The water’s surface is a barrier – most people rarely see much of what is going on just beneath it. In fact, many Two Oceans Aquarium visitors don't realise that the beautiful, rich ecosystems that we do our best to replicate, are often present just a few meters off of the Cape Town shorelines they look at every day.
Learning to scuba dive or freedive unlocks this secret hidden world of natural beauty, making it accessible to so many people. And it doesn't take much to get started - some basic skills, which you can learn at our Dive School, a few items of equipment like Bright Weights to help you stay below the surface and a wetsuit to keep you warm, and a keen sense of adventure. Let's take a look at some of the underwater experiences our visitors have had during this past year:
Adventure diver Daymon Kriek explored the Save Our Seas Foundation Shark Exhibit from the other side of the glass
Alexx O'Neil took the plunge and completed his PADI Open Water certification at the Two Oceans Aquarium Dive School
International volleyball players from the USA, Norway and England experienced PADI Freediving at the Aquarium (and got to meet Bob)
UCT Underwater Club showed off their "skills" at the Diver24 fundraising scuba dive marathon in our I&J Ocean Exhibit
Aquarium Aquarist Ayrton King showed off some perfect buoyancy control with his Bright Weights during feeding time
Phillip Black and friends began their Open Water adventure!
And we learned just how many Bright Weights it takes to keep us down (when cleaning out exhibits)!
We hope 2023 brings many more diving adventures to all - and thank you Bright Weights for keeping us down another year!