ScubaPro are running a 25% discount on selected gear! Drop in at the shop to learn more.
Bubble Blowers have a large range of dive gear (new and used) in the shop at West Beach. While we carry other brands, we specialise in ScubaPro and Aqualung. This is the equipment that the dive school uses and which we, ourselves, dive with.
The S.A. Scuba industry is relatively small. In an effort to stop price wars from damaging local divecentres (and so killing the whole industry), suppliers largely regulate the prices at which all shops sell new equipment.
If you find a given piece of equipment at significantly lower price than ours elsewhere, something is fishy...
So it really doesn't matter which shop I buy from?
Yes it does. Since your kit will last you a diving lifetime, what matters most is how well you choose. Start with a gear supplier that you can trust to advise wisely.
Brandon was involved in extensive gear reviews in association with Divestyle magazine (see Divestyle issue 11, Nov2003) and so has been able to test a huge range of kit - everything from entry level to the best of the best - fins, masks, regulators, BC's - the works. Tests were performed in controlled conditions, apples to apples, at depths ranging from 5 meters to 50.
What can Bubble Blowers offer?
FREE, sound advice and the lowest price tags our suppliers allow us to carry.
Additionally, we pride ourselves in being able to provide demo kit. Our philosophy is that, since diving is a physical activity, you often need to try out equipment before you can really choose. If we do not have a demo in the shop, we'll arrange it given a bit of time.
Bubble Blowers do provide rental gear. Both as a means for you to try kit in the ocean before you buy, or simply for divers who find themselves in Cape Town without their underwater uniform.
Scuba kit (bc,reg,cylinder) R150/day
Skindiving kit (fins, weights, snorkel, mask, suit) R250/day
The Bubble Blowers shop and divecenter is at :
72 Sandown Rd
Call Brandon on +27 (0)83 306-2550 for directions.