Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

GOT COLD AT THE BOTTOM TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!

23 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 8m at bottom, 15m mid water
Sea Temp: 22 - 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had Green Jobfish, Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark that came in close and then a bit later, 4 more Hammerhead sharks that came in to say Hi.

WOW, WOW, WOW ... SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND MORE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!

22 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had fantastic viz. The dive started with 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Kingfish Gully was alive with Kingfish and a Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish. As we drifted over Sandshark Gully we must have had around 20 Guitar sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Dusky shark and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks ... 100's!!!!

What an EPIC day on Protea Banks ... whoooohoooo!!!!!

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

21 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 8 Guitar sharks and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.
AWESOME DIVE!!!!

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

WARM AND CLEAN, SHARK FILLED WATER TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

20 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Tuna.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the surface we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Potato Bass and at least 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 20+ Guitar sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and plenty of reef fish.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

The SUN IS SHINING, the sea is flat, what an epic day to be at sea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 8 - 10m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had lots of Trigger fish, reef fish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and Hammerhead sharks. Safety stop we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some Hammerhead sharks.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

18 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS.

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we saw 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Eagle Rays 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, more than 10 Guitar sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks and a MASSIVE BULL SHARK.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, RAYS AND GUITAR SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS

17 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we saw 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 5 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 3 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef everyone started swimming into different directions chasing Hammerhead sharks, on the reef we saw 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 5 Guitar sharks and 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 sightings of Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

THE TAX MAN CAME FOR MIGGIE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

15 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS.

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: Before the divers got in the water, I Free-dived down with some sardines in my hand and then I saw the face of a Shortfin Mako shark and that was me out the water. When everyone got in we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, lots of reef fish and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark that also almost Taxed me.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 2 Potato Bass, 1 set of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had Hammerhead sharks scatted all over, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

SNEAKY TIGER SHARK AND FULL ON ZAM ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

13 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m (grey)
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Baited shark dive: Baited started slow with 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and then BOOM!!! 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 1 Potato Bass, lots of Tropicals and Trigger fish. We then started getting in sharks, we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and a very sneaky TIGER shark. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks to the end of the dive.

FUN DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS

12 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS.

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 small shoal of Scalloped Hammerhead sharks,1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Cape Yellowtail.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 2 Potato Bass just charging us, on the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and lots of fish. Mid water we had 3 Hammerhead sharks,  2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S, TIGER, COPPER AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS.

11 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 20m+ (grey)
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Baited shark Dive: Before we got in the water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Copper shark. On the dive we started slow with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. A few minutes in to the dive we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and a few Hammerhead sharks passing by.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 BABY Tiger shark (named SNOOPY) and lots of Protea Bream, some Tropicals and Trigger fish.

Whales breaching seen from the boat and a few Flying fish.

SILVERTIP, RAYS, POTATO BASS AND ZAM ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight n-s
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Potato Bass and 1000's of Cape Yellowtail and Tropicals, also plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Silvertip shark.

RAGGIES, HAMMERHEADS, DOLPHINES, BLACKTIP AND ZAM ON PROTEA BANKS.

6 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks.On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks, 4 Potato Bass and lots of Reef fish. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere, 1 Huge Pod Dolphins, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, 4 Potato Bass and lots of Reef fish. Mid we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Potato Bass lots of Fish and 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark.

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES AND POTATO BASS ON PROTEA BANKS.

5 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight n-s
Viz: 8 to 12m milky
Sea Temp:  22 degrees Celsius 

Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, 5 Potato Bass, 2 Poenskop, Shoaling Green Jobfish, 2 Purple Rockcods, Tropicals and plenty of Reef fish. Mid water we had Protea Bream, Rainbow Runners, 2 Potato Bass and 2 Hammerhead sharks.

Whale seen from the boat.

RAGGIES, RAGGIES AND MORE RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS.

4 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 8 to 12m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had Protea Bream, Rainbow Runners and 1 Tropical.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, 4 Potato Bass, 1 Dagga Salmon and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Potato Bass.

Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

COLD BUT WORTH IT TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

2 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 8 - 15m milky
Sea Temp: 17 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, Protea Bream, Bankies, Tropicals, Green Jobfish, 2 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had some fun with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 3 Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all over, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, Protea Bream, Bankies and 3 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 5 Potato Bass, 1 Ragged-tooth shark, Protea Bream and Rainbow Runners.

Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

NORTHERN'S WAS THE PLACE TO BE TODAY!!

1 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight n - s
Viz: 8 to 10m milky
Sea Temp: 19 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had some Slingers, Green Jobfish and Surgeons. Shoaling Dagga Salmon.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had scattered Ragged-tooth sharks all over, Shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, Protea bream, Bankies and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had some fun with 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark, Bluefin Kingfish, Rainbow Runners, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and some Protea Bream. ACTION PACKED!

Flying Fish, Whales and Turtles seen from the boat.

HAMMER, BLACKTIPS AND ZAM'S ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

29 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark and some reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Mid water dive we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, 2 Oceanic blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark. Lots of fish around.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

WHAT A NICE DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

30 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum I had 1 Turtle and an Oceanic Blacktip shark before everyone. We then had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Dusky shark, 1 Potato Bass and 2 Purple Rockcods.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and plenty of fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

TIGER, HAMMER, BLACKTIPS AND ZAM'S ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

28 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. In the 1st cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the way to the second cave we had 1 Tiger shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi(Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks till the safety stop.

EPIC DIVING!!! Flying Fish seen from the boat.

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