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Protea offers exciting drift dives for adventurous thrill seekers, and is arguably one of the best shark diving sites in the world.

Seasonally, divers can encounter ragged toothed sharks, three species of hammerheads, Zambezi (bull), tiger, thresher, copper, dusky, mako, and the occasional great white to name a few. Here divers have the opportunity to see large schools of pelagic fish and many rays, including the spotted eagle and manta rays. Depending upon time of year you may also see dolphins and whales.

Depths vary between 30 and 40 metres and one must be an experienced diver for these are often 4-knot mid-water drift dives. This is adventure diving at its best.

Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: bull shark, tiger shark, pelagic thresher shark, scalloped hammerhead shark, common dolphin
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ScubaAddicts Dive Lodge

A dedicated diver’s lodge south of Durban, ScubaAddicts offers fantastic views of the Indian Ocean, and is the perfect base for experienced divers to enjoy world-class shark diving encounters at Aliwal Shoal.