Learn to scuba dive
You’d think that the desire to scuba dive would be reserved for coastal holidays at the Thonga beach lodge and oceanside visits, but in actual fact, scuba diving is very popular in land-locked cities in South Africa. There are a number of dive centres in Johannesburg, so if you’re looking for something new and exciting to do with your partner while visiting the City of Gold, then why not try scuba diving?
You can leave your cares and concerns at your Johannesburg hotel and go to a dive centre feeling ready to challenge your limits. Ensure that the diving school you sign up to offers internationally-recognised qualifications, since it’s important to be properly certified no matter where in the world you dive, and to be able to dive anywhere in the world! A diving school should also offer dedicated theory classes before they allow students to even get a toe in the water. Indeed, though, you can’t buy scuba diving books for sale online and expect to be able to “dive” right into the deep-end.
If you’re a complete beginner, opt for an Introduction to Scuba course, which will let you and your partner get a feel for scuba diving and if you like it, you can do a more dedicated diving course like Open Water or Advanced Diving. The fantastic thing about scuba diving is that there are various applications to the scuba skill and you’ll be able to specialise in types of diving, such as Rescue Diving or Shark Diver. The more advanced you become, the more versatile you can be, adding Nitrox Diving and Dive Master, or DAN Hazardous Marine Life diving to your repertoire.
Diving is an exciting hobby that gives you access to a whole new world of underwater experience – even better if you get to share that experience with your partner or your friends. Come to Johannesburg and learn to dive!