Kite Sport Instructor Course

Kiteboarding, also known as kitesurfing, has been a sought-after water sport ever since brothers Bruno and Dominique Legaignoux developed the first official surfing kites on the coast of France in the 70s. These days it’s a Cape Town gap year staple – the Mother City’s relatively windy climate is absolutely perfect for becoming a pro at this adrenaline-fueled sport. Have you always been interested in a kite surfing sport instructor course? Do you like being outside and working with people? Becoming a kite instructor might be what you’re looking for! GAPAfrica works with IKO-qualified professionals that offer a full kite instructor course that will allow you how to become a IKO-recognised kiteboarding instructor. We also offer a leisure kiteboarding package for those who simply want to try their hand at the sport.

Golf Sport Instructor Course

Golfing greats like Gary Player, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel placed South Africa on the international golfing map, and our wonderful golf courses keep it there! There’s nothing quite like teeing off on a green in the middle of a Big Five game park or overlooking the Indian ocean…

Have you always been interested in becoming a golf instructor? Do you like being outside and working with people? This professional sport instructor course might be what you’re looking for! GAPAfrica works with PGA-qualified professionals that offer a Golf Diploma Package that will allow you to become a PGA-recognised instructor.

We also offer a leisure golf package for those who only want to try their hand at the sport or improve their par on their Cape Town gap year adventure.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

Always wanted to become a Scuba Diver? Perhaps turn your passion into a career? GAPAfrica offers all levels of PADI recognised scuba diver courses from the PADI Open Water course to PADI Instructor levels. Being a Divemaster or Instructor means you can work anywhere in the world and it will be a life changing experience. Cape Town offers some of the best diving spots in the world ranging from scuba diving with Seven Gill Cow sharks, Cape Fur Seals as well as exploring some spectacular Kelp Forests on both the Atlantic Seaboard and the False Bay coastline.

At Cape Agulhas where the two oceans meet, the Indian and Atlantic come together as one providing some unique marine wild life that every diver needs to experience. These courses teach you all the fundamentals about scuba diving; safety and equipment as well as the marine wild life surrounding Cape Town. If you are new to scuba diving the first level of diver training is the PADI Open Water Diver course which takes 3 – 4 days. For those divers who want to take the first step into the Professional world of diving, the PADI Divemaster course takes up to 4 months to complete, but decide for yourself how far you want your underwater adventures to take you!

Private Pilot Course

With desire and commitment it may be easier than you think to become a pilot! The Private Pilot Licence enables you to rent (hire and fly) an aeroplane and carry non-paying passengers for your own pleasure flying, locally or across borders.

If you wish to make a career of flying, achieving a Private Pilot Licence qualification is the first milestone along the road of training and development, towards obtaining a Commercial Pilot Licence and becoming a Professional Pilot.

Superyacht Deckhand Career Course

This sport instructor course is designed for those who have a minimal knowledge of sailing. Students begin their practical training at the Competent Crew level, where they learn basic seamanship such as rope-work, sail handling, keeping a good lookout and assisting with all the day-to-day handling of a yacht. After a week on the water (5 days and 4 nights) students move to the classroom where they spend another week (5 days) learning the basic theory involved in boating (power and sail), with an emphasis on safety, rules of the road and fundamental navigational methods.

Theory is then put into practice as student’s head back to the boat for the Day Skipper Practical course and another 5 days of sailing. This is followed by the STCW (Standards of Training for Crew and Watch), where students learn basic first aid, fire fighting and life-raft training. In the final week students will participate in an exciting 2-day Power Boat course on one of our 400hp Ballistic Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). This Power Boat Level 1 & 2 course is now a prerequisite for most crew if they want to handle the yachts tender. Students will then spend a day in the classroom earning their RYA VHF radio licence.

The last 4 days are on the Deck Hand course where maintenance, knowledge and application, wash-downs, teak maintenance, deckhand duties (navigational watch and guests on board), line handling and anchoring duties, etc are covered. Students learn how to assess damage and begin the repair process, starting with damage control and protection of surrounding areas, application of anticorrosive primers and fillers, all the way to applying the Polyurethane Topcoat. Another part of the maintenance section of the course focuses on woodwork and varnishing skills. Protection of surrounding areas, correct taping up, knowledge of sandpaper, sanding with the grain, staying inside taped up areas, correct mixing and applying of the varnish. As an added benefit students also get help with tips on the interview process and creating a CV fit for this specific industry.

Free Diving Instructor Course

If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long your breath allows, then freediving is for you. Taking the PADI Freediver program in Cape Town is your step towards discovering the underwater world in a whole new way. Beginning with the PADI Freediver certification with GAPAfrica in Cape Town, you will gain the training and discipline needed to stay safe during breath hold dives. Afterwards, you can continue your education and progress to new depths with the PADI Advanced Freediver, Master Freediver and Instructor level courses. This sport instructor course will give you life a whole new detention, challenge yourself up to instructor level.

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104 Piazza Building (1st Floor),
32 Parliament Street, Cape Town 8000, South Africa