Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

RAGGIES BACK ON PROTEA BANK TODAY.

11 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none, reverse
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth Sharks everywhere 50+ and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray just stalking the Divemaster. In the cave we had a full house of Raggie and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 lonely Oceanic Blacktip Shark. 

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from boat.

FUN DIVES ON PROTEA BANK TODAY.

10 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 2 Zambezi(Bull) Sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray with a lots of schooling fish from Bankies to Tropicals. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles:On the reef we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks just charging towards us ... EPIC!!! Also had some shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and Tropicals. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark and another shoal of Bigeye Kingfish.

EPIC DIVES ON PROTEA TODAY!!!!!!!

7 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark, 3 Eagle Rays, Shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerheads Sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Shoal of Hammerhead Sharks. The reef was full of fish life today from Bigeye Kingfish to small Tiger Angel fish. Mid water we had 3 Sets of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

EPIC DIVES ON PROTEA TODAY!!!!!!!

NON STOP HAMMERHEAD SHARK ACTION

6 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: The first 10 min of the dive we had 1 Chilled Zambezi (Bull) Shark just enjoying the company, throughout the whole dive we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks ... Epic dive!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: As we dropped in today we had Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, with 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. On the Reef we had 1 HUGE Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 1 Spinner Shark. We had, from beginning to end, non-stop Hammerhead action ... AWESOME!!!

AND THE HAMMERHEAD SHARK ACTION CONTINUES ON PROTEA BANKS ... WITH OTHER SHARKS BEING SPOTTED AS WELL ... PROTEA BANKS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!!

5 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southerns Pinnacle: With 5 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, at least 10 Guitar sharks and 2 Eagle Rays, this dive was definitely worth the early morning and the rain.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Her 'Royal Highness Kym', after being tormented by all the Hammerhead shark action on Protea Banks this past week, finally managed a dive and was not disappointed. Hammerhead action, almost from beginning to end - too many Hammerhead sharks to count. Also saw a big Zambezi shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and at least 10 Guitar sharks. Also 2 Round Ribbontail Rays. On the Southern Pinnacle we also had a BIG school of Bigeye Kingfish. Also some Tuna came flying past Wooohoooooo, great to be on Protea Banks!!!!!!!

LOTS OF SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

4 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southerns Pinnacle: As we dropped in, we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 1 Potato Bass, school of Green Job fish. Mid water we had 4 sightings of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We had 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks just keeping us on our toes. Lots of Reef fish and some Tuna popping in and out ... Epic Dives!!!!!!

BAKGAT DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

2 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25 - 30m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started the dive off with 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. On the drum we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks just going at the drum the whole dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: We dropped on a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and BOOM!! everyone just swam into different directions. On the reef we had Hammerhead Sharks everywhere. Mid water we had Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks,a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. EPIC DIVE!!!!

Whales and Flying fish seen from boat!

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ALL OVER PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

1 November 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25 - 30m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in to the water, we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark just shooting off the reef to come and check us out. On the reef we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. BOB the Potato Bass came in really close today. Mid water we 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. GREAT DIVE!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 8 Eagle Rays passed by. We also had a Greater Hammerhead and 2 sets of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Right before we started to multi-level we had more shoals of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Also an Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

Whales and Flying fish seen from boat!

AMAZING BAITED DIVE WITH ZAMZ ALL AROUND PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

31 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1-Southern Pinnacle: We had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark as we dropped in, on the reef we had a shy shoal of Hammerhead sharks passing in a flash, lots of reef fish, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and a lonely Cape Yellowtail and 10 Guitar sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited shark dive: The dive started slow with only 1 Zambezi (Bull) Shark. The action picked up to 7 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, shoaling Hammerhead Sharks with lots of fish just getting their fair share epic dive!!!

100'S and 100'S OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

30 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius Top 

DIVE 1 - Deep Salmon: A beautiful dive with reef fish, soft corral and lots of Jellyfish and Plankton all over. We had lots of butterfly fish, Moorish idol, Tiger Angelfish and a Turtle!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 3 Hammerhead Sharks passe by. As we got to the reef we had a Eagle Ray and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Lots of reef fish as well as massive shoals of Bigeye Kingfish, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and another 5 Eagle Ray. We also had 5 sets of 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by. Right before we started to multi- level we had a Guitar Shark. Mid water we had another 4 sets of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Also 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

1000'S and 10000'S OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

29 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 25 - 30m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 21 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Pod of about 6 Dolphins staying with us for a minute or two and then swam off. OOHH MY GOODNESS!!!!. The reef had lots of beautiful reef fish all over and huge shoals of Barracuda and Bigeye Kingfish. We also had a Potato Bass, a Spotted Eagle Ray and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Mid water we had non stop action of Hammerhead Sharks. In total we had at least 8 sets of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. GREAT DIVE!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 8 Eagle Rays passed by. We also had a Greater hammerhead and 2 sets of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Right before we started to multi-level we had more shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and Barracuda. Mid water we had 1000's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Also a Oceanic Blacktip Shark poppin in and out.

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat!

AMAZING BAITED WITH SHARKS COMING IN REALLY CLOSE TO THE DIVERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

28 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: WOW!!!!! What a dive!!!!!!! Started off slow with 2 Potato Bass coming up from the reef to steal some of the bait. Also lots of Rainbow Runners around. After a few minutes we had sharks coming in from all directions. In total we had at least 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out getting REALLY close to the divers!!!!!!! We also had a Hammerhead Shark coming in close to the drum and then disappeared after a few seconds. AMAZING!!!!!!!

ZAMS, HAMMERS, BLACKTIPS AND GUITAR SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

27 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: A crazy baited dive with Zambezi (Bull) Sharks mostly dominating the drum. We also had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. Really nice and relaxed dive.

DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: On The reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Lots of beautiful reef fish and huge shoals of Bigeye Kingfish. As we went over SandShark Gully we had about 15 Guitar Sharks and a shoal of about 100 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out.

PROTEA BANKS … SHOALING HAMMERHEADS SHARKS AND RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS!!!

26 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 3 Hammerhead Sharks pass by. The reef had so many reef and gamefish all over including huge shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and a Huge Eagle Ray. We also had 2 sets of 100’s of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Right before we started to multi-level we had about 15 Guitar Sharks and a Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had another set of about 50 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out.

DIVE 2 – Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Potato Bass. Got to the cave and it had about 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around. We also got to pick up a few sharks teeth. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Mid water we had 100’s of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by!!!! AMAZING!!!!! We also had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

Whales seen from the boat today, as well as some Flying fish.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ALL OVER PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

23 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 5 – 8m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: A great dive with a Potato Bass, Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, a Ragged Tooth Shark, Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark keeping us entertained for the entire dive.

Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

SHARKS, SHARKS AND MORE SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

22 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong

Viz: 15m

Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: We had a really nice and relaxed dive with Shark action from beginning to end. In total we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out getting really close to the divers

DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and Barracuda. We also had a Eagle Ray, some Guitar Sharks and a set of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks passed by. Mid water we had another few sets of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 2 Greater Hammerhead Sharks.

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from the boat.

MASSIVE MANTA RAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

14 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and a lot of beautiful reef fish all over. Right before we started to multi-level we had a MASSIVE MANTA RAY pass right over us!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

SUCH A VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

13 October 2016 / Replace this Where

Current: medium - strong

Viz: 25-30m

Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As soon as we got to the reef we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark pass by. On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and as we passed over Sandshark Gully we had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 2 Guitar Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Bull Ray. Mid water we had 2 sets of about 20 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 3 Ragged Tooth Sharks. Spent a little time with them and got to pick up some sharks teeth. Lots of beautiful reef fish all over. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out.

Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

AMAZING ACTION PACKED BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

12 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 25-30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling the drum. Five minutes into the dive we had a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. In total we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive!!!! We also had another 3 Hammerhead Sharks pop in really quick. GREAT DIVE!!!!!

Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

GREAT VIZ AND GREAT FRIEND ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

11 October 2016 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark pass by. On the reef we had so so many reef fish all over. We also had a massive Potato Bass getting really close to the divers. Mid water we had about 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Lots of Plankton and Jellyfish.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

Login Form