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Aqua Planet

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| The Emporium Corner of Marine Drive and Kings Road, Shelly Beach 4265, South Africa
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Great stay, lots of sharks, went the extra mile

I stayed at the Emerald cove self-catering appartement which was recommended to me by Kym, the... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2016
anitakoestler
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Vienna, Austria
good dive center

We did some shark dives with them in April. Great diving, we saw a lot of sharks and good dive... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2016
DH_LEEM
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Antwerp, Belgium
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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 June 9, 2016

I stayed at the Emerald cove self-catering appartement which was recommended to me by Kym, the owner of Aqua Planet and enjoyed every minute of this week. We saw different sharks on every dive and had up to 100 raggies at one time. Safety is...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2016

We are thrilled you had a great time diving Protea Banks with us. All of us at Aqua Planet Dive Centre believe in providing the best possible atmosphere to everyone who joins us in the water. Going the extra mile is simply part of the...More

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Reviewed June 1, 2016

We did some shark dives with them in April. Great diving, we saw a lot of sharks and good dive guides. We will definitely come back in the future.More

Thank DH_LEEM
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

Thank you for coming to dive with us, and allowing us the opportunity to show you what Protea Banks has to offer. Aqua Planet Dive Centre always looks to provide the best we can in terms of enjoyment and safety. We welcome you to come...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

We travelled to Shelley beach to dive protea banks and My husband booked this as a birthday present for me, being a novice at booking holidays I have to say he definitely found a winner all in one dive charter that is run with customer...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2016

At Aqua Planet we pride ourselves on giving the greatest experience we are able to. We are thrilled you enjoyed your diving experience with us on Protea Banks, and look forward to showing you more of what our great dive site has to offer in...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2016

Aqua planet is a professional, passionate and well run dive centre and I enjoyed every minute of diving with them. I can only leave positive feedback about Kym and her staff and how a dive centre should be run if they want happy and/or repeat...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2016

It's always a pleasure having someone come and enjoy the diving at Protea Banks as much as we do. Providing the best possible experience is what we strive for, and we are glad you had a great time. We are looking forward to having you...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2016

if you are an advanced diver, this is one of the best things you can do: see sharks in the wild in a controlled situation. the guys of aquaplanet handle this very professionally and with a lot of experience. will definitely do it again on...More

Thank mdesignffm
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2016

We are always happy to provide an exciting and safe experience here at Protea Banks. We are thrilled you had such a good time and really look forward to having you dive with us again at Aquaplanet.

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Reviewed April 4, 2016

The team was so friendly and their hospitality was exceptional. Felt right at home. The dive was great and they go out of their way to make sure you see the big stuff! Thank you for a great dive!

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Glad you enjoyed diving with us Yolindi. We hope to see you soon for some more adventures!

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Reviewed April 2, 2016

What a great experience diving with Aqua Planet Dive Charter. Very friendly staff who are quick to help.

Thank Willem K
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Was great diving with you Willem, with the Tiger shark, and all the Zams and Blacktips. So glad you had a great time with us. Hope to see you soon, for some more exciting action on Protea Banks.

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Reviewed March 29, 2016

Completed my Advanced Course with Aqua Planet - Kym, Brooke and staff are really freindly and dedicated as they go out of their way to make the experience fun and enjoyable. They are very proffessional and safety is a priority. I got to see sharks...More

Thank gillmark2014
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Glad you chose Aqua Planet to do your PADI Advanced Course. It was great meeting you and diving with you. We hope to see you around here soon, to do some more exciting diving on Protea Banks.

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Reviewed March 29, 2016

Have to second "NomadSringbok" Kym and the guys from Aqua planet are professional, fun and engaging. They realy make the Protea Banks experience worth your while. They were so helpful in and out of the water. For a nubie the open waters of the South...More

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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

It was a pleasure getting to show you our beautiful slice of Africa. So glad we could make you feel more comfortable during your time with us. We take great enjoyment in being able to show others our underwater world, and are very happy you...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Top marks, Kym and staff are professional, fun and engaging. Happy to help any weakness and love to share the magical protea banks with use guests. Can't fault them. Recommending to all my friends. Saw 1000s of hammerheads !!!More

Thank NomadSpringbok
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Tris-Kym, Owner at Aqua Planet, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2016

Protea Banks is truly a magical dive site. We are passionate about it, as well as sharing it with everyone we can. So glad we got to share the experience with you, and the sharks are here for you when you come dive with us...More

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