It's not often that divers head away from the ocean to a prime dive destination. Miracle Waters, near Hartbeespoort Dam, is one of the rare exceptions, and well worth the drive. Divers of all abilities are promised hours of entertainment in a high visibility locale where there's plenty to explore.

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Miracle Waters also offers exciting night dives on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

For an exciting adventure with a difference, zip up your wetsuit, adjust your goggles, tighten your flippers and set your GPS for an inland destination that’s under an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Out in the sticks, a long haul from the nearest ocean, you’ll come upon a 33m deep, 10m visibility level, crystal-clear spring lake known as Miracle Waters, and suddenly your need for diving gear becomes apparent.

Formerly the location of an open-cast chrome mine, Miracle Waters scuba resort is literally an oasis in the more arid surrounds of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountains.

Getting into the swim is easy, with paved pathways leading divers to an easy plunge into warm waters that are fed by an underground spring.

This is a relaxing inland dive site with no major hazards or extreme depths to be concerned about. Black bass and various kurper species abound in the shallows, along with a bus, aeroplane, Puma helicopter, several yachts, a swimming pool, and a computer station for added interest!

Sporting five training platforms, this is the perfect away-from-the-sea destination for learner divers and recreational divers of varying ability. On-site training for divers from one-star/open water level right up to instructor level is also offered at Miracle Waters.

A compressor room with two large compressors and four air banks supplies air fills for dive tanks if you bring your own cylinders, or hire these at the venue. A nitrox filling station is also on the cards.

Picnic areas and barbecue facilities beckon weary divers to relax and share the day's diving activities. A family swimming pool and smaller, shallow pool for children are popular alternative amenities at the venue.

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