• Ragged-Tooth Sharks

    It's ragged-tooth season!!!!!

    From May to November, Protea Banks becomes home to hundreds of ragged-tooth sharks that come to the coast of KZN to mate.

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    Want to travel the world as a dive professional or have fun during your gap year? Then PADI Divemaster is for you.

    Become a PADI Divemaster …. And a PADI professional!!!!!

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  • Do you want to dive with the giants of the sea?

    Protea banks is the right place!!!!

    Every year from June to November hundreds of Humpback whales migrate from the frozen feeding grounds of the South Pole to the warm waters of the East Coast of KZN and Mozambique to calve and rear their young. This migration provides an amazing show that will blow you away. Read More
  • Bull Sharks

    There are few places in the word that you can dive with bull sharks all year round - one of them is Protea Banks!!!

    Best known in South Africa as the Zambezi shark, this elegant swimmer is often seen in Protea, patrolling the reef in search of food. This is an encounter of pure adrenaline!!!!

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Welcome to Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter

Our Dive Centre


Launching daily (weather permitting) for PROTEA BANKS, with our 7,2m dive duck 'Majikaduze', you are assured of a great diving experience in SHELLY BEACH.

PADI Courses


PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization. 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 courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.

Protea Banks

Ask the world about shark diving and they will say South Africa, ask South Africa about shark diving  and they will say
"Protea Banks"!!!!


Baited Dives


Are you looking for the ultimate adrenaline experience?  Are you after the perfect shark photograph?  Do you just love being in the water surrounded by sharks?

Our Sharks


We offer an exceptionally exciting specialty SHARK dive, during which you could see Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Ragged-tooth Sharks, Guitar Sharks & Hammerhead Sharks.

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Latest Log Book Entry


    23 July 2014 | PROTEA BANKS

    Current:  mild
    Viz:  15m
    Sea Temp:  19 degrees Celsius

    Dived Northern Pinnacles: 30 Ragged-tooth sharks at least around the caves. From 20m upwards at least 2

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Current Specials

Baited shark dive on Protea Banks
  R1100 per person, per dive - 
including equipment hire

Normal reef dive on Protea Banks
R400 per person, per dive - 
including equipment hire

Purchase as many dives as you want as long as they are paid in full by the 31st AUGUST 2014.

Dives can be used at anytime.

Book a dive now!

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