Environmental Management and Economic Transition is our Aim!


RS Diving was established in May 2001 by two professional divers Kurt Rohde and his former partner and has a history with projects in Africa going back to 2005 when PetroSA required a diving firm for a complex pipeline installation in Mossel Bay South Africa. At which time the Managing directors who where managing the project met Nhlanhla "Lucky" Mbatha and some of his diving associates. After which Lucky and his associates worked on several projects in the German Offshore Section under RS Diving. During this time their relationships where firmly cemented and discussions began for a joint venture, namely RS Africa Diving.

The company continued to grow and now has Nicky Jonas, a Saturation Diver, as Operational Manager and Shawn Small, a Saturation Diver and LST, as Project Manager. Nicky and Shawn have a combined experience of more than 25 years in the dive and marine industry. They worked on projects for South African companies such as PetroSA, ENSCO,Transocean, TNPA, Dormac Engineering and DCD Marine.

Combined Skills

RS Africa Diving was formed through the combined skills of:

  • RS Diving Contractor
  • Linomtha Investment
  • and a group of local African divers

Our Mission:

  • To be the best service provider in major diving projects based on the best equipment and the best team.
  • To foster local diving skills with dedicated training and “in work” knowledge transfer.
  • Main Goal „Zero“ accidents!


RS DIVING CONTRACTOR GmbH is certified by Germanischer Lloyd SE according to the following DIN standards:

  • DIN EN ISO 9001:2008
  • DIN EN ISO 14001:2004
  • BS OHSAS 18001:2007

Certification according to IMCA is in process.