Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

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 !!!!

3 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

DIVE 1 - 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.

DIVE 2 - 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!!!!

ZAM OVER POWERING THE REEF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

19 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, shoaling Tropicals and Rubberlips. Mid water we had a 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

EPIC DIVING TODAY.

ZAM ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

18 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Dusky shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 3 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass and Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Potato Bass and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark and 5 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

EPIC DIVING TODAY.

SHARKY ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

13 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Hammerhead sharks and some Tuna.

EPIC DIVING TODAY!!!!

HAMMER AND ZAM ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

12 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Mild
Viz: 8m-15m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots of Rainbow runners. EPIC BAITED!!!

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks all around us and Plankton.

Dive 3 - Southern Pinnacle: This dive we all hung mid water, where we had 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks that came in close.

EPIC DIVING TODAY THANKS TO A GREAT GROUP OF DIVERS. :) 

SOME FUN DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

10 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray with plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and lots of plankton.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish to look at. Sharks were M.I.A. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

9 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Parrot fish and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

NICE SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

8 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark following us down to the reef where we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Potato Bass and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and Rubberlips, 10+ Guitar sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had some shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S AND GUITAR SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

7 JANUARY 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz:  15m
Sea Temp:  23 degree Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass, 2 Guitar sharks, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) and a few passing shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

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