Orca Industries was officially opened in 1993 by owner Duncan Pattenden. Orca’s speciality is Scuba Diving, Training and Mountain Climbing, and over the years Orca Industries has grown into a ‘one stop Diving & Outdoor Specialist’!

Orca Industries strives to make life easier for the client, providing the following goods and services all at one place:

  • Retail Shop: Orca offers a full range of World-Class diving, hiking, climbing and trail running equipment and accessories.
  • Workshop: Services and repairs diving equipment and gear. Manufactures, services and repairs local and international outdoor equipment.
  • Gear & Equipment Hire: Orca rents out a variety of diving & outdoor equipment such as snorkels, masks, fins, wetsuits, cylinders, tents and backpacks to name a few.
  • Diving & Training Centre: Orca is a professional PADI Dive Centre and offers CMAS & SASCA Certified training courses. Please click on our “Courses” tab to see what we offer!

Duncan Pattenden

Owner

Duncan opened Orca's doors in 1993, and his business and circle of friends, has been growing steadily ever since! Duncan loves diving and is qualified as a PADI and CMAS Dive Instructor. He has been on numerous "wreck-hunting" expeditions and has dived in some of the most beautiful parts of the world, including here! Duncan is also qualified as a SASCA (South African Small Craft Association) and SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) instructor and runs our skipper courses and even carries out boat inspections. In addition to diving, Duncan enjoys hiking, underwater photography and touring around parts of Africa on his motorbike.

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Duncan Pattenden

Duncan Pattenden

Owner

Maxine King

Staff Manager

As the staff manager, Maxine keeps the staff on their toes making sure all jobs are completed to perfection. She is also in charge of running, maintaining, and coordinating our dive school. Maxine has a passion for the outdoors and enjoys hiking and scuba diving.

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Maxine King

Maxine King

Staff Manager

Jonathan Marais

Accounts manager

Jonathan has been a part of the Orca team from the very beginning and has gained an in-depth wealth of knowledge from being active on the shop floor as well as out in the field. He is the go-to person for any information, particularly relating to hiking and diving. Jonathan will be able to assist you with any query you may have and will surely provide you with the answers you need. On the more serious side, he is in charge of all of Orca’s financial business, but can’t wait to go exploring the Cape’s mountains when away from the office!

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Jonathan Marais

Jonathan Marais

Accounts manager

Sacha Marais

Administrative Supervisor

Sacha joined Orca in February of 2012. She is our front line of defence and always ready to greet customers with a helpful smile. Sacha manages all of Orca’s paperwork, and as a customer, you will most likely have the pleasure of working with her. She is very well travelled and enjoys walking and hiking.

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Sacha Marais

Sacha Marais

Administrative Supervisor

Craig Dedricks

DV and BCD Technician

Craig Dedricks comes from a commercial diving background and is dedicated to expanding his wealth of knowledge when it comes to diving equipment. Craig sees safety as his top priority and is a stickler for perfection. A reliable, honest person to work with, if Craig has your gear you know that you are getting the best.

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Craig Dedricks

Craig Dedricks

DV and BCD Technician

David Marais

Sales and Dive Academy Course Convener

David has been with Orca for as long as most customers can remember. He loves rock-climbing but is knowledgeable in all the areas that Orca deals with. He will go out of his way to make sure that you get whatever answers you need and then, whatever products or services you may require. David is always ready to speak to customers and has formed many lasting relationships with them. A caring, helpful person to deal with on the shop floor, as well as a force to be reckoned with on the paintball field!

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David Marais

David Marais

Sales and Dive Academy Course Convener

Uri Steyn

Cylinder Technician

Uri is in charge of the testing of all cylinders and has been involved in the outdoor and retail field for a number of years. Always hard at work managing a great workload with impeccable ease and enjoyment. When not at work, Uri’s passion is climbing! He goes climbing as often as possible and is frequently leading hikes up Table Mountain and numerous other trails in and around Cape Town. Uri has his level 3 First Aid qualification and volunteers for City Of Cape Town Disaster Management in his free time.

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Uri Steyn

Uri Steyn

Cylinder Technician

Bongiwe Patuleni

Valve Technician

Bongiwe has been with us since 2014 and is responsible for servicing and oxygen cleaning valves. She also assists in the co-ordinating of cylinders in and out of the workshop. Bongiwe is a quick learner and problem solver, and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

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Bongiwe Patuleni

Bongiwe Patuleni

Valve Technician

Nontsindiso 'Tsidy' Gongo

Tsidie helps keep the shop in great shape! Responsible for merchandising and stock monitoring, Tsidie is always smiling and helpful. Although she is not a diver, Tsidie is keen on joining outdoor activities.

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Nontsindiso 'Tsidy' Gongo

Nontsindiso 'Tsidy' Gongo