African Dive Adventures (ADA)
African Dive Adventures was formed in 1994, and is the true Pioneer of
Protea Banks, a world renowned shark-diving reef off the East Coast of South
Africa (Kwazulu Natal).
We have 16 years of diving experience on Protea
Banks and specialise in Shark Diving. Our Dive Masters have over 2000 Dives on Protea
and guarantee to give you professional services and the best shark spottings.
Roland Mauz (German, English) | Beulah Mauz (Afrikaans, English)
Cell: +27 (0) 82 456 7885 (Beulah)
Phone/Fax: +27 (39) 317 1483
P.O. Box 1563, Margate, 4275, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
GPS road coordinates:
S 30° 48' 489"
E 30° 24' 725"
Garmin GPS : NSRI Station 20 on your South African map.
To ensure your space on the boat please phone
082 456 7885
We offer airport transfers for
divers who prefer not to drive themselves
We have 3 boats and can accommodate 30
divers at a time. The skippers that will take you out to the reef are all well
experienced and SAMSA certified. These boats all carry oxygen and the relevant safety
All boats carry a Seaworthy Certificate that is has to be renewed on
an annual basis.
If you are an advanced diver and would like to enjoy the thrill of spectacular
diving with sharks, then you need to speak to us!
We offer a high standard of safety and professionalism. We believe in
ECO-Tourism and ECO-Education and our mission is to fight for the conservation
of Protea Banks, the inshore reefs and their inhabitants such as the sharks, the
dolphins, the whales and all the other creatures down the line.
All of us at African Dive Adventures are
passionate about what we do. We aim to give our clients a safe and unforgettable
experience. Safety is very important to us and we will not
compromise as far as this is concerned. The safety measures carried out by
African Dive Adventures Staff provide the prerequisite for an unforgettable
diving experience.... the big guys do the rest.
Where to meet and when……
Our Dive Boats launch from the Sony
Evans Small Craft Harbour in Shelly Beach, which offer divers many facilities.
Our kit up area is free of sand, and you only have to walk 50m to the sea where
the boat will be waiting for you.
We normally meet for dives at 7h00
am in the morning in summer and 8h00 am in winter.
It is however advisable to
check the times, when you book your dive with us.
Toilets and showers are situated in
the club house as well as next to the Control Tower. The restaurant has a
View with a bar and swimming pool where your family and friends can relax while
you are out on a dive. The NSRI
is on hand to assist in
case of any emergencies and our boats are in constant radio contact with the
Roland & Beulah Mauz
Owners of African Dive Adventures, have been
diving Protea Banks since 1996.
Beulah, born in South Africa, lived in Germany
for 5 years while Roland was studying Business Administration in Kempten,
Germany. During her stay in Germany, Beulah made acquaintance with its citizens
and mastered the German language marvellously. Roland, raised in southern
Germany, spent two years serving the German Navy after which he travelled the
world. When he finished his studies in 1989, Roland and Beulah went back to
Beulah's native country, South Africa. They married on the Comores where both of
them got fascinated with scuba diving. Roland has done more than 2000 dives just
on Protea Banks.