South Africa’s best IDC Mandy Zietsman at Scubaversity
Doing your Instructor Development where you can see the Big Five Above and Below! Africa will enthral you with its beauty and insane variety of diving! You can experience kelp diving with Seals, Great Whites and interact with “My Octopus Teacher’s” friends – explore the many wrecks stacked around the shore. Or visit the infamous Aliwal Shoal where you will be mesmerised with Raggies, Tigers, Black Tips etc as well as some more wrecks. Sodwana Bay is stacked with Coral wonders and the best is that just on our border you can experience Mozambique! You will not find a better variety than this anywhere else.
- African Big 5
- Marine Big 5
- Our Beaches are pristine
- Food is excellent and cheap
- Subtropical location
- Outdoor Activities
- Fascinating and Unique culture
Mandy started diving in 1992. She is passionate about building safe and comfortable divers and has always been deeply involved in Instructor training and growing new instructors into competent and confident instructors.
Mandy is passionate about teaching. She has a wonderful way of transferring skills to students in a fun and safe manner. Her particular strength is assisting students who have encountered problems in diving as she is excellent at adaptive teaching techniques. She is able to relate to young and old and is passionate about growing diving in Southern Africa.
Mandy’s duties as owner of Scubaversity are varied. She runs a successful internship programme during which she teaches her interns how to run a business, do travel, basic accounting procedures, maintenance, cylinder procedures, sales, marketing, design etc. This is completed at the same time as becoming a PADI Instructor. She oversees the smooth running of Scubaversity itself and her responsibilities include accounting processes, supervising maintenance at the dive centre, sales of dive gear and PADI courses. Mandy is very environmentally conscious of the impact we all have on nature. Mandy has assisted me on numerous Project AWARE courses, including beach clean-ups, conservation of sharks, and conservation of Sodwana Bay and other marine protected areas.
Mandy also has a passion for the diving industry as a whole. She co-founded the dive centre owner’s breakfast club in Johannesburg and being instrumental in organising several national dive events for the industry. Mandy is highly respected as a dive owner and as a scuba instructor.
- Platinum Course Director
- Staff of 9 including 1 Course Director
- 6 IDCs per year
- 30 years diving experience
- 1000 + PADI certifications
- 10 + PADI Instructor Specialties
What is the philosophy of your company?
Our company focuses on displaying the highest standard of work ethic, enabling our instructors and divemaster’s to work and teach passionately and safely within a positive environment. We do not believe in short cuts, and our pure focus is to make you a safe, comfortable, and competent instructor and not just to pass the examination.