Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

Another Beautiful Gathering!

9 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 10 - 15m (reef was dirty)
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Before we even jumped off the boat we could see a baby Tiger shark, he stuck with us for about half of our dive. We also had four Zambezi (Bull) sharks, and about 9 Oceanic Blacktips who stuck with us just until the end of our dive. Another awesome surprise we got, was seeing numerous Hammerheads sharks swiftly moving along the reef 15 meters underneath us. What a spectacular dive!!!

Another perfect day blowing bubbles !!!!!!!!

8 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 10 - 15m (reef was dirty)
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: To start the dive we had one Oceanic Blacktip. During the dive we had a total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks join us and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, one popping in and out and the other two stayed with us.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Our dive on was a pleasant one, we drifted with the current, seeing some beautiful reef fish including Trigger fish, 2 Rainbow Runners,Tiger angels and Parrot fish. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip and a Zambezi shark come in near the end.

COOL, CALM AND FUN DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

7 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. As time went on more and more sharks joined in. In total We had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also had a very cheeky Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, lots of Bigeye Kingfish and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks poping in and out.

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

5 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

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 degrees Celsius

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 degrees Celsius

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 degrees Celsius

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 degrees 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 degrees Celsius 

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 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees 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 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees 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 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees 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 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees 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 Celsius

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 degrees 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 degrees 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 degrees 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 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: crystal clean to midwater and then about 15m viz
Sea Temp: 24 degrees 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!!

Login Form