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A Day in Africa provides you with CMAS, PADI and IANTD dive courses from beginner to instructors level. These courses were written by the instructors of CMAS-ISA, PADI and IANTD. structured specifically to accommodate the South African conditions.

One Star sport diver training is classed as an "entrance level" diver training programme which enables the participant to undertake open water dives to a maximum depth of 18 metres, using air as a breathing medium.

During the Two Star Advanced Diver Training programme the participant is introduced to advanced diving theory and techniques which enables the participant to participate in a variety of speciality diving activities, such as deeper diving and night diving to a maximum depth of 30 metres in both the fresh and sea water environments, whilst using air as a breathing medium.

To supply a framework for emergency actions, for divers and instructors, to assist in diver training and diving related accident management, to contribute to safer diving. We will train you in the knowledge and the skills to manage risks and how to handle problems in and out the water. You'll be able to handle any dive emergencies.

The 3 Star Master Diver is a fully trained, experienced and responsible diver who is considered competent to lead other divers of any grade in open water. The recommended dept is 40 meters. This is where you get to the point where you can handle new dive circumstances and engage in more serious diving activities and this is also a stepping stone towards the CMAS, PADI and IANTD Leadership courses.

The CMAS, PADI and IANTD Dive Master Training Programme represents the first level of leadership training offered by IANTD, PADI and CMAS. Upon completion of the programme the participant will not only be able to act as a dive leader for groups of divers performing open water dives, but he/she will also be able to act as an instructional assistant to a IANTD and CMAS Instructor during the confined and open water training lessons of the different IANTD, PADI and CMAS diver education and training programmes.


  • Night diving
  • Nitrox
  • Advanced Nitrox
  • Rescue
  • Search & Recovery
  • Oxygen Admin
  • Compressor opperator
  • Gas Blender
  • Shark Diver
  • Underwater Photography
  • Sport Trimix (63 meters)
  • Normoxic Trimix
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cave Diver
  • Trimix Diver (Advanced)

For any further information please feel free to contact us at here. Or visit our CMAS website at www.cmas.co.za


Disabled Divers

A Day in Africa Lodge is the only dive school and charter that is geared for Paraplegic divers. Our boats are specifically equipped for the paraplegic divers. We have a vehicle specially fitted with racks and custom made chairs to accommodate the paraplegic diver. We have modified the boat to assist the paraplegic diver with his balance. When it comes to the special needs of a paraplegic diver you can count on our highly qualified and experienced staff to assist you.

Local dive weekends are available at our Lodge in Sodwana or Mozambique, Protea Banks, Aliwal Shoal or for the more adventurous diver - diving with the GREAT WHITES in the colder waters of the Cape. Packages can be arranged for family members if required. All non-divers accompanying their spouses can be entertained with a game drive close to the dive site or just some exciting cultural shopping. We specialise in corporate breakaways and team building weekends for the professionals who need a break from the hustle and bustle of the corporate world. If the sea does not appeal to you, come share some memories on land.

Come join us in corporate breakaways and team-building weekends in conjunction with a handful of specially selected game farms. We offer a variety of safaris ranging from trophy hunting to game viewing.