Nestled in the heart of a biodiversity hotspot, Cape RADD and Impact Divers have forged a symbiotic partnership that epitomizes the pinnacle of marine exploration and education. Their joint venture is more than just a collaboration; it’s a seamless integration of expertise and passion for the ocean between marine scientists and dive professionals.

Cape RADD offers a unique blend of scientific inquiry and hands-on experience. Their field courses are a deep dive into the marine environment, where conservation meets adventure. With a focus on SCUBA and freediving training, Cape RADD empowers early career scientists with the skills to conduct meaningful research and data collection, fostering a new generation of ocean stewards, as well as opening up marine science and conservation to the public and learners through Citizen Science based experiences. They have also been selected by ‘her Deepness’ Dr Sylvia Earle, Nat Geo Explorer and head of Mission Blue, a global marine conservation charity, as False Bay hope spot champions. Her Deepness visited the Ocean Hub earlier this year and Mission Blue & Cape RADD organized a marine conservation workshop and oceans awareness paddle out. This raised great awareness and attention to local & global media.

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Impact Divers complements this educational journey with top-tier diving instruction and equipment services. They provide all the necessary gear for expeditions and offer a comprehensive range of SSI standard recreational diving certifications. Their commitment to diver development is evident in the quality of their training, ensuring safety and proficiency for every underwater adventure.

This collaboration thrives at ‘The Ocean Hub’ in Simons Town, where the proximity to False Bay is not just a convenience; it’s a gateway to an underwater realm teeming with life. Here, the kelp forests sway, and the marine creatures play, offering an unparalleled experience for researchers and divers alike. The Great African Sea Forest is a special ecosystem to explore.

Together, Cape RADD and Impact Divers have created a holistic experience that is educational, exhilarating, and enriching. Their facilities are a testament to their dedication to excellence, and their doorstep access to False Bay’s wonders makes every dive an encounter with the extraordinary.

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Mike Barron

Mike is a marine biologist/scientist/conservationist and a PADI master scuba diver instructor. He has travelled the world diving and experiencing many ecosystems and their inhabitants. His main interests lie in the field of inter-specific animal behaviour and he has worked on shark deterrents using Killer whale stimuli.


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