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Miracle Waters - South Africa


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Miracle Waters is a dive getaway in clean spring water, with a view of the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range - less than an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria!
The diving lake is an old open cast chrome mine surrounded by natural bush and farmlands. The water is replenished by an underwater spring.
Entry is via paved paths for an easy plunge into the warm water.
Sporting five training platforms, it is the perfect place for instruction to beginners as well as for recreational dives at all levels. All training from One Star/Open Water Diver to Instructor Training can be done here.
The compressor room readily supplies air fills if you bring your own cylinders, and can hire out cylinders for those who need them.
The depth of the lake is 33m and the viz, which can reach 10m, is good. All divers can relax, as there are no major hazards or extreme depths. Numerous Black Bass and various species of Kurper are found in the shallows, while a bus, aeroplane, Puma hellicopter, yacht, and various other items (even a computer station!) have also been introduced. Both the bus and aeroplane can safely be entered by appropriately trained divers.
Under the shadey trees are lovely picnic areas with tables and braai (BBQ) facilities where old and new friends can reminisce about the day’s diving activities.
There is an overnight camping site and electrified chalets which have basic amenities and hot showers. Either bring your own tent or caravan or hire one of the chalets for convenience.
The restaurant, which is open on weekends, supplies cooked meals. All week round, the shop caters for snacks, gear rental, gear spares, and new gear sales. Additional supplies are available in the nearby town of Brits, only 5 minutes away.

For non-divers there are many things to see and do in the area. Bring along your binoculars and birding books, or watch the game in the large game enclosures. Children can enjoy the trampoline and swimming pool under the supervision of their parents. It is recommended to pack sufficient sun protection for the day.

Comments

GPD - 4/30/2017 2:01 AM
I went scuba diving here on 12/4/2016. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Charnel - 1/06/2016 5:17 AM
Rating Added: 3
Good dive when you go early otherwise the viz is really bad.
SkinandScuba - 10/02/2016 1:09 PM
Best time for all the inland sites is during the week. They all great if bouyancy is taught a bit better by instructors. Im think most instructors think it is an optional skill which it is not. How about if a group is kicking up lots of silt, we take them into even worse conditions and let them swim in it for a while. Sorry the rant, but it is a pet hate of mine.

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