Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

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 2016 | 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!!!

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!

Login Form