Scuba Courses

What Gear Must I Buy For My Open Water Diver Course?

What Gear Must I Buy For My Open Water Diver Course?

The answer, in short, is “nothing”. We recommend that you do not purchase any scuba diving equipment before you sign up for your courses at Indigo Scuba as one of the first things we will teach you is how to choose the right gear that will give you many years of happy, comfortable dives. Whilst […]

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How Long is an Open Water Scuba Diver Course?

How Long is an Open Water Scuba Diver Course?

This is an interesting question, as much of this depends on you. Part 1: Theory The first part of the course is theory-based and this you do online, at your own pace. How quickly you work through this will determine how long the course eventually takes. The theory could take you a month, it could […]

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Will I need to renew my scuba diving certification?

Will I need to renew my scuba diving certification?

The simple answer to this is “No”. If you are a qualified diver, you have your certification for life. That’s what’s so great about learning to scuba dive – once you have your certification, you have it.  No need to re-do the course after “x” number of years. However, if you haven’t been in the water for […]

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From What Age Can Children Learn to Scuba Dive?

From What Age Can Children Learn to Scuba Dive?

We often get asked from what age children are able to learn to scuba dive. We teach internationally recognised SSI scuba diving courses.  With SSI, the age from which children can learn to dive is 10. In order to become qualified scuba divers, all children need to successfully complete the Open Water Diver Course.  This includes […]

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10 Reasons Why Scuba Divers LOVE Diving

10 Reasons Why Scuba Divers LOVE Diving

If you ask a group of scuba divers why they love scuba diving so much, you’ll receive a multitude of different replies.   We asked some of our regular divers why they enjoyed scuba diving so much. This is what they had to say. Can you relate to their replies? The whole fantastic array of creatures […]

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How I became a Mermaid – Katia’s Story of Learning to Dive

How I became a Mermaid – Katia’s Story of Learning to Dive

I started diving only a few months ago and I’m already hooked! I must admit, at first I was very afraid to try this whole diving thing. Naturally, you think of the first thing all normal human beings think of: “but what about the sharks?!” Honestly – I’m one of those extremely naive people who are terribly afraid of […]

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10 Top Reasons Why People Become Scuba Divers!

10 Top Reasons Why People Become Scuba Divers!

Scuba diving is an amazing hobby-slash-lifestyle-slash-sport that once learnt, can bring you a lifetime of adventure, excitement, travel, relaxation, fun, entertainment, meeting new friends and a whole lot more, depending on the type of diving you prefer…. We asked some of our regular divers why they learned to dive and this is what they had […]

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Real Divers:  Louis van Niekerk

Real Divers: Louis van Niekerk

Real Divers features the divers we’ve encountered over the years – people just like you, who have decided to venture into the exciting underwater world of scuba diving.  Here’s a glimpse into why they learned to scuba dive and what makes scuba diving so special to them. This week’s Real Diver is Louis van Niekerk […]

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15 Sure Signs That You Need to Improve Your Buoyancy Control

15 Sure Signs That You Need to Improve Your Buoyancy Control

Proper buoyancy control is a must for safe diving.  There is an art to buoyancy control and it comes with practice.  We all get it right in the end. Or do we? Here are some sure signs that you need to improve your buoyancy control: You rely on the silt trail you always stir up […]

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Funny Things Open Water Students Do and Say

Funny Things Open Water Students Do and Say

We love our Open Water Students, they keep us entertained and on our toes.  Watching the apprehensive students become fish and the comfortable students flourish is what makes our days so worthwhile. Also very entertaining are the questions we sometimes get asked, and the little things our students do and say…  here are some of […]

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