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Bull Sharks at Protea Banks

Listed under Extreme Challenge in Port Shepstone, South Africa.

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Photo by Photography: Michael Rutzen
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This beautiful rocky reef supports a healthy population of bull sharks. The sharks are more often seen in the summer months between November and March when the water temperature ranges from around 19 to 24 degrees C. They are impressive animals with a huge girth and snubbed snout. Often given a bad reputation bull sharks sometimes come into contact with humans and when the visibility is the result could be a bite.

However it is a joy to observe these sharks in the relatively clear water of Protea Banks. The best way to attract bull sharks is to ditch your scuba gear and free dive with a spear gun! The bull sharks can’t resist the ‘twang’ of the rubber and the exhilaration of loosing your prize to a 3m shark is something you’ll never forget!

Shark Diving Unlimited.

Written by  Michael Rutzen.

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