Come dive with us

27 February 2020 | Story Staff writer. Photo Flickr. Read time 2 min.
Come dive with us at the annual diving marathon – Diver24 – at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Come dive with us at the annual diving marathon – Diver24 – at the Two Oceans Aquarium.

If you’re a diving enthusiast, this is for you.

Join the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Underwater Club and be part of the ultimate diving marathon – Diver24 – at the Two Oceans Aquarium next weekend. Event proceeds go to three non-profit organisations: the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, Shine Literacy, and the Rural Education Access Programme.

The annual 24-hour scuba diving marathon will take place inside several exhibits at the aquarium, and more than 100 student divers from UCT will participate in the event. This means that for 24 consecutive hours divers will keep guests entertained from inside the tanks (alternating divers every hour).

The jam-packed evening programme includes discussions on the history of scuba gear, as well as a try-on session, an opportunity to watch a few scuba-inspired short films while enjoying a delicious meal, and a chance to experience the beauty of the Two Oceans Aquarium after dark and learn more about other interesting projects.

Club members can purchase an overnight scuba and sleepover ticket for R250; UCT students pay R100. Members of the public pay R185 for the public programme, taking place from 18:30 to 22:00.

Book your tickets for Diver24.

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