• RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!

    RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!

    RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS COME TO PROTEA BANKS TO MATE!!!!

    From May to November, the caves of the Northern Pinnacles of PROTEA BANKS, become home to 100's of RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS, that have come to the KwaZulu Natal coast to mate.
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  • BULL (ZAMBEZI) SHARKS!

    BULL (ZAMBEZI) SHARKS!

    There are few places in the word that you can dive with BULL SHARKS all year round - one of them is PROTEA BANKS!

    Known in South Africa as the ZAMBEZI SHARK, this is the resident shark of PROTEA BANKS.

    A memorable encounter ...

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  • PADI 'ZERO TO HERO'!

    PADI 'ZERO TO HERO'!

    Do you want to travel the world as a dive professional?
    Do you want to have fun during your gap year?
    Do you want to enjoy what our ocean has to offer?

    Then PADI 'ZERO TO HERO' is for you ... BECOME A PADI DIVEMASTER ...

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  • HUMPBACK WHALES ... THE GIANTS OF OUR SEA!

    HUMPBACK WHALES ... THE GIANTS OF OUR SEA!

    Every year from June to November, thousands of HUMPBACK WHALES migrate, from the frozen feeding grounds of the South Pole to the warm waters of the East Coast of KwaZulu Natal and Mozambique, to calve and rear their young. This migration provides an AMAZING show that will BLOW you away. Read More
  • 100's to 1000's of HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

    100's to 1000's of HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

    From September to January PROTEA BANKS hosts one of the biggest shows on Earth - the migration of thousands, yes you read correctly, thousands of Hammerhead sharks.
    This magnificent migration is mind blowing and will keep you coming back for more!!!! Read More
  • Are looking for an UNFORGETTABLE adventure?

    Are looking for an UNFORGETTABLE adventure?

    From about January to June, we are privileged to encounter the magnificent TIGER shark on PROTEA BANKS.
    If you want to see a TIGER shark up close and get great photo's, then the BAITED SHARK DIVE is for you.
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AFRICA AND PROTEA BANKS ... FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS DIVER!!!

Welcome to Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter

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SHARK diving on Protea Banks, during which you could see Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Bull (Zambezi) Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Ragged-tooth Sharks, Giant Sandsharks & Hammerhead Sharks.

Are you looking for the ultimate adrenaline experience?

OR

Do you love being in the water surrounded by sharks?

OR

DO YOU WANT THE PERFECT SHARK PHOTOGRAPH?

If you answer YES to any of these questions,

a BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS is just what you are looking for …

The TIGER SHARK is a regular visitor on a BAITED SHARK DIVE on PROTEA BANKS in the warmer months. Throughout the year, BULL (ZAMBEZI) SHARKS and OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS are almost always seen on a BAITED SHARK DIVE. Dusky sharks are seen periodically on these dives, and then of course with PROTEA BANKS, just about anything can happen!

The SHARKS are initially attracted through a ‘scent’. A drum filled with bait is then lowered into the water and lies at 10m. The Divemaster then ‘works’ the drum to get SHARK activity around it. Once the Divemaster is happy with the results, divers are invited into the water for an action packed and unforgettable dive experience!

As with any of our diving, safety is our priority. You will be given an extensive dive briefing regarding safety and behaviour. We have never had an incident with the SHARKS.

The SHARKS on these dives get very close to the divers, which makes it the perfect dive for those interested in photographing SHARKS.

PLEASE NOTE: Although we endeavour to give you a MIND BLOWING EXPERIENCE, we are dealing with nature, which is very unpredictable. The success rate of seeing SHARKS on these dives is well over 95% but SHARK activity can never be 100% guaranteed. 

As we only go to 10m, this dive is suitable to anyone with an Open Water diving certification and above. You need to be comfortable in the water and have decent buoyancy.

DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!

 

 

Rated as a top dive site, ALIWAL SHOAL, a fossilized sand dune lies about 4km offshore from the small coastal town of Umkomaas, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast of South Africa.

'The Shoal' gives divers the unique opportunity to experience wreck, reef and seasonal shark diving at the same site. ALIWAL SHOAL boasts an abundance of aquatic life from Nudibranchs to Manta Rays, including Turtles, Dolphins, Eels and a great variety of tropical fish species. During the winter months the RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS congregate on 'The Shoal' to mate.

AQUA PLANET DIVE CENTRE AND CHARTER does not run a charter boat to Aliwal Shoal, however we are happy to accommodate a booking to Aliwal Shoal, as an add on to your trip to PROTEA BANKS, Shelly Beach.

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Ask the world about SHARK diving and they will say SOUTH AFRICA ...
ask South Africans about SHARK diving and they will say ... PROTEA BANKS!!!!

Situated about 8km off Shelly Beach, on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, PROTEA BANKS is a unique reef system, with an amazing topography. The presence of a great diversity of game fish attracts a wide variety of top predators seen in only a few places in the world!

Read more: PROTEA BANKS - Shelly Beach

Our Dive Centre

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With PADI courses from beginner to professional, a daily dive charter to PROTEA BANKS and a full retail store, you are assured of a great experience in SHELLY BEACH.

PADI Courses

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PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization. Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter offers a wide variety of PADI courses from beginner to professional.

Start scuba diving today ... it will change your life ...

Protea Banks

Ask the world about SHARK DIVING and they will say SOUTH AFRICA, ask South Africans about SHARK DIVING and they will say
PROTEA BANKS!!!!

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Baited Dives

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Are you looking for the ultimate adrenaline experience?  

Do you love being in the water surrounded by SHARKS?

Our Sharks

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 We offer an exceptionally exciting SHARK DIVE on PROTEA BANKS: Tiger sharks, Bull (Zambezi) sharks, Oceanic Blacktip sharks, Ragged-tooth sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks ... and more.

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Latest Dive Log

  • WHAT AN EPIC DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

    22 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

    Current: Slight N - S
    Viz: 8m Bottom - 15m Top
    Sea Temp: 19 - 23 degrees Celsius

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