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Shark Cage Dive or Shark Snorkel

Whilst we can’t all be Jacques Cousteau there is no reason for anyone to miss out on this underwater shark adventure! Want to Shark Cage Dive at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal? Don your wetsuit; position your mask; slip into the water for an encounter of a lifetime. Yes, you are shark cage diving on Durban’s famous Aliwal Shoal – face to face with a supreme predator – the shark.

PADI Openwater Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Shark SCUBA dive

Want to Shark SCUBA Dive at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal? Don your wetsuit; position your mask; slip into the water for an encounter of a lifetime. Yes, you are shark SCUBA diving on Durban’s famous Aliwal Shoal – face to face with a supreme predator – the shark. Floating weightless on a drift shark dive, surrounded by upwards of 20 Blacktip sharks, may be viewed by the uninitiated as a nightmare! But we know that for SCUBA divers, this is the stuff that dreams are made of! At our dive site, we love nothing more than drifting along with our guests, taking in all the antics of the Blacktip sharks flocking around us.

Ragged tooth Shark Dive

Ragged-tooth sharks are also called sand-tigers. Ragged tooth sharks spend a lot of time patrolling the shallow reefs around Durban and Aliwal shoal, close to the sandy bottom the sharks rub their bodies on the sandy bottom to dislodge parasites and perhaps this could explain their alternate name? The Blue Wilderness team will get you up close and personal with ragged tooth sharks on a dive to the world famous ‘Raggie cave’. Here you can wait in mid-water outside the cave, so as not disturb the ragged tooth sharks. Most times, on the dive, you will view up to 12 sharks patrolling back and forth along the length of this long gash of a cave, as it slices sideways into the reef.

PADI Discover SCUBA

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. Blue Wilderness offers Discover SCUBA dives on Durban’s famous Aliwal Shoal. Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

SCUBA diving training program – Phase 3

Phase 3 of the internship program is when you gain the skills and knowledge that will set you apart from other dive masters. Spend 1 to 3 months living, working, diving and assisting in running Blue Wilderness. Immerse your self in the life of a divemaster and dive center employee.

SCUBA diving training program – Phase 2

Phase 2 of your SCUBA professionals internship begins here. This is when you qualify to be a PADI dive master. Spend a incredible month training for the qualification that will enable you to travel the world as a professional SCUBA diver, working, earning and experiencing the wonders of the underwater world. During phase two, you will intensively train in all the skills to be a genuine SCUBA professional.

SCUBA diving training program – Phase 1

Phase 1 of the SCUBA professionals training course is, developing your SCUBA skills whilst living and diving at the world renowned, Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. In these beginning months, we will take you from the PADI Open Water Course, through to Rescue Diver, along with completing 2 x PADI Specialty courses. In total you can expect to log around 40 dives during this phase.

PADI Reactivate

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next

PADI Advanced Diver Course

The PADI advanced open-water diver course can be completed after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI advanced open-water diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills.The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different adventure dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Tiger Shark Dive

At world famous Aliwal Shoal, in Umkomaas near Durban,  you can SCUBA dive with the charismatic tiger sharks and see their blue-silver stripes for yourself. Seeing a tiger shark sliding silently past you shimmering in the filtering sun rays and the blue water, is the main goal of this baited tiger shark dive with Blue Wilderness.  

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