ABOUT CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA FOR YOUR PADI INSTRUCTOR & DIVEMASTER TRAINING
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbour and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum.
With a vibrant history and culture, plus some spectacular diving, Cape Town, South Africa is a great spot to complete your PADI Dive Instructor and Divemaster training. There is just so much to do in Cape Town during your dive professional training from the great wine country surrounding the city to wonderful national parks and hikes.
CONSTANTIA WINE ROUTE Constantia is a wine-producing suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. The Constantia Wine Route links the many wineries dotting the Constantia Valley. Housed in a 17th-century wine estate, Groot Constantia Homestead and Wine Museum includes a manor house with 18th- and 19th-century furnishings, plus collections of drinking vessels and carriages. The Constantia Greenbelt network includes the tree-lined Alphen Trail.
VICTORIA & ALFRED WATERFRONT The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town is situated on the Atlantic shore, Table Bay Harbour, the City of Cape Town and Table Mountain. Adrian van der Vyver designed the complex
SEAL ISLAND Seal Island is a small land mass located 5.7 kilometres off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town, in South Africa. The island is so named because of the great number of Cape fur seals that occupy it.
SIMON’S TOWN (where Cape Town Dive Centre is) Simon’s Town is one of the most delightful little villages n Cape Town. Situated about 40 km outside of the city, en route to the Cape Town Nature Reserve, this quaint town is the residence of the South African navy and steeped in nautical history - its cobbled streets alive with restored cottages and homes, whilst the main road is an assortment of shops, coffee shops and restaurants.
Simon’s Town’s historical mile, St George’s Street, has 21 buildings over 150 years’ old and includes a local museum, the navy museum and a toy museum. This stretch also includes the Church of St Francis, said to be the oldest Anglican Church in the country, a Mosque built in 1926, and the Dido Valley Cemetery, filled with gracious headstones made virtually illegible by the salt-laden sea air and wind.