Training Courses

The Shark Company is a PADI Dive Center. This means we have the skills and tools to provide you with the absolute best in scuba diving training. Let our safety conscious, competent and passionate team introduce you to the wonders beneath the waves. Already a certified scuba diver? Why not level up on your training or take a freediving training course?

SCUBA DIVING COURSES

PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER

Earn your scuba certificate and become qualified to dive up to 18 meters in depth. This course will provide you with basic knowledge about scuba gear, safety practices, underwater skills and more. We work with you to make sure you leave us a confident and happy diver. We pride ourselves on graduating skilled ocean ambassadors.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Old Harbour and New Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 6 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 11 years old

Learners must be able to swim

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R5980Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Dive instructor
  • 2 dives
  • All scuba equipment & tanks
  • Course material
  • Certificate on qualification
The Shark Company Open Water Scuba Diver
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PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER

In the advanced course, students will be certified to 30 meters and experience 5 specialty dives. This course is not heavy in classroom work but in fun! Graduates leave with a new mastery of skills and a greater appreciation for the ocean.

Duration: 2 Days minimum

Old Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 6 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 11 years old

Open Water qualification or equivalent

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R5525Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Dive instructor
  • All dives
  • All scuba equipment and tanks
  • Classroom lectures
  • PADI course materials
The Shark Company Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver
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PADI RESCUE DIVER

People often describe this course as their favorite course. Challenging and rewarding, students will learn how to deal with a wide range of diving related problems and scenarios.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Old Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 6 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Advanced Diver qualification or equivalent with valid first aid certification

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R5500Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Dive instructor
  • All dives
  • All scuba equipment and tanks
  • Classroom lectures
  • PADI course materials
The Shark Company PADI Rescue Diver
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FREEDIVING COURSES

Tired of cumbersome scuba diving gear? Want to reach new depths as a spearfisher? Or just looking for a peaceful one-on-one experience between you and the ocean? Freediving is what you are looking for. Let The Shark Company teach you how to achieve oneness with the sea. Let us help you explore the deep blue in silence with our great training courses.

AIDA 1*

This introductory experience allows you to try freediving and get a taste of what the craze is! There are no formal performance requirements. This try-dive for freediving will introduce you to basic freediving safety, duck diving and finning techniques, as well as experiencing and understanding breath hold diving.

Duration: 1 Day

Old Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Learners must be able to swim

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R1400Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training
The Shark Company Freedive Courses AIDA 2
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AIDA 2*

Earn your freediving certificate. The best way to learn to freedive or to improve your current skills is to take a course. This basic freediving course will change your relationship with water. You will learn freediving safety, equalization, freediving finning, duck diving techniques and the physiology of freediving. By the end of the course you will be able to dive to up to 21 meters and learn how to hold your breath for up to three minutes.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Old Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 12 years old

Learners must be able to swim

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R2500Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training
  • Certificate on course completion
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AIDA 3*

This intermediate freediving course is designed for those looking to dive deeper into freediving and hone their skills. You will continue the same topics you learned in the AIDA 2* and dive up to 30 meters on a single breath. You will explore more advanced safety protocols, freediving physiology and expand your knowledge of different practices in freediving.

Duration: 3 Days minimum

Old Harbour – Hermanus

All year round

We require a minimum of 1 and will accept a maximum of 5 learners per course.

Divers must be at least 12 years old

AIDA 2* qualification

  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Seasick medication if you are prone to seasickness

R2500Per Person

The cost includes:

  • Freedive instructor
  • Equipment, except fins
  • Classroom training
  • In-water training
  • Certificate on course completion
The Shark Company Freedive AIDA 3
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