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FULL ON SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

8 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Baited Dive: On the drum we had 4 Dusky sharks, 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 3 Copper sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

RAGGIES, DUSKY AND HAMMERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had 2 Dusky sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Silvertip shark, 10 Ragged-Tooth sharks. We also had 1 Potato bass, Bigeye Kingfish and lots of small reef fish. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks , 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Dusky sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

WOW !!!! 7 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had 4 Dusky sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) sharks, 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Silvertip shark, 2 Ragged-Tooth sharks and a Tiger shark.On the fish side we had a Huge school of Tropicals, Bankies, Protea bream and Kingfish. Mid water we had more sets of Hammerhead sharks passing.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 3 Dusky sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 4 Sets of Hammerhead sharks. we also had shoaling Barracuda, Tropicals, Tuna and Kingfish. Mid waters we had Hammerheads coming trough and a pod of Dolphins.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

WOW !!!! WHAT A SHARKY DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

2 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef today we had 2 Potato bass trying to blend with a shoal if Bigeye Kingfish and a sneaky Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the sand we had 1 Guitar shark, Electric ray and a Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started off with 2 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Ragged-tooth shark and shoaling Barracuda. On the drum we had 1 Shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Dusky sharks.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

WELL WE HAD A "BRIAN SELLICK" DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!! LOL!!!

1 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a a big school of Barracuda and 3 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Copper Shark popping in and out. We also had another brief sighting of a Hammerhead Shark.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

OCEANIC BLACKTIP, COPPER AND HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

30 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: Started off with an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Copper shark following the divers down to the bottom. On the reef we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing by, we also had nice schools of Great barracuda and Bigeye Kingfish. On the sand we saw 4 Guitar sharks, Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that kept us busy till the end.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS HAMMERING THE BAIT DRUM ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

29 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Started off slowly with 2 small Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Then one by one the sharks came in to join the rest, at the end of the dive we were sitting with 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out. We also had a Hammerhead Shark pass by in the distance.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

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

27 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, an Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 2 Ragged Tooth Sharks. LOTS AND LOTS of reef fishes everywhere. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. Lots of interesting plankton and jellyfish.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling around. On the reef we had a Potato Bass and a massive school of Barracuda. We also had a set of about 20 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by!!!!!! Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. Could hear Whales singing throughout both dives.

Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

GREAT TO DIVE DEEP SALMON FOR A CHANGE!!!! BEAUTIFUL REEF FISH AND SOFT CORAL EVERYWHERE!!!

23 September 2017 | DEEP SALMON

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Deep Salmon: A really nice and relaxed dive ... we had a Ragged Tooth Shark, some Tiger Angel fish, a cute little Pufferfish, Fusiliers, Batfish and so so so much more!!!! OOooh and beautiful soft coral with two Nudibranches!!! LOL!!!!

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

HUMPBACK WHALE ON SCUBA!!!!! SUPER FUN AMAZINGLY CRAZY DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

22 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: Got to the first cave and it was full with Ragged Tooth Sharks and a Nudibranch. Went on to the second to fine none but we were pretty happy with the HUMPBACK WHALE passing by!!!! LOL!!!! We also had a few Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling around with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we had 100's to 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks with about 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out!!!!! SUPER FUN AMAZINGLY CRAZY DIVE!!!!

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

SO MUCH HAPPENING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!! SHARKS, RAYS AND MANY SMALL THINGS UNDER WATER WITH WHALES, DOLPHINS AND SOME FISH ABOVE THE SURFACE!!!!!! LOL!!

21 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling around us. On the reef we had a Ragged Tooth Shark, 2 sets of about 30+ shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. Mid water we had 2 single Hammerhead Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a few MASSIVE shoals of Hammerhead Sharks, one or two Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling around, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks with lots of interesting Plankton and Jellyfish

Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!!!

SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND CURIOUS OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

20 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m+ (water clean but overcast so grey down there)
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Really chilled dive with two sets shoaling Hammerhead sharks on the reef - Hammerheads keeping deep, but lots and lots. As we came up we had very curious Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Lots of interesting Plankton to keep us entertained.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Reef was stunning and with shoaling Hammerhead sharks which I managed to get under - AWESOME. Also two Musselcracker and a Rockcod seen on the reef. On the way up we had Oceanic Blacktip sharks showing interest. Also lots of Plankton.

Two really chilled dives, some sun would have completely brought the reef alive.

Breaching Humpback Whales and flying fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERS GETTING SUPER CLOSE TO DIVERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

19 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle (THE ARCH): As soon as we got to the reef we had 3 Hammerhead Sharks with one getting SUPER close to some of the divers!!!!! We also had 2 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. We also had a beautiful Octopus, some Kingfish and lots of reef fish!!!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and with a few Hammerhead Sharks popping in and out!!!

Humpback Whale seen from the boat!!!!!!

TOP TO BOTTOM VIZ ... WITH HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS, NON STOP ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

16 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle (THE ARCH): With viz and far as the eye could see, the perfect current and a 65 minute dive, who could ask for more ...

AND of course SHARKS! SHARKS! ... AND MORE SHARKS!!! ... from the minute we got in the water, to when we surfaced there was non stop action. Oceanic Blacktip sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks and then more Oceanic Blacktip sharks them more shoaling Hammerhead sharks ... and this continued the whole dive ... 100's and 100's of Hammerheads sharks today ... and and let us not forget the Copper shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boats and heard continuously on the dive.

What an amazing day to be on Protea Banks!!!

4 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON OUR BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

14 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Started off with 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks on the drum with more and more joining in. In total we had between 15 to 20 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Copper Shark circling in the distance. We also had 4 Hammerhead Sharks pass by a few times and a Potato Bass darting up from the reef!!!!!!

Humpback Whale and Dolphins seen from the boat!!!!!!!!!

100's AND 1000's OF SHOALING HAMMERS WITH A LIL' EXTRA HAPPENING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

12 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 18 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a shoal of 20 Hammerhead Sharks, a Greater Hammerhead Shark, about 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Copper Sharks. We also had a huge school of Bigeye Kingfish, 2 Potato Bass with lots of Bonita and Tuna around. Mid water we had 2 sets of 100,s and 1000's Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks with a Greater Hammerhead Shark showing its face once or twice!!!!!!! We also had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Copper Sharks popping in and out.

Humpback Whale and Dolphins seen from the boat!!!!!!!!

BESTEST GREATEST MOST AMAZING DIVE EVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

11 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 18 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle:  On our way down to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a few Copper Sharks in the distance. On the reef we had about 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and Copper Sharks circling above us. SO 10 minutes into the dive we had 2 Humpback Whales on the reef playing around showing off their massiveness!!!! As we turned around we had another 4 at the surface!!!! Then turned around again and the 2 that were playing with us came back a second time!!!!! then a third time!!!!! AND A FOURTH TIME!!!! with another family of 6 passing by!!!! They just kept on coming back circling around!!!!!! BEST DIVE EVER!!!!!!!! oh and we had a few Copper Sharks and Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. LOL!!!!!!!

CRAZY Humpback Whale sighting of them breaching from the boat!!!!!!!!!

PROTEA BANKS GAVE US ANOTHER ACTION PACKED DAY!!!!!!!!

10 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a few Copper Sharks circling in the distance. Then about 10 minutes into the dive we had a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks pass by, another 10 minutes later we had another shoal of Hammerhead Sharks!!!! For the rest of the dive we had a total of 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 5 Copper Sharks on the drum with another 5 or so Copper Sharks staying in the distance.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. On the reef we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks, a few Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling above us, 3 Ragged Tooth Sharks and 5 Copper Sharks. We also had 3 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. As we started to multi-level we had 50 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a few Copper Sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, another massive shoal of Hammerhead Sharks and at least 10 Copper Sharks popping in and out.

CRAZY Humpback Whale sighting of them breaching from the boat!!!!!!!!!

HHHHUUUUMMPBAAACK WWWHHHHAAALLLLLLEEEEE ON SCUBA!!!!!! AND WAY WAY WAY MORE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

9 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: OOOHH MY GOODNESS!!!! WHERE DO I START?!!! On the reef we had SO SO SO MUCH HAPPENING!!!!! At least 50 Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered all over the reef getting SUPER SUPER close to the divers with 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and about 4 Copper Sharks circling in the distance. We also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark and a few Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling above us!!!! On the reef we had about 6 Eagle Rays, a Round Ribbontail, 2 Potato Bass with so many Gamefish all over!!!!!! Right before we started to multi level we had another 3 Eagle Rays, a MASSIVE GREATER HAMMERHEAD and a big school of Barracuda being stalked by a smaller Hammerhead Shark!!! Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, a few Copper Sharks in the distance and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Close to the end of the dive we had 3 HUMPBACK WHALES come up from the deep and passed by SUPER CLOSE!!!! LIKE NOSE TO NOSE CLOSE ENCOUNTER!!!!!!!!!!!! INCREDIBLE SIGHTING!!!!!!!! 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat!!!!!!!!

WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! 100's OF SHOALING HAMMERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

7 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!! So as we got to the reef we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks with 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks, 4 Eagle Rays and Barracuda all swimming in between each other. EVERY WHERE YOU LOOKED THERE WAS SOMETHING HAPPENING!!!!! Drifting over Sand shark gully we had a MASSIVE shoal of Hammerhead Sharks pass underneath us with a few of them staying around. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Copper Shark popping in and out with 2 Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks. SUPER CRAZY FREAKEN AMAZING DIVE!!!!!!!!! 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat!!!!!!!!!

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