Scuba Diving in Durbs

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  1. Rabbit

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    Hi Fellow Reefers....

    I was hoping you could assist me in this.

    I'm planning a trip to durbs in about a months time. Do you know of any good spots for first time scuba divers ? its just for me and the misses.

    Possibly someone can guide me ?

    Cheers

    Bruce
     
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  3. TheWaterboy

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    ALIWAL SHOAL !!!!!!

    thats were bigginner divers start and experianced divers stay;)
     
  4. danimal

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    you got your open water diving certificates?
     
  5. Rabbit

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    Nope, purely recreational , is it a must to have it ?
     
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    you will need the basic training in order to make you aware of the dangers and hazards you could experience and basically what to do in such an event..

    open water 1 is a must, if you dive with a diver who has these certifications and something should happen to you the "more experienced" diver will be held liable
     
  7. danimal

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    yup. and you need a boat to get to aliwal, you can't snorkel it, and the dive charters will all ask to see your certification.

    if you are wanting to just snorkel (i.e. mask and fins, no scuba gear) and look at pretty fishes, there are plenty of rock pools etc that are amazing - umdloti, treasure beach, sheffield. lots of juvenile fish around this time of year as well, very cool :thumbup:
     
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    Awe dont be mean! Why only for the two of you ... Invite couple of the guys (always ready for a group dive) and see the wonders of the ocean (plus you got the advantage of divers that are familiar with the area and its ups and downs)
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  9. Rabbit

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    Sounds like a Plan Chikaboo :) ... I'll be leaving for my Roadtrip on monday, should reach durbs by Thursday friday...

    maybe we can hookup, I would love to see your guys tanks !

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    Hey Guys I'm up in durbs for this weekend, staying along the south coast. Is there anyone interested in snorkeling ?
     
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    Where about? I was snorkeling in Umdloti this past weekend. Water was a bit dirty.
     
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    Hi, left durban yesterday, did the snorkeling at ushaka... was a great experience:)
     
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    How is the sorkling at hiberdeen
     
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