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
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
AFRICA AND PROTEA BANKS ... FOR THE MORE ADVENTUROUS DIVER!!!
Having lived all my life inland, I remember all too vividly my reaction to a huge billboard on the side of the main road advertising shark cage diving, shortly after relocating to the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. It was simply this – “Whatever idiot is stupid enough to get into the deep blue sea with sharks in it, cage or not, deserves to be eaten!” – and that remained my firm sentiment for the next year and a half. To cut a long story short, I gradually got exposed to the world of diving through a friend, and finally was offered the opportunity to redesign Aqua Planet’s website, and the payment would be… a dive course or two! Now the only thing that made me actually take this offer seriously was that I knew that my wife had always wanted to dive. I on the other hand was still nothing short of petrified! Happy wife, happy life as they say, so I decided to take the plunge and well, the rest is history!
Berny and Tazuko, part of our extended Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter family
Berny and Tazuko, who are a part of our ever growing Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter family, have crept deep into our hearts. They are a real inspiration to couples all over the world and have done more together, than most can ever dream of doing, in one lifetime.
Pierre-Alexandre Van De Walle – VIP diver and ‘in house photographer’
VIP diver and ‘in house photographer’ for Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter, when it comes to Protea Banks.
Pierre … or Peter as he is fondly known around the dive centre … is a seasoned traveler who is very enthusiastic about scuba diving and playing golf … oh yes, and a phenomenal cook with authentic dishes that he pairs perfectly with wine.
With 12 years of friendship and counting … and lots of memories created already, we were happy to have this amazingly ‘crazy’ lady Ewa Drucis and her friends from Poland on Protea Banks. We got to spend an amazing SHARK WEEK … with action packed dives and amazing sightseeing, of the breathtaking country we are lucky enough to call home.