Do you like shark diving? Well then this place should be on your bucket list! But Protea Banks is not for the feint hearted as it comes including Bull/Zambesi sharks, Tiger sharks, Ragged tooth sharks, Hammerhead sharks, White Tips sharks, Black Tip sharks, Threshers sharks and even the occasional Great White shark!.

As Protea Banks has depth ranges untill around 40m with often a current of 4 or 5 knots, this place is therefore only for experienced divers. And if you come here for the first time, log up a few deep dives and also some drift dives, as these are the common conditions here!

But once you have experienced Protea Banks at its best, it’s no use telling other divers about it, as they simply won’t believe you.

Tropical Beach B&B

Amble Inn Guest House

Emerald Cove

Breaker View

Wild Waves Chalets

B&B Ebenezer Palms

Treetops Lodge

Aqua Planet  Dive Centre

African Dive Adventures

African Dive Adventures

Protea Shark Divers

Weather wise the best time to travel would be from April to October or November. Regarding the diving:

June to November is Whale season

January to June is Tiger shark season

May to November is Ragged Tooth shark season

September to January is Hammerhead shark season. All year round is Bull shark season

Fly into Durban International Airport (Airport Code DUR) and then arrange local transport all the way through to Shelly Beach. Another option is flying into Johannesburg International Airport (Airport Code JNB) and then take a domestic flight to Margate Airport (Airport Code MGH) with Cemair (

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