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    Last Minute Tiger Beach $995 July 3 to 10, 2021

    Last-minute special! Tiger Beach liveaboard on the Bahamas Aggressor with a pro photographer. Quad cabin berths from $995. 3-10 July 2021. BAHAMAS TIGER BEACH SHARK SAFARI 2021 email cb@indigosafaris.com...
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    Last Minute Tiger Beach $995 July 3 to 10, 2021

    Last-minute special! Tiger Beach liveaboard on the Bahamas Aggressor with a pro photographer. Quad cabin berths from $995. 3-10 July 2021. BAHAMAS TIGER BEACH SHARK SAFARI 2021 email cb@indigosafaris.com...
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    Tanzania/Zanzibar diving

    Why would you want to do that? They are meant to be in the Indian Ocean.
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    Tanzania/Zanzibar diving

    Hi Alaistair, that depends very much where you dive around Zanzibar and especially who you dive with. I have seen more frogfish from Unguja than Pemba, and have only evr seen Weedy and Paddelflap scorpionfish from Unguja. Conversely, I see more nudibranch species from Pemba, schooling barracuda...
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    Maldives vs Seychelles Diving?

    I've been to Raja Ampat too. PNG has similar diversity, with even more unique species and much fewer divers and boats. There are half a dozen resorts and 2 regular liveaboards covering almost half a million square kilometres, and four different bodies of water. My personal favourite resorts are...
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    Maldives vs Seychelles Diving?

    I haven't been there yet. I think the big draw for most divers are Fakarava pass, with lots of grey reef sharks on an incoming tide, and the grouper spawning in June if you are lucky enough to catch it. Check out Blue Planet II,they missed it the first time, but got it the following year. If you...
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    The Sharks of Protea Banks

    White sharks are circumglobal, File:Cypron-Range Carcharodon carcharias.svg - Wikipedia No cages are used and in around 400 dives between Protea Banks and Aliwal Shoal I had one 10 second viewing of a juvenile white shark. They are around, as their teeth are found on the sands on Aliwal Shoal...
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    The Sharks of Protea Banks

    Scalloped Hammerheads start to turn up around October to May. Tigers best Feb to end of April. Bulls November to September. It warms up gradually from November, hits a max of 26C in March, and starts cooling off. You can see a table with all the different species and water temperatures here...
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    The Sharks of Protea Banks

    There are sharks there year round,just different species at different times of year. September is the local equivalent of spring, though it is a tropical climate so warm year round. The water will still be cool, around 21/22 C generally. Still pretty dry then. Other than that, the sea conditions...
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    The Sharks of Protea Banks

    The best place for humpbacks is Tonga in my personal experience: Complete Guide to the Humpback Whales of Tonga | Indopacificimages Don That's because you haven't been to Salt Cay, Don :-l
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    Tanzania/Zanzibar diving

    Leven Bank is between ZNZ and Pemba, dived from Zanzibar, but only rarely and only with experienced divers. The experience you get depends greatly on which dive centre you choose, where you go, and what you want to see. Like I said, it's no good if you expect to see sharks, it's very good if...
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    Tanzania/Zanzibar diving

    Statistically Zanzibar, being in the western Indian Ocean, has more marine species than the Red Sea. You can't compare Zanzibar to the Red Sea. One is a small island, the other is sea in its own right, bordered by several countries, with a variety of diving. I.E, Diving around Sharm in East...
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    The Sharks of Protea Banks

    You can sometimes see them from the boat on the way to or from dives, but you do not get in with them. You have a much higher chance of being in the water with them on the Sardine Run. If you really want quality time with them, you should go on a specialist whale snorkelling trip like thisone...
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    St Helena Island, the best place for adult whale sharks

    It's amazing, which is why I have set up tours there. The biggest whale sharks you are likely to see, on par with Galapagos for size, just lots more and both sexes. Plus some other cool stuff in the ocean and in the island.
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    Tanzania/Zanzibar diving

    Jambo stopped its infrequent visits a while ago. There are a couple of private charter catamarans we book for clients. Pemba is my personal favourite, around Misali Island, Uvinje and Fundo gaps. Mafia Island is also very good, November to March. Zanzibar has easy dives, pretty corals, good...
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