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  • Danie is the co-owner (with his wife Esmé) of the Diving World PADI Dive Centre in Benoni and has been scuba diving since 1976.
  • Dive safety has always been a passion in his life.
  • Danie is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and a qualified EFR Instructor.
  • Danie has been doing underwater photography since 1977 and is currently concentrating on Underwater Videography.
  • He has a Ocean Yacht Skippers ticket as well as a commercial skippers ticket for ski- and dive- boats.
  • He is a DMAC/EDTC grade IIa Diving Medicine Physician and registered with the Department of Labour (DOL #293)
    He is an Eye Specialist (HPCSA #MP 0182311) doing mainly cataract & refractive surgery :- “Glasses and contact lenses don’t go well with watersports”.

 

Membership of dive medical societies:

  • Committee member of South African Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Association (SAUHMA)
  • Committee member of DAN South Africa.
  • South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS)
  • European Underwater & Baromedical Society (EUBS)
  • Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS)

 

A rundown of his other diving related interests:

  • Instructor Certificate of the South African Life Saving Society.
  • Silver Cross Certificate of the South African Life Saving Society.
  • South African Underwater Union (CIMAS) 3rd Class Scuba Diver Certificate 1976.
  • Did a BASM course in Sports Medicine in Glasgow Scotland.
  • Member of the British Association of Sport and Medicine.
  • Member of the Federation Internationale de Medecine Sportive.
  • Has Skippers Certificates for Ski Boats and Ocean Yachts.
  • Course in Sports Medicine at the University of Bath, England 1993 -1995

 

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  • Esmé, co-owner of the Diving World PADI Dive Centre in Benoni has been scuba diving since 1981.
  • She is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and a qualified EFR Instructor.
  • Esmé has been doing underwater photography since 1995 and later converted to Digital and is a Digital Photography Specialty Instructor.
  • She has a Ski- Boat skipper certificate.
  • Esme has a BSc (QS) degree as well as an Interior design qualification. She is a Hospital Manager,  travel writer and wildlife photographer.
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