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Ocean Divers International

Main Activity: Diving

South Africa - Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth

Contact Information

Contact: Ms Leslie Boshoff
Address: 10 Albert Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Tel: +27 41 5815121
Email:
Web: www.odipe.co.za


Description

There are plenty of options located inside and outside of the Port Elizabeth Bay, including reefs, wrecks, and shark diving.

We use our own Safari vehicles and 8 meter Superduck to get you to our dive sites. Noordhoek Ski Boat Club is our preferred launch site for the Wildside dives, and for Bay dives we launch from the Port Elizabeth Skiboat Club.
Dolphin and Whale encounters en route to our dive sites are common, so impromptu snorkel adventures are a added extra! Our experienced Skippers are dedicated in making every ride safe, memorable and fun filled.

Ocean Divers International teaches SSI and PADI Diving Courses from Beginner to Instructor level. We adhere to the very strict International standards as set by SSI and PADI International. Our lecture facilities are equipped with the latest audio visual equipment to enhance your learning experience. The purpose built indoor heated swimming pool makes training a pleasure in any weather conditions. Our Staff
Leslie Boshoff
Juan Snyman
Sharon Clark
Lucinda Lear
Evania Lombard

Our Mission
• To attract, train and stimulate customers that enjoy sport diving on all skills levels.
• To sustain and develop our customer base with effective communication, personal service and great value.
• To empower our employees to become self-starters, to be creative, innovative and take responsibility to develop their own careers.
• To maintain high ethical standards, family values and professional business practices.
• To become experts in our chosen field of business

We have the following facilities:
• 2 Lecture Rooms
• Workshop for all servicing and repairs
• Compressor Room for equipment rental and air fills
• Indoor heated 3.5m deep training swimming pool
• Ablution Facilities
• Warm/Cold water showers both indoor and outdoor showers available
• Baths with fresh water for washing of equipment after dives
Port Elizabeth has two main diving areas that consist of the Bay itself and the Wild side, which lays to the west of Cape Receife. Diving conditions in Port Elizabeth is greatly influenced by seasonal changes. The Bay is a transition zone between the warm current that runs down the east coast and the cold current that runs down the west coast. This creates two distinctive dive environments on each side of the coastline. Winter is the best time to dive Port Elizabeth with an average visibility of 5m – 8m in the Bay and between 10 – 15m on the Wild side.

The rocky reefs are covered in soft corals, sponges and sea fans. Due to the nutrient rich water that feeds the reefs of the Wild side, the growth of false and hard corals are prolific. The noble coral that grows here in abundance is in fact the only hard coral in Southern Africa that grows in cold water. The dramatic rock formations of the reefs make for interesting dives for all levels of scuba divers, with depths ranging from 5m to 40m. Even though most of the reefs are clos

Species sighted in this area

Whales, Dolphin, Shark

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Vessel Info

Vessel Name: Superduck
Vessel Type: 8 m Semi-rigid Inflatable
Registration No:

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