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Afridive Beach Apartment

3 star hotel
No.19 Praslin Beach Apartment, 2442 Marine Drive, Ramsgate, South Africa
2 rooms
FREE Internet

African Dive Adventures

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup)
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Experience electrifying cageless shark diving and return to the comforts of this fully-equipped Afridive Beach Apartment located just 100 meters from the sea
  • Protea Banks is ranked as one of the world'ssbest shark dives, with a 95% chance of shark encounters on every dive
  • Divers must be Advanced Open Water qualified with at least 30 dives to enjoy the challenging currents around Protea Banks 
  • Drift with the current as sharks swim between you and the other divers - a stunning, humbling and unforgettable experience
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 44 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Afridive Beach Apartment

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Highlights

  • Protea Banks is ranked as one of the world'ss best shark dives, with a 95% chance of shark encounters on every dive
  • Dive with bull sharks between November and July, and with tiger sharks from March until June for year-round thrills
  • Scalloped hammerheads swim up and down the reef in their hundreds, their silhouettes against the rays of sun creating stunning sights
  • Divers must be Advanced Open Water Qualified with at least 30 dives to enjoy the challenging currents around Protea Banks

*** Each year the team offers thrilling pelagic encounters as they follow the Sardine Run up the coast, operating out of Ocean View Hotel. 

Description

Shark sightings and interactions are almost guaranteed on every dive with African Dive Adventures.

We don't often have a dive without some sort of Shark Encounter. Protea Banks is one of the worlds top three Shark Hotspots. When diving the Banks you can have close encounters with, Tiger Sharks, Hammerheads, Blacktips, RaggedTooth Sharks, Giant Guitar Sharks, Blacktips and more. 

African Dive Adventures was established in 1994  and is the real pioneers of Protea Banks. Our dive masters and skippers are very well trained and  experienced . They will charm you with their own brand of hospitality that will make you want to come back for more.

 Due to current and depth you need to be an advanced diver with at least 35 logged dives. Best also if you have dived in the last year. Apart from our reef dives we also offer adrenaline rush  Baited Dives. If you enjoy real close encounters with sharks, then this is the dive for you.  If you are a keen photographer then get ready for some great photo opportunities on this dive.

While diving with us you can stay in the lovely Diver Villa. Great for Groups or individuals. It has 6 rooms  which are all on suite. There are three double rooms and three single, but beds can be added to suit the needs of a group. The Villa has a Swimming Pool  and braai facilities with great sea views.  All self catering  with a Shopping Mall within walking distance. 

We also offer Padi Dive Courses from Open Water to Dive Master level. 

*** Each year during June and July, we offer thrilling pelagic encounters as they follow the Sardine Run up the coast, operating out of the Ocean View Hotel in Coffee Bay. This is an  amazing spectacle not to be missed.....nature at its very best. 

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Warm-Water Showers

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • French

Diving gear

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Self-Catering

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool(S)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Resort Description

Afridive Beach Apartment is a favorite with thrill-seeking divers from across the globe, thanks to its easy-access tiger shark and bull shark diving.

The two bed apartment is situated just 100 meters from the ocean and is fully equipped for self-catering, with a functional kitchen, a lovely veranda with sea views, and access to a shared pool within the complex. You'll also have a washing machine, tumble dryer, coffee machine, and plasma TV making this a complete home-from-home.

Protea Banks is a difficult dive site due to is depth, current and location 8 km out at sea. For this reason the team restrict divers to a minimum qualification of Advanced Open Water Diver with no fewer than 30 dives. The best time to dive with bull sharks is November to July, while the best time to dive with tiger sharks is March to June.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Durban Airport is around a two hour drive from the apartment. 
  • The best way to get to the apartment is to rent a car at the airport. Detailed driving directions are available on request.
  • Check-in time is flexible depending on your flight arrival time and availability of the rooms. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is flexible depending on your flight arrival time and availability of the rooms. 

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