Tiger Shark



From about January to June, we are privileged to encounter these magnificent sharks on PROTEA BANKS. They can be seen naturally on a normal reef dive, but this is rare and usually these encounters are very quick. If you want to see a Tiger shark up close and personal and get great photos, then the BAITED SHARK DIVE is recommended.


Galeocerdo cuvier, the Tiger shark, is a relatively large shark with some specimens capable of attaining a length of over 5m. The popular name ‘Tiger’ comes from the dark stripes on the body which resembles a Tiger’s pattern – these stripes tend to fade with maturity. It is a solitary species and is most commonly seen cruising slowly. Tiger sharks can cover great distances in search of food.

The Tiger shark can be found all over the world in temperate and tropical waters, in the open ocean and in shallow waters. Along the east coast of Africa they can be found from Port Elizabeth, in South Africa, all the way up to the Red Sea.

The Tiger shark migrates to tropical water during winter and then back to temperate water during summer.

Graph gives a rough % estimation of the possibility of shark sightings on PROTEA BANKS. Based on data collected from the AQUA PLANET DIVE CENTRE AND CHARTER LOGBOOK, over a 5 year period.

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PLEASE NOTE THAT SPECIFIC SHARK SPECIES CAN NEVER BE GUARANTEED ON A PARTICULAR DIVE!! This is what makes PROTEA BANKS so unique. Each and every day is just so different!