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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
Phone Number: +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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Jaw dropping diving!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark C
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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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 4 weeks ago

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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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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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 

Harare, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My son Jordan did the Zero to Hero course with Aqua Planet from April - August 2016 & I couldn't have asked for more as a parent - Kym & the team treated him like one of the family & gave him the experience of a life-time - diving with sharks & whales & all sorts - they kept him... More 

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

It was an absolute pleasure having him here! He really did become part of our little family here at Aqua Planet and we were very sad to see him go. I am glad we were able to teach him loads and that he left here with the knowledge and confidence needed to go further in the beautiful world of diving.... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The Aqua planet crew was great. There were a lot of weather issues when I was in town (so diving kept getting cancelled) and Kym was incredibly flexible and honest which I really appreciated. So I changed my plans and came down on days that the weather looked more suited for diving. Sadly one day still got cancelled but her... More 

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

It's always nice to have the rain although not so nice when it floods, unfortunately the weather is the only thing we cannot control. Thank you for being flexible and working with us and the weather, we are glad you enjoyed diving with us when we did get to dive and that you enjoyed the surrounding areas and the activities... More 

Durham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We chose to dive Protea rather than Aliwal because of the greater variety of things to do for the non-divers in our group ... we were also influenced by the fact that Protea doesn't have the same sea swells and surge that you get at Aliwal (or Sodwana) What a great choice we made, we were really well looked after,... More 

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

We are also very happy you chose to dive with us on Protea Banks, it is a very special reef with a wide variety of things to see on and off scuba. We are fortunate to have the whales pass ever so gracefully through and are privileged with the amount of sharks species we have as well. Shelly Beach is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

As crazy as it sounds, my Fiancé and I went snorkeling with sharks in the open sea! We were fortunate enough to view a whale, a pod of dolphins aswell as flying fish! The team at Aqua Planet did an amazing job accommodating our engagement. What a thrill! Definitely worth checking out their friendly staff and amazing activities they have... More 

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

Being part of a marriage proposal is one thing, being part of a marriage proposal on a baited shark dive while snorkeling with sharks all around you is something else! We were so delighted we could be part of this special moment in your lives and the first step to the rest of your lives together. The staff at Aqua... More 

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