Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

SOME EPIC SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 6 Copper sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 5 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks.
Turtles and Dolphins seen from the boat.

GOT HAMMERED SO HARD ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got in we had 1 Pod of Dolphins. On the reef we had 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks and 4 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks, we also saw 6 Poenskop, Green jobfish , Tropicals and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere, 1 Copper shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. AWESOME DAY!!!!

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.

TODAY WAS THE DAY TO DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS

9 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: We got in with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and instantly we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark and 1 Copper shark.We also had 2 Potato Bass and Plenty of fish just chowing down.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:On the reef we had ONE HUGE SHOAL OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, and 4 other Shoals of Hammerheads, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Shoal of Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEAD, COPPER AND BLACKTIP SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

5 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 to 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and a lots of Parrot fish. Further on the reef we started to see Hammerhead sharks swimming by. Mid water until the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Copper sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we couldn't see much but what we saw was a few reef fish popping in. Mid water we had 1 Copper shark. On the 5m mark Britney did see some Hammerhead sharks.

Whales seen from the boat. Also Hammerheads sharks and flying fish seen from the boat.

COPPER SHARKS ON THE BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

4 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong on Protea Banks, better on Deep Salmon
Viz: 5m on Protea Banks, much better on Deep Salmon
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Copper sharks that gave the divers some nice close ups.

Dive 2 - Deep Salmon: We had a cold but nice dive, viz was better and we had a relaxed dive with plenty of reef fish just checking us out.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

HILARY VISITING ... AND SHARKS AND SUN ON PROTEA BANKS ... AWESOME DAY AT SEA!!!!

2 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 to 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we already had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us. On the reef we had a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish come by. Mid water we had Oceanic Blacktip sharks, Copper sharks and Hammerhead sharks popping in and out and a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks come by.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a small TIGER shark pass us by. We then got to the second cave, which was filled to the brim with Ragged-tooth sharks and I had a Potato Bass watching me. As we were come up we had lots and lots of shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing and when were were not looking at Hammerhead sharks, we had Zambezi (Bull) sharks and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. A BIG shoal of Tuna and Rainbow Runners came past and we had a remora pop in.

Sea flat and sun shining ... what a wonderful day at sea. AND Hilary Jenkins you saw 6 species of sharks today ... guess no camera for further trips to Protea Banks. 

Southern Right and Humpback Whales seen from the boat. Also Hammerheads sharks and flying fish seen from the boat.

SOME EPIC SIGHTINGS FROM THE BOAT AND ON THE DIVE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

31 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Non stop action.

Humpback Whales, GREAT WHITE SHARK, jumping Darado and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

BLACKTIPS ROCKING THE BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

30 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark,1 Potato Bass and 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and shoaling Barracuda with plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from theboat.

FUN AND EXCITING DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

28 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, on the outer side we had 1 Hammerhead shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. We also got to snorkel with some Dolphins.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Copper shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 3 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks in a distance. Mid water we had some Hammerhead sharks coming in close.

Humpback Whales, a Turtle, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

"SMILEY" AND HIS GANG ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

26 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight current
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On this dive we started slow with only 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The action picked up then to 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass. Epic dive.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to the first cave where we had 15 Ragged-tooth sharks. We then drifted along to the second cave where we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Poenskop. As we started to multi level we had 1 Potato Bass and a bunch of Protea bream. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks till the end.

Humpback Whales, a Turtle, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

25 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: none
Viz: 10m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, 3 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 4 Potato Bass. We also had an Epic Pod of Dolphins on the dive. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish. This dive was just a chilled dive. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

HAMMERHEADS, WHALES, DOLPHINS, ZAMBEZI, AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

24 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong reverse
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited shark dive: On the first attempt we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark for about 2 minutes and then there were no sharks in sight so we got out and re-dropped and what an epic dive: we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Whales and Dolphins all on scuba.

Between the dives we jumped in with Dolphins and saw Hammerhead sharks underneath and Oceanic Blacktips and a Zambezi (Bull) sharks following us.

Humpback Whales, Flying Fish, a Turtle and Dolphins seen from boat.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAMBEZI, RAGGIES AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

22 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: We got down to the reef and started swimming to the cave where we had a whole bunch of Ragged-tooth sharks. As we drifted with the current we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Potato Bass, 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we saw 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and more Hammerhead sharks.

Humpback Whales, Flying Fish and Dolphins seen from boat.

HAD FUN AND SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

21 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz:  10 - 15m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, on the reef we had plenty of Reef fish, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, shoaling Barracuda and 1 Hammerhead shark. We also had one very friendly Potato Bass.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

DOLPHINS, HAMMERHEADS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we saw 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and we had them nice and close. We also had a Pod of Dolphins. Plenty of reef fish and Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark till the end.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat

EPIC DIVING TODAY!!!

SHOALING COPPERS AND HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We got down into a shoal of Hammerhead sharks ... AWESOME!!!! On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and shoaling Protea Bream and Tropicals. Mid water we had lots of Bait fish.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of Ragged-tooth sharks swimming around on the reef. In the cave we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks, shoaling Copper sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

EPIC DIVING TODAY!!!

CRYSTAL CLEAR VISIBILITY AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive:  As we got into the water there were already 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum, they stuck around for a bit and then swam off. They came back and we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Copper shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of bottom fish and small reef fish. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us till we were out.

Viz was so EPIC !!!

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

BARRACUDA AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we were surrounded by Barracuda with a Hammerhead cruising above, then some more Hammerhead sharks. The reef was alive with reef fish and shoaling Kingfish. We also saw a Potato Bass and 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. One the way up we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks, a Copper and some Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!!!!

WOW !! SHARKS, SHARKS AND MORE SHARKS!!!

14 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacles: The cave was full of Raggies and they were scattered all over the reef. Fish life was full up from Poenskop to Yellowtail. Mid water we had a pod of Dolphins, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Copper sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Also Barracuda, Green job fish, Yellowtail and Kingfish. Mid water we had more shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Copper sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!

WOW !!! WHAT AN EPIC DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 1 Pod of Dolphins and shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing us by …EPIC !!!. On the drum we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Copper sharks.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 2 Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish chilling on the reef, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had more shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Copper sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

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