PTA Diving schools

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  1. FransSny

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    Hi guys, going to Kenya and malawi (prob during july) later in the year and need to get my diving licence renewed havent dived in 10 years...only snorkeled (also wife wants to do hers), any one know the good scools in PTA area
     
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    not sure about PTA, but all you would need to do is ask about the refresher or discoverer course i think and they do a one day touch up :)
     
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    thanks dallas...i was sure there was a refresher course....did my initial course 10 years ago Exxaro was still Iscor and had a diving club! lost touch a bit with the sport
     
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    its like riding a bike :)
     
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    Frans - one of the bigger and more popular Dive schools, is in Menlyn SHopping mall - Scuba Scene.
    Peet (the owner) also owns the Scuba Scene in the shopping mall/business park at the old gym on your way to the gholf driving range (the entrance is opposite Makro's entrance in Centurion).

    Alternatively - buy yourself the latest DiveStyle - there are many dive schools that advertise in there - in the back of the Divestyle.....

    You can also look on DiveStyle's web-site - I THINK that they might show the dive school advertisement there as well.

    There's another dive school in Centurion, called A-H-A Scuba..... I think that they are in Lenchen North road.....

    There's another SCUBA diving school in Brooklyn, Pretoria, where the SCUBA diving training pool is - BUT Peet from Scuba Scene also owns this..... :)
     
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    FransSny Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the info jacques (twice :whistling:)..i live in centurion so will check it out...stupid of me not to think of dive style ....

    Only reason i am doing this again is Kenya has :thumbup: reefs and lake malawi has great freshwater diving
     
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    Awesome man! Peet's swimming pool in Brooklyn is a very good idea.... either that, or Miracle Waters! :)

    And oh - while you at Miracles - write my name on the bus and the airplane - I forgot to do that the last time I dived there ;) LOL!
     
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    mricle waters...cool idea for us oakes inland...for interest sake did u see padi has an "online course"...I might have better luck sticking my head in my tank
     
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    LOL! No - I never knew that PADI now already had "online courses" :)
     
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    Are you taking a camera with you?
     
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    want to but my cam is Eos 1000D so will have to look into a housing, cam is still new and i havent gotten around to all the "nice 2 haves" (just have std 50 mm lens , 80 mm lens and 300mm) any suggestions viper would be appreciated
     
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    Eish - good luck with that housing Frans..... Ikelite (a.f.a.i.k) is the only real brand that makes DSLR SCUBA diving housings.... :)
     
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    thanks jacques...al i could find on our friend google as well
     
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    BTW: It will be MUCH MUCH MUCH cheaper to get a new snap-n-shoot Canon or perhaps Olympus with an underwater housing.... I see that in the latest DiveStyle they are advertising a Sony Cybershot with housing, for around R5500.... (model: DSC-T700)....

    Looks great....

    For more info - look at IKELITE Underwater Systems....

    BTW: ScubaScene's web-site URL: Home | Scuba Scene

    AHA Dive Centre: AHA Dive Centre :: Serious diving, Serious fun

    There's also Reef Divers: Welcome to Reef Divers (also in Pta)

    Or TwoBar Scuba: TwoBar Scuba. Professional scuba training and scuba travel
     
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    once again thanks jacues..thanks viper, had a look at the pixtreme (wife will kill me ..still trying to convince her of the polario pump's actual benifits)
     
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    :lol: They just never understand our logic of thinking do they.
     
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    Check those prices !!!!! Will have 2 sell the kids, any offers
     
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    Which prices were you talking about Frans? The Ikelites? YES - they are BLOODY EXPENSIVE - average around R12 to R15K for DSLR housings....

    That's why I said - perhaps you should rather go for the "snap-n-shoots".... with underwater housings...
     
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    Yip the ikelites...nige though...think ill just buy postcards :p
     
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