI.


For more information, prices and to book a dive at the Aquarium go to aquarium.co.za or give the Aquarium a call on 021 418 3823. Find the diving courses here and learn more about the aquarium in general here.

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