2018 Protea Banks Shark Weeks

Have you always wanted to dive with Tiger Sharks, or Sand Tiger Sharks (Ragged Tooth Sharks), or Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks?

Now’s your chance!

Spend 5 full days / 6 nights diving either Tiger Sharks, or Sand Tiger Sharks (Ragged Tooth Sharks), or Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, on arguably the top Shark Diving destination, worldwide – Protea Banks in KwaZulu/Natal, South Africa!

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Tiger Shark week: 

From Sunday, May 06 to Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Sand Tiger / Raggie / Grey Nurse Shark week:

From Sunday, August 12 to Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Scalloped Hammerhead Shark week:

From Sunday, November 11, to Saturday, November 17, 2018.

Please note, the Sharks have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

Please remember shark diving is to a large extent seasonal. You can’t dive all species of shark, Tiger, Sand Tiger and Scalloped Hammerheads in one 5 days / 6 night dive trip!

Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvieri) are found in great numbers on Protea Banks during the months of March, April, and May.

 

Sand Tiger Sharks or Grey Nurse Sharks or, Ragged-tooth Shark, “Raggies” (Carcharias Taurus) as they are commonly, and affectionately called, are also found in great numbers on Protea Banks during the months of June, July, August, and September.

Scalloped Hammerheads (Sphyrna lewini) are found in their hundreds, shoaling on Protea Banks during the months of September, October, November, and December. Please bear in mind that August, September, & October are historically “windy” months off the coast of KwaZulu/Natal.

In addition to the above three “target” species of shark, you also stand an excellent chance of encountering Oceanic Blacktips, and Bull Sharks on most of your dives as these species are found on Protea Banks all year round.

If your “target” species are the “Raggies” (June – September) or the Scalloped Hammerheads (September – December), you stand an excellent chance of encountering Humpbacked Whales!

Please note, the Sharks have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

Expected water temperatures:

Tiger Sharks (March, April, and May.): 20 to 26°C

Sand Tiger Sharks or Grey Nurse Sharks or, Ragged-tooth Shark, “Raggies” (June, July, August, and September.): 18 to 22°C

Scalloped Hammerheads (September, October, November, and December.): 21 to 25°C

Suggested itinerary applicable to all three species of shark. Tiger Sharks, Sand Tiger Sharks, and Scalloped Hammerheads.

Cost based on two divers sharing: Including tanks, weights and air only.
Cost

Cost based on two divers sharing: Including tanks, weights and air only.

ZAR 17 210 per diver sharing
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Including full equipment hire.
Cost

Including full equipment hire.

ZAR 19 160 per diver sharing.
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Single supplement:
Cost

Single supplement:

ZAR 1 950 per single diver.
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