Learn scuba diving or enjoy the adventure with Aqua Wild Africa

Aqua Wild Africa

Want to learn scuba diving? Aqua Wild Africa is a Durban-based company providing scuba diving courses and underwater adventures.

It is owned and run by Daniele Marco Pavan. Daniele grew up in Umkomaas on KwaZulu-Natal’s golden South Coast and started diving at the age of 16.

Since doing his PADI Dive Masters and other speciality scuba diving courses, he has dived in many countries across the globe – making him one of South Africa’s most experienced scuba divers.

He has also been called on to assist with underwater filming and photography and has participated in scientific research projects with Sharklab International.

Aqua Wild Africa will certainly bring you closer to the action. Read more here…

Aqua Wild Africa services and packages

It does not matter if you are a first timer, looking for a refresher course, wanting to get your kids into scuba diving or just interested in diving adventures, Aqua Wild Africa has a package for you!

Try the PADI Discover Scuba Course if you are not fully decided on whether diving is for you. PADI is “The Professional Association of Diving Instructors”.

You can then take the PADI Open Water course, which is the full beginners’ course. It leads to the most well-known, internationally-accredited diving certification in the world.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is designed to offer different experience and training options – from simple underwater activities to more challenging extra depth experiences. If you are looking to start building your diving resume, this course is for you.

As the name suggests, the PADI Dive Master Course is for those seeking to become professional scuba divers. In this program, expect to expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.

Their Rescue Diver is designed to equip you with the skills you need to help prevent, and if necessary, manage dive emergencies – both minor and major, with a variety of different techniques.

True many divers take the Emergency First Response course so they can be allowed to enrol for other courses. However, most have also found the EFR program to be important in everyday life as it deals with emergency preparedness.

Who has not been captivated by seal teams in movies and on TV? Aqua Wild Africa has its own PADI Seal Team program for young divers, who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba Aqua Missions.

The PADI Bubblemaker Experience is another great way to introduce your kids to scuba diving in a safe pool environment.

Aqua Wild Africa also offers these amazing diving packages. Remember to join them for the annual Sardine Run.

Reviews by Aqua Wild Africa fans

“Thanks to Daniele and Annie for a fantastic trip. I only had 3 days to dive but I was in safe hands. I said I liked wrecks sharks and reefs and that’s what I got. The itinerary was written around what I wanted to do not the normal sausage factory attitude with we always do this dive on Monday take it or leave it scenarios. Fantastic service even taking time to ensure the non-diving wife was entertained. I can’t recommend Aqua Wild Africa enough,” wrote Kevthediver on their TripAdvisor page.

Gillian Kaspers added; “We have acquired not only an experience but a family. whether you are a resident in SA or visiting, a newbie to diving or snorkelling, Daniele and Annie always give you an amazing time. Well Done guys.”

Aqua Wild Africa is located at 33 Barbet Avenue, Everton, Gillitts, Durban. Give them a call on +27 (0) 31 767 0107 or email bookings@aquawildafrica.co.za. Visit their website at aquawildafrica.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps. Also follow them on Facebook HERE.


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