Skippers, Diving, Launching and Fishing Courses by Mako Diving
Welcome to Mako-Diving
Arthur started his diving career in Port Elizabeth in 1972. In 1975 he joint the northern O.F.S. Sub Aqua Club where he was appointed as assistant training officer. At that stage he was involved in arranging scuba diving trips to Sodwana Bay, the South Coast and Port Elizabeth. In 1984 he moved back to Port Elizabeth where he joined the Dolphin Underwater Club where he again was appointed as assistant training officer, and Eastern Province under water hockey officer. His duties were to arrange pool and open water training, excursions and tournaments. In 1986 he moved to Kriel in Mpumalanga, and joined the Mako Diving Club where he was appointed as chairman. He then obtained his scuba diving instructors and skippers instructors through S.A.U.U. (now South African Sports Federation), and has been in dated as instructor, both Scuba and Skipper. Again his main duties were to arrange excursions to the South Coast, Mozambique, but mainly Sodwana Bay.
I have 32 years ski boating experience, ranging from Cape Town to Kosi Bay. I started my ski boat and diving career in 1970 in Swartkops, Port Elizabeth, where I built my first ski boat. At that stage I used to launch at the Swartkops river mouth, Noordhoek, Sardinia Bay, Krom River, Eerste Rivier, Jeffries Bay, Cape St Francis and many more. I have also been a member of the Mossel Bay, Sardinia Bay and P.E Deep sea Angling Clubs (SADSA) Since 1987 I have concentrated mostly on Sodwana Bay where I fished, spear fished and dived. This is where I seriously started with skipper and dive training. I have been a member of the Northeren OFS Sub Aqua Diving club and Dolphin Diving club in PE. In PE I served on the committee of the Dolphin Diving club and the Eastern Province Underwater union as underwater hockey officer. In 1988 I were elected as chairman for the Mako Diving club Kriel, Witbank and Middelburg area.
Diving with these operators becamcame dormant till 2001. The foundere very expensive. That was when Mako Diving CC was established, and the Mako Diving Club was disbanded. In 1995 Mako Diving Club
In 1995 Mako Diving Club became dormant till 2001. The founder retired from the mines and worked as part-time contractor on the mines a Health and safety consultant also presenting induction to contractors working on the mines and still arranging excursions to Sodwana Bay.
In 2006 he retired from the mines completely, acquired residential property at Sodwana Bay at Esiphahleni, in the Mbila District. (Currently waiting for PTO from Ngunyama trust) He spends approximately 5 days per month at Sodwana Bay. Students make then use of accommodations at Nwabu Lodge. Mako Diving uses local black labour, support local charter (air). Uses local skippers and dive masters. Goals Not to sell dives to the general public, but to render a service to its students that is affordable. In order to achieve these goals I needed to focus on two (2) key areas. Effective training and facilities.Safe passage to dive sites.
Mako Diving is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Arthur Moorcroft in the town of Blink pan, Mpumalanga. All practical diving and skipper training is done at Sodwana bay and Nwabu Lodge http://nwabulodge.co.za/ supplies the accommodation facilities. The founder of Mako Diving has 35 years experience in the dive industry. Objectives To offer the best possible service to the diving community