Well done Chris. Definately a Paperfish, Ghost pipe fish and a sole/flounder in the background. I did not even see the ghost pipefish when I was pointing out the paperfish. Nice spot! 


Hi Pat

I recently completed my openwater 1 course with Calypso and had Mark as my instructor. I just want to say that I was impressed with Mark’s professional attitude, his patience and his interaction with me and the other students. I was also impressed with the way in which the course was handled. I’m looking forward to completing more scuba diving courses with Mark and Calypso in the future.

Kind regards
Grant Morrison

Man, what a fun course. I was not expecting to learn so much and have so much fun doing it. Thanks to all of your great team and especialy to Mark for being such an attentive instructor. His pesonality made the course even more enjoyable.

Hope to see you soon for more fun.

Thanks Clint Burton

Hi Patrick
Our sincere thanks to you and your team as well. As first-time divers it could have been a bit of a threatening/anxious experience but your guys and ladies viz. Fluffy (Brad), Kyle, Lauren and co. were incredible. Both Brad and Kyle have amazing teaching skills and incredible patience, even with people who are not at all comfortable in the water with a snorkel (I saw them in action on Sunday with a young lady who was really struggling and they got her through it well!).
I cannot commend Fluff and Kyle enough for the instruction and however else they might behave at work, they are really good at the training/teaching aspect which is of paramount importance. Apart from that, the whole Calypso experience from the DSD at uShaka to the end of the confined sessions has been amazing and I would highly recommend it to anyone…apart from the 8 beers I owe Fluff and Kyle (each) for continuously saying “flippers” and “goggles” (only joking!)
Braais and tequila (and the beers I owe at my place when we graduate and I am definitely doing the advanced course with you guys!
Kind regards and thanks again
Mavric Webbstock

Hey to all the team at Calypso, I just wanna say i really enjoyed the course and the great service and advise given. A special thanks to Megs , Mark , Dylan , Wesley and Steve  you guys made it that much more fun and enjoyable and to Celeste and Chantel for helping me with equipment choice. :) See you all soon for a dive

Thanks Seth. Really appreciated.

Next step,cant wait to do my advanced course with you guys and go deeper,,:) then to keen to dive with shrks...will be soooooooopa stoked.

Have a great day

To Every one who wants to Scuba Dive!

I was very nervous to get back into the water as I had a bad experience with my last dive.  Eventually I gathered my courage and started looking for the best place to go.  I called Calypso and spoke to Chantel who immediately picked up on my fear and promised me that I would be well looked after at Calypso.  And that is history!

Every single person at Calypso is friendly, professional, caring and they are just LOVELY!

I had a FANTASTIC 3 days of diving; with LOADS of laughs, good sightings - It was just a dream!  On Sunday I woke up at 6.30, immediately wondering what the 'vis' is like, what the wind is doing and which creatures would be lurking in the depths, just to remember that I had no dive booked for the day...  I was totally traumatised!

Of course my first dive was the crucail one....

Kyle Blamey handled it like a pro!  He got me over that hurdle!   With his lively personality and passion for diving, his knowledge and professional approach, good people skills and patience I was fine in no time.  THANK YOU SO MUCH KYLE!

I have one dive left before I'm certified and that is just the beginning of many more...

Don't worry if you don't get Kyle as your instructor, every single dive instructor there is well trained, caring and a good teacher!  If you don't believe me - just look at the other comments!

Calypso Dive and Adventure Centre is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Very impressed and happy student,

Judy Steyn (Durban)

Just a quick note to say a BIG thank you to the Calypso Team and in particular our very patient and thoughtful instructor Kyle.

Sani and Bash are very proud 'Junior open water divers' and they hope to continue their journey with Calypso soon with some advanced courses (their mum will too!). Little bash just wishes he was 12 already..... :)

We hope to spend the summer diving around Durban with Calypso and the Sodwana Bay January holiday has been booked! Thank you for putting up with my precocious little water rats and their mum, we are happy to recommend you to all our guests and anyone interested in diving.

Thank you Annelie, Sani and Bash. It was our pleasure and great to have the guys starting with their diving careers so early!

Massive shout out to my great instructor Brad, awesome skipper Steve, fab chick Lol and the rest of the crew @calypso dive adventures for such a kickass holiday!! It was an absolute pleasure doing my advanced open water and enriched air courses with you guys!! Thank you so much for so many amazing dives & awesome, unforgettable memories!! See you in April 2012 for rescue course & more good times!!! Got withdrawl symptoms already ;)


Shot Eloise. I think the guys enjoyed having you around too! Be great to have you back for your advanced course!

Thanks for another well-organised day of diving.  Calypso has really managed the art of making it look easy!


Once again thank you to all at Calypso for helping Sani and I complete our Advanced course.  A special thank you to skipper Steve for all his assistance hauling me on board (I WILL make it myself one day....) and reinforcing the need for safety on board to my enthusiastic but a little too care free son Sani.....(you have been told my boy!) 

Thanks to Lauren for all the scheduling/rescheduling and equipment purchase advice, and last but certainly not least our new instructor Ryan who has helped me reduce my weightbelt by 3kgs! 

All the guys in the wetroom (Eric, Derick, Kenny), and the other instructors/DM's (Dylan, Kyle, Brad, Fluffy, Ashley)  THANK YOU and we will see you soon for more diving adventures (tomorrow in fact...with Bash this time)

all the best, Annelie and Sani

 Here we are AGAIN,  saying thanks to all at Calypso Durban for another great days diving.  Thanks especially to Patrick for leading the dive to Nevs ledge this morning, the sighting of the ornate sleeper ray was a serious highlight.  

My boys and I feel privileged that you took us to Caves for a super one hour dive this afternoon and sharing your vast knowledge with us. The boys are absolutely stoked. Thanks Brad for the nitrox course.... cant wait to put the theory into practice....soon!


A very big thank you to Clement for an amazing first scuba diving experience on 31 Dec 2011. Definately ganna be back for more!

THANKYOU for including the boys and I to see your new site, it is a lovely part of the reef and we look forward to it being named, approved, and make a repeat visit.  Bash is especially happy to have another shallow dive he is allowed to go on.


Annelie, Sani and Bash

p.s. and thankyou for helping me through my recent 'confidence crisis', all is now well....:)

What an awesome experience!

Thank you Brad and Kate for everything you have taught us.  Thank you Brad for making sure I can take off my mask and put it back on without shooting for the stars.  You are amazing instructors and we appreciate your confidence, calmness and support with every move.  You have made my biggest fear turn into an adventure! I would recommend you at anytime.  Also thank you for drilling all the important skills into our heads that resulted into a good exam score!   

Thanks to the skipper Steve for a safe ride in and out to see and exhalent service.  We will definitely see you sometime soon for a fun dive.  I can’t wait to dive again.  Thank you Calypso for making us feel special and placing our lives in good hands.


Herman and Janine

I had the most awesome experience with Calypso this past December!All the instructors, as well as the rest of the staff(Lauren and Bianca,loved chatting to you) were so friendly,helpful and very professional. Thanks guys,especially Brad (I learned so much from you and It gave me so much confidence diving with you as dive master) and Martin for your unending patience in teaching me...As for Steve-awesome boat rides dude and thanks for teaching me, amongst other things,how to get back into the boat ( nightmare at first!).I will definitely be back. Amanda de Waal




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