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Address: Shop K8, Ushaka Village Walk, Durban, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 31 332 0905
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09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

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Kneeling on a Ray

Before I start this review just to mention Durban had just been battered by the worst storm it had seen in some time. We used Calypso for our advance open water course. We arrived... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 August 2016
Declan G
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Durban, South Africa
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an experience! Our instructor, Tyrone was absolutely professional, competent and made the experience super fun. After very detailed instructions, we had a little test to confirm if we were ready to get in the tank and off we went. The gear is well maintained and in very good condition. The Ushaka reef is amazing, with beautiful and abundant species... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The visibility for diving was bad so I decide to go for a whales watching tour. They ask us to come at 8 and we finally left at 10:30. It was the guide's first boat trip and he didn't even know where was the boat to enter in. We stayed into the shark protective nets so we haven't seen even... More 

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Thank legallamelie88
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Before I start this review just to mention Durban had just been battered by the worst storm it had seen in some time. We used Calypso for our advance open water course. We arrived on the first day and were warmly welcomed by our instructor and she explained all the dives we would be doing. We started off by diving... More 

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1 Thank Declan G
Pretoria, South Africa
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100 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Did a awesome night dive at the aquarium with four friends. What a majestic experience to be able to be so close to something so awesome. We are truly lucky to live in such a diverse country with bountiful experiences on hand. Will do the dive again without any hesitation.

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1 Thank Pieter F
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I've been diving all over the world and am a PADI Divemaster and was appalled by the service I received. First when I showed up my scuba cert was not checked. Then the "instructor" paid basically no attention to me and focused on her students. They didn't have the right size bcd and she even asked me "do you know... More 

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2 Thank seaotterboy
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The shop was well organised and the staff so helpful. The diving was awesome and made even better by the instructors who are so passionate about diving and marine life. Reasonably priced and the gear is decent. The boat dives were amazing, so many fish! It was also fun to hang out in the aquarium and swim with all the... More 

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2 Thank Becca F
Durban
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160 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

I went one Saturday with my gf to find out about trying our first-ever scuba, which they offer in the Ushaka fish tank. We went to the main Calypso office in the centre just to ask about what options they have, but luckily there was a space available later in the day, so we paid, completed the forms, and then... More 

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2 Thank Anfield33
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

As always, the best dive operator in South Africa! 2 awesome dives with a brand spanking new qualification for our son, under the expert instruction of Sean!! Amazing, Incredible, Awesome, Fantastic... no words are enough! Calypso you Rock, Sean - see you for my DM!!

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2 Thank LeighPistorius
Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I organised through the Oysterbox hotel, all gear of good quality, friendly staff, skipper professional. I was impressed they also cared about the environment and asked me to fish a plastic bag out of the sea while launching, a small gesture as around the Harbour mouth there is more garbage, most people would have just not bothered. Unfortunately the dive... More 

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1 Thank Michael J
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

The dive centre was amazing when I did my OWD in March 2014 there - that's why I chose them for my AOWD course: a bad choice after the owner had changed... Members of the new team are quite unprofessional, not organized at all, we needed to remind them of everything (dates, dives etc) for our course... there was also... More 

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