Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS.

22 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 - 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and on the reef we had loads of reef fish. Mid water we had nothing (cry face).

Whales seen from the boat.

WELL WE CAN SEE THE SARDINES ARE IN THE AREA.

21 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 - 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 4 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Our Baited was soooo!! quiet we only had 3 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Lots and lots of Rainbow Runners

Whales seen from boat and heard underwater.

RAGGIES AND ZAMS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 - 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the dive we got down to the caves where the Ragged-tooth sharks were chilling and just waiting to model for the divers. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 HUGE Zambezi (Bull) sharks that just hung around for awhile.

Whales seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAMS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

19 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 - 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the dive we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and loads of reef fish. Mid water the fun started we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks swirling in circles and 3 Hammerhead sharks came out of the green.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On this dive Kym saw a Black Marlin as we got to the reef. On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks parking off in a gully. Reef fish were wild today and we had 2 Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks.

Whales having a Whale of a time, seen from boat and heard underwater.

HUMPBACK WHALE, BLACKTIPS AND ZAMS ON PROTEA BANKS

16 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Started with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and one by one sharks joined in and we ended up with 20+ Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. We heard the whales throughout the dive and BOOM ... we had a HUMPBACK WHALE and all the sharks scatted like sardines!!!!!! EPIC!!!!!!!!!!

DIVED AREA 51 TODAY AND HAD A SUNFISH.

13 June 2018 | AREA 51

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

AREA 51: Got down to the reef we had 2 BIG Zambezi (Bull) sharks. On the bottom we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, loads of Rubberlips and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Backtip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray seen from mid water. Safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Mola Mola (SUNFISH) woooohoooo.

NO HAMMERHEADS BUT WE HAD A TIGER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

12 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 15+ Ragged-tooth sharks milling around, 1 Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and a few Nudibranches. In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 baby Raggie. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of Bream.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had a few Ragged-tooth sharks. We went to the cave where we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we saw a Tiger shark, had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES, BULL AND PLENTY MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a bunch of Ragged-tooth sharks, some Raggies chose to sneak up on the divers, in the cave we had 4 Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and 1 Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 4 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks just chilling and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Shark Remora.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS HANGING AROUND ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

9 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks hanging around, 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. In the cave we had not more than 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had a few Raggies coming up from the bottom to check us out, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

HAPPY DIVERS HAPPY LIFE, HAPPY WORLD OCEAN DAY.

8 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Got down in the second cave where we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish. Mid water we were continuously entertained, we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out, 1 lonely Hammerhead shark come in close and then 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks AND 1 very friendly HUGE old Dolphin.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the first cave where we had 15+ Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and 1 Big Poensie. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark and then another 2 Hammerheads sharks (I think there were more but the viz had dropped a bit and they were far under us) and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out.

GREAT DIVING ON WORLD OCEANS DAY!!!!

NICE CHILLED OUT DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

7 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and some awesome reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES AND BLACKTIP SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

6 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: Water is still clean and warm. On the reef we had a bunch of reef fish. In the second cave there 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks and some Ragged-tooth sharks scattered on the reef. We also had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Hammerhead sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

CRYSTAL CLEAN WATERS WITH LOADS OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

5 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Water was amazing, clean and warm. On the reef we had some Ragged-tooth sharks scattered over the reef. In the cave the Ragged-tooth sharks were crammed in like sardines in a can we also had 1 Potato Bass and loads of fish life. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: So Sam got in and got us 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and remarked "too many sharks" ... lol. We got in and Miggie saw 1 Tiger sharks and everyone else saw shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing by, 1 Hammerhead came in so nice, in all of that chaos we had 1 BIG Zambezi (Bull) shark. Full on action from beginning to end ... really EPIC diving.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

THE SHARKS WERE BOOMING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

3 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius at bottom, 21 degrees Celsius at the top

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 50+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Big Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had loads of Protea Bream, Bronze Bream and German Bream, we also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the safety stop we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef had loads of Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 TIGER sharks ..... wooooohoooo, 1 MASSIVE Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Potato Bass and one more Ragged-tooth shark. Mid water is where the action started again, we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 BIG Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

A Blue Marlin and out first Whales seen by the Skipper from the boat.

ANOTHER EPIC DAY OF DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

2 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks coming up from the reef to check us out. On the reef we had no need to go to the caves as we had all the action on the reef, Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere!!!!! While we were keeping our eyes on the sneaky Raggies a sneaky Tiger shark cruised over us. We could not see much on the reef but I think there were some reef fish between the masses of Raggies. Mid water Peter saw another Tiger shark. We had plenty of Bream and another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

SUPER COLD DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

21 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 5m at top, 15 to 20m at bottom
Sea Temp: 15 degrees Celsius at bottom, 21 degrees Celsius at the top

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of Ragged-tooth sharks. In the cave we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, 3 Potato Bass, reef fish and Tropicals. Mid water we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and some Protea Bream.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a strong rip current coming over but we saw 1 Potato Bass, 1 Yellow Belly Rockcod and some reef fish.

SO COLD BUT WE HAD SHARKS AND A MARLIN ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

20 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5m at top, 15 to 20m at bottom
Sea Temp: 17 degrees Celsius at bottom, 19 degrees Celsius at the top

Northern Pinnacle: Really cold diving today ... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... but really worth it. Lots and lots of Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere, 4 Potato Bass and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Also 1 MARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO COLD BUT WE HAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS

19 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m at bottom - 5m at top
Sea Temp: 18 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark in the warmer water, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had some Raggies, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we went to the cave where we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, Raggies were scatted on the reef and 1 Potato Bass.

RAGGIE AND TIGER ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

18 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks in every hole and corner. 2 Tiger sharks swam over us as we were picking up teeth. Also 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had some Tropicals, Protea Bream and some Ragged-tooth sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Potato Bass, and plenty of reef fish.

RAGGIES, TIGERS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Tiger sharks, 1 Eagle Ray and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The reef was so full of Ragged-tooth sharks there were almost no space for fish but we had some Potato Bass and reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Eagle Ray.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had less Ragged-tooth sharks than the first dive, so we went down to the cave for some teeth. We also we had 2 Potato Bass, reef fish and Ragged-tooth sharks here and there. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

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