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African Dive Adventures

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1050 Marine Drive, Clover Bay , Shelly Beach, Margate 4275, South Africa
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Once again a great experience all round.

This is the 2nd time I've dived with African Dive Adventures. They are a great team, friendly... read more

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Good dives, great DM

Very efficient but slightly impersonal potentially due to the large number of people that was... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
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We offer a professional, safe service to experienced divers who want to dive with sharks on Protea Banks. This reef is for experienced divers only and not suited for beginners. We also offer our Sardine Run program from end June to end July on the Wild Coast. This is suitable for anyone, diver and non diver. We have perfected our Sardine Run over many years of experience and can offer an unforgettable, safe and successful experience. 21 years in business
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Hours Today: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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1050 Marine Drive, Clover Bay , Shelly Beach, Margate 4275, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the 2nd time I've dived with African Dive Adventures. They are a great team, friendly, professional and they made me and my buddy feel like part of the family. Diving did not disappoint plenty of sharks and other life to see, great accommodation...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Very efficient but slightly impersonal potentially due to the large number of people that was diving that day. DM's briefing was great (one of the best I've sat through!) and we were fortunate enough to dive with an experienced group so no trouble with depth...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Unfortunately I am at the end of a weeks diving with Afridive on Protea banks on the KZN South Coast of South Africa. I have been diving and working on and off in the dive industry since the late 80s and I can honestly say...More

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SharkRoland, Owner at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hey Lance, Thanks so much for your super report. I am glad you actually did look at all aspects of our business and more so to hear that we passed well. I will definitely pass this compliment on to my staff as well. It will...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Dived Protea with African Dive Adventures in March 2017 and it was PERFECT! The team is very professional and very keen on making sure everyone is properly briefed! Can only recommend them if you want to dive with sharks!!! Going back in 2018!!! Can't wait!More

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SharkRoland, Owner at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear PS Thank you for your report. It is a pleasure for us to hear that our efforts in keeping you safe and still showing you our amazing sharks on Protea Banks are appreciated. Your report is a great motivation for me and my staff....More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you Carry and Steven for an interesting fun dive with Duskys and Black Tips. What a pity that we missed the big Tiger 😉. Thanks again for your great service.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I booked and paid for 4 normal dives with them. We I arrived, they told me: we go in baited shark dive and after, we'll try to do normal dive. I had no choice and told them OK. - > Result: 3 black tips seen...More

Thank Simon T
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SharkRoland, Inhaber at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Pretty unfair report. We have been diving Protea Banks for over 20 years. We know the reef, the sharks and the weather. What Simon did not mention is the fact that due to strong winds we only managed to do one dive each day. The...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

This is how a dive center should be. Perfect staff, good equipment and great dives. Safety is their top priority. Would definitely recommend this dive center.

Thank Melissa-Markesteijn
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SharkRoland, Owner at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hey Melissa, Good to have you with us and nice to see you again at the BOOT Messe in Dusseldorf.

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Diving with Steve, Roland and skipper Spike isn’t always easy due the rough sea and weather conditions in Protea Banks. This is a dive destination for experienced divers and shark lovers. But you get rewarded by excellent shark sightings. I will come back in January/February...More

Thank Uwe J
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SharkRoland, Owner at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi Uwe, It was a pleasure having you with us. Especially your night photography was spectacular. JJJ I love diving with people who can dive well and also can take a beating by the elements if necessary. This time of the year we have to...More

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

What an amazing dive with African Dive Adventures!!! Wow. My students saw school after school of Hammerheads, the divemaster delivered a thorough dive briefing and then safely escorted the group on the dive with Oceanic Blacktips, Bull Sharks and Grey Nurse sharks at every turn....More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We were diving in winter and if they don't have enough divers they tell you they don't go diving the previous afternoon so you cannot change plans. We didn't book directly with them, another company did. They booked 5 reef dives and a baited and...More

Thank NataliaRodriguezPar
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SharkRoland, Owner at African Dive Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Dear Natalia, I find it strange that you would post this comment on my page. It looks like the report rather belongs to the company you have booked with. There is one thing for sure : If anybody books with us and gets a booking...More

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Response from emiatakahashi | Reviewed this property |
Roland's reply to my review has been taken down but in summary he was aggressive and inappropriate. Made assumptions of my ethnicity and accused me of making things up and living on a different planet. Very professional...
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