Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

EPIC ADVENTURE DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

5 April 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsuis

Northern Pinnacle: So we got down on the reef, we saw caves and structures I've never seen before ... thanks Peter. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Yellow Belly Rockcod and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Sea was flat!

WHAT A CHILLED DIVE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

4 April 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsuis

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Giant Guitar shark, 2 Potato Bass and plenty of schooling fish. Mid water we had 6 Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Turtle seen from boat.

Sea was flat, what a day to be on Protea Banks.

TIGER, BULL, OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS AND MORE!!!!!

1 April 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m to 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius at the bottom, 24 degrees Celsius midwater

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We got to the reef where we had 3 Potato Bass circling us, just had an amazing dive on the reef with all the reef fish. We also had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark just chilling above us. Mid water we saw 8 Guitar sharks on the sand, had 1 Zambezi (Bull) coming in close. We then we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited shark Dive: One massive TIGER shark at the bottom with a Potato Bass chilling around. Lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. A couple of Remora and a stunning Jellyfish.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle: Strong drift over the reef seeing some Potato Bass, a Malabar and a Wahoo. Mid water was a bit more active with some Zambezi (Bull) sharks and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. So many gamefish, shoaling Bonita and more ...

Sea was flat, what a day to be on Protea Banks.

RAGGIES, BULL, OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS AND MORE!!!!!

31 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10m to 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius at the bottom, 24 degrees Celsius midwater

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Got down to the first cave where we had 8 - 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: At first I thought I was in Potato Bass City with all the Potato Bass milling around. Then we had a close encounter with a Zambezi (Bull) shark. The rest of the dive we had Zambezi (Bull) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a shall shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Turtles popping in to say Hey !!! Plenty of reef fish around and 1 friendly Potato Bass. Mid water we saw 1 Giant Guitar shark on the sand, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 4 - Northern Pinnacle: DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Some Potato Bass milling around on the bottom. From mid water we had Zambezi (Bull) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a big shoal of Bonita circling us. The rest of the dive we had some more interesting Plankton.

TIGER SHARK, DOLPHINS AND MORE ... PROTEA BANKS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!

30 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 8 to 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we had 1 Pod of Dolphins, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Poensie , lots of reef fish and gamefish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited shark Dive: Awesome dive 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: Chilled dive. 1 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Kingfish Gully was alive with reef and gamefish. The rest of the dive was pretty chilled with some interesting Plankton

DIVE 4 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we managed to see a BIG Zambezi (Bull) shark. Soon after a MASSIVE TIGER SHARK came cruising by ... woooohooo!!! After that I was so happy I did not notice much until a pod of Dolphins came by ... woooohooo again. Also a big shoal of Bonita and the rest of the dive we had some more interesting Plankton.

WHOOP WHOOP, what a day!!!

3 ACTION PACKED DIVES TODAY!!!

29 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 8 to 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We had a chilled, relaxing cruise past Kingfish Gully, seeing 2 Potato Bass, lots of Kingfish, Tropicals and more. Lots of reef fish. Mid water at least 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark seen as we got in. OH and 1 Manta Ray!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: What an awesome dive!!! As we got in we had a Potato Bass and Brindle Bass join us. And then gamefish all over and we managed to get into a shoal of Kingfish ... Epic. Lots of Kob, Bonita and Tuna also seen. Mid water we had Bull (Zambezi) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Really, really chilled dive. :)

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: Chilled dive. Some Potato Bass on the way and lots and lots of gamefish. Midwater we had some Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping and in and out and we saw a Great Hammerhead shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

RAGGIES, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND MORE!!!!!

28 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we saw a Potato Bass, we had a lot of reef fish. As we went over Sand Shark Gully we were lucky enough to see a HUGE Zambezi (Bull) Shark. When we were making our way to mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Nice chilled dive today.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: We got to the caves caves we sat there for a bit with a Ragged-tooth shark. Also saw some Potato Bass,. As we started  making our way up then we saw a Zambezi (Bull) shark. On our safety stop we got to share our last minutes in the water with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Nice diving today ...

Great Oceanic Blacktip Shark action on Protea Banks!!!!

27 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m,milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: As we got into the water we had one curious Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. Then it started to get interesting when more Oceanic Blacktip sharks started joining us. It was so amazing to get to see them up close … as the dive went on more and more Oceanic Blacktip sharks started to join us. We had up to 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks … Super exciting!!! Also had some Tuna which was good to see.

Yay the Zambezi (BULL) Sharks are back again on Protea Banks today …

26 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water it was busy with Oceanic Blacktip sharks introducing themselves ...  up to 7 new smiley faces. As we started settling into the dive, we looked below us and we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks just circling below ... and then another 2 joined them. They really must have been inquisitive bolting in and out between the diver showing off their strong physique . It was so amazing to see them up so close again … awesome experience yet again.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Dropped into the water and it was that blue, blue water ... so pretty. We then got introduced to our very own tour guide of Protea Banks ... it was an Oceanic Blacktip shark –  it took us for our very own tour on Southern’ s. Got down to the reef we had 2 Potato Bass. Then passing us by was shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Passing over Sand Shark Gully we had 2 Guitar Sharks and one HUGE Zambezi (Bull) shark underneath us. Still by our side was the Oceanic Blacktip shark. Sadly this was our dive coming to an end and so we had to say our good-bye on the safety stop.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacles: As we got onto the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and so many more shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. We were just cruising over Sandshark Gully and 4 Guitar Sharks caught our attention. Once the Guitar Sharks caught our attention someone got jealous ... a Zambezi (Bull) shark also wants some attention and we had a small Oceanic Blacktip shark saying hello as well.

REALLY CHILLED DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!

24 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m milky
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: We had a chilled, relaxing cruise past Kingfish Gully, seeing a Potato Bass, lots of Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Also a HUGE shoal of Bonito following us. On Sandshark Gully ... well of course we saw lots of Sandsharks and a big Bull (Zambezi) shark. Mid water was super chilled with a Remora following us and an Oceanic Blacktip shark cruising by.

A ONCE IN A LIFETIME DIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 40m!!!!!!!!!!
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: What a dive!!!!!! As we were chilling around the drum we got to see a GIANT MANTA RAY come past. Wow, wow, wow, wow what a sight. Magnificent!!!!!!! The baited shark dive was EPIC as well, with continuous action from 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of Tuna, Bonito and Rainbow Runners. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE DIVE!!!!!!!!

TIGER ANGEL FISH ON DEEP SALMON

22 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DEEP SALMON: What a pretty dive. Lots of soft coral and plenty of reef fish. Also saw several Tiger Angel fish.

FANTASTIC TO HAVE BULL SHARKS BACK!!!!

21 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Fantastic dive with 4 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

OCEANIC BLACKTIP AND BULL SHARK ACTION.

20 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Great action with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

CHILLED RELAXING DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass. We got to the second cave where we had no Ragged-tooth sharks but 1 Big Yellow Belly Rockcod. The reef was full of fish from Bankies to Rubberlips to Rockcod and Tropicals. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had several Greater Hammerhead sharks swimming past the divers giving them a great show. On the safety stop, keeping the divers on their toes, was 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

FULL ACTION PACKED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

15 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: The divers were waiting patiently when we got surprised by 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that were really curious and coming close to the divers. More started to join us on the dive … at the end of the dive we had up to 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks entertaining the divers and letting the divers take amazing pictures.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we saw 1 Brindle Bass and the 1 Potato Bass. As we were going along the reef, Round Ribbontail rays were popping in and out between the divers. As we started to make our way up we saw shoal of Barrucuda. Then came the good part, we got to see shoaling Hammerhead sharks ... whoop, whoop ... what was also quite amazing, was 3 Hammerhead sharks showed up again. We then had a cheeky Oceanic Blacktip whilst we were doing our safety stop.

FUN DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 - 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of reef fish, a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Potato Bass. On the sand we had 1 Guitar shark and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 - 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark cruising with us for awhile, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popped in to say Hi and kept us busy till the end of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had some Greater Hammerhead sharks passing us. On the reef we had 4 Dolphins, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. A really good dive.

MARLIN, ZAMBEZI AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

12 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m near surface, from mid water only about 10m
Sea Temp: 22 - 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of reef fish, a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. At the safety stop we had 1 Big Blue Marlin and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DOLPHINS AND HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 March 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m +
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we had we had 1 big Pod of Dolphins swimming by. Plenty of reef fish around, 2 Potato Bass and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and a lots of blue water.

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