Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

DIVED WITH OUR TOOTHY FRIENDS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

18 DECEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Shoal of Bigeye Kingfish, 3 Guitar sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 3 Shark Remora's, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

BLOWING BUBBLES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

17 DECEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark keeping the the divers busy.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull). On the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass and a lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip and 1 shy set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

DIVING WITH FRIENDS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

16 DECEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Potato bass, 1 Oceanic blacktip shark, 7 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Guitar sharks and lots of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Dusky shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 big Zambezi (Bull) shark. GREAT DIVE!!!!!!!

HAMMERHEADS EVERYWHERE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

13 December 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had full on Hammerhead action with 6 Guitar sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and Shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 2 Sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

AWESOME DIVE ... SO SO SO MANY HAMMERHEADS !!!

PROTEA ALL BACK TO NORMAL !!!

12 DECEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz:  20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had a big pod of Dolphins. On the reef we had 10 Guitar sharks, 5 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Potato Bass and Schooling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and Schooling Tuna.

Dolphins also seen from boat.

FULL ON SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

10 December 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current:  Strong
Viz:  10m - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

BAITED SHARK DIVE: Today on the baited dive we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Spinner shark, 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Rainbow Runners and a few Shark Remora's from beginning to end.

SHARKCORE DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

8 December 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 8m
Sea Temp:  23 degree Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had Round Ribbontail Rays and a lots of Tropicals, Cape Yellowtail and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Ragged-tooth shark and a Potato Bass. 10 minutes into the dive we got 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 4 Oceanic blacktip sharks that stayed with us for the rest of the dive.

Dive 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 3 Potato Bass with a lots gamefish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

FULL ON ZAMBEZI DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

6 December 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees celsuis

Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 5 Zambezi (Bull) sharks the whole dive through ... have to say the zam's did give our cameramen a few nice poses.

WATER EVERYWHERE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!

5 December 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none - mild
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius bottom and 23 degree Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had a few Cape Yellowtail, 1 Potato Bass, Round Ribbontail Rays and plenty of reef fish.

DIVE 2 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: The dive started slowly with 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. After awhile it picked up to 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle:  In the cave we had 1 Ragged-Tooth shark and some goldies. On the reef we had 2 Boxy fish, 4 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 4 Cape Yellowtail, a big school of Tuna and plenty of reef fish.

BRRR WHAT A COLD BUT AWESOME DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!

30 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8m top - bottom 20m
Sea Temp: 16 degrees Celsius bottom and 23 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef as we got down we almost froze to death, but we had 4 Potato Bass, 1 Ragged-tooth shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark parking mid water in the warmer water. The reef was so active with game fish and reef fish. Mid water, we had 1 Huge shoal of Tropicals and 2 Round Ribbontail Rays just cruising pass the shoal.

WOW WHAT A WET DIVE ON PROTEA TODAY.

27 NOVEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8m -10m
Sea Temp: 20 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: Today in the caves today we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks just chilling there, on the reef we had 1 big Parrot fish, 3 Potato bass, 3 Cape Yellowtail's, lots of Tropicals and Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

EPIC DIVE!!!

BRADLEY WAS HERE!!!!

26 NOVEMBER 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8 - 10M
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius at surface, 17 degrees Celsius at bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had very cold water, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 3 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Potato bass, lots of pretty reef fish.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, we had a lots of big Tropicals around coming in really close and 1 Potato bass. Mid water on the baited we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark.

EPIC DIVES !!!

ACTION PACKED DIVE!!!!!!

25 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m, a bit of Plankton in the first 10ms
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius at surface, 17 degrees Celsius at bottom

Southern Pinnacle: We come down right onto the Southern Pinnacle and it was like an aquarium, full up with reef and gamefish. Overhead we had an Eagle Ray and shoaling Hammerhead sharks. We then encountered about 4 Ragged-tooth sharks just milling around on the Southern side ... lol. And then the Round Ribbontail Ray parade, we saw at least 10. As we started to go up we saw a couple of Oceanic Blacktip sharks, a Bull Ray and 2 Hammerhead sharks ... and then nothing ... just lots and lots of Plankton.

Dolphins seen from the boat and Miggie saw a few as we went down. Jaco saw a Marlin from the boat. We saw some flying fish.

%&*@#*&; AMAZING HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

24 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m at bottom, a bit of Plankton in the first 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius at surface, 17 degrees Celsius at bottom brrrrr

Southern Pinnacles: As we come down to the reef the viz got better and the water colder ... but well worth it. A Potato Bass and in the distance a TIGER SHARK. Tropicals on the reef coming in to check me out. AND THEN ... the most amazing sighting ... HAMMERHEADS in front of us, above us and coming in close and passing by for at least 5 minutes. Then we had shoaling Round Ribbontail Rays, at least 15 ...that in itself was friggin amazing!!!! Lots more fish and some more Potato Bass. Then we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks on the reef. On our way up we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks come by and close. The dive ended with an Oceanic Blacktip coming in on the safety stop and hanging around for a bit with a few Remora's. REALLY A DIVE TO REMEMBER!!!!!!! 

WHAT AN EPIC BAITED ON PROTEA BANK TODAY.

23 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the baited we had some fun with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks at first. The dived picked up to 3 Potato Bass gunning the bait drum, 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Hammerhead sharks and 1 short sighting of a Tiger shark. Lots of Tuna, Tropical fish, Cape Yellowtail and Reef fish. WHAT A BUSY DIVE !!!!

EPIC DIVING!!!

GOT HAMMERED ON PROTEA BANK TODAY.

21 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: On reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray at first we then saw 3 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and plenty of shoaling Bankies around on the reef with some Tropicals and Amberjack fish popping in and cruising with the divers. Mid water we had we had a few Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Safety stop we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark coming in really close.

WHAT A CHILLED DAY OF DIVING ON PROTEA BANK TODAY

19 November | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray,1 Huge shoal of Bigeye Kingfish that stayed with us for a while and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 3 sightings of a Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: Today in the cave we had 4 Ragged-tooth sharks and on the reef we had 1 Big female Ragged-tooth shark keeping the divers busy. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and plenty of reef fish coming up from the reef to check out the reel.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: Dive started slow with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a few Tropical fish. Dive picked up to 1 TIGER shark, 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Huge Cape Yellowtail, Shoal of Tropical fish and plenty Reef fish.

EPIC DIVING!!!

MET UP WITH OUR TOOTHY FRIENDS ON PROTEA BANK TODAY

17 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 8m- 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef today we had 7 Ragged-tooth sharks in the cave, we had some Shoals of Bankies and plenty of nice reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktips sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks just hanging with the reel.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef today we had 7 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Potato Bass. Lots of Tropical fish around. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

AWESOME DIVING!!!

DOLPHINS ABOVE AND BELOW THE WATER!!!

16 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: On the reef today we had 7 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Hammerhead shark, with some Tropical fish and lots of Reef fish. Mid water, we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Pod of Dolphins, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Hammerhead shark. We had Oceanic Blacktip sharks throughout the dive. AWESOME DIVING!!!

COMBO DIVING ON PROTEA BANK TODAY.

15 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none, reverse
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: With the baited dive being quiet today, we had a combination of a Baited reef dive.The dive started off with an Oceanic Blacktip shark inspecting the drum, we dropped down to the reef not wanting to leave the shark alone. On the reef we had Jason baiting for us and getting in a school of Tropicals, 1 Big Cape Yellowtail, while the divers were looking at a Boxy. A Ragged-tooth shark just swept in and smiled for some camera action. Mid water on the drum,we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Cape Yellowtail, Triggerfish and Tuna. AWESOME DIVING!!!

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