My Story

Hello, my name is Danél Wentzel.

I am a 24-year old PADI Scuba diving Instructor with an Honours degree in Marine Biology, currently living in Cape Town.

I am passionate about exploring and protecting our oceans and sharing knowledge with others. Besides diving, I am a coach for the I am Water Foundation, where I work towards connecting children with our ocean. I enjoy participating and planning beach cleanup events as well as working towards protecting our oceans through conservation and education. I live, work and breathe for the ocean and want to share my passion with others with the hopes it inspires them to want to love and conserve it like I do. 

In 2019 I completed my PADI Scuba diving instructor course in Sodwana bay and I have been teaching ever since. My passion for sharing the beauty encapsulated by the various marine ecosystems led to the development of my own dive school, Capensis Diving. With this my goal is to give everyone a key to experience the underwater world for themselves and unlock the heart of the ocean from within.