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Northern Pinnacles is a hard to find, remote but spectacular shark reef dive.

Name Dive Site:North Pinnacle
Depth: 33-40m (108-131ft)
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This is an ideal area for nitrox diving and has a magnificant topography. This part of the reef is only dived in winter during our Raggie season, and only very few divemasters know how to dive the Northern Pinnacles properly. Because most people don't even find this location, the reef is virtually untouched and undamaged. It has two large cave systems which are used by the Ragged Tooth Sharks as resting zones on their annual migration and congregation route. On a good day, the diver can encounter up to 200 sharks in an area smaller than half a rugby field.

We start our dive at the large cave, looking in from the top and observing Raggies interacting peacefully with each other. Often we find the caves so full of sharks that we can hardly see the bottom. We respect their resting zone by merely observing and not disturbing them. We then pass the tunnel which we can swim through if it is not occupied by sharks, swim past the coral garden and get to the second cave. This cave is also open on top and features several chambers, each one with a wide opening at the top ceiling. If there are no Raggies in the caves, it is much fun to explore around in the chambers, looking for sharks' teeth which are generally plentiful. This is the only souvenir we allow the diver to remove from the reef. As spring goes into summer, large shoals of Hammerhead Sharks frequent this part of the reef. The best months to dive the Northern Pinnacles are June to November. It truly is the best dive on earth.


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Shelly Beach

Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter.

AQUA PLANET is the premier dive centre in KwaZulu Natal. Situated in SHELLY BEACH on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast, we operate a comprehensive dive centre - with a few extras! Our experienced instructors, who are passionate about diving, offer PADI and NAUI courses from beginner to professional and a full range of specialties - Including the Sharklife Shark speciality courses. This is all done with safety in mind and with courses starting daily, designed around your schedule, AQUA PLANET offers a personalized and unforgettable dive experience. For qualified divers, the dive sites are numerous - Protea Banks and Shelly Beach inshore reefs, Durban, Aliwal Shoal, Wrecks and the Aquarium at uShaka Marine World. With our new 7,2m dive duck 'Majikaduze' you are assured of a great diving experience in Shelly Beach. As well as chartering to Protea Banks, we are also doing some of the shallower inshore reefs off Shelly Beach. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you, and with our full range of equipment we are sure to meet all your scuba, snorkeling and spearfishing needs. Make AQUA PLANET your one-stop dive shop! Our comfortable Toyoto Condor 4x4 can accommodate you with customized transfers at a reasonable rate. So, whether you are with us for a day or a fortnight our team can tailor a package to satisfy your aquatic needs.

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