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Afridive Diver Villa

3 star hotel
24 Windsor Avenue, Margate, South Africa
6 rooms
FREE Internet

African Dive Adventures

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

Package highlights

  • Experience electrifying cageless shark diving and return to the home comforts of this fully-equipped Afridive Diver Villa
  • Protea Banks is ranked as one of the worlds best 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 right in between you and the other divers - a stunning, humbling and unforgettable experience
  • After dives, fire up the BBQ round the villa's pool, and watch as the stars come out over the ocean
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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.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
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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% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Afridive Diver Villa

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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

Dive boat facilities

  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder

Diving Facilities

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

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

  • Self-Catering

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool(S)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)

Resort Description

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

The villa is fully equipped for self catering, with a fully functional kitchen and a large outdoor grill area. The pool in the middle of the patio is the social hub and a fantastic place to unwind after dives. Looking out to the ocean, it seems as if the pool water flows directly into the sea. Distance to the dive site is just 8 km, with convenient transport facilities available. Rent single or double rooms, or book the entire house.  

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 less than 30 dives experience. 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.

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How to get there

Arrival 

  • Durban Airport is a two-hour drive from the villa. 
  • The best way to get between the airport and the villa is to rent a car at the airport.
  • Driving directions are outlined below. 
  • 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. 

Driving Directions from Durban Airport

  • Estimated driving time is 2 hours
  • There is a toll station right at the airport where you have to pay R. 8. (toll fees can be paid with cash or any credit card).
  • Toll fees can be paid with cash or any credit card.
  • From Airport Durban take N2 South direction Port Shepstone. In Port Shepstone you have to pay R. 30.00 toll fee. After toll station proceed on N2 to the second exit = Uvongo / Margate
  • Exit left and drive down the hill to the bottom traffic lights.
  • Turn right into the R620 which initially goes slightly uphill and afterwards a long downhill.
  • Go through the dip, stay on the main road and follow road on a long uphill drive.
  • On top is a traffic light where you have to turn right towards Margate Hospital / Margate Airport.
  • As you turn right you see a shopping centre on your left side= Hibiscus Mall.
  • Directly after the shopping centre’s car park take the first road left = Windsor Road.
  • Number 24 is on your right hand side after about 400m ( opposite Windsor Glen )
  • Immediately after the pedestrian crossing !!!
  • Roland Cell : 082 881 8624 Beulah Cell : 082 45678 85

 

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