Learn to Scuba Dive - Give it a good try FOR FREE



ScubaVersity in the Krugersdorp area


South Africa
Trip Participants


Andrew Louw
Elsie de Swardt
Lucinda Jooste
Nick Cowley
Shantelle + BF
Steven Tucker + GF
Therese van Wyk

Hi everyone.


I know that many of you are interested in scuba diving.


So here is an opportunity for you to try it out for free. And have a good go at it as well, not just dunk your face underwater in a Jacuzzi in a little shop somewhere LOL

Be at ScubaVersity from about 12:00 next Sunday the 6th of March and give it a go. 


ScubaVersity regularly has free sessions that they call “Discover Scuba” (http://www.scubaversity.com/site/)

It is great and easy as pie. You get a brief safety session and then, with just the essential equipment, get to really scuba dive in a HUGE heated pool.



There is a large shallow L shape in the pool of around 1.2m deep and this is where you try the underwater breathing trick the first few times. It is very nice because if you don’t like being underwater you can simply stand up and be head-and-shoulders above the water. Then you can calm yourself down and perhaps try again. (you also don’t wear the restrictive diving suit and the heavy weight belt etc. so you are quite “comfortable” and thus calm)


It is actually incredibly easy and you breathe naturally. (you don’t have to suck the air from the cylinders and it does not get forced into your lungs either. You breathe normally and effortlessly)


If you are comfortable you can move around to the deeper sections of the pool. (it probably depends on the number of people waiting, how long they will let you explore the unknown depths)

The deepest section is about 5m deep but I don’t think they will let you go there.

 You are under no obligation to pay/buy anything or do a scuba course through them……..although that is the idea behind the day and I am sure they would appreciate the business



Okay enough of the sales pitch. I don’t work for ScubaVersity but I think it is a awesome sport that most people are a little too timid to try out (or don’t know where to go)


Here are the facts. Use it, don’t use it LOL


The date is 6 March 2011 (but they do it just about every weekend)

Starting time is at 12:00ish (they have students in the pool till 12:00 but we can watch)

What to bring: Swimming clothes, sun block, hat, towel, money for snacks, etc.

What to expect: A much easier and more natural experience than you thought possible. Really nice and friendly people eager to tell you more about their sport.



The location: Offers nice green grass to sit and picnic on. A pub and a little shop for snacks and cold drinks. And a folly ball net/court that we can use.

They will have fires burning and they sell braai backs at R30 each (I think that if we warn them of a big group coming, they will give salads and bread rolls for free)


They have 14 instructors so they should be able to handle a big crowd but perhaps you could/should let me know if you are going to come so I can “warn” them??? J


Qualified divers are welcome to join on the day and social


See you there.





Sunday, March 6, 2011 (All day)