‘Two thirds of the earth is covered with water and anyone who does not dive has been short changed by life and has seen only part of what our planet has to offer’. – From the Lens Jones’s Guide to Spear fishing.

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AQUA PLANET DIVE CENTRE AND CHARTER is the premier dive centre in KwaZulu Natal. Situated in SHELLY BEACH on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, we operate a comprehensive dive centre – with a few extras!

Launching daily for PROTEA BANKS, with our dive duck ‘Majikaduze’, you are assured of a great diving experience in SHELLY BEACH. PROTEA BANKS offers an exceptionally exciting SHARK dive. Situated 7,5km off Shelly Beach, on the KwaZulu Natal’s South Coast, PROTEA BANKS allows divers the opportunity to experience a shark dive that is completely unique.

During the summer months the Bull shark (Zambezi) makes PROTEA BANKS its home. Hammerheads are often seen overhead and not just one or two, we are talking hundreds …. yes hundreds. Dusky and Oceanic Blacktip sharks frequent this reef with a select few getting the privilege of seeing the elusive Tiger shark. In the winter months the Ragged-Tooth sharks congregate on PROTEA BANKS to mate.  Whales are also seen from June to November almost daily from the boat and for the lucky few on SCUBA … an epic dive! Aside from sharks PROTEA BANKS, also boasts a vast number of gamefish. Potato Bass and Rays are also a common sighting.

Safety is our number one priority! Kitting up in our dive centre is easy and our rental equipment is in excellent condition – it also includes a SMB in the BCD. Hot showers are available after the dive and a debriefing is done over a cup of coffee or tea.

Our Instructors, who are passionate about diving, offer PADI courses from beginner to professional and a full range of specialty courses – including the SHARKLIFE Shark specialty courses. With courses starting daily, designed around your schedule, you are assured of individual attention. Our Instructors love what they do and you will feel their energy while teaching you to SCUBA dive in a fun and safe manner.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you, and with our full range of equipment we are sure to meet all your scuba, snorkelling and spearfishing needs. Make AQUA PLANET your one-stop dive shop!

So, whether you are with us for a day or a fortnight our team can tailor make a package to satisfy your aquatic needs.

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PROTEA BANKS:

PROTEA BANKS offers an exceptionally exciting specialty SHARK dive. Situated 7,5km off Shelly Beach, on the KwaZulu Natal’s South Coast, PROTEA BANKS allows ADVANCED divers the opportunity to experience a shark dive that is completely unique.

During the summer months the Bull Shark (Zambezi) makes PROTEA BANKS its home. Hammerheads are often seen overhead and not just one or two, we are talking hundreds …. yes hundreds. Guitar Sharks, Dusky and Blacktips frequent this reef with a select few getting the privilege of seeing the elusive Tiger Shark.

In the winter months the Ragged-Tooth Sharks congregate on PROTEA BANKS to mate.

Aside from sharks PROTEA BANKS, also boasts a vast number of gamefish such as Barracuda, Snappers, Yellowtail, Kingfish and Potato Bass to name but a few. Rays are also a common sighting.

SOUTHERN PINNACLES: Depth 26 to 40m

Dived mainly in the summer months, this site is home to the notorious Bull Shark (Zambezi) which brings a great deal of notoriety to this world-renowned dive location. Other sharks frequenting PROTEA BANKS include Hammerheads, Blacktips, Dusky, Guitar Sharks and a variety of rays. For a fortunate few there is even the possibility of sighting the Tiger Shark.

NORTHERN PINNACLES: Depth 28 to 38m

This site, normally dived in winter months during the Ragged-Tooth mating season, allows divers to view “Raggies” in close proximity on their annual migration route. The area consists of two cave systems in which the “Raggies” congregate. At times it is impossible to see the mouth of the caves as it is completely obscured by masses of sharks!

Due to currents and depth, Protea Banks is reserved for experienced Advanced divers, please adhere to this.

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