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South Pinnacle is known for the Zambezi Shark, Guitar Sharks and Hammerheads are also often spotted.

Name Dive Site:South Pinnacle, Kingfish Gully
Depth: 26-40m (85-131ft)
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South Pinnacle is home to the Zambezi Shark (Bull Shark) which is what Protea Banks has initially become famous for. From Oct to May, some very large specimen can be encountered here. In the beginning of the Zambezi season, they tend to keep a safe distance from the divers which gets reduced as time goes by. Towards Easter, Zambies often get so inquisitive and used to encounter divers underwater, that they can come really close up, ideal to take this awardwinning photo. Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks are also seen shoaling at this time. They can come past in as many as several hundreds on a good dive. Hunting packs of Great Hammerheads check out who makes all that funny noise and Blacktips dart in and out of the diver's vision like a bunch of playful puppies.

We start the dive at the Southern Cave which is a buzz of all sorts of game and reef fish, often so thick that it is hard to see one's buddy. Thereafter we reach Kingfish Gully, an overhanging rock which is home to large shoals of Kingfish, Yellowtail, Kaakap, Sea Pike Tunny, Potato Bass and many more species. The current then takes us to a large sandy patch we call Sand Shark Gully. It lies at exactly 40m depth and is home of the Giant Guitar Shark. At times we see them lined up like planes at an airport, 50 to 60 of these magnificent crea- tures is not uncommon.


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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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