Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

MARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND LOTS MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

5 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20-25m top
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: In the beginning of the dive we had only 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark. As the dive went on more and more sharks joined in. In total we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also Had a MARLIN come flying in super fast then disappeared in the distance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Also lots and lots of Kingfish, Rainbow Runners and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out making it seem like its a baited dive!!!!! Lots of Remoras around.

BULLS, BLACKTIPS, HAMMER AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

4 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m top, 8-10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Spotted Eagle Rays, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. We also had lots and lots of reef and gamefish all over with one or two Potato Bass popping in and out . Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark fly by!!!!!. We also had a Oceanic Blacktip and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out. Lots of Rainbow Runners and some interesting Jellyfish.

WHHHHHOOOOOOHHHHOOOOO!!!!!!!! TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

28 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a MASSIVE TIGER SHARK circling right above us for a minute or two!!!!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Following behind him we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray, a Potato Bass, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Mid water we had another 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

100's OF SHOALING HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

25 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark circling around right above us for a minute or two. On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark just cruising in between all the divers. As we started to multi level we had a set of at least 100 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by. Following behind them we had a school of Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out.

GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

24 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20 -25m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. The reef was amazing with Bigeye Kingfish, 2 Potato Bass, a Massive Spotted Eagle Ray and lots lots more. During our time on the reef we also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark and a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark pass by. 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark came flying in and out right before we started to multi level. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. Lots of interesting Jellyfish.

HAMMERS, ZAMS, BLACKTIPS AND A MANTA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

23 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong

Viz: 30m

Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Took us a while to get some sharks in but after a few minutes we had full blown action with at least 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Lots of Tuna, False Fusiliers and Remoras fighting for their share of the bait.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:On our way down to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. The reef had beautiful reef fish, at least 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, a Eagle Ray and a Huge school of Barracuda. The Shark Action on the reef was insane. We had 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out and a Manta Ray was spotted by one of the divers right before we got out the water.

WWWWWHHHHAAAAAAAA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

21 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got into the water we had a pod of about 5 Dolphins!!!!!! As we go to the reef we had amazing Zambezi (Bull) Shark action with at least 5 of them popping in and out for our entire bottom time. We also had about 4 Round Ribbontail Rays. Lots of gamefish and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks right up until we got out of the water.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 4 Potato Bass, one of which showed a little extra interest towards the divers getting REALLY close. We also had another Round Ribbontail Ray and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark fly by super fast and after that it was HAMMERHEADS HAMMERHEADS HAMMERHEADS!!!!!! We had a Shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks passed by where a few of the smaller ones broke away from the group to get a closer look at the divers!!!!!!!! AMAZING to see them so up close and personal!!!!!!! After that we had another set of 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, an Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out.

GREAT TO BE IN THE WATER AGAIN WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

17 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 23 degree Celsius bottom

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so many reef fish all over with some Bigeye Kingfish, lots of Angelfish and Triggerfish. We also had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays right before we started to multi-level. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out.

ACTION PACKED BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

11 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 23 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. After a few minutes we had at least 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Shark action from beginning to end. Great dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by as well as lots and lots of reef fish all over. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray and a Greater Hammerhead Shark was seen by some of the divers. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks.

A MASSIVE TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

4 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 23 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Even before we got into the water we had a MASSIVE TIGER SHARK!!!!! When we got in the water it stayed around for about 5 minutes when 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks came flying in. After that the Tiger Shark made its way into the distance. For the rest of the dive we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us entertained for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we go to the reef we had 4 Potato Bass getting REALLY close to some of the divers. We also had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Beautiful dive!!!!

ANOTHER AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL DIVE ON DEEP SALMON TODAY !!!!

2 February 2017 | DEEP SALMON

Current: medium to strong

Viz: 15- 20m

Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

Deep Salmon: A relaxed dive with lots of Natal Knifejaw, Tiger Angelfish, Redband Lizardfish, Sea Goldies, Trumpetfish, Clown Triggerfish, a beautiful Devil Firefish and lots more. Also lots of beautiful Nudibranchs and some very interesting plankton all over.

VISITS FROM DOLPHINS!!!!!!!!

2 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 26 Degrees Celcius

Southern Pinnacle: Dropped onto Sand Shark Gully and a Zambezi (Bull) shark. On Sand Shark Gully we also had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays. Towards the middle of our dive we had an Oceanic Balcktip shark circle us for quite awhile. Towards the end of our dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks striding along with us and just before we started surfacing a small pod of about 8 Dolphins came to wave us goodbye - AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

ZAMS DOMINATING THE REEF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

31 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius 

DIVE 1: Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had beautiful reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out.

DIVE 2: Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Lots of reef fish and beautiful nudibranches. Mid water almost felt like a baited shark dive with 3 MASSIVE Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark darting in and out getting really close to us !!!!!

INSANE SHARK ACTION ON OUR BAITED SHARK DIVE TODAY!!!!!!!!

30 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling the drum. More and more sharks joined as the dive went on.... After about 15 minutes we had full blown shark action with 7 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!!!!

HAMMERS, ZAMS, BLACKTIPS AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

29 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1: Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 3 Eagle Rays. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Right before we started to multi-level we had 6 Hammerhead Sharks pass by. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2: Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had tons of Reef fish all over. Also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 2 Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid Water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark getting REALLY close to the divers. Amazing day of diving!!!!!!

GREAT TO BE ABLE TO DIVE THE BEAUTIFUL DEEP SALMON ONCE IN A WHILE !!!!

26 January 2017 | DEEP SALMON

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

Deep Salmon: A relaxed dive with lots of Natal Knifjaw, TIger Angelfish, Redband Lizardfish, Sea Goldies, Trumpetfish and lots more. We also had a Turtle for a brief few seconds. Also lots of beautiful Nudibranchs all over.

GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA!!!! 24 January 2017

24 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: Crystal clean to midwater and then about 15m viz
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius but cold at bottom.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: From the beginning of the dive to the end we had Zambezi (Bull) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a Round Ribbontail Ray. Relaxed dive!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: 1 Hammerhead overhead at the beginning of the dive. About 5 Round Ribbontail Rays. Lots of reef fish and gamefish around!!

STRIDING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!! WHOOHHOO GOOD TO BE BACK!!!!!!

23 January 2017 | Protea Banks 

Current: None
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. After a few minutes more and more sharks joined in. In total we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy till the end of the dive.

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 4 Potato Bass and a Brindle Bass. Lots and lots of reef fish all over the Reef fish all over. Mid water we had a Eagle Ray flew by super fast!!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out.

ZAM'S, BLACKTIP AND TIGER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

22 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Before everyone got into the water we had 1 Tiger shark on the drum. Once everyone got down we had 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.EPIC DIVING TODAY!!!!!

TIGER SHARK, LOTS OF OTHER SHARKS AND A TURTLE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

20 January 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Fantastic dive today. 1 TIGER SHARK!! At least 7 Zambezi and 2 Oceanic Blacktips sharks. 1 Guitar sharks and 2 Round Ribbontail Rays. 1 TURTLE!!!!! Lots of reef fish. Action from beginning to end.

1 Hammerhead shark and Flying fish seen from the boat.

A REALLY GREAT DIVE!!!!

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