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Calypso Dive and Adventure

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Address: Shop K8, Ushaka Village Walk, Durban 4001, South Africa
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+27 31 332 0905
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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 August 18, 2016
Declan G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I did my Dive Masters via an internship with Calypso. It was great hands on training. Would highly recommend

Thank Corbin L
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

2016 octobre 24 Ipayed for a dive but just before going into the water the dive was cancelled because there was no visibility. First it was no problem to pay back but becauseI payed by credit card the could do it immediately. Upto now I didn't receive my money. TYhey even don't answer my mails.They did answer till they got... More 

Thank Patrick A
Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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 

1 Thank Tammy_M800
Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 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 

Thank legallamelie88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 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 

2 Thank Declan G
Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 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.

1 Thank Pieter F
San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 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 

4 Thank seaotterboy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 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 

2 Thank Becca F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 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 

2 Thank Anfield33
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 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!!

2 Thank LeighPistorius

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