• 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!!!

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2018 Rates

Protea Banks reef shark dive, excluding equipment hire:  R 600-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Protea Banks reef shark dive, with cyl & wb:  R 750-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Protea Banks reef shark dive, with scuba:  R 900-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Protea Banks reef shark dive, with full equipment:  R 1000-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Non-diver:  R 600-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Baited shark dive on Protea Banks:  R 1850-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Baited shark dive, non-diver:  R 1500-00 per person, per dive - Buy Now
Nitrox Fill:  R 120-00 per fill - Buy Now

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the logistical planning of running a successful dive business, dives will only be refunded if we are not able to launch due to weather. All booked dives will not be refunded if not cancelled with at least 48 hours notice. You will be charged if you cancel your dives on the day due to being cold, sea sick, hung over, not being able to get down etc. In short, if you book a spot you will be charged for it.

ALL DIVES ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THE DAY AND THE SKIPPERS DECISION IS FINAL.

ACCOMMODATION AND DIVE PACKAGES

Package 1 (3 nights, 5 reef dives):

R4525.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R4525.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R5050.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R5275.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 2 (3 nights, 1 baited shark dive & 4 reef dives):

R5565.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R5565.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R6090.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R6315.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 3 (3 nights, 2 baited shark dives & 3 reef dives):

R6600.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R6600.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R7130.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R7355.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique. 

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 4 (5 nights, 6 reef dives):

R5885.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R5885.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R6760.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R7135.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 5 (5 nights, 3 baited shark dives & 3 reef dives):

R9000.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R9000.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R9880.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R10255.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 6 (7 nights, 10 reef dives):

R9375.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R9375.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R10600.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R11125.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Package 7 (7 nights, 5 baited shark dives & 5 reef dives):

R14575.00 per person sharing, self catering at Villa Moya ( New from september 2018).

R14575.00 per person sharing, self catering at Emerald Cove.

R15800.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at St. Michael's Sands Hotel.

R16325.00 per person sharing, bed and breakfast at Tropical Boutique.

Excluding equipment hire:

  • Full equipment hire is R400-00 per day
  • Single item is R100-00 per day

NITROX IS AVAILABLE AT R120-00 PER FILL. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU PRE-BOOK YOUR NITROX TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.

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Terms and conditions:

  • Accommodation is subject to availability at time of booking. 
  • Packages are not valid in school holidays and over long weekends.
  • All dives are subject to weather conditions on the day. 
  • Packages are based on 2 people sharing. A single supplement fee will apply.
  • Transfers can be arranged from the airport at an extra fee.
  • An advanced certification is required for these packages. Upgrade to a PADI Advanced certification, with these packages for an extra R1500-00 per person.
  • Add about 10% for 2019 rates.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the logistical planning of running a successful dive business, dives will only be refunded if we are not able to launch due to weather. All booked dives will not be refunded if not cancelled with at least 48 hours notice. You will be charged if you cancel your dives on the day due to being cold, sea sick, hung over, not being able to get down etc. In short, if you book a spot you will be charged for it. ALL DIVES ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS ON THE DAY AND THE SKIPPERS DECISION IS FINAL.

NOT FINDING WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR? LET US CUSTOM MAKE A PACKAGE TO MEET YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS. 

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The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. 


PADI Discover Scuba Diver (DSD)

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but are not quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, PADI Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it.

Cost: R290-00 per person

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PADI Junior Open Water Course

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Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

Cost: R4900-00 per person 

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PADI Open Water Course

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The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

This four day fun filled course is designed to qualify you to dive with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18m, worldwide.

Cost: R4900-00 per person 

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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The PADI Advanced Open Water Course, is a three day course, designed to give the qualified diver a taste of what more specialized diving activities have to offer, whilst building your diving experience and confidence.

Cost: R4800-00 per person

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Cost: R5500-00 per person, including a baited shark dive

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

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The PADI Rescue Diver Course, is a four day course, designed to make you a more aware and confident diver.

PADI Rescue Diver Course: R4500-00 per person

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Emergency First Response Course: R1300-00 per person 

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PADI Divemaster Course

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Become a PADI Divemaster and align yourself with the largest and most respected group of dive professionals. 

Cost: R12000-00 per person, excluding PADI Divemaster Crewpak (R4000-00) AND price excludes PADI Divemaster registration fee.

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PADI Speciality Courses

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AQUA PLANET DIVE CENTRE AND CHARTER offers a wide range of PADI Speciality Courses!

Cost: On request - please contact us to find out more!

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PADI & Sharklife Shark Speciality

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Discover these magnificent creatures up close and personal! With both PADI and SHARKLIFE Instructors, AQUA PLANET DIVE CENTRE AND CHARTER can offer you two certifications for each species (PADI and SHARKLIFE).

Cost: On request - please contact us to find out more!

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PADI Enriched Air Course! NITROX ...

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The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don’t hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

Cost: R2500-00 per person

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NOT AN ADVANCED DIVER AND YOU WANT TO DIVE PROTEA BANKS?

  1. You can do a BAITED SHARK DIVE.

OR

2. You can dive to 30m with an Instructor. This is an Adventures In Deep Dive - basically the start of your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. The cost is R1400-00 per person, per dive and includes a reef dive on PROTEA BANKS, use of equipment and an Instructor diving with you. 

 

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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  • LOOK LIKE THE HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ARE STARTING TO SETTLE BACK ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

    20 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

    Current:  strong
    Viz:  15m milky
    Sea Temp:  22 degrees Celsius

    DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Managed

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