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Underwater Photo Location: Protea Banks

Underwater Photo Location: Protea Banks

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Aliwal Shoal: This immensely popular dive destination is an extensive, submerged reef located approximately 5 kms offshore. One of the main attractions of Aliwal Shoal are the large number of ragged tooth sharks that congregate to await the spring mating ritual. In addition large numbers of shoaling fish may be seen here, as well as a variety of small and colourful tropical fish. There are a number of popular dive sites on the shoal, as well as two wrecks: the Nebo (1884) and the Produce (1974).
Landers Reef: The beautiful Landers Reef is actually an extension of the Aliwal Shoal, about 2 kms south-west of the shoal and about 5 kms offshore. The reef enjoys good visibility and is often more spectacular than the main reef as it is often visited by large pelagics.
Protea Banks: A top shark dive site, visited by hammerheads, zambezi’s, tiger, dusky and great white sharks. During the winter and spring months shoals of ragged tooth sharks are found on the reef. A demanding dive for the more experienced divers!
Sodwana: The world’s southernmost coral reef is a system of parallel reefs and home to over 1,200 species of tropical fish, and is unique in that soft corals predominate over hard corals. With no major rivers flowing into the sea it benefits from near perfect visibility and diving midweek when the locals are hard at work, you’d be forgiven for thinking you had the reefs to yourself!

Facts about Protea Banks
  • It is in South Africa
  • Protea Banks is in the Atlantic (South).
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 0-3 Metres 0-10 Feet.
Dive types
Liveaboarddayboatshore

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkscoral

Diving facilities
airguided

Photo facilities
macro

by Okker De Witt
My strange looking daughter

by Raoul Caprez
Paparazzi !!

by Raoul Caprez
A curious one ...

by Raoul Caprez
Helloooo Mr. Bull shark !

by Raoul Caprez
Bull Shark ballet at lunch time ! A great moment.

by Raoul Caprez
Face to face with the Bull shark in Protea Banks.

by Raoul Caprez
Fast Black tip shark taken in South Africa.

by Raoul Caprez
Lunch time in Protea Banks. Ten Bull shark were turning around. A great moment !

by Raoul Caprez
The beauty of the Zambezi shark

by Raoul Caprez
Yummy, yummy ... breakfast time ! Menu : 2 divers and a Canon G9 :-)

by Raoul Caprez
Face to face (Zambezi shark vs Canon G9).

by Raoul Caprez
The perfect head of the Zambezi shark.

by Raoul Caprez
Eating time !

by Raoul Caprez
Synchronized swimming !

by Raoul Caprez
A Black tip shark's apparition. Nice encounter !

by Raoul Caprez
The question is : how can I reach my buddy ? :-)

by Raoul Caprez
Two Zambezi sharks in action.

by Raoul Caprez
Room with view on the Indian Ocean.

by Raoul Caprez
Bull Sark's visit

by Raoul Caprez
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SIMULATOR :-)

by Raoul Caprez
Face to face with two impressive and curious Zambezi sharks in the middle of the blue.

by Raoul Caprez
Zambezi shark approaching ...

by Raoul Caprez
35 meters depth, a bad visibility and a strong current ... everything we like in photography :-) This stingray was a very big one ! Nice encounter.

by Maleen Hoekstra
Reef shark

by Daniel Flormann
have a look

by Daniel Flormann
In the eye of the tiger

by Daniel Flormann
Nudibranch start to put the gills out
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