Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

ACTUALLY COULD GET A CHANCE TO SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL OUR REEF REALLY IS TODAY!!!!!!!

9 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: We got to the second caves and had about 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling inside. Also on the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Potato bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef was beautiful with lots of reef and gamefish ALL OVER!!!! We had a Potato Bass and lots of Bigeye Kingfish!!!!! Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark keeping us busy for the dive.

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

GREAT BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!! SHARK GOING CRAZY!!!!!

8 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As soon as we dropped the drum into the water we had sharks straight away. We had crazy shark action with at least 10 - 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks ( couldn't really keep up with them darting in and out so fast LOL) and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks!!!!!! GREAT ACTION PACKED DIVE!!!!!!!!! 

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: So a pretty quiet dive, maybe cause of eating so much on the baited, we had 2 Potato Bass with lots of reef fish around. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

BLACKTIPS DARTING IN AND OUT ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

7 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Lots of reef fish all over and we had a Potato Bass. Mid water was crazy with 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks all darting in and out!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks getting really close to us. On the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark with 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and more than 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

RAGGIES, BULLS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

6 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Ragged Tooth Shark and 2 Potato Bass. We had another 3 Ragged Tooth Sharks inside the second cave. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark showing its face once or twice. Lots of interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

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

5 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: We had shark action as soon as we got into the water, non-stop from beginning to end. We had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks all darting in and out!!!!! GREAT DIVE!!!!! Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

MANTA RAY AND MUCH MORE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

2 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: In the first caves we had about 20 Ragged Tooth Sharks and we got a few sharks teeth. We also had 2 Potato Bass, a few Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered all over the reef and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. Right before we did our safety stop we had a MANTA RAY get really close!!!!!!!

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

BLACKTIPS, BULLS, RAGGIES AND A HAMMERHEAD TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

30 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out!!!! On the reef we had a Mussel Cracker and 3 Potato Bass. In the cave we had 8 Ragged Tooth Sharks and we got to pick up a few sharks teeth. Mid water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks!!!!!!! We also had a Hammerhead Shark bolt up to the divers then quickly swam away!!!!! Great Dive!!!!!!!

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

GREAT VIZ ALONE MADE OUR DAY TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!

29 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: Viz: 10 - 15m (blue, blue, blue)
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark, 2 Potato Bass with lots of Gamefish around. In the second cave we had 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks.Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: In the first cave we had at least 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks. On our way to the second we had a Potato Bass and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. In the second cave we had 6 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS ON OUR BAITED DIVE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

 28 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started of with 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks on the drum with more joining in. In total we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks!!!!! We also had 4 Hammerhead Sharks pass by pretty close a few times!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull Shark and 2 Potato Bass. Lots of reef fish and got to see a few Nudibranches. LOL!!! Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out.

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

SUPER RELAXING DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

27 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had lots of reef fish everywhere with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling in the distance. In the cave we had 4 Ragged tooth Sharks chilling around. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. We could also hear some Whales singing.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: As soon as we got to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Lots of reef fish and got to look at how beautiful our reef actually is!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

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

26 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. After about 5 minutes we had full blown shark action with at least 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 8 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks all on the drum darting in and out !!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass with lots of reef fish all over. In the first cave we had 4 Ragged Tooth Sharks and in the second we had 2. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. We also had a Hammerhead Shark pass by briefly!!!! Lots of interesting jellyfish!!!!

BULL SHARKS VERY CURIOUS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

25 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, a Ragged Tooth Shark in the cave and another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. We also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark with another following shortly after!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As soon as we got to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circling around us. On the reef we had beautiful reef fish all over with 2 Potato Bass and a TURTLE!!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out.Some amazing Whale and Dolphin action seen from the boat!!!!

RAGGIES AND SHOALING HAMMERHEADS SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

24 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As soon as we got into the water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. More joined in after a while and in total we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We could also hear some Whales singing!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Got to the second caves and we had about 6 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around inside. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 2 Dusky Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. We also had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks pass by with a few of the smaller ones coming in closer to have a look!!!!!!!!!!

WHHHHAAAATTT?!!! HAMMERHEADS STILL SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

22 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 50 Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered everywhere. A few Potato Bass around with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Spent all of our bottom time with the Ragged Tooth Sharks again BUT this time we had some Hammerhead Sharks pass by!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOHHHOOOO!!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. Lots of jellyfish and plankton around.

A BABY TIGER AND A BABY WHALE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: A super exciting dive with a Baby TIGER SHARK, a very cheeky Dusky Shark, 7 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks all popping in and out keeping it action packed from beginning to end!!!!!!!In between the dives we had a Baby Whale playing around putting on a pretty amazing show!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 100's of Ragged Tooth Sharks EVERYWHERE!!!! The reef was alive with beautiful little fishes all over and some gamefish around. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks for the rest of the dive.On our way to and from the dive site we saw Dolphins and Whales playing around.

SUPER CLOSE ENCOUNTERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

19 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 2 Potato Bass. We also lots of reef and Gamefish all over. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out with lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

On our way to and from the dive site we saw Dolphins and Whales playing around.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY!!!!

18 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very mild
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. The reef was very relaxed with no current. On the reef we had a Ragged-tooth shark and a HUGE Zambezi (Bull) shark). We also had an amazing TURTLE encounter. On the way up we had a big shoal of Bonito and Rainbow Runners with some Oceanic Blacktips darting in and out and they continued to pop in and out for the most part of the dive. Also another encounter with a Bull shark. Overall a very relaxed dive.

Some Dolphins seen from the boat and Jaco saw loads of Whales while on the boat.

JUST CALL ME DOLPHIN GIRL!!!!

17 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very mild
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: The reef was full of Ragged-tooth sharks. Also saw a Potato Bass. When we got to the first cave the, it was full, full, full of Ragged-tooth sharks. Made our way along the ledge spotting more Ragged-tooth sharks. Just before the second cave we made our ascent. On the way up we had about 8 Dolphins come by ... JUST CALL ME DOLPHIN GIRL (my last few dives on Protea, I have had Dolphins on scuba) ... although it was our famous Suresh Naidoo that spotted them first. Midwater we had a quick sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip and then a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling underneath us for a bit. Also some Remora's keeping us company.A very nice chilled dive, with and awesome group of divers.

Whales seen from the boat and Dolphins seen just before we got in the water.

SHARKS COMING IN FROM ALL ANGLES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

16 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had many Ragged Tooth Sharks. We had many of them in the caves and got one or two sharks teeth. As we swam through the second cave we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead Sharks.

2 Whales seen from the boat.

SHARKS COMING IN FROM ALL ANGLES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

15 June 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had at least 50 Ragged Tooth Sharks. We had at 20 of them in the caves and got one or two sharks teeth. We also had 3 Potato Bass, 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

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