Ready to go underwater? - Learn to dive with confidence at Ocean Divers International

BY MATTHEW COLLINS - MARCH 17, 2015

For over 32 years now, Ocean Divers International (ODI), which is situated in Albert Road, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, has made scuba diving safe and fun for those keen to discover the kaleidoscopic world that is hidden below the oceans.

ODI, which is one of the top diving schools in South Africa and also one of the oldest, is also accredited with the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and if you are looking for in-depth lessons about diving in a variety of environments, this is the school to go to.

The school has state-of-the-art facilities, including the only indoor-heated pool and purpose-built facility along the entire coastal belt. On-site internet facilities and hot coffee also help to keep you relaxed ahead of your breath-taking dives in the Bay!

Apart from diving lessons, the school also offers in-water-fitness programmes as well as internationally-accredited swimming lessons that cater for all ages. However, ODI’s best offering has to be their internationally-accredited ‘Career Development Program’, which is offered at their PADI five-star career development centre – the only one in the Eastern Cape.

This program lays the foundation for becoming a professional diving instructor and ensures your readiness for endless adventure and career opportunities in the diving industry.

Owners, Elzabé and Leslie Boshoff, and their team of experienced professionals, will make sure that you have safe and enjoyable experiences at ODI.

Did you know that ODI offers private boat charters or sea safaris for groups of up to 15 people whether for snorkelling, family picnics or celebrations? They also cater for fishing trips while their indoor pool is available for kids’ parties.

If you have never cast a line before, ODI instructors will be happy to show you how with their fun fishing tutorials. Their retail shop is stocked with the most reputable brands of diving gear. They also offer equipment hire for those wanting to go on an adventure but lacking the tools to do so. ODI can also service your diving equipment at their laboratory-styled workshop ensuring it remains in tip-top condition.

I also found their rates for the training and boat charters to be very reasonable – especially when one takes advantage of their frequent specials.

To find out more, visit ODI at 10 Albert Road, Walmer, PE or www.odipe.co.za or call 041 581 5121.