Simon Thomé today qualified as Technical Diver , 50 meters, with unlimited decompression. CONGRATULATIONS SIMON!
This weekend’s outing to the world renowned Komati Springs deep dive site near Barberton, was organised by Scubalicious‘ Adrian Smit.
Three divers planned to qualify for this important milestone under the watchful instruction of accomplished Scuba Schools International (SSI) Dive Instructor – Chris Serfontein: Adrian Smit; Nikita and Simon Thomé.
Friday’s preparatory dives went smoothly and according to plan. However on Saturday Nikita burst an eardrum at 30 meters following difficulty with equalising. Simon and Adrian however both qualified successfully on Sunday.
Congratulation to you both !
Komati Springs is owned and operated by Don and Andre Shirley. Don is globally respected for his depth of knowledge and experience as an extreme diver, technical diver and cave diver. He is also author of the book “Raising the Dead”.
Diving facilities at Komati Springs are second to none in southern Africa, complete with all necessary deep-dive gases, and re-compression chamber.
The dive site is a dis-used mine with maximum depth of 55 meters in the open water section, and an explored depth of 186 meters in the adjacent labyrinth of caves and shafts.
Visibility is good and consistent throughout the year.