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Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter

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Address: | The Emporium, Corner of Marine Drive and Kings Road, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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+27 82 877 3966
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Ask the world about SHARK diving, they say South Africa! Ask South Africans...

Ask the world about SHARK diving, they say South Africa! Ask South Africans about SHARK diving, they say PROTEA BANKS! Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter is an accredited PADI dive center, which offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to professional, including Sharklife Specialty courses. Our diving focus, as you have probably realized, is SHARKS. If SHARKS are your thing, come see the Big 5 (Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, Oceanic Blacktip and Ragged-tooth sharks) and more ... with Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter.

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went in to pick up some new gear. the staff is well informed and very helpful. the store is well stocked and priced very good. in fact it was the cheapest diving store I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Leon V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

went in to pick up some new gear. the staff is well informed and very helpful. the store is well stocked and priced very good. in fact it was the cheapest diving store I have ever come across .

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Thank Leon V
Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say that has not yet been said about Kym and the guys from Aqua Planet? Aqua Planet is a place where you can meet some great people and have an incredible time! The team is great and their professionalism and the care they have for their clients & students is no wonder why they are the best... More 

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Thank engelbrechtlizemari
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

It was great to see you again and have you here with us, its always a pleasure to dive with you. I'm looking forward to your visit next year, until then stay well and dive safe. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did my advanced diving license and they were very professional and friendly, the dives were fantastic!

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Thank 564duanv
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are glad you enjoyed doing your course with us and we hope you will return to dive with us soon. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent 4 days diving in Protea with Aqua Planet. This is most likely the best option in this area and it seems to be turning into a hot spot worlwide. Visibility was poor, water was quite cold and current was a bit strong, but we did see a big school of hammers, as well as bull... More 

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Thank leandros307
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

Firstly we would like to thank you for your review and your suggestions, some of the points you brought up, like the transport to and from the launch site, are being worked on - we know it can be uncomfortable and we are trying to arrange an alternative. As you mentioned Protea Banks is a tough environment to work and... More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Shargasms daily! Protea banks is outstanding, If you want to see sharks you will! We were treated to walls of hammerheads, numerous Zambezi and oceanic blacktips and a good few guitar sharks. All arranged by a friendly bunch from shop to boat to under the water...thanks guys!

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

Yes, we are extremely fortunate to have the amount and range of sharks that we have here on Protea Banks. Always a good dive when you get treated a wall of Hammerheads, some divers go their whole lives without being as fortunate. It was great meeting you and we look forward to your next adventures on Protea Banks. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Thank You all for great dives, a superb AOW-course and helpfulness beyond imaginary! This is a divecenter we would absolutely without any hesitations recommend further. Koeksisters was a delight and the laundrymat helped us save our hands, and Durban is just as Kym (the owner of Aqua Planet) said we would think of it! Warm regards from Joacim and Lisa

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Thank Fam B
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay here with us, you were a pleasure to teach and always good company. Always happy to help our customers, next time you know just stay in Shelly Beach with us. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Aqua Planet has a professional yet friendly attitude, always willing to go the extra mile for their divers and there is never a dull moment. I personally just completed my advance open water diver course and would highly recommend Aqua Planet to any diver. Thanks Aqua Planet team for making one feel at home and the amazing diving experiences.

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Thank Vincent v
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive response, we always try our best to make sure everyone is well taken care of whether it be involved with diving or otherwise. We are glad you enjoyed doing your course with us and hopefully see you for your Rescue course soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Another great week diving on Protea bank.... Everyone is always friendly and make it so much fun to dive, like it should be.... The accommodation arrange by Kym at Emerald Cove was amazing and great value for money.. Thank you Kym, Michelle , Jaco and the rest of the team for everything and you will definitely see me again next... More 

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

The year is never complete unless you have had some dives on Protea banks, its sad to see you go every time but always a pleasure to welcome you back with open arms every year. Looking forward to your next visit in 2017. More 

Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Kym and her team are very passionate about diving with sharks and give their best to make your dives memorable and safe. I saw lots of hammerheads this time and will definitely come back again.

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Thank anitakoestler
Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

Was wonderful having you here diving with us , we're happy you enjoyed your dives and that you got to see our beautiful Hammerheads. Looking forward to seeing you soon. More 

Lenzburg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I was diving last july for 5 days with Kym's super nice crew!! The diving at protea banks is simple amazing we had lucky and we saw in 3 dives groups of hammerheads. In all the dives we had zambezis and oceanic blacktips and surrounded from other biig schools of fish's!! Many flying fish and humpback whale from the boat.... More 

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter, responded to this review

It was very nice to have you here diving with us, we are glad you enjoyed the diving and the launch out (we will tell our skipper to keep up the good work). Looking forward to seeing you again and hopefully we will get that Tiger to visit. More 

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