Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

HAMMERHEADS, GUITAR SHARKS, BULL SHARK, AND LOADS MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

19 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we started descending we had 2 Baby Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and Scalloped Hammerhead sharks every few minutes and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: We started off with a Zambezi( Bull) shark. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks. We also had 1 Ragged-tooth shark. On the sand we had 2 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had shoaling Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. Also Mr. Potato Bass. On the safety stop we had 2 Baby Scalloped Hammerhead sharks.

Whales and Flying Fish seen from  the boat.

Mysteries on Protea Banks today ...

18 October 2018 PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: It was again another good baited shark dive. As we got in the water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out, they kept us entertained for quite some time. At the bottom we had a shy Zambezi (Bull) shark coming to say hi every now and then. Guess we were such good company, more Oceanic Blacktips started to join us - totaling about 12. Epic Dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: We started off with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 3 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the sand we had a huge ass shark with nothing else in sight, when I say nothing ... I mean nothing!! Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 4 Hammerhead sharks. Very unpredictable dive.
Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

ROUGH SEAS BUT ACTION PACKED BAITED SHARK DIVE!!!

17 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water the Oceanic Blacktip sharks were already there. There must have been 15 to 20 constantly on the drum. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling underneath for a bit. There was also a Dusky shark on the outskirts of the drum. Really fun and action packed dive.

Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

TIGER, HAMMERHEADS, DUSKY, OCEANIC BlLACKTIP SHARKS AND LOADS MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m (milky)
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: We started with an Eagle Ray and then a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and a Potato Bass. We then has a shoal of Barracuda, a TIGER shark, some more shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the way up we had a Greater Hammerhead shark, more shoaling Hammerhead sharks. We then had at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Dusky shark popping in and out until the end of the dive. Really rough seas but really good dive.

Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, GUITAR SHARK, BULL SHARK AND LOADS MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

15 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We started with a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had Hammerhead sharks every few minutes and loads of reef fish. On the sand we had 1 Guitar shark, 1 Eagle Ray, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 5 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks followed by a school of Barracuda, followed by huge Cape Yellowtail, followed by Hammerhead sharks. On the safety stop we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: We started off with a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 3 shoals of Hammerhead sharks. On the sand we had 3 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had school of Barracuda and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the safety stop we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

AWESOME DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

14 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum today we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi( Bull) shark and about 5 Dusky sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 massive Eagle Ray swimming past us and just showing off it's awesome patterns. On the reef we had lots of shoaling reef fish. We then had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Hammerhead shark, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and some Tropicals. Mid water we had 1 small shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Guitar shark on the sand, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

LETS GO DIVING IN THE RAIN THEY SAID, IT WOULD BE FUN THEY SAID... AND IT WAS.

13 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

AMAZING DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

11 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius.

Baited Shark Dive: Before we went down to the drum we could only see 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We went down to the drum where we started seeing more and more Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We ended up with 20 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Dusky shark. Great dive even if viz was not fantastic.

SHARK FRENZY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum today we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Dusky shark, 2 Spinner sharks and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks - nice and close.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIPS ON THE DIVE TODAY

6 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had only two Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We did get a shoal of Hammerhead sharks passing by. On the last few minutes we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

WHAT A DAY ON PROTEA BANKS

5 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum today we had 10 to 11 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and on the side we had several shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Our sharks lost there way on this dive and we only had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the dive we couldn't find the bottom, so we did a blue dive. In the blue we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and we went whale searching.

DIVE 4 - Southern Pinnacle: On this dive we found the reef but didn't stay long. On the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had nothing but Plankton.

6 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS

4 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, a pod of Dolphins and plenty reef fish. Mid water we had some fun with 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi( Bull) shark and 1 Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had reef fish, a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 TIGER shark. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Spinner shark.

LOADS OF SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS

2 October 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and on the sides we had some Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks checking us out. On the reef we had 1 TIGER shark, 1 Turtle and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 4 shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Dusky shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales and Dolphins also seen from the boat.

ANGRY POTATO BASS ON THE BAITED TODAY.

28 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 11 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass chasing the sharks away - just to have the sweet taste of victory and sardine.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out, plenty of Bream and reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Black Marlin and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

TODAY WAS THE DAY TO BE IN THE WATER

21 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and they stuck with us the whole dive. On the reef we had loads of reef fish and Whales just singing thoughout the whole dive. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Tiger shark. On the reef we had lots of reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

WIND, RAIN BUT AMAZING DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef, it was just alive with so so so many reef fish and with the mild current you could really appreciate the reef of Protea Banks. We had a couple of curios Potato Bass following us along. On the reef a BIG Zambezi (Bull) shark come in to say Hi. Mid water was alive with at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. The Whales underwater were so loud, we were sure we were going to having another sighting, but not today ...

Lots of Whales also seen breaching from the boat.

PEACEFUL VIP DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS

15 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had plenty of reef fish, some Bigeye Kingfish ,a Potato Bass and 2 confused Oceanic Blacktip sharks that didn't know if they wanted to stay or leave. Also one Hammerhead shark as we started coming up.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we had a Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and some Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As we were coming up, we had a large shoal of Barracuda. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

OCEANIC BLACKTIPS FEELING HELPFUL TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

14 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS.

Current: medium
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: So on the drum today we had Don and about 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks trying to help the poor thing, we also had some of our divers seeing a Whale and about 30 Hammerhead sharks passing by.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Reef fish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 3 Scalloped Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had some more Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales also seen from the boat.

WHOOP WHOOP WHALE, HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had no sharks but the fish life was booming.  At the Pinnacle we had 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Hammerheads sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and soon after we had another 1 Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the second cave, we had no sharks but we did get some teeth. On the reef we had some reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out every 2 minutes. Just before we got out Jaco shouted GO DOWN !!! So we did and we had 1 Humpback Whale.

Whales also seen from the boat.

CRAZY POTATO BASS AND SOME SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

12 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 1 small Ragged-tooth shark. On the reef we saw 1 Moray Eel and 1 crazy Potato Bass chasing one of our divers around on the reef. We also had plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Malabar and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

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