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| The Emporium Corner of Marine Drive and Kings Road, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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I have now completed both my open water, and advanced open water through Aqua Planet. Was quite... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Sarahpw27
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Port Edward, South Africa
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Having fun whilst learning!

I recently completed my open water course here. It was great learning from a team of passionate... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Michelle H
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Port Shepstone, South Africa
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Ask the world about SHARK diving, they say South Africa! Ask South Africans about SHARK diving, they say PROTEA BANKS! Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter is an accredited PADI dive center, which offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to professional, including Sharklife Specialty courses. Our diving focus, as you have probably realized, is SHARKS. If SHARKS are your thing, come see the Big 5 (Bull, Tiger, Hammerhead, Oceanic Blacktip and Ragged-tooth sharks) and more ... with Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter.
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| The Emporium Corner of Marine Drive and Kings Road, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

I have now completed both my open water, and advanced open water through Aqua Planet. Was quite nervous in the beginning but thanks to the Aqua Planet team I now find myself daydreaming about diving daily and craving my next encounter with sharks! I find...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review. It was awesome having you do your PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Course with us. So glad that you enjoyed doing both of your courses here at Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. As a team...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I recently completed my open water course here. It was great learning from a team of passionate individuals that love what they do. Great place, highly recommended!More

Thank Michelle H
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was great having you do your PADI Open Water Course with us and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience. As a team, we love what we do. We are very passionate about our jobs and we just want to share our...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

I have done my Open Water with Kym and her team. It was an absolutely amazing experience. Her team was super professional and everything was planned perfectly. Also the reef was beautiful with lots of sharks!More

Thank manhamel
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review of Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. It was great having you do your PADI Open Water Course with us, can't wait to see you soon for your PADI Advanced Open Water Course. You are such an amazing...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

I was for Easters all on my own and wanted to do something fun. Friend of mine recommended me Aqua Planet dive center and Protea Banks location. It sounded perfect. I have my PADI Open Water license and want to do more. So I made...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We would like to thank both you and your friend for recommending our dive centre. We are so glad that you enjoyed doing your PADI Advanced Course with us, we had just as much fun teaching you and loved your enthusiasm. The incredible experiences we...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

First of all this dive centre is truly amazing: - kind crew - always helpful - entertaining and funny Besides that the dive spot is even more astonishing. Protea banks is one its kind: shark diving all the way. And NO it is not dangerous,...More

Thank Cedric D
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Protea Banks is an incredibly unique place to dive, we thank you for seeing the beauty of Protea Banks. Yes ... some days the seas are like a lake and other days we see the wildness of this incredible coastline. It was fantastic to have...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

My brother and I choose the Aqua Planet Dive Center based on the great reviews it received on TripAdvisor and Google. Now, two days and two dives later, we can both definitely confirm the experience is worth the five stars! Sam and Kym were quite...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter strive for excellent service to our customers, we are glad that it is recognized. It was great to have both of you here at Aqua Planet Dive Center and Charter. We always try our best to give our customers...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

Nice little dive centre although a bit short on space. Staff are great and really helpful. We had 4 dives booked over two days. The first day was cancelled due to the 'weather and sea' conditions. Unfortunately, the dive shop does not have control over...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We thank you for your review and really appreciate you taking the time to review Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. Unfortunately we are not able to launch everyday due to wind and unsafe launch conditions. It is always difficult when we lose diving days,...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

What an amazing experience! A highlight of my trip. The staff are friendly, knowledgable and extremely helpful, even non-divers got offered tea and coffee. The whole operation is slick and efficient. They could not do enough to make the experience memorable and enjoyable. The dive...More

Thank schweetekse
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We are always pleased to have divers like you, that appreciate what we have at Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. We love pleasing our divers and always strive for the best possible service. We loved having you dive with us and look forward to...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I recently completed my advanced open water qualification with Aqua planet in shelly. It's been an amazing experience overall and I'm completely hooked now. The team at Aqua planet are highly professional and put customers safely at the heart of everything they do. A special...More

Thank Iananddamian
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We thank you for choosing to do your PADI Advanced Open Water course with us, at Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. It was so exciting to dive with you and I will never forget your face when you saw all those Hammerhead sharks ......More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We came back for the second time and had awesome diving - again! Tiger, bull, blacktips, raggies and shoaling hammerheads all over the reef! Everything and everyone is super professional and we vote for Sam as the employee of the month.. 😘 great vibe, super...More

Thank ChickenPie1985
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

It is always awesome to see our divers again, showing us that they really enjoyed Protea Banks ... that they visit again. We thank you for diving with us Aqua Planet Dive Centre and Charter. We have definitely had some memorable times with you guys,...More

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