The Two Oceans Aquarium, in partnership with the UCT Underwater Club, will be hosting a public event called Diver24, dedicated to scuba diving, on Saturday March 7, from 6pm to 10pm.
This event forms part of the annual #Diver24 24-hour scuba marathon, and it’s the fourth year in a row that this fundraising event is taking place inside the exhibits of the aquarium.
This year, funds will go to the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation, Shine Literacy, and the Rural Education Access Programme.
More than 100 student divers from UCT will once again be undertaking the marathon scuba dive event, making sure they are diving for 24 hours straight (alternating divers every hour).
Event goers will hear from three diving experts, covering the history of scuba, the sights of Southern African diving sites, and what it’s like to work with sharks underwater.
They will also get to try on some scuba gear and get an idea of what it feels like to be wearing a “self-contained underwater breathing apparatus” (SCUBA); watch scuba-inspired short films while enjoying burgers made by the Two Oceans Aquarium’s functions team; and attend session on the Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation’s impact on people, places and animals like rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing hundreds of turtles every year.
Divers will be in the exhibits throughout the evening.
Tickets cost R90 and are available at Quicket.