Where we train divers to work underwater
IMCA RECOGNISED AND UK HSE APPROVED FOR WORK QUALIFICATION IN THE UK.
JACK'S DIVE CHEST COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY'S dive and underwater welding courses are approved by SOUTH AFRICAN DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR, and are both IMCA (INTERNATIONAL MARINE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION) and UK, HSE (HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE) approved for the working diver qualification in the UNITED KINGDOM.
This site is the home of JACKS DIVE CHEST COMMERCIAL DIVE ACADEMY the oldest operating COMMERCIAL DIVING SCHOOL in Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA est. in 1993 Sept
We are a young training institution with vibrant and dynamic staff. We are situated in the Strand,which is approximately 45 km north east of Cape Town, South Africa where the mighty Atlantic ocean pounds the scenic shores relentlessly.
The Atlantic ocean and in particular our part of the coastline teems with an abundance of sea life ranging from tiny sea horses to the very busy and large cape fur seal and even larger gigantic humpback whales.
We are situated in a winter rainfall area and during May – August the winters are wet and cold, with the average temperature being 18 degrees. In summer the sun is unforgiving and punishes the earth and everything else not accustomed to its deadly rays.
This is a true men of men habitat and with the Atlantic ocean being on average 16 degrees, at the very least 7mm neoprene territory.
The waters we dive in range in depth from 1m to 30m and the occasional humpback whale has been encountered on dives where the visibility ranges from 0m to 10m.
Director/Class II Instructor
Owner of Jacks Dive Chest, Started diving in 1983, Class II Instructor, South African Class II Air Diver (50MTR), South African Class II Supervisor (50MTR), IMCA Diver Medic, Ships Captain Medic, 25 Ton Skipper, Lloyds Register - Welder performance qualification Certificate (WPQ) Vertical Welds
Beloved Class II Instructor 1953•04•03 - 2017•03•13
Started Diving in 2005 South African Class III Diver South African Class III Supervisor Ex Major in the SANDF (2015) Anti Tank Mortor Instructor Mechanised, Chemical, Biological, Radiation Warfare Peace Support in Africa Instructor
Store Equipment manager and Class iii commercial diver
He is responsible for all the diving equipment and tools, He makes sure everything is in good working order.
Stacy has been with JDC since 2010, she does all the admin, registration of the Divers and is in charge of the office.
Cook and House Keeper
She will be responsible for preparing your meals and various other tasks at the Dive Accommodation, Carol will be your House Mother for the duration of your course, she is always full of jokes and laughter.
She helps out were ever needed, she collects the food and takes it to the dive sites for the divers.
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