Scuba Services

The Best Scuba Training Venue in South Africa

Bass Lake consists of a 10-hectare body of spring-fed water. Considered by the top certifying agencies (PADI, NAUI, SSI, CMAS, IANTD and RAID) to be the best Scuba Training venue in South Africa. Depths vary from a walk-in slope to 23m at the deepest point.

Please Note:

Please visit our business hours section to find out the rules on NIGHT DIVING and/or LATE ENTRY or EXIT.

Scuba Training

There are training grids at various depths for Scuba Skills training, as well as a number of interesting wrecks for more experienced divers.

Bass Lake Training Grids

See our satellite photo for more detail – click to enlarge.

Bass Lake is not only frequented by Scuba Schools with their students, but also by social divers who enjoy diving Bass Lake on a regular basis, or divers who wish to brush up on their diving skills in a safe environment. Non-divers are welcome-bring your mountain bike, swimming costume or kayak and enjoy a relaxing day out!

The following courses can be taught at Bass Lake:

  • Scuba Diver
  • Advanced Diver
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Deep Diving – Maximum depth of 23m
  • Night Diving – Minimum conditions apply, refer to Trading Hours + Night Diving Requirements
  • Nitrox Diving
  • Dry-Suit Diving
  • Navigation
  • Instructor Training
Scuba Shop
Scuba Shop

We have a great variety of “smalls ” for those emergencies and some great deals on basics. We stock booties, masks, snorkels, fins and a variety of consumables and other items. Come check them out, debit and credit cards (except Diners & Amex) are accepted.

Fill Station

Due to the size of the storage banks, air fills can be done within a few minutes. The system has the capacity to fill 500 cylinders per day and features 1400 litres of 300 bar storage banks.

The filling station is open on trading days.
Please click here to check our business hours.

Fills for Night Diving:
Fills for night dives outside of our trading hours are available ONLY by arrangement. Please visit our business hours section for vital information and regulations on night diving and after-hours access.

Please note that no private compressors may be operated at Bass Lake.

R100.00 per air fill

Kit Hire

Bass Lake offers full Scuba Kit Hire on an hourly basis.

You will need to provide a dive card with a photo on it (if no photo, your ID will be required too). We do not accept a “visual view only”, on your smart cell phone, of your certification. You will need to have a hard copy, certified print-out, of your certification and your ID if you do not have a dive card, in case of an incident. We retain the dive card/ hard copy + ID for the duration of the hire.


Full Set – R290.00
Includes BC, DV, Cylinder and Wetsuit, Weightbelt, Mask and Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Air fill

BC, DV, Cylinder, Air fill – R190.00
Cylinder, Air fill – R85.00
Wetsuit – R70.00
BC – R55.00
DV – R55.00

Soft Gear

All equipment below @ R25 / piece / 1 hour dive

Weightbelt – R 30.00 (Including weights)
Mask and Snorkel – R 30.00
Fins – R 30.00
Booties – R 30.00
Compass (2.5 hr hire) – R 50.00

Note: Reasonable priced soft gear is available for sale in our dive shop.

*E & OE (Errors & Omissions Excluded)



Water Conditions


Surface Temperature



Temperature @ 12m



Temperature @ 18m



Temperature @ 23m


Thermocline Depth

7 meters

Average Visibility


Vereeniging, ZA
00:08, July 13, 2024
temperature icon 10°C
clear sky
Humidity 13 %
Pressure 1022 mb
Wind 10 Km/h
Wind Gust: 11 Km/h
Visibility: 0 km
Sunrise: 06:56
Sunset: 17:31