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
FROM 1 AUGUST 2019, PROTEA BANKS IS A MARINE PROTECTED AREA (MPA).
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.
Simone “Monie” Mercer is an underwater thrill seeking boss and a proud member of the ‘The Brat Pack’ at Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. Simone has been a dear friend to Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter from the moment she walked in, with her uplifting and fun personality. We are so lucky and honoured to have her dive with us so regularly.
An interview with a Princess ... enjoy the read, we know you will as much as we did.
Paul Russell, not only our web designer, Paul is a dear friend and THE VIP diver of Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter (he even has the t-shirt to prove it ... lol). From the moment Paul walked into the dive centre, in 2015, there was no stopping this bubble blowing enthusiast ... with a massive passion for sharks and scuba diving, he is one of Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charters 'ambassadors'. When Paul is not diving ... his real job is a web designer ... and boy oh boy ... did he design a GREAT website for Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter ... for which we will be forever indebted, thank you Paul. Paul has been so kind as to share his experience with us about Protea Banks ... and has included a few tips, for those wanting to visit this incredible dive site. Enjoy the read!!