Top Scuba Dive Shops in Western Cape
#1 - Kelp Divers
Enjoy a scuba diving experience like no other with Kelp Divers. We offer a wide range of scuba diving courses from beginner to advanced. Additionally, we also have first aid and specialty courses for those who want to take scuba diving further. All our scuba courses are approved by PADI.
#2 - Dive Team
Dive Team is a full service 5 star PADI dive centre neatly situated in Simon's town on the way to Cape Point between all the popular dive sites.
We have a fully stocked retail shop and well equipped rental section that cater for both scuba and freedivers alike.
We offer on-site cylinder fills and have certified service technicians for all major brands of scuba equipment that offer in house repairs and maintenance.
Whether you prefer shore dives or boat dives, let us show you why the Table Mountain National Park Marine Protected Area is rated as one of the best diving destinations in South Africa. We have our own boats and our guides are passionate about the environment they work in.
The Kelp forests and the Cape Fur Seals are always the clear favourites for both freediving and scuba diving, but don't forget the many historical shipwrecks and huge variety of colourful reefs to explore.
#3 - Garden Route Scuba
Garden Route Scuba can be found at 40 Marsh street, Mosselbay in the centre of town !
Our dive centre offer PADI courses from beginner to Pro and also dive charters in and around the Garden Route.
We have lovely shore entries or boat dives from our 12 person super duck "African Waters" with a full gear rental section, retail section, gear servicing and cylinder fills.
#4 - Orca Diving Academy
Orca Diving Academy has been teaching diving since 1986. The instructors are intimately involved in the industry, constantly upgrading and updating their diving and training skills. This allows us to offer the full range of advanced and specialty training courses from any agency of your choice, including professional level courses.
#5 - Pisces Divers
Pisces Divers is a friendly and professional PADI Career Development Dive Centre located just a few metres from the False Bay coast in Simonstown in the South peninsula. We have been operating for the past 20 years and have been the centre of choice for many divers embarking on a diving career.
We offer all levels of PADI dive training from Discover Scuba through to Instructor level, including Freediving, as well as diving equipment rental and sales, a servicing workshop for all major brands, and an air-fill and nitrox service. We run two Instructor Development Programs per year, in May and November.
Being so close to the sea, we can offer dives daily. There are a huge variety of dive sites within close range, from shallow shore entries with kelp forests to deeper wreck and reef dives. Our boat launches several times a week, so call the shop for the weeks dive plan or even just for a dive report.
Join us for a two-dive package including all equipment, a meal and guide (1:4 ratio) which is a great way to discover Cape Towns underwater world and learn about some of our fascinating marine life.
We also run Sardine Run expeditions on the Wild Coast in May and June each year.
Join us - We look forward to diving with you soon!
#6 - Into The Blue
Into The Blue Scuba Dive Centre situated in Cape Town is your one stop scuba dive shop.
We offer a range of diving excursions in and around Cape Town, as well as snorkelling. We travel to where dive conditions are the best on the day - whether in the Cape Town Atlantic side, or in Simonstown. Transport is provided.
We also offer a range of courses from beginner to advanced. There are also a number of first aid and speciality courses, for those who want to take scuba diving further.
We are conveniently located in Sea Point Cape Town, close to many popular hotels as well as the V&A Waterfront. Public transport to our premises is excellent. For those that prefer the personal touch, we do offer a collection and drop off service in and around Cape Town.
#7 - Two Oceans Aquarium
The Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School is a certified PADI Dive Resort and your one-stop-shop for all things scuba diving in Cape Town. We showcase Southern Africa’s marine biodiversity through world-class diving experiences in all three of our large-scale exhibits... and beyond!
#8 - Pro Dive - Plettenberg Bay
It was in 2006 that Prodive Plett was born and over the years has grown from a small outlet to a world- class 5 Star PADI Dive centre. With its own house reefs, on-site shop, lecture room, training pool, equipment room, and air-fill station, it has now become an integral part of the Beacon Isle Hotel.
We offer a wide range of activities for the whole family, such as diving courses, shore dives, charters, and snorkeling excursions.
Plett is also home to a large Cape Fur Seal colony and is one of the few places in the world where you can enjoy the unique experience of these inquisitive creatures. You can either join us for a seal dive, seal snorkel, or stay on the boat and view them from the surface...This is bound to be one of your most exciting interactions with marine animals ever!
This is a must stop location along the beautiful Garden Route!
#9 - Maties Underwater Club
Maties Underwater Club is a PADI 5 Star Centre operating through Stellenbosch University to bring the underwater world closer to SU students as well as those in the Stellenbosch area