If you always want to see the bigger things that the ocean has to offer, this site is for you. Protea Banks is situated 7,5km straight out to sea off Shelly Beach and is a fossilised sand dune reef that lies in an east to west direction along the coast between 27m and 40m. It is approximately 6km long and 800m in width. There are two distinct areas on which all the dive charters focus – Southern and Northern Pinnacles. Ranked amongst the top shark and game fish dives in the world, Protea Banks offers you a variety of sharks and pelagic fish on almost every dive.

During the summer months the Zambezi shark makes the banks its home. Hammerheads are often seen overhead – not just one or two, but in their hundreds. Guitar sharks, Coppers and Black tips frequent this reef, while a fortunate few get the privilege of seeing the elusive Tiger shark. In the winter months the Ragged-tooth Sharks congregate on Protea to mate. Aside from the sharks, a vast number of game fish such as Barracuda, Snappers, Tuna, Yellowtail, Kingfish and Potato bass to name but a few, can be spotted on the dives. Other different species that you can encounter on the dive are the Humpback whale, Spotted eagle ray, Manta ray, Devil ray, Whale shark and Bridle bass.

Package prices:

R5350 – 3 Nights and 4 Reef Dives
R6400 – 3 Nights and 3 Reef Dives + 1 Baited
R2150 – Non-divers


  • Accommodation
  • 5 dives
  • Tea, coffee and basic Condiments
  • Airfills and Cylinder Hire
  • Divemasters and Instructors on board


  • Equipment Rental (R50 per item per diving day)
  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Transport (R600 per person return)


We require a R800 non refundable deposit to book your spot on this trip. Final Payment needs to be in 2 weeks prior to trip date. If for some reason the trip is cancelled, we can credit you towards another trip, otherwise we can refund you the full amount