Scuba Diving

Probably one of the most intriguing activities at Ngiri Safaris is our Scuba Diver Training Center, right in the heart of the Dinokeng Big 5 Game Reserve.

We guarantee there is nowhere in the country where you can catch glimpses of game AND practice your buoyancy control at the same time!

Ngiri Safaris Diver Training Center is open to all Dive Schools and diving instructors from any training agency, including SSI, PADI and NAUI.

Our Professional training facilities include:

  • A custom made 3m deep scuba training pool
  • Lecture Room Facilities
  • 20 sets of full scuba gear for rental
  • 50 scuba cylinders
  • 2 compressors capable of filling your cylinders to 230 bar if required

Did you know?

  • We are the only Scuba Diving School in a Big 5 Game Reserve ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
  • We are a Registered SSI Dive Centre
  • We a Registered Naui Dive Centre

Our Instructor

  • Is a qualified SSI and NAUI Speciality Instructor
  • Has done and taught all the available Speciality dives
  • Welcomes all other Diver Training Agencies (SSI, PADI, NAUI, etc)
    – You’re in the safest hands possible!

Our Diving Courses

Discover Scuba Diving
- R450 per person

The Course

  • Never SCUBA dived before?
  • Worried about investing money in something you may not like?
    – Then this course is perfect (and affordable!) for you.

The Details

Our Scuba Experience is a very basic program which involves a single afternoon at the pool. It gives you the opportunity to have a try out session before committing to the full Open Water Diver Course.

We supply all of the equipment for this program, so just arrive with a sense of adventure!

Open Water Course
- R4,500 per person

The Course

  • Are you Browsing all the diving stalls at outdoor exhibitions
  • Buying this month’s DiveStyle magazine
  • Coveting the latest dive watches
  • And realizing you simply belong under the ocean.
    – Sound like you? Then this course is perfect!

The Open Water Scuba Diver Course is done under the auspices of the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI), or Scuba Schools International (SSI), both internationally recognised diving qualifications.

The Details

The course entails:

  • 6 theory sessions in the classroom
  • A full weekend in our custom built scuba training pool
  • 6 open water dives at a fresh water site close to our Game Reserve
  • 2 nights accommodation in our self catering units
  • Registration and course materials

At the completion of the fresh water sessions you have the option to join us on an excursion to Sodwana Bay or other similar diving resort for your first ocean experience.

Advanced Diving Course
- Price on Request

The Course

The Advanced Diver course is designed to take the freshly qualified Open Water Diver to the next level of knowledge and experience, and is in fact highly recommended for all Open Water divers.

As part of your certification you’ll complete a minimum of 6 open water dives, which will include 3 separate dives focusing on Advanced Diving Skills.

The Details

•refreshing the skills you learned on your previous Open Water Diver course

Advanced Diving Skills:

  • Basic rescue
  • Search and recovery (great fun!)
  • Navigation
  • Night or low visibility diving
  • An introduction to deep diving

More Info?

For more Information on the Courses we offer and the availability please contact us at