Dive Centres in Port Elizabeth and Plett

About Pro Dive

ProDive Port Elizabeth’s next chapter

Following the stepping-down of Louis and Michelle van Aardt in 2022, Pro Dive Port Elizabeth has fresh faces to steer us towards continued success.

Kitty and Franco

New owners, Kitty and Franco are passionate about the ocean and aim to inspire others to love life beneath the waves as they do. They have a shared enthusiasm for education, conservation and awareness and strive to provide quality, life-changing experiences to their customers and students. Franco is passionate about equipment and technical aspects of the industry whereas Kitty is focused on marine biodiversity.

Louis and Michelle

Over 24 years ago, Pro Dive was founded by Louis and Michelle van who had an enormous passion for diving. Over the years, the company grew from operating out of the “Red Windmill” on the Port Elizabeth beachfront, into the trusted and quality world-class brand that it is today. It was a combination of the love of diving, the ocean, working with people, travel & a passion for conservation that inspired them on their journey.

Today, the Red Windmill serves as the beach office, while the head office on Main Road Walmer includes a purpose-built heated training pool, lecture rooms, showers, coffee shop, offices, a fully stocked showroom and a service centre catering for all your diving requirements.

Training Facility

Our world class dive center includes lecture rooms, training pool, hot showers, change rooms, show room & travel office to cater for all your diving requirements.

Charter Operation

Our dedicated Dive Boats provide easy and quick access to the numerous dive sites.  Equipment Rental and airfills are available on site.

Career Development Program

Combined with our coastal location, experience and industry training Pro Dive offers a unique instructor education program.  Candidates who successfully complete our program become highly sought after, both in SA and overseas.

Sardine Run

Pro Dive is one of the longest operators offering the well known Sardine Run in Port Elizabeth.

Adventure Activities

We offer various watersport activities ideal for the whole family such as snorkeling, kayak trips, one day scuba diving courses.

Our Team

Jacky Tolsma

Instructor and Admin Manager

Lance Okes

Instructor, Skipper & Free Diver

Stefan Botes


Jandre Truter


Peter Willis

Part time Instructor & Skipper

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