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Discover Scuba Diving In Simons Town

Cape Town, South Africa

Experience hosted by Kobus

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

Have you always wanted to try out scuba diving? With this experience, you'll be able to discover the lesser-known underwater world of Cape Town without needing any prior diving experience. Join me, a local PADI Professional who will show you the kelp forests, seals, penguins, small sharks and fish varieties that Cape Town has to offer.

*Meet at the meeting point. (Jubilee square)

*Get ready and try on your diving gear and equipment ( booties, wetsuits, fins, mask, hoodies and buoyancy device)

* We'll head to the dive site that I will choose on the day based on your experience level and weather conditions.

* I'll then do a detailed briefing that covers safety, hand signals and what to expect on your scuba dive.

*Once we are ready we'll get kitted up and go blow some bubbles.
Other things to note
Bring your towel, swimming wear, and sunscreen and be prepared for an awesome experience. A pickup can be arranged. Possible to rent a camera for underwater photos.
Have you always wanted to try out scuba diving? With this experience, you'll be able to discover the lesser-known underwater world of Cape Town without needing any prior diving experience. Join me, a local PADI Professional who will show you the kelp forests, seals, penguins, small sharks and fish varieties that Cape Town has to offer.

*Meet at the meeting point. (Jubilee square)

*Get ready and try on your diving gear and e…

What's included

  • Food
    Drinks and snacks
  • Equipment
    All diving gear required

Meet your host, Kobus

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 68 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Having grown up in Cape Town, my passion for diving started about 9 years ago. I have been a qualified PADI Diving Instructor for over 7 years and have taught in various locations around the world including Thailand, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka. After returning from teaching overseas, I'm excited to now share my love for the ocean and to introduce you to the underwater world in my home town.

I've completed "Supporting the Safety of Women | Travelers & Hosts" seminar facilitated by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (October 5th, 2019)
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in Simon's Town, a vibrant, coastal town area. I will give you a safety briefing, we'll fit all the gear and also give you an overview of what we're going to do and what to expect on the dive. Then we'll spend some time in the shallow water doing some diving skills to get you comfortable and relaxed before the dive. We'll then go for a dive at a maximum depth of 7m where you can experience the marine flora and fauna of Cape Town.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

Ashley
March 2020
I really couldn’t recommend Kobus enough! The experience was amazing, professional and felt safe the entire time. Even when I got a little nervous being underwater Kobus helped me calm my nerves. I got to see many rad sea creatures and learnt so much about Scuba Diving. Thank you Kobus! As a local South African myself, I will make sure I recommend you to all my friends.
I really couldn’t recommend Kobus enough! The experience was amazing, professional and felt safe the entire time. Even when I got a little nervous being underwater Kobus helped me…
Chidi
February 2020
First timer, won't be my last. At the beginning, I was a little bit panicky but eventually I got settled and comfortable. First dive, first step towards this awesome journey of scuba diving!!
Josephine
February 2020
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience! Kobus was easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable. He made us feel comfortable every step of the way. On the dive itself, we got to see star fish, octopus, various other cool fish, and even a seal that followed us around for a bit. Highly recommend this experience for anyone!
We couldn’t have been happier with our experience! Kobus was easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable. He made us feel comfortable every step of the way. On the dive itself,…
John
January 2020
Great introduction to the technical aspects of scuba diving and then also the experience. Was fortunate to see a pretty big ray on my first dive.
Sam
January 2020
Kobus and his team were super friendly, chilled out and experienced guys. Myself and my girlfriend had a great time, met Kobus easily at the agreed location and felt safe and guided throughout the whole process. Neither of us had scuba dived before and he and his team explained everything in a very clear way but also made the entire experience really fun and meaningful. 5 stars would recommend to anyone that wants to try scuba diving but has no experience!
Kobus and his team were super friendly, chilled out and experienced guys. Myself and my girlfriend had a great time, met Kobus easily at the agreed location and felt safe and guide…
Violet
January 2020
Amazing experience. I went there with my girlfriend so he’s super open and lgbt friendly! Also it was my first time and he was understanding and very helpful! Picked us up from our airbnb stay so the entire time I felt comfortable and catered to. Will do it again next time in Capetown!
Amazing experience. I went there with my girlfriend so he’s super open and lgbt friendly! Also it was my first time and he was understanding and very helpful! Picked us up from our…

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit

Towel