African Dive Adventures
African Dive Adventures is an all-round Scuba Diving Operator offering a range of services. African Dive Adventures pioneered shark diving on Protea Banks and remain the only successful dive operation. They invite you to come and experience the thrill of diving with wild sharks in their natural environment. Their attention to safety, and the protection of the natural reef are top priorities for this team. Sharks are not baited. Small groups of divers are taken on a drift dive with sharks.
Nearly every book on world dive sites features Protea Banks. The reef is situated 8 km offshore from Shelly Beach, which is in turn 160km south of Durban. We dive to approximately 30m-35m depth and encounter the following sharks during different seasons of the year:
Zambezi Shark (Bull Shark) Oct – May
Hammerhead Shark Nov – May
Black Tip Shark Oct – May
Giant Guitar Shark Dec – May
Tiger Shark Oct – Jun
Ragged Tooth Shark Jun – Nov
Great White Shark (seldom but anytime)
Beside the different species of sharks, we also encounter skates, rays, morays, turtles, etc.:
Spotted Eagle Ray
Tuna and many more.
Our Diving at Protea Banks is conducted to the highest standards of safety and professionalism. Our boats carry oxygen as well has highly skilled skippers and dive leaders.
Some of our services include:
Dive Charters to Protea Banks and other reefs
Scuba Training Courses
Nitrox Speciality Courses
Nitrox and Airfills
Touring arrangements to other dive sites, game parks, ethnic villages, etc
Teambuilding exercises for sports- and corporate groups
Contact Roland Mauz to arrange your underwater experience.