Hammerhead Migration Weekend 2016
3 NIGHTS 4 DIVE PACKAGE 23 - 26 NOVEMBER 2016
Protea Banks is situated 7.5km out to sea from Shelly Beach. The reef lies at a depth of between 27 and 40 meters. It is about 6km long and 800m wide.
Essentially a fossilised sandbank which comes up from 60m. Generations of local fisherman have made a living at Protea, whilst Scuba Divers have come face to face with Sharks and Game Fish since the early 1990's.
Scalloped Hammerheads swim up and down the reef in schools that at times are often hundreds strong, sometimes thousands of animals just keep coming. What a sight when you see their silhouettes against the rays of the sun !!! Although generally shy the Great Hammerhead also makes an appearance from time to time.
The Scalloped Hammerhead (Sphyrna Lewini)
They can make use of the earth's magnetic field during migration. Scalloped Hammerheads come in huge schools of several hundreds, sometimes even thousands to Protea Banks. Using the reef as a cleaning station.
Average size: 9 ft / 2.7 m
Maximum size: 13.8 ft / 4.2 m
Color: olive bronze, light brown, white belly
The Diver Villa
The Diver Villa is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom house which has become the favourite accommodation for divers from around the world. Max sleeps : 8 People. The villa is fully equipped for self catering, has a fully functional kitchen and a large grill / bar area. The pool in the middle of the patio is the focal point. Divers love to sit out there and talk about their diving experiences all over the world. If one looks over the pool to the ocean it seems as if the pool water flows directly into the sea. Distance to the dive site is 7km ( transport facilities are available) Divers can rent single or double rooms or book the entire house. Uncapped WiFi in the house
Should you wish to upgrade to the Luxury Beach Apartments, there would be an extra charge of R200 per person.
The Super Lux Beach Apartment
Our beach apartment has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is situated a few meters from a creek and less than 100m from the ocean’s edge. It is luxuriously furnished , tastefully decorated and fully equipped with absolutely everything one ever needs on a holiday. The lovely veranda allows the visitor to sit a stone throw away from the little creek and at the same time offers breath-taking sea views. Appliances include washing machine,tumble dryer, dish washer, coffee machine, plasma TV, safe, i-pod dock, dvd player,alarm system… Pool in the complex.
- Accommodation at the self-catering Diver Villa
- 4 x Reef Dives
- Air Fills
- Tanks & weights
- Equipment Hire
Minimum requirements to dive: -
- 25 logged dives as a qualified scuba diver
- Advanced diving qualification
This course is highly recommended, especially if this is your first time interacting with sharks!!
The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Speciality course focuses on general shark awareness as well as conservation & shark behaviour. Many shark species are in danger of becoming extinct but you can help give sharks a fighting chance. This course will turn you and others into informed and passionate shark defenders who take action to protect sharks.
The course includes:
- Certification Card
- 2 dives (added onto existing package)
PRICE: R 2,900