For almost ten years we had our store- and compressor room right in the harbour of Shelly Beach. It was practical to have everything on hand including diving equipment, airfills and our freezers for the bait, but besides this , the store did not do much more for us.
Some critics mentioned that without a shop one has no real identity...
Since December 2014 we now have a proper dive shop and a base where we meet our divers, where we belong.
To us it feels like a fresh wind is blowing off the cobwebs of African Dive Adventures.
Although the actual shop is very small, it is definitely a fine place where divers find everything they could ask for. Our emphasis lies on quality rather than price, yet everything is affordable.
We now meet our divers at the shop at 6h45 and start the day with a cup of coffee. Then we sort out all the admin and equipment requirements before we make our way to the harbour of Shelly Beach.
We meet our staff and the ready warmed up boat at our usual place under the shade port.
Directions to our new Dive Centre
From Durban Airport on the N2 freeway south, past Port Shepstone. Exit Shelly Beach and drive all the way down hill towards the sea. At the traffic lights turn right into the R620 and drive all the way through Shelly Beach past the Shelly Centre Shopping Mall on your left. Approximately 700m after the shopping complex you see a big bridge in front of you. Turn left into our car park immediately BEFORE the bridge.
You cannot miss our signage " DIVE CENTRE "
If you come from Margate of the southerly direction you take the Margate/Uvongo exit on the R61 and proceed down to the traffic lights. There you turn left into the R620. This road is also known as Marine Drive and is our main South Coast Road.
From here you drive in a northerly direction until you get to a big bridge at St. Michaels on Sea. Cross the bridge and turn immediately afterwards right into our car park.
GPS Coordinates : S 30 49 097 E 030 24 268
Address : No. 979 Marine Drive , Margate
GPS Coordinates S 30 49 097 E 030 24 268
Address : No. 979 Marine Drive Margate
From the Shop we go to the Harbour
After we finished with the admin work and every diver has all required equipment we drive approximately 2 km to the Shelly Beach Launch Site. As usual our chairs and tables will be set up under the shade port in order to give our divers maximal comfort.
After we kitted up and loaded everything onto our boats we give a proper dive briefing before we visit Protea Banks, the home of the sharks !!!