About us

Aqua Wild Africa Scuba Diving Adventures

Aqua Wild Africa, owned and run by Daniele Marco Pavan, is a Durban-based scuba diving course and diving adventures facilitator. Our leader, Daniele, grew up in Umkomaas on KwaZulu-Natal’s golden South Coast and started diving at the age of 16. Through Naui, Daniele did his Open Water diving course as well as the Rescue Diver course. In 2000, he swopped over to PADI and completed his Dive Masters scuba diving course – as well as specialty diving courses such as Wreck Diving.

Daniele’s first Shark Dive was with Raggies when he was 16, and he dived with Bull and Tiger sharks for the first time in 2000. He did his first tonic mobility in 2001 with a Raggie, and has dived in Italy, Cape Town, Durban and Umkomaas – making him one of South Africa’s most experienced scuba divers. In 2010, Daniele did his first Sardine Run dive and became a Shark Guide. Daniele has carried out filming and photography on Tiger Dives for African Watersport, and has participated in scientific research projects with Sharklab International.

With Daniele’s 25 years of diving experience, few can argue that when you dive with Aqua Wild Africa – you are in the hands of an absolute professional. To book a scuba dive with Daniele, simply click below and take the first step into the amazing world of scuba diving adventures!

Recommendation of Daniele Marco Pavan

It is my immense pleasure to recommend one of my colleagues, Daniele Marco Pavan. As a coordinator of a number of scientific research projects in which Daniel has participated, I was impressed by his intelligence, diligence and honesty, that outweighs that of many of my work colleagues.
I came to know him in the summer of 2011 during volunteer call on some of my International projects (via Sharklab) . To date, Daniele has participated as a dedicated volunteer in several scientific-research projects in the fields of conservation, morphology, anatomy and embriology of sharks. Within the aforementioned he showed a high level of knowledge, persistence and commitment, and the ability to surmount new tasks quickly.
Besides hes participation in the scientific research projects that I have coordinated for both European and Interantional official associations dedicated for study of cartilaginous fish, Daniele holds high level certificates in SCUBA diving. As a specialist in deep diving, I can certify that he is a very thoughtful, committed and well-trained person who performs hes tasks both carefully and precisely.
I would strongly recommend Daniele for any job, firstly because Im sure he will fulfill it with good work, enthusiasm and honor.

Aqua Wild Africa
33 Barbet Ave, Gillitts, 3625, South Africa
+27 (0) 31 767 0107
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