PADI COURSES

DIVE TRAINING

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Excellent diving! Excellent operations! I’ve been diving around the world, and this was one of the best dive operators I have worked with. The dive itself was great, too! Highly recommend!

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Teaching people how to dive in Cape Town is something we cherish – it’s quite simply the reason Pisces Divers was started in the first place and it remains our main reason for existence. We like to stay in touch with our Cape Town clients and our clients elsewhere and have a weekly newsletter which will hopefully inspire you to keep diving and learning – and coming on dive holidays with us!

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DISCOVERY SCUBA DIVING

A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver.

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PADI KIDS BUBBLE MAKER EXPERIENCE

Whether it's a glass of milk, bubble gum or submerged beneath the surface - you can't help blowing bubbles! Start blowing bubblers our way and start out on the right fin, jump into the PADI Bubblemaker program today!

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PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

If you’ve ever wanted to take SCUBA diving lessons and experience unparalleled adventure to see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

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PADI ReACTIVATE COURSE

Update your dive skills and knowledge with a quick scuba refresher from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

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PADI SEAL TEAM KIDS

Join the pack with a submerged day of fun. For the young scuba divers who is looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions.

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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization.

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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER DIVER

The PADI Advanced Open water course allows you to take your diving adventures deeper while providing you with new skills and knowledge to enhance your abilities as a diver.

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PADI RESCUE DIVER COURSE

This course philosophy focuses on there is no single “right” way to perform a rescue, but rather there are many variables and resources that rescuers consider and draw upon, depending upon the scenario.

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PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER

Considered the “Black belt” of recreational scuba diving the Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest recreational level you can achieve without going Pro.

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PADI COMPRESSOR OPERATOR SPECIALTY

This course gives a theoretical and practical knowledge and  experience, where students will identify cylinders and fill in accordance with the safety guidelines.

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PADI NIGHT DIVER SPECIALTY

Over three dives, you will learn the safe techniques to dive at night, from dive torches and back-up lights, to navigation and signalling underwater at night.

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PADI DRY SUIT DIVER SPECIALITY

This dive course is designed to be an introduction to dry suit diving and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge and techniques necessary for dry suit diving. 

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PADI EMERGENCY OXYGEN PROVIDER

For recreational scuba divers, emergency oxygen is the primary first aid given to individuals suffering from a near drowning or decompression illness

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PADI ENRICHED AIR SPECIALTY (NITROX)

This dive course is designed to qualify recreational divers to use enriched air (“nitrox”) for no stop recreational diving. The program addresses the use of enriched air with 22 percent to 40 percent oxygen, with emphasis on enriched air with 32 and 36 percent oxygen.

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PADI DEEP DIVER SPECIALITY

The purpose of the PADI Deep Diver specialty course is to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and enjoyment of diving between the depths of 18 metres to 40 metres.

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PADI NAVIGATION SPECIALTY

Student divers will develop the techniques involved in navigating underwater within recreational limits and while avoiding disturbing delicate marine life. The best way to learn underwater navigation procedures and to apply them is by doing it. 

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PADI UNDERWATER NATURALIST SPECIALTY

If you're interested in aquatic life then the PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty course is for you. This course is an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and will help develop safe and responsible aquatic life interaction techniques.

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PADI SEARCH & RECOVERY SPECIALTY

The Goal behind this course is to provide divers with skills and knowledge to safely and effectively search and recover items that have been lost or submerged. 

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PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

The purpose of the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course is to assist all divers in polishing their buoyancy control beyond the Open Water Diver level.

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PADI UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY

Designed to be an introduction to basic underwater photography and to help the student diver develop the skills, knowledge and practical techniques necessary..

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PADI WRECK DIVER SPECIALTY

Familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving on our Cape Town wrecks.

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PADI CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Developing the candidates from the very beginning to follow safe and role model dive practices grooming them for leadership levels of training.

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PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE

Open doors you have only imagined. As a PADI Dive Master, you do things others only dream of. Whether you work in a local dive center, at a resort, or on a live aboard dive boat, the adventure of a lifetime is yours for the taking.

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PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

During the IDC, you'll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Comprehensive training, supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials.

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AN ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME

Scuba diving training in Cape Town can be daunting, exhilarating, exhausting, exciting and is usually a mixture of all the above. But it’s never boring! We make the following six promises to you to make sure you get the most out of your Cape Town dive course with Pisces Divers:

Our instructors all have considerable experience both in Cape Town and abroad and have a wealth of knowledge to share. Because our instructor/student ratios are 1:4 or less you will have plenty of personal attention and time to ask questions.

We have excellent school equipment for your safety and comfort during your course in Cape Town.

Sometimes students require more time to master skills or gain confidence while learning to dive. Or you might miss a scheduled dive or training session. No problem! Due to the modular nature of the training, we can arrange additional sessions or remedial training at very reasonable rates. Ask your instructor how this works.

We select interesting and varied Cape Town dive sites for all our PADI dive courses.

We are generous with our boat dives on all our PADI dive courses – PADI Openwater courses have two boat dives, PADI Advanced Openwater courses at least two as well.

Everything is included in the price tag and there are no hidden surprises. All PADI dive courses include the relevant PADI materials and registration fees. The only extra is your permit to scuba dive in a Marine Protected Area at R45 for a monthly permit or R95 for a year permit.

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REVIEWS

  •   Very friendly and professional staff and an amazing dive! Absolutely the best choice if you want to dive on the Cape Peninsula.

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    12/06/2018
  •   They are very helpful and friendly people. On top of that they are very organized. Doing excellent job. Also gave me great tips about finding place to stay, get... read more

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    1/25/2019
  •   What a brilliant dive centre this place is. I did my Open Water Course with them and it was very well organised and I was given all the different options.... read more

    552jennya
    7/25/2019
  •   So, I didn’t actually get to go on a dive with Pisces because of weather conditions but I’m still giving this shop 5 stars. I contacted the shop to schedule... read more

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    11/10/2019
  •   We had a wonderful time doing the Open Water Dive Course at Pisces divers and would highly recommend them! The diving instructors were very patient and we felt confident and... read more

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    12/06/2018
  •   We really enjoyed this dive shop and the dive experiences. From the personnel to the actual dives. The people were super friendly. We enjoyed Eddie's guidance on... read more

    Brian D
    7/03/2019
  •   The last three days were fantastic. The instructor for my open water diver course, Brett, was extremely friendly and really calm. He learned us everything we needed to know and... read more

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    3/18/2019
  •   Fantastic diving experience! It all started with great communication over email. They were very helpful answering all questions and making sure I had all the information needed. Due to the... read more

    Mac_Harry
    11/20/2019
  •   Small boat diving in cold water and shallow depths with seals and kelp. I was very well cared for by the staff who equipped me and treated me with the... read more

    Tarentaal
    10/29/2019
  •   I completed my PADI open water course through Pisces this past weekend. I am so impressed with the dive center, the staff were all so, organized, friendly and helpful. BIG... read more

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    2/04/2019

PADI COURSES

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver

PADI Advanced Open Water

PADI Rescue Diver

PADI Dive Master Course

PADI Instructor Development

PADI SPECIALITIES

 PADI Wreck Diving Speciality

PADI Nitrox

PADI Night Dives

PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy

PADI Underwater Navigation

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