'Black Pearl' Boat Diving PADI Courses in Margate

10 Guests

About This Diving Experience

Set out for an unforgettable aquatic adventure as you immerse yourself in the underwater world of sharks in Margate, South Africa aboard the 'Black Pearl' Boat for up to 10 people. Rate starts at $550 perperson for 1 hour.

For almost ten years we had our store- and compressor room right in the harbour of Shelly Beach. It was practical to have everything on hand including diving equipment, airfills and our freezers for the bait, but besides this , the store did not do much more for us.
Some critics mentioned that without a shop one has no real identity...

Since December 2014 we now have a proper dive shop and a base where we meet our divers, where we belong.

The dive boat is a Rigid Inflatable Boat, licensed for 10 passengers plus two staff. The skippers that will take you out to the reef are all well experienced and SAMSA certified. (South African Maritime Safety Authority). The boat carries oxygen and the relevant safety equipment like distress flares, life jackets, spares and tools.

The boat carries a Seaworthy Certificate that is has to be renewed on an annual basis. Our boat is fitted with 2 x 85HP Yamaha outboard motors which give us the speed and power to safely navigate our way through the surf.

Rental Equipment
Our storeroom at the Shelly Beach Ski Boat Club houses everything we need for diving.

The following rental gear is available right there:
- 10 regulators of various manufacturers DIN and INT
- 12 bcds ranging from XS to XL ( all bcds have an smb )
- 25 neopren suits ranging from XS to XXL, male and female, from 5mm
- 30 dive cylinders sizes from 10l to 15l, steel and aluminium, DIN and INT
- Fins, Booties, Masks, Weights, Belts, Hoodies - all normally available sizes

PADI Courses
As PADI Dive Resort we offer all PADI courses from Open Water Diver up to PADI Instructor. Besides this we offer PADI Speciality Courses such as:
• PADI RESCUE and more.

Beginners will be treated to their first underwater experience at the aquarium in Durban. This is the perfect start !!! Thereafter they will do their open water dives at the Aliwal Shoal which is ideal for student divers.

Our PADI Instructor is Karen Tredger who has been teaching Scuba Diving since 1984. There is nobody who knows scuba diving better than Karen. Who-ever gets taught by her will be able to dive properly and safely !!!!!


Dives 2016
• Single Dive incl. cylinder and weights - 550 Rand
• Single Dive with full rental kit - 750 Rand
• Baited Shark Diving - 1500 Rand
• Nitrox - 100 Rand

Rental Equipment 2016
Equipment rental per item per dive (Regulator, BCD, Wetsuit, Fins and Booties, Mask, Weights (R. 90) - 100 Rand
Full Kit rental per day - 350 Rand

Courses 2016
• PADI Open Water / SSI Open Water - 3900 Rand
• PADI Advanced / SSI Advanced - 3800 Rand
• PADI Rescue SSI Rescue - 3900 Rand
• PADI Divemaster / SSI Divemaster - 11500 Rand
• PADI Shark / SSI Shark - 2800 Rand
• PADI Nitrox / SSI Nitrox - 2800 Rand
• PADI Specialities ( other ) / SSI Specialities - 2800 Rand

If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.


  • Type: Diving
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Rental Minimum: 1
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 5 Days Prior


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Buoyancy compensator
  • Tank
  • Diving suit
  • Diving mask

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Member Since Feb 2016

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