We are able to offer you a qualification with SSI, NAUI or PADI - we will explain the differences and let you decide!
Our instructors are all experienced divers and training instructors - should you feel more comfortable with a woman, a man, someone older or someone younger, we have an instructor who will fit the bill. Across the three training institutions, the names and content of various courses may differ slightly, but they all offer courses in:
Tied of swallowing sea water when you snorkel - our course will teach you the basics of snorkelling.
For those who want to know if they will even be able to trust in breathing underwater, this is ideal for you. In the shallow end of the pool, experience what it’s like to breathe off scuba gear underwater.
Here you will learn the basics of scuba diving which will enable you to dive in the ocean accompanied by an instructor.
Open Water Diver
The entry level course for scuba diving.
This improves on your entry level skills with instruction in diving a little deeper, basic navigation, bouyancy and much more!
There is just so much to see and experience underwater and there are a number of training programmes to assist you in enhancing your skills and knowledge base, including courses on Nitrox, Diving Deeper, Search and Recovery, Navigation, React Right/First Aid, Technical Diving, Side-mount Diving, Photography, Peak Performance Bouyancy, Wreck Diving, Cave Diving, Marine Ecology, Fish Identification, Shark Ecology, Sea turtle Ecology and many more.
Rescue Diver and Master Diver Courses
Improve your confidence and skills with these courses requiring more advanced knowledge and skills levels.
Earn the qualification to lead dives with the potential for a career in diving as a Dive Master or towards your instructor ticket.
Swim, Mermaid and lifeguard programmes
Ideal fun for the little ones wanting to have fun and learn to swim, up to teenagers looking to earn a spot on the on the beach as a lifeguard (additional training and experience needed for employment as a lifeguard).
Planned Trips for 2023
We are planning some inland diving at Miracle Water near Brits. It is a little further but the facility offers some great diving, picnic spots and the water is always a degree or two warmer. We are looking at 18th and 19th Nov if our students are ready to do their qualifying dives then. Let me know who would like to join us so I can keep you all posted.
Prestige will be spending our December holidays at Ponta Malongane. We will be there from 15th Dec – 12th Jan. There are a few cancellations for campsites, loghuts and luxury homes. If you have made no plans and would like to join us, please contact me so I can offer you whatever becomes available.
Planned Trips for 2024
Philippines – Puerto Galera 31st March – 12th April 2024
Philippines has been nominated as the No.1 dive destination in the world and this week Puerto Galera was announced as the Diving Capital of the Philippines. This will be our third time visiting and diving this amazing destination. Puerto Galera has so much to offer from wreck to reef and muck diving, the famous Verde Island is on its doorstep and we will spend a whole day diving there. If strange and never seen before critters are what you looking for, this is the place to dive. I can promise and almost guarantee you will see seahorses including pygmy seahorses, frog fish, magnificent nudibranchs and the infamous blue ringed octopus and of course the most colour fish in the ocean, the Mandarin fish. We will be returning to our beautiful Edgewater Resort owned by Richard and Victoria a Canadian couple who were amazing hosts. The resort can accommodate 25 guests and due to the publicity Puerto Galera it has received, the resort is in huge demand. Should you be interested in joining us, please contact me for more information and prices. Please check out the resort on Facebook.
Red Sea Trips 2024
Southern Beauties – 28th June – 7th July
“Sharky” Ahmed Mamdouh will be hosting this amazing safari. He is the Shark Project Ambassador in Egypt, owner of Legacy Liveaboard, founder of Decodivers. A few of Prestige guests had the honour of meeting and diving with him in 2021. We will always remember the amazing presentation he did for us on sharks. This trip will be amazing, diving the magnificent walls, searching for the hammerheads and hopefully blessed again with whale sharks and mantas. The safari will include diving the beautiful Fury Shoal.
Northern Safari Wrecks and Reef – 5th July – 14th July
These two trips will allow you to do a back to back trip, saving money on flights and spending 2 weeks in paradise.
For some of us not so lucky to spend two weeks in Egypt, this safari will showcase the magnificent wrecks and reefs the Red Sea has to offer. The northern sites are known as “The Shipwreck Graveyard”. Abu Nuhas will offer you three amazing wreck dives in one day and get you ready for the famous Thistlegorm wreck. The North also offers stunning reefs and the famous Thomas Canyon on their itinerary.
We are starting an Open Water Course this Saturday 4th November. It is also time for Refresher courses and any continued educational courses you many be interested in. We will be planning a full weekend at Miracle Waters for 18th & 19th November and this will be a great opportunity to do a Refresher, Night Dive, Deep, Nitrox, Stress and Rescue courses.
School Holiday Program
Open Water Course – 4th-10th Dec & 11th – 17th Dec. Folks get the kids busy and enroll them for a week of fun education, they will walk away with an Open Water Certification and we are also offering a First Aid course within that week should they be interested. We will take care of them from 9am – 5pm, feed them and educate them, teach them to make a fire and some basic life skills. Should you be interested please contact me.
Our last course for the year will start 2nd Dec and qualifying dives 16th & 17th Dec.
We are all waiting with anticipation for the Black Friday specials to be announced. All promotions will be sent through on the WhatsApp group so if you not on it, please send me a msg on 079 563 4259. Since Covid hit we have obtained crates of second hand gear which is available for sale should anyone be interested. We have from booties to cylinders available for sale so please contact me should you wish to have a look at the second hand range we have to offer.
Lastly, if you going diving between now and December and need to have your equipment serviced, please bring it in as soon as you can. We are struggling to get stock of a few service kits for certain dive brands. Wesdon is eagerly waiting to clean and service all your gear.
Please join us on Friday, 3rd November 2023 evening for our Enviro Presentation. The girls put in so much effort to prepare their amazing presentations and we look forward to seeing you all again, so pack a cooler with some drinks and snacks and join us. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Prest-ige Dive School has been serving the diving community of the East Rand since 2000.
For the convenience of our clients we offer SSI, NAUI and PADI qualifications, with dedicated and highly experienced instructors. We have a full retail shop, offer cylinder fills, a cylinder testing service and gear repair and servicing. Our lecture room, swimming pool, gear repair station and filling station are all on site at our premises in Boksburg.
In the warmer months, our solar heated pool will ensure your comfort and in the cooler winter months, we move our pool sessions to a nearby indoor heated pool.
We at Prest-ige Dive School, strive to provide a professional, safe and friendly service. All our instructors are experienced divers and instructors who are dedicated to ensuring that your confidence and abilities are above that required for qualification. Most of all - you will have fun!
We have a strong focus on continuing the scuba diving experience with a passion for environmental awareness and education. Our regular local, domestic and international dive trips offer you the opportunity to explore more of the underwater world.
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