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Ocean Divers International offer fun dives and a flawless safety record

Ocean Divers International offer fun dives and a flawless safety record

Port Elizabeth’s oldest scuba diving business, Ocean Divers International (ODI), have years of experience of the Algoa Bay and Wildside coastline as well as dive sites outside of the Bay such as the Riybanks.

Peter Deyzel, the General Manager at ODI, says; “Our ‘one-stop-dive-shop’ philosophy puts all your diving needs under one roof while affording us the opportunity to be cost effective. Our class leading facilities offer an indoor heated pool, clean ablutions, hot showers, ample safe parking, a modern Clean Air Station and fully stocked equipment room for gear rentals.

“We are known for fun, a flawless safety record and industry leading products including PADI, Mares, Poseidon and Tusa, at competitive prices.”

Algoa Bay is home to a number of fantastic dive sites including shipwrecks, reefs and islands. Wind, tides and swell all effect the dive site decision and with their comprehensive knowledge, ODI will find the best dive site on the day.

“Our novel ‘We drive You dive’ concept transports divers on our Bubble Bus between our offices at 10 Albert Road in Walmer and the boat launch site at the Port Elizabeth Deep Sea Angling Club (PEDSAC) in the Port Elizabeth Harbour,” adds Peter.

ODI also launches their eight meter Super Duck from the Noordhoek Skiboat Club when diving on the wildside. Both PEDSAC and Noordhoek have wonderful facilities, including a restaurant and a bar, and divers are free to make use of these services.

Diving rates, for people using their own equipment and excluding air are reasonably priced:

•           Dive Algoa Bay - R 300;

•           Dive Noordhoek - R350; and

•           Dive Riybanks - R400.

ODI has a full range of soft and hard diving gear for rental and, of course, facilities for providing air.  Rates are;

•           Air R55 to R80  -  (10ltr to 15ltr);

•           Hard Gear     -      R200;

•           Soft Gear      -      R200; and

•           Cylinder and Weights  - R125.

For people visiting from out of town, ODI has their own backpackers on site at their facility and for those accompanying the divers but not wanting to dive, ODI offers activities including water skiing, wake boarding, sand boarding, canoe trips and boat cruises. 

For fishing charters, dive charters, boat cruises and all levels of dive training, look no further than ODI. For more information, contact Peter on 061 076 4113 or the dive centre on 041 581 5121. You can also visit www.odipe.co.za or their offices at 10 Albert Road, Walmer in Port Elizabeth.