6 Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

If you’ve always wondered about the fantastic world below the surface of the water, you can find out with the 6 Day PADI Open Water Diving Course.

6 day padi highlights


DAY 1:

You are welcomed at the airport by one of our staff and taken to SaltyCrax Backpackers’ hostel in Table View. The hostel is close to beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. When you arrive at the hostel you will meet the other guests and sit around the fire while a traditional South African meal is cooked on the fire.

DAY 2 – 3:

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.

DAY 4:

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.

DAY 5:

Today you will become a qualified PADI Open water diver. A qualified diver will keep an eye on you while you explore the ocean bottom.

DAY 6:

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).


Accommodation can be upgraded to doubles or en-suites at an additional charge
Please note that this activity is weather dependent and the itinerary stated above acts as an example.