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The raggies are coming

Appeared in DIVER October 2011

Where else can you enjoy world-class shark-diving one moment, and indulge yourself in a coffee shop the next? GAVIN PARSONS gets among the tiger and ragged-tooth sharks, and busts some myths about Protea Banks

A ragged-tooth shark circles inside the Caves
A ragged-tooth shark circles inside the Caves
  • African Dive Adventures’ RIB the Black Pearl beaches after a successful dive
    African Dive Adventures’ RIB the Black Pearl beaches after a successful dive
  • A female tiger shark plays with the bait-bucket
    A female tiger shark plays with the bait-bucket
  • Capturing tiger shark images
    Capturing tiger shark images
  • The raggies venture out of the Caves only when the current is weak
    The raggies venture out of the Caves only when the current is weak
  • Happy divers head off to the Protea Banks
    Happy divers head off to the Protea Banks
  • A collection of ragged-tooth sharks’ teeth found in the sand at the bottom of the Caves
    A collection of ragged-tooth sharks’ teeth found in the sand at the bottom of the Caves
  • A shoal of raggies inside the southernmost cave
    A shoal of raggies inside the southernmost cave
  • 72-year-old Hugh can’t get enough of the Protea Banks sharks
    72-year-old Hugh can’t get enough of the Protea Banks sharks
  • a cushionstar provides a splash of colour
    a cushionstar provides a splash of colour
  • Gavin Parsons at the edge of Oribi Gorge
    Gavin Parsons at the edge of Oribi Gorge
  • Gavin Parsons
    Gavin Parsons
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow