The BEST Scuba Training venue in South Africa
After having been originally started over 30 years ago by Alan Pepper, Bass Lake has become known and loved as the primary open-water dive spot in Gauteng for beginners and experts alike.
Over the years, this 75-hectare estate has grown into a full adventure resort, including open water swimming, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, snorkelling, fishing (seasonal), a world-class 4×4 track and so much more! Alan Pepper has been retained as the general manager at Bass Lake as well as its dedicated 4×4 instructor.
Open public holidays 07h00 to 16h30
Please note that our times may change without notice so always check before planning a visit.
45 Mins south of Sandton
Considered by the top certifying agencies (PADI, NAUI, SSI, CMAS, IANTD, RAID) to be the best Scuba Training venue in South Africa. Depths vary from a walk-in slope to 23m at the deepest point.
4 x 4 Course
Put your 4×4 through its paces!
Top off-road training for 4×4 enthusiasts hosted by Alan Pepper
Camping & Huts
Day visitors & campers welcome
Adults: R150 per day
Children < 1.5m: R75 per day
Adults over 60: R90 per day
Free Huts: First-come basis
Pre-Booked Huts: R750-R1500 /night
At Bass Lake, we excel in hosting a diverse range of events. Be it a birthday celebration, bachelor party, or a year-end function. Choose Bass Lake for your next event and create lasting, unforgettable memories!
Kit hire & Fill Services
Full set of diving gear and accessories available for hire. We also sell some gear and air-fill books.
Single air fill: R100
We are a short drive away from Joburg and its surroundings.
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