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
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. Read More
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Raising Awareness of Ocean Pollution in South Africa
The issue of ocean pollution is enormously important for divers. When you are out on a dive, you rely on crystal-clear waters to be able to see the incredible wildlife and plants. If there is a high level of pollution, then the sharks and sea turtles simply will not be able to survive. The oceans of South Africa have been rated the 11th worst for plastic pollution in the world and 80% of this pollution has originated from land-based sources. If the ocean creatures are to thrive, then this picture simply isn’t sustainable. We need to raise awareness and help to combat ocean pollution from a grassroots level.
Whole Grains, Lean Meat, and Lots of Water: The Deep Sea Diving Diet
Since deep sea diving entails plunging to depths of 40 meters, a certain diet should be maintained by divers lest they want to experience discomfort during their underwater journey. At such depths, divers need to be energetic, limber, and focused, which can all be achieved with diet. Without the right nutrition, divers can get cramps, the bends, and worse. But don’t let any of this dissuade you from going on a scuba adventure with sublime sea life. Eating a deep diving diet is simple – it starts with carbs and ends with water.
If you have a passion for scuba diving and seeing the incredible beauty of South African sharks in their natural habitat, then you have probably invested a fair amount in your diving gear. Your dive equipment is important to keep you safe whilst you are underwater. If it isn’t looked after properly then your gear can become susceptible to mold and mildew and the rubber will crack. Cleaning your scuba diving equipment every time you have finished using it, will prevent this from happening. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals for this - you can clean your gear the natural way, with fresh water and a little eco-friendly shampoo.
Swimming in the ocean with sharks is one of the most memorable things someone can do in their life. Skin squeeze during the scuba expedition can be just as memorable and potentially dangerous as well. We’re going to explain briefly what skin squeeze is and how to avoid it on a dive.