Scuba Diving Courses, Johannesburg

Swim School

Authorised Provider of the PADI Swim School Course

Urban Dive Swim School is an independent authorised provider of PADI Swim School. PADI Swim School is a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum developed by the Starfish Aquatics Institute (SAI).

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Open Water Diver Course

Open Water Diver Course

Now is the time for you to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course and begin your world of exploration underwater! Whether you want to dive with colorful fish, whale sharks, or manta rays, as a PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy anywhere in the world!

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PADI Seal Team

PADI Seal Team Course

The PADI Seal Team is essentially a Scuba club for kids between the ages of 8 and 12 years.

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Shark Life Speciality

Shark Life Speciality Course

Min Age: 10 Requirements: (Jr.) Open Water Diver or qualifying rating.

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Wreck Diver Speciality

 Wreck Diver Speciality Course

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they’re intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life.

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Search and Recovery Diver Speciality

Search & Recovery Speciality Course

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost “treasure”? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

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Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality

Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality Course

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart.

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Enriched Air Speciality

Enriched Air Speciality Course

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

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Night Diver Speciality


As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat – into the underwater night. Although you’ve seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

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Underwater Navigator Speciality

Underwater Navigator Speciality Course

Finding your way is not a matter of luck! When everyone’s buzzing about a reef or checking out a shipwreck, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know the way back to the boat.

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Underwater Naturalist Speciality

Underwater Naturalist Speciality Course

Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment.

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National Geographic Diver Speciality

National Geographic Diver Speciality Course

The insight and training you gain during this program will broaden your awareness and take your diving skills to a new level. You will complete a minimum of two dives during this certification. As part of the National Geographic Diver Specialty course, you fine-tune your buoyancy, then set off on your exploration project.

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Multilevel Diver Speciality


Maximize your dive time so you can explore more! In this course, you learn how to plan dives that extend your bottom time by crediting you for slower nitrogen absorption when you ascend to a shallower depth. That’s the way you really dive, after all.

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Altitude Diver Speciality

Altitude Diver Speciality Course

Any time you’re diving at 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you.

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Boat Diver Speciality

Boat Diver Speciality Course

Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently.

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Deep Diver Speciality

Deep Diver Speciality Course

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There’s something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

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Coral Reef Conservation Speciality

Coral Reef Conservation Speciality Course

The AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. Part As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them.

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Drift Diver Speciality Course

Drift Diver Speciality Course

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience. This course shows you how to enjoy rivers and ocean currents by “going with the flow,” staying with your dive partner, communicating with the dive boat and knowing where you are the whole time.

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Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality

Digital Underwater Photographer Speciality Course

Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses.

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Fish-ID Speciality

Fish ID Speciality Course

You’ll find you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation because once you learn the main fish families and characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.

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Dive Master

Dive Master Course

The dive master course is the first course in the professional phase of diving. It teaches you to be a good diving role model. This course is designed to push you to your limits and then past those limits, so that by the end of the course you are able to handle all diving situations.

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Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver Course

You have the passion. You want to join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. You want to live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world and go places and see things you have never experienced.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rewarding and fun – that best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your confidence. This course is also available through PADI eLearning so you can take the class portion at your own pace. Please inquire with us for details. You also may be able to earn college credits by taking this course.

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Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Advanced Open Water Diver Course

The Adventures in Diving program offers both the Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications.  You need to complete any three adventure dives to earn your PADI Adventure Diver certification.  If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive, Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and 3 Adventure Dives for a total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver certification. You may be able to get college credit for this course!

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