Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

HAMMERS STILL GOING CRAZY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!

2 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks already. After about 10 minutes we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. We also had at least 4 baby Hammerhead Sharks with 2 getting a closer look at the bait ball. 

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had a Massive school of Rainbow Runners. On the reef we had 2 Ragged Tooth Sharks, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Hammerhead Sharks in the distance. 

1000's OF HAMMERS, TIGER, RAGGIES, BLACKTIP AAAANNNND ZAMS!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

1 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: A great action packed dive with 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out staying around for the whole dive!!!!!! Could hear whales underwater with lots of Jellyfish around.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacles:  As soon as we got to the reef we had a MASSIVE TIGER SHARK pass right over the first cave!!!!!!! In and around the caves we had about 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks. We also had 2 Potato Bass, HUGE Parrotfish, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. As we started to multi level we had a shoal of 100's of Hammerhead Sharks!!!!!!! Mid water got even better with another 2 Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! THOUSANDS!!!!! One of them took almost 10 minutes to pass!!!!!!!! We also had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive!!!!! 

Awesome dive with OCEAN PLANET ... not too bad a day with AQUA PLANET either ...

29 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 15m+
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: No time to even get to the caves , the current was screaming. Saw lots of 'blurred' reef fish, current too strong to focus on them ... also has a Potato Bass and a Cape Knifejaw. On the way up I spotted 2 Rays on the bottom. No sharks for sometime and then several Hammerheads and Bull sharks spotted. Also 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales were heard throughout the dive. From the boat we saw lots of Humpback Whales and one breached right in front of us ... EPIC!!! Also a massive jelly fish seen from the boat.Nice dive, nice crowd.

ANOTHER TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

25 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1- Baited Shark Dive: We had shark action as soon as we got the drum into the water. In total we had more than 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Great action packed dive from beginning to end!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: As soon as we got to reef we had a Round Ribbontail Ray and about 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks. The cave were stacked FULL with Ragged Tooth Sharks!!!! At least 50 of them in and around the cave!!!!!!! We also had 3 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish all over. As soon as we started to multi-level we had TIGER SHARK come in, getting a really close look of the divers then made his way!!!!!!!!!!!! For the rest of the dive we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. 

Humpback Whales seen from the boat.

5 SPECIES OF SHARKS AGAIN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!! INSANE DIVES!!!!!!!!

24 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1- Baited Shark Dive: For the first half of the dive we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Then a TIGER SHARK passed underneath us and changed the whole dive!!!! After that we had much more sharks come in with a shoal of 1000's of Hammerhead Sharks pass right by us with some of them breaking away from the group to check out the drum!!!!!!!!!!! A-FREAKIN-MAZING DIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: Spent most of our bottom time in the first cave with about 20 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling inside. We also had a few Raggies scattered all over the reef with 2 Potato Bass and a Brindle Bass. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. 

Humpback Whales seen from the boat.

FIRST DAY OUT WITH CALYPSO AND IT WAS EPIC!!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!

22 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium, complete reverse
Viz: 10m at the bottom, but very clean coming down to the first 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degree Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: Managed to work our way up the ledge, to the first cave. The cave was full of Ragged-tooth sharks. Also saw a NUDIBRANCH ... lol. After the cave we had a few more Ragged-tooth sharks and then we started making our accent. Mid water we had some Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. We also had a few Hammerhead sharks sightings ... with also a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks coming through ... I LOVE MY HAMMERHEADS!!!!!! Most of the dive we could hear Humpback Whales, with a few being seen from the boat. And then champagne christening on the boat. Awesome to have my two boys out to sea with me for a change.

A GLIMPSE OF A HUMPBACK WHALE ON SCUBA TODAY!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none, reverse
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had A SIGHTING OF A HUMPBACK WHALE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOWWHOOOO!!!! As well a Zambezi (Bull) Shark LOL!!. The cave was packed with Ragged Tooth Sharks, at least 30 Of them, and even a few of them came up to check us out on our decent. At the entrance of the cave we had a nice little gathering of beautiful small stuff with a gorgeous Paperfish and Nudibrances... For the rest of our bottom time we had at least 3 Potato Bass, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and lots of reef fishes around. Mid Water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat. 

3 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

17 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none, pulling inshore
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with an Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. After a few minutes we had much more shark action with a total of 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: WOW! So nice to be in the water again. Coming down today we had 2 massive Bull (Zambezi) sharks circling around us. Then we started seeing layers of Ragged-tooth sharks. The first cave was overflowing with Ragged-tooth sharks (more than 50) ... it was EPIC ... we also manged to find a few teeth. ALSO SAW A PAPERFISH AND 2 NUDIBRANCHS ... LOL. A couple of Potato Bass milling around. Lots of gamefish. Mid water we had some Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. REALLY, REALLY, REALLY nice and relaxing dive ... woooohoooo!!!!

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat. We also had a POD OF DOLPHINS!!!

GREAT ACTION IN AND OUT OF THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!

16 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degree Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Got into the water and had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling the drum but as soon as we started baiting we had sharks darting in from all angles. In total we had 15 - 20 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Shark!!!! 

A Oceanic Blacktip Shark and Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat. We also had a MASSIVE POD OF DOLPHINS.

BEAUTIFUL DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

14 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 30m
Sea Temp: 21 degree Celsius bottom, 23 degree Celsius top

Northern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. In the caves we had about 20 ragged Tooth Sharks!!!!! On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, a Mussel Cracker, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Mid water was crazy with 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out staying with us till we got out the water. 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

EPICLY CRAZY AND UNBELIEVABLY FUN BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

12 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark hogging the drum to itself but more and more sharks joined in. We had at least 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out, getting super close to all of the divers!!!!! 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

BEAUTIFUL VIZ WITH LOTS OF SHARK ACTION ... CAN'T ASK FOR ANY BETTER!!!!!!!

11 July 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: The first caves were packed full with Ragged Tooth Sharks, at least 30 of them. We also had a Potato Bass, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 2 Mussel Cracker. Mid water we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. Right before our safety stop we had a Hammerhead Shark pass by briefly!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass and a Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Between the caves we had about 50 Ragged Tooth Sharks. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

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.

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