You are welcomed at the airport and transported to the 5 star Saltycrax Backpackers in Blouberg. The hostel is within walking distance from all bars, restaurants, the beach, shops and transport terminals. Blouberg is famous for kitesurfing, water sports and its amazing views of Table Mountain. For the rest of your day you can go down to the famous Kite Beach to capture some great views of Table Mountain, sip a cocktail, get lunch or take a stroll on the beach. At night a traditional South African meal is cooked on the fire. This is a great opportunity to meet new people from around the world. You will spend the night at Saltycrax.
After a good night’s sleep it’s time to learn how to scuba dive. Your friendly local guide will give you a brief lesson on using Cape Town’s public transport and will accompany you to the nearest bus terminal that will get you to the diving school where you will have formal lectures as well as tutorials on video. In the afternoons you will practice what you have learnt in the only custom-made heated dive pool in Cape Town.
After two days of studying it’s time to test what you have learnt. Before the final exam, you will have your first sea dive on which qualified instructors will assist you. It is important to note that the course is built on the concept of performance-based learning and is not time-based. Students are not forced to progress according to the clock. Instead, they are allowed to progress at their own pace until they demonstrate their water skills with comfort and confidence.
You can spend the day relaxing on the beach or go on an adventure like shark cage diving, skydiving or sandboarding. For other options on what you can do ask your friendly Saltycrax staff member (own expense). After your free day you will arrive back at the backpackers where you can share your stories from the past few days over a drink with the other guests. If you want to, venture off to explore Table View's nightlife.
Go down to the beachfront to grasp your last views of Table Mountain. If you are heading somewhere else later in the evening go to reception to enquire about what to do on your last day (own expense).
- Welcome BBQ
- Equipment rental
- Qualified Instructor
- course material
- 2 Shore Dives and 2 Boat Dives
Backpacker style accommodation with shared facilities - dorm, single room or double room
Airport pick-up included.
All local tour transfers included with public transport.
Please be aware
This tour is weather dependent.