Scuba Dive with DUC
Scuba Diving at the Durban Undersea Club (DUC) which has a rich scuba diving heritage, with many of the clubs founders, and current members, contributing to undersea activities in South Africa in some way.
Whether you are interested in exploring new reefs or shipwrecks, technical scuba diving, fish identification, or just talking scuba diving with like-minded underwater enthusiasts, the Durban Undersea Club has a wealth of members that are experts in their respective field of diving.
DUC can schedule dives daily off Durban and Aliwal using the local boat operators.
Durban scuba dives are R150 to members including a fill non members pay R250.
The discounts that are available to DUC members for Aliwal dives range from 10% to 20% off the normal retail price depending of the number of DUC divers in the group.
Besides dive discounts and extras mentioned above, DUC offers members A FREE AIR FILL with every main meal purchased from the DUC kitchen on the Thursday club nights. The compressor room is open on Thursday nights from 6pm to 8pm to accommodate these fills which have to be taken on the night and cannot be “accumulated” for another time.
So bring your cylinder down on Thursdays and enjoy
a prawn or calamari meal and a free air fill !
(prices subject to change)
For DUC scuba dive bookings by SMS, +27(0)76 40 10966
SCUBA DIVING FACILITIES AND GEAR HIRE
DUC offers scuba dive gear hire as well as a cylinder filling station that offers Nitrox and air. For scuba equipment hire rates, scuba dives and air fills see price list.
GENERAL SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS
Scuba diving off Durban is affected by prevailing winds and the run off from the Umgeni river,the Harbour mouth and the Umlass Cutting on the Bluff which can affect visibility in the rainy season (spring: Sept – Dec). With the damming of the Umgeni River at Inanda, reducing the run off considerably, the visibility directly off central Durban on the Number One Reef system has steadily improved over the years. However, the run off from the harbour entrance and Umlaas canal do still affect visibility in the immediate vicinity of their mouths and careful monitoring of prevailing weather conditions is required to make the best choice of dive site on the day. The South Westerly wind is generally associated with cold fronts off Durban. However this wind is directly responsible for bringing in the clear waters of Warm Mozambique current. The low rainfall and prevailing South Westerly’s make winter the best time to dive Durban (March though to July).
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