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.
Jaco van Deventer is this week’s Real Diver. I (Kate) did my advanced course with him in 2000 and we’ve been diving together ever since. A very relaxed diver and always a great dive buddy to have! Jaco is a Dive Master and Skipper for Indigo Scuba, so we’ve all come a long way together!
What level diver are you ?
How old were you when you first qualified as a Scuba Diver?
Why did you learn to scuba dive?
I needed a hobby!
What is it that makes scuba diving so special to you?
It makes me relax and takes away the stress of today.
Tell us about the most memorable dive you have ever done – where was it and what made it so memorable?
Steenbras Deep because it was a 40 metre dive…. it was the thrill of going 40 meters under!
If you could be a marine animal, what would you be – and why?
Great white shark – because they stop at nothing!
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you whilst scuba diving?
When a cheeky seal poked his nose in my face and enjoyed the whole dive playing with us.
If you could choose anyone to be your dive buddy, who would it be and why?
Kate or Deon Jonker. We know each other and know what we are capable of.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of doing a scuba diving course?
Just enjoy yourself and be relaxed!
If you could send just one important message to all scuba divers across the world, what would it be?
Always dive with a buddy and be safe 😀