Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

TIGER, BLACKTIPS, DUSKY AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

25 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 8 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark just popping in. Also one baby Hammerhead shark seen briefly.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Tiger shark. On the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Ray, shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had 1 Tiger shark, loads of Bream and Kingfish.

AWESOME DAY OUT!!

NUDIBRANCHES, HAMMERHEADS AND A BLACKTIP SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 19 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass. Lots and lots of reef fish and game fish. We had about 10 Hammerhead sharks above us while we sat in the cold water, they were chilling in the warm water. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, 2 Nudibranches and lots of reef fish around. Water was just sooooooooooo cold!!!!!

TURTLE AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

18 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m milky
Sea Temp: 20 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark at the bottom and 1 Dusky shark just popping in. Also one Hammerhead shark seen briefly.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark cruising down with us to the reef. On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 4 Guitar sharks, 1 Turtle, shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

AWESOME DAY OUT!!!

GREAT DAY DIVING WITH SOME HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m milky, lots of Plankton
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Hammerhead shark swimming together, 2 Hammerhead shark in the distance distance and 4 Guitar sharks with 3 Hammerhead sharks above us. We also had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

SOME SHARKY DIVING TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS

14 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS.

Current: strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark trying to shoal with us, lots of reef fish, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Not too shabby.
 

"NOT GREAT VIZ ... BUT HEY WE HAD HAMMERHEADS" ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY AND 1000'S OF GAMEFISH

13 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, loads of shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. As we drifted along the reef we started with 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Big Round Ribbontail Rays, we then got 7 Greater Hammerhead sharks and still plenty of Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had a nice surprise with a wall of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

DOLPHINS ROCKING THE DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. In the cave we had 10 Ragged-Tooth sharks getting up close to the divers! On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and gamefish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Hammerhead shark, 3 friendly Potato Bass and 1 Pod of Dolphins that hung around the divers. All in all, an EPIC day out to sea, timed just right before the wind picked up.

POTATO BASS BEING AN ATTENTION SEEKER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

10 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Big Puffer fish (Kym got so excited), 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 needy Potato Bass - the Potato Bass was all over the divers and interacting so nicely with the divers. Loads of reef fish around. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out.

What a super chilled dive!!!! :)

DARK BUT FUN DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

8 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and spans of fish. On the reef we had 1 Turtle coming in to say HI !!! Plenty of game and reef fish. As we carried on we had 2 Eagle Rays and a Potato Bass. At the pinnacle we had 1 Eagle Ray and then we started getting in the Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Baby Hammerhead shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Potato Bass.

Dolphins and turtle seen from boat.

ACTION PACKED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m+ grey blue
Sea Temp:  23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 small Round Ribbontail Ray, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Eagle Ray and 1 Hammerhead shark with a fishing lure in it's mouth. We also had shoaling Tropicals and Bigeye Kingfish with loads of reef fish. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Before everyone, Miggie had Snoopy (our baby Tiger shark) for a few minutes. On the drum when everyone got in we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and shoaling Tropicals and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and loads of Protea Bream and Rainbow Runners.

Flying fish seen from Boat.

LOADS OF FUN IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m+ grey blue
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On Sand Shark Gully we had 10+ Guitar sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 3 Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Potato Bass. We had the Zam and the Potato Bass for awhile, then the Zambezi (Bull) shark left us. On the reef we had lots and lots of fish around. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: Got down with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass. On the reef we had loads of fish, 1 BABY Round Ribbontail Ray and 2 Eagle Rays. Mid water we had 6 Hammerhead sharks.

ANOTHER 'BORING' DAY WITH 1000's OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

4 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m+ grey blue
Sea Temp:  23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 2 Potato Bass, then as we got to Sand Shark Gully we just had shoaling and shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 20+ Guitar sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks till the end.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to The Arch and had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Giant Kingfish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 20+ Guitar sharks and shoaling hammerhead sharks everywhere. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks again and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Also 1 Turtle just chilling out.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS EVERYWHERE, GUITAR, TIGER, ZAM'S AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!! WHAT A DAY OF DIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 30m+ (blue, blue, blue)
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, then it picked up to 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Dusky shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Sharks up close with us the whole dive through. EPIC STUFF!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 1 Potato Bass, then as we got to Sand Shark Gully we just had shoaling and shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 TIGER shark and 20+ Guitar sharks. Mid water we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to The Arch and had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 very friendly Potato Bass following us. 40+ Guitar sharks. We got so smashed with Hammerhead sharks again and again ... wooooohooooooo. Mid water we had more and more and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

FUN DIVE ON DEEP SALMON TODAY - A NO SHARK DIVE JUST FOR HIL!

2 January 2018 | DEEP SALMON

Current: mild
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Deep Salmon: On the reef we had a few Nudibranchs, Tiger Angel fish, small Englishmen, Old women, Bankies and Lobsters. Not used to the small diving anymore. From mid water we saw 1 Electric skate.

LAST DIVES FOR THE YEAR ON PROTEA BANKS.

31 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: So on the dive we only had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we had a Wall of hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, lots of Reef fish, 3 Devil Rays, Big Blue spotted Ray and 2 Guitar sharks.

Flying Fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE HAMMERHEAD ON PROTEA BANKS.

29 December 2017| PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Dive started slow with only reef fish, 1 Guitar shark, 10 Round Ribbontail Rays, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish,5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) shark and shoaling Tuna's. We then we had a pod of Dolphins and BOOM!!! ... Hammerhead sharks for the rest of the dive until the safety stop ... WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 14 Guitar sharks, 2 Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish.

Flying Fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

WOW! WOW !!!! SHOALING HAMMERHEADS EVERYWHERE .... EVERYWHERE ... ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

28 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we just had Hammerhead sharks all around us, further up the line they had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, Tropicals and Hammerhead sharks. It got quite as Sam got to the reef. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks again.

LOTS AND LOTS OF HAMMERHEADS TODAY ... OH DID I MENTION THE HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

Flying fish seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS, HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS.

27 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in the water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Guitar sharks and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 30+ Dolphins and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

SANTA DROPPED SOME HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS.

26 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 4 Guitar sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks in close and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

FUN IN THE SUN TODAY, WITH SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS.

24 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and one Hammerhead shark. The sharks were so Hyper today.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the surface we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had 2 very friendly Potato Bass, 1 Black Musselcracker and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had Hammerhead sharks coming through every 5 minutes. SO EPIC!!!

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 HUGE Round Ribbontail Ray and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

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