Big 5 Shark Dive

2 full days Great White cage diving.

3 full days doing a combination “Baited” Shark Dive followed by a 1-tank “Raggie”/ reef/wreck dive on Aliwal Shoal, weather permitting.

2 full days / 4 deep reef dives looking for Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks and Hammerhead Sharks on Protea Banks.

Best time of year: November to May. Within South Africa’s Aliwal Shoal / Protea Banks, the “Raggies” are found on Aliwal Shoal and on Protea Banks from July to October. Tiger Sharks occur seasonally. Our research and observations over the past decade indicate that Tiger Sharks are detected only when water temperature reaches over 23’C. For those divers who harbour an ambition to dive with these impressive marine predators, we recommend joining an expedition between (and including) November and March as during these months the water temperatures often are peaking above the required 23’C.

For Bull Sharks, and Hammerhead Sharks, specifically, please go to the following link on our Website:-

Shark Time Table

Please note, “The Big 5 Sharks” have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

Please remember, this is purely a “suggested itinerary” and we can add/reduce it any way you like, by increasing or decreasing the number of days spend diving at any of the above locations.

Dive qualifications needed: OW1 or equivalent for Aliwal Shoal and OW2 or advanced for Protea Banks

The Dive The Big 5 “Big 5” Sharks” are Tiger Shark, Sand Tiger Shark, Bull Shark, Hammerhead Shark and the Great White Shark. The first four were all found in great abundance on Protea Banks. This is what made this itinerary the “ultimate” shark dive. That was until a few years ago when the Tiger’s, Bull’s and Hammerhead’s almost disappeared from Protea Banks due to “sport” and commercial over fishing. Protea Banks fall outside the Marine Reserve with the result that the sharks were being targeted by sport fisherman and commercial fisherman alike. Due to public pressure this situation has improved to such an extent that the Tiger, Bull and Hammerhead’s are now again being encountered by sport divers on Protea. Divers now stand the chance of not only encountering Bull Shark, Hammerhead Shark and Tiger Shark but also Dusky and Black Tip Sharks on Protea, and the Sand Tiger is a common winter visitor to Aliwal. The world renowned under water photographer, Daniel Botelho, www.danielbotelho.com rates Protea Banks as one of his top shark dive destinations. Join Dive The Big 5 on a Big 5 Shark Dive to see why!

Please note: The Great White Shark activity takes place on or just below sea level. Full scuba gear is not required for Great White Shark cage diving, as the cage is attached to the side of the boat and no diving certification or experience is necessary. Your head and shoulders are above sea level until the dive master gives the call to let you know that the Great Whites are approaching. You then submerge your head and shoulders below sea level for the close-up sightings of the Great Whites, as they swim towards and past the cage. Snorkel equipment and breath holding are the most popular options selected as the scuba gear sounds emulating from the regulator when on Scuba is found to be distracting to the extremely sound sensitive Great Whites.  Should a certified Scuba diver wish to use air supplied via a regulator, he / she must please advise us in advance, as this gear is not carried on board unless specifically requested. When you are not in our 6-man cage, refreshments are enjoyed while viewing the Great Whites, and other sea life from the viewing deck.

Also…, you’ve come this far to dive. Why not take advantage of being in Africa and spend 3 days on safari in the world-famous Kruger National Park. We have a 2 night / 3-day safari special for all divers travelling with “Dive The Big 5”.

 Suggested itinerary:

2019:

Arrive Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town (CPT), off a flight to be advised, own arrangements. After clearing customs and immigrations, you will be met by a representative of Dive The Big 5 for the 150kms or 2-road road transfer to Gansbaai. Afternoon free. Overnight at Saxon Lodge – Gansbaai, in a standard, en suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

www.saxonlodge.com

Included:

“Meet & greet” on arrival at Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town (CPT)
2-hour road transfer from Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town to Saxon Lodge – Gansbaai
Overnight accommodation at Saxon Lodge, in a standard, en suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Excluded:

Domestic and/or International air into Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town (CPT)
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bar
Additional touring & applicable entry fees
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities.

2019:

At a time to be advised the previous evening, on your arrival at Saxon Lodge, you will be collected from Saxon Lodge by a representative of Dive The Big 5, for the 4.5kms or 10-minute road transfer to Kleinbaai Harbour, where we launch the dive boat. On arrival at White Shark Projects’ Dive Shop, in Kleinbaai, the crew will welcome you, and another continental breakfast is served. In Africa, you don’t starve! After the 2nd light breakfast, you will be given a safety briefing by the skipper and crew, and you will then walk the 100 meters or so, and board the dive boat, Shark Team, a 36 ft custom-built Catamaran.  Once all are aboard, the Shark Team is pushed, by the tractor, into the ocean, life jackets handed out, and off you go for the 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. Exactly where you will drop anchor depends solely on the Skipper & DM. Remember, they go daily, weather permitting, and they know where the best place is to drop anchor in order to get the best viewing. Shark Team will spend between 3-4 hours in the vicinity of Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, looking for Great Whites. Shark Team accommodates a maximum of 20 divers and/or non-divers (surface viewers,) and 5-crew, including a videographer. As soon as the anchor has been dropped, the crew of Shark Team starts “chumming” in order to attract the Sharks to the boat. Chum can be likened to a “watery” fish soup, made up of mashed sardines, other fish, and fish oil. The “bait,” attached to a long piece of rope, is then thrown into the water, and the idea of the bait is to hold the Sharks attention after it has been attracted to the boat by the chum. As the Great White approached the “bait”, the crew draws the bait up, towards the cage, with the 6-divers in the cage. Quite a thrill. The idea is not to feed the Great White’s, so the crew try not to let the Great White get the “bait.” Once the shark swims away, the crew start all over again, trying to attract the Great Whites to the divers in the cage. And so it goes on…….. There are only 6-divers in the cage at any one time. The divers spend about 20-30 minutes in the cage, sharks permitting. Thereafter, the next group of 6-divers enter the cage, and so it goes on……..

Water temperatures vary from between 10°C to 20°C depending on the time of year, and the viz:- anything from zero to “top to bottom” which could be between 10 and 20 meters. All dive gear, including a “dry” 7mm wetsuit, as well as light snacks, cool drinks, juice, and water, are available throughout the morning activity.

After about 3-4 hours at sea, in the vicinity of Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, the Skipper will up anchor, for the 20-minute return boat ride back to Kleinbaai Harbour. On docking at the pier, you will disembark and walk the short distance back to White Shark Projects’ Dive Shop, where a bowl of hot soup and a selection of bread and rolls await you. On board, the Shark Team is the resident videographer, who has captured the entire morning activity on film. Whilst you are enjoying the soup and rolls, the videographer is editing the film, which you can then purchase in the form of a USB stick. After the morning’s activity, White Shark Projects will transfer you back to Saxon Lodge. The rest of the afternoon is free. As you are staying at Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai, it’s quite easy, and safe, to explore the town on foot. There are many local restaurants and pubs in Gansbaai, and Dave and Caron, your hosts at Saxon Lodge, will be more than happy to point you in the right direction. Overnight at Saxon Lodge, in a Standard en-suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Included:

Breakfast
Return road transfer from Saxon Lodge in Gansbaai to White Shark Projects’ Dive Shop in Kleinbaai
Light breakfast on arrival at White Shark Projects Dive Shop
3-4 hours at sea cage diving and or surface viewing with the Great White Sharks, weather permitting
Full equipment hire
 Services of a qualified Skipper
 Services of a qualified DM
 Services of a videographer
 Hot soup with bread and rolls on return to White Shark Projects’ Dive Shop
 Overnight accommodation at Saxon Lodge, in a Standard en suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Excluded:

Video of the morning’s proceedings
Additional touring & applicable entry fees
Lunch, Dinner, Bar
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

2019:

After breakfast at Saxon Lodge, the road transfer to White Shark Projects Dive Shop in Kleinbaai, a second breakfast, and the morning’s Great White cage diving, White Shark Projects will transfer you back to Cape Town International Airport in time to connect with your 2 hours domestic flight to King Skaka International Airport – Durban (DUR), own arrangements.

On arrival at King Shaka International Airport – Durban, you will be met by a representative of Dive The Big 5 for the 85kms or 1-hour road transfer to Umkomaas, and Agulhas House. On arrival at Agulhas House, you will be shown to your room and after you have settled in, Agulhas House staff will give you a lodge/dive briefing, complete all the paperwork, including checking your dive c-card and fill in, and sign, your indemnity form, and issue you your MPA Permit. (Marine Protection Agency Permit.) Agulhas House staff will take your hard gear that you have brought with you (BCD, DV), and you will then go to the kit and compressor room to select your rental gear and weights. If necessary, the staff will assemble your gear in preparation for tomorrow’s dives. Your kit is now ready for your diving adventure on Aliwal Shoal. Rest of the evening is free. Dinner is served at about 19h00 but will be kept for you should you only arrive at Agulhas House later. Each evening, Agulhas House discuss and plan your next day’s tours, which are available after your dives have been completed. These local tours include complementary road transfers to the nearby Croc World; complementary road transfers to the nearby town of Scottburgh situated 10kms or 10-minute drive from Agulhas House; complementary road transfers to the airstrip should you with to do a microlight flight over the area; complementary road transfers to the beach for an afternoons beach walk; complementary road transfers to “Kassie,” the local village for a “Cultural Township Tour.” This is a very popular afternoon excursion and includes a visit to the local “Sangoma” (Traditional Healer), a visit to the local market, a local “shabeen” (bar) tour, and a visit to the local “eating house” (Shisanyama,) here you can savour some of the local  “traditional fare” like samp & beans, morogo (locally grown spinach), pap, sheeba, etc. And perhaps the most popular of all the excursions, a tour of the East Coast Brewery! A local micro-brewery. This tour can only be done on a Friday afternoon! Please note, all transfers are complementary, entry fees and gratuities are for your own account. Overnight at Agulhas House in an air-conditioned, en-suite, room, on a dinner, continental breakfast, and hot “brunch”/lunch basis.

www.agulhashouse.com

Please note that Agulhas House is not licenced to sell liquor. Please advise Dive The Big 5, prior to your arrival in Durban, of your first night’s liquor requirements, if any, and we will arrange that Agulhas House to purchase it, on your behalf.

Included:

Breakfast
Road transfer from Saxon Lodge to Kleinbaai Harbour
3-4 hours at sea with the Great Whites, weather permitting
Road transfer from Kleinbaai Harbour to Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town
Road transfer from King Shaka International Airport – Durban to Agulhas House – Umkomaas
Dinner
Accommodation at Agulhas House in an air-conditioned, en suite, room, on a dinner, continental breakfast, and hot “brunch”/lunch basis

Excluded:

Purchase of the video of the morning’s activity
Lunch, Bar
Domestic air from Cape Town International Airport – Cape Town to King Shaka International Airport – Durban
Additional touring & applicable entry fees
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

2019:

After the 06h00 wake-up call, you will have a light continental breakfast before being transferred to the Umkomaas River mouth lagoon to launch the “Duck” (Zodiac/ RIB) for your combination “baited” shark dive, which is followed by an Aliwal reef/wreck dive, weather permitting. On a baited shark dive on Aliwal, in addition to your “target” species, if you have one, you can also expect to encounter Dusky Sharks and Oceanic Blacktip Reef Sharks, as these two species are present on Aliwal all year round. Sand Tiger Sharks (Raggies) are found on the Shoal from July through to November; Zambezi (Bull) Sharks are found on the Shoal almost throughout the year, with July, August and September being particularly “poor” months; Tiger Sharks are found on the Shoal throughout the year, with July, August and September being particularly “poor” months. Please remember, the Sharks haven’t read this e-mail, so they really have no idea where they are meant to be, and when! Mother Nature is in charge, and She sets Her own rules. All Shark Diving on Aliwal is seasonal, as it is everywhere else in South Africa. The modus operandi for a baited shark dive on Aliwal follows the same procedure as a “baited” shark dive that takes place anywhere in South Africa.

Shark Time Table

After the launch through the Umkomaas River Mouth, and negotiating the breakers, which has often been likened to “white water rafting in a wet suit,” we head of for the dive site. Once we arrive at the dive site, we start chumming to attract the sharks, and put out a buoy with the bait, which is contained in a stainless steel “box” with holes in it so that the “smell” and oil from the mashed sardines in the “box” permeate into the water. When the first sharks appear, the DM assesses the situation, and if he is of the opinion that the sharks are going to stay around awhile and that they are not aggressive, the divers may enter the water. Either you can view the action from the “safety” of the boat, or for non-certified divers, on snorkel. Certified divers drop down to about 10-meters and follow the action from below. This is a “drift dive” as the boat, chum, and bait is drifting with the wind and surface current, as are the divers at 10-meters. Should the sharks disappear, the snorkelers and divers climb back onto the boat and we move to another location and start the process all over again.

ship wreck diving in south africa

And the most asked question!!! Why do we use a cage when diving with Great White’s, yet not when diving with Tigers, Bull Sharks etc? Are these Sharks not as dangerous? All wild animals in their natural environment are dangerous, but unlike Great Whites, who prey on live animals, Tiger and Bull Sharks are scavengers and prefer to eat something that’s already dead, rather than to hunt live pray. Let’s hope the Tiger Shark and Bull Shark agrees!!!

After your “baited” shark dive, you will spend the surface interval time on the dive boat out at sea, SIT is not much, as your average dive depth on a baited shark dive is only to 10-meters max. After the surface interval time you will commence with your single tank reef/wreck dive on Aliwal Shoal. Water and light refreshments are provided on board the dive boat in between dives. After the dives you will return to Agulhas House at between 11h00 & 12h00 for a shower and “brunch”/lunch. Whilst you are enjoying “brunch”/lunch the Agulhas House staff will look after your dive gear for you, rinsing it in fresh water after each days diving, and washing it at the end of your stay at Agulhas House. Your wetsuit, booties etc will be left out to dry and will be ready for you in the gear room very morning. The rest of the afternoon is free. In addition to Croc World, Scottburgh, the micro-light flips, the beach walk, the Kassie Cultural Tour and the East Coast Brewery Tour, for which the transfers from Agulhas House to the destination, return are complementary, the other places of interest in the area are the nearby Tala Game Reserve, a Durban City Tour, a visit to uShaka Aquarium in Durban, a visit to the Natal Sharks Board, also in Durban and an Oribi George tour. The costs of these tours have not been included in the cost of this itinerary, and would be for your own account. Overnight at Agulhas House in an air-conditioned, en suite, room, on a dinner, continental breakfast, and hot “brunch”/lunch basis.

Included:

Light continental breakfast; road transfer to the launch site
“Baited” shark dive followed by a 1-tank guided reef / wreck dive
Full equipment hire
Nitrox airfills, if Nitrox certified
Services of a qualified dive master to lead all dives
MPA dive permit
Return road transfer to Agulhas House
Hot “brunch”/lunch
Complementary return road transfers to Croc World, Scottburgh, the micro-light landing strip, the beach, for an afternoon walk, the Kassie Cultural Tour, and the East Coast Brewery Tour
Dinner
Accommodation at Agulhas House in an air-conditioned, en suite, room, on a dinner, continental breakfast, and hot “brunch”/lunch basis.

Excluded:

A baited shark dive @ ZAR 1 030 surcharge for a “baited shark dive”, for your own account
Additional dives, entry fees to Croc World, Micro-light flight fee
Kassie Cultural tour fee
Brewery tour entry and beer tasting fees
Additional touring & applicable entry fees
 Bar
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

2019:

Your last morning spent on Aliwal Shoal doing a combination “baited Shark dive” followed by an Aliwal reef / wreck dive, weather permitting. Depending on shark activity, you will return to Agulhas House at between 11h00 & 12h00 for a shower and hot “brunch”/lunch. After the “brunch”/lunch, at 15h00, you will be collected from Agulhas House by a representative of Dive The Big 5 for the 85kms or 1-hour road transfer to the St Michaels Sands Hotel & Timeshare Resort (St Mike’s), via Aqua Planet’s Dive Centre, in Shelly Beach. Here you will meet with Aqua Planet’s dive crew, unpack your dive gear to let it dry, and select your tanks and weights before the following day’s dives on Protea. We suggest that you do this immediately upon your arrival in Shelly Beach, before going onto St Mike’s. Why go via Aqua Planet’s Dive Shop you may ask? Firstly, to dry out your dive gear and select your weights and tanks, and secondly, the following morning’s Protea pre-dive activities are usually hectic and rushed. After you’ve met the crew, and selected all your gear and weight requirements, you will then be transferred to the St Michaels Sands Hotel & Timeshare Resort. Overnight at the St Michaels Sands Hotel, in a sea-facing, air-conditioned, en suite, room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

www.stmichaelssands.co.za

Included:

Early light continental breakfast
Transfer from Agulhas House to the Umkomaas River mouth, the launch site
Full equipment hire
Nitrox airfills, if Nitrox certified
“Baited” shark dive followed by a 1-tank guided Aliwal reef / wreck dive
Services of a qualified Dive Master
Light snacks on board
Return road transfer to Agulhas House
Hot “brunch”/lunch
Road transfer from Agulhas House – Umkomaas to Shelly Beach via Aqua Planet’s Dive Shop
Dinner
Accommodation at the St Michaels Sands Hotel, in a sea-facing, air-conditioned, en suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis

Excluded:

Additional dives, touring & applicable entry fees
Dinner, Bar
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

2019:

At a time, to be advised, you will be collected from St Mike’s by a representative of Dive The Big 5 for the 10-minute transfer to the dive shop, where, over a cup of coffee, you will meet your fellow “dive buddies” and kit-up. After kitting up you then transfer the 15 minutes or so to the “base” which is the  Sonny Evens Small Craft Harbour in Shelly Beach, called the “base” because it is also the actual base for the local NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute). Here you will have the full pre-dive briefing for your two scheduled reef dives for the day on Protea Banks.

 Please note that all Protea Reef dives are deep dives, in excess of 30-meters, and are restricted to suitable qualified advanced divers only.

The modus operandi for a deep Protea Banks deep reef dive is:-

Having kitted up at the dive shop, and having attended the pre-dive briefing in our designated “kit-up area” in the Sonny Evans car park, your dive gear will be stowed on-board the dive boat by our crew. The 4×4 pick-up (bakkie) will reverse the dive-boat as close to the water as possible. Everyone then assist the crew to launch the dive boat, which is either a 7.5 meter “duck,” or a 8 meter “duck or RIB, or semi-inflatable, nose first, into the surf. On the skipper’s instruction, the ladies board first, after which the men clamber aboard the “Duck”, placing themselves opposite their gear, which was been stowed down the centre of the “Duck.” You then quickly put on your lifejackets, place your feet in the foot-straps, and off you go……… The launch itself is an exciting experience, and is likened to “white water rafting in a wetsuit.” After punching your way through the pounding surf, on reaching the calmer waters, the skipper pauses to see that all is ok, before continuing on to the dive site. On arrival at the dive site, the skipper cuts the motors and the divers, as well as the DM, kit up, on the boat. This is a fully guided reef dive with the DM leading the dive. Once every diver has kitted up the Skipper repositions the boat over the reef, and on the DM’s signal, all the divers do a backward roll, simultaneously, into the water. All Aqua Planet’s Dive Masters, who have dived Protea for years, have mastered the art of safe diving on Protea. The DM first descends to 5 meters and waits at 5 meters until all the divers on the boat get down to him/her. Once all the divers are at 5 meters, the group descends together, to the bottom, which is at about 30 meters. Those divers that are heavy breathers are buddie paired off, so that when they get low on air, they surface together, as a pair. If doing a 2-tank deep Protea reef dive, the SIT is usually spent on the boat, in between the 1st and 2nd dives. After the 2nd reef dive you will return to the Sonny Evans Small-craft Harbour where the boat is winched out of the water. All your dive gear will then be taken back to our dive shop to be washed down, rinsed, and dried for the following days diving. Sometimes, the Skipper in conjunction with the DM may decide to return to the Sonny Evans Small craft Harbour for SIT and breakfast. This depends largely to weather and sea conditions. After the dive, we will transfer you back to St Mike’s and the rest of the afternoon / evening is free.

On a 2-tank Protea reef dive, breakfast can be enjoyed either before you leave St Mike’s, for your first dive, or St Mike’s will give you a packed breakfast to take with you, to be enjoyed on the boat, whilst at sea, in between the 1st and 2nd dives. You can even elect to wait and to have breakfast on your return, back at St Mike’s, after both dives have been completed. Up to you.

After the day’s dives have been completed, the afternoon is free to explore the Hibiscus Coast. St Mike’s is very conveniently placed, right on the beach. St Mike’s has its own pool, or you can walk the short distance to the tidal pool, beach and restaurant close by. Local places of interest, in and close to Shelly Beach, include, Pure Venom Reptile Park, Crags View Wild Care Centre, the Margate Art Museum, Uvongo River Nature Reserve, Oribi Gorge, which is a 20 km drive from Shelly Beach, The Wild Coast Casino, which is nearby, a coffee farm in the neighboring town of Ramsgate. If you are a golfer…… lots of top-class golf courses in the vicinity, surfing, fishing etc. etc. The folk at Aqua Planet and at St Mike’s will be happy to point you in the right direction. All additional tours and entry fees to local places of interest would be for your own account. Overnight at the St Michaels Sands Hotel, in a sea-facing, air-conditioned, en suite, room, on a bed and breakfast basis.

Included:

Breakfast, or a packed breakfast, your choice
Return transfers from St Mike’s to the Sonny Evans Small Craft Harbour
Two guided Protea deep reef dives, weather permitting
Full equipment hire
Services of a qualified dive master to lead all dives
Accommodation at St Mike’s, in a sea-facing, air-conditioned, en suite room, on a bed and breakfast basis

Excluded:

Nitrox fills @ ZAR 120 per fill, which must please be ordered in advance
Additional dives
Additional touring and applicable entry fees to places of interest visited
Lunch, Dinner, Bar
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

2019:

After a leisurely breakfast at St Mike’s, the first since setting foot on African soil, you will have the rest of the morning free until it’s time for you to be collected from St Mike’s, by a representative of Dive The Big 5 for the 2-hour or 165kms return road transfer to King Shaka International Airport – Durban, to arrive at King Shaka International Airport – Durban, 2-hours before your return flight home is scheduled to depart King Shaka International Airport – Durban, own arrangements. End of services.

Included:

Breakfast
Return road transfer from St Mike’s to King Shaka International Airport – Durban

Excluded:

Additional touring & applicable entry fees to places of interest visited
Onward flights
Accommodation
Dinner, Bar
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities

Costs for the trip:

Cost based on two divers sharing:

ZAR 28 940

per diver sharing.

Non-diver cost based on two people sharing, diver with a non-diver:

ZAR 13 535

for a non-diver sharing with a diver.

Useful Information:

T’s & C’s (Cancellation Policy)

  • Full refund in the event of the dive being cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Should we launch the boat for the dive and during the course of the dive the skipper decides to return to shore due to unfavourable weather conditions, there will be no refund.
  • The skipper’s decision is final and is based purely on your safety and comfort.

Water Temperatures in Protea Banks

Water Temperatures in Aliwal Shoal

Other “bits & pieces” of interest:

The cage is an 6-man / woman / person, cage, subject to change, and groups of divers spend roughly 20 minutes in the cage during their 1st “dive” session, thereafter they take it in turns for subsequent turns in the cage. Exact times spent in the cage differ from day to day, depending on the number of divers on the boat, and obviously shark activity. No point being in the cage when there are no sharks about! The number of divers, surface viewers is limited to 22, excluding researchers and crew, which allows each diver more cage time and a personalised on-board experience. The boat is licensed to carry 30 people maximum. When you are not in the cage, on-board refreshments can be enjoyed whilst viewing the Great Whites and other sea-life from the upper sun-deck.

NB When diving anywhere in South Africa or Mozambique, please don’t expect to do more than 2 dives a day. By noon, along the entire east coast of southern Africa the wind tends to pick up quite a bit, causing white caps on the ocean and making diving conditions difficult and even dangerous. As all dives are drift dives, it’s very difficult for the skipper of the Rubber Duck to spot the buoy in rough conditions and even more difficult to spot individual divers as they surface after their dive. The first dive of the day is usually scheduled for sunrise with the second dive of the day being scheduled after surface interval time and breakfast, at about 10h30. By noon, when the wind has picked up, all dives for the day have been completed. If by chance there is no wind, then a 3rd or even 4th dive might be possible, but this is very unlikely. The wind tends to drop by about 17h00, and if it does, then there is the possibility of a night dive. But this can only be confirmed on the day, at about mid-afternoon.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice.

Where is Protea Banks in South Africa