Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

GREAT ACTION ON THE BOAT AND UNDERWATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

6 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Dropped the drum into the water and had sharks coming in straight away. We had a total of 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out staying around for our entire bottom time!!!!!!!! We also had a Copper Shark circling in the distance. GREAT ACTION FROM BEGINNING TO END!!!!!!!!!

Humpback Whales seen breaching and a Marlin seen from the boat!!!!!!!!!

HAMMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND SOME MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

2 September 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had huge shoals of Bigeye Kingfish, 2 single Hammerhead Sharks in the distance and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had 2 sets of about 30 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by super close!!!!!! We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out!!!! AMAZING TO BE IN THE WATER!!!!!!  
Humpback Whales seen from the boat. 

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

28 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had lots of reef fish including some Trigger fish, Natal Knifejaw, Tiger angel fish, Puffer fish and a Mussel Cracker. Mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark staying around for the rest of our dive time getting really close.

As we got onto the boat we had 2 Humpback Whales playing around the boat for a few minutes!!!!!!!!

BLACKTIPS, HAMMERS AND ZAMS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

22 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started off with 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks on the drum with more joining in as the dive went on. We had a total of 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out. We also had about 10 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circling around the bottom near the end of our dive.

Also heard Whales singing underwater super loud!!!!!!!!

COPPER SHARKS AND MUCH MORE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

16 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. More joined in after a little bit and in total we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 3 Copper Sharks!!!!! Crazy action with sharks darting in and out!!!!! 

Some amazing sightings of Humpback Whales from the boat!!!!!

GREAT DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

13 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium 
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 19 degrees Celsius bottom.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had  3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. On the reef we had 2 Ragged tooth Sharks, a Potato Bass and lots of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. We also had a shoal of about 20 Hammerhead Sharks pass by. 

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Mussel Crackers, 2 Potato Bass, a Ragged Tooth Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. 

Some amazing sightings of Humpback Whales from the boat!!!!!

HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIPS TAKING OVER THE REEF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

12 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 19 degrees Celsius bottom.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We had sharks as soon as we dropped the drum into the water. We had non-stop action with 10 Oceanic Blacktip Shark with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark darting in once or twice!!!! 

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling around us. On the reef we had a Eagle Ray, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and SO MUCH reef fishes all over!!!!!!! Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Shoal of 100's of Hammerhead Sharks pass by SUPER CLOSE!!!!!!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! 

Some amazing sightings of Humpback Whales from the boat!!!!!

1000's and 1000's OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

10 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 19 degrees Celsius bottom

Northern Pinnacles: As soon as we dropped into the water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling around us the entire way down to the reef!!!!! On the reef we had a Ragged Tooth Shark, a Potato Bass with 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks still circling above us.. In the second cave we had 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks just chilling around. Mid water we had at least 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out and inbetween we had shoals of 1000's of Hammerhead Sharks passing by super close!!!! We had at least 5 shoals with a few single Hammerhead Sharks darting in and out!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some amazing sightings of Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!!!!

GREAT VIZ, HAMMERS, RAGGIES AND SO MUCH MORE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

8 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 25 - 30m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, a Eagle Ray, 3 Ragged Tooth Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out. We also had about 10 Single Hammerhead Sharks darting in and out like Oceanic Blacktips would!!!!!! Such a nice and relaxed dive!!!!!!

AGAIN AMAZING HAMMERHEAD SIGHTINGS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

7 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius 

Northern Pinnacles:  On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, A Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Ragged Tooth Shark. In the second cave we had 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around. Mid water was crazy with 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out. Right before our safety stop we had about 10 Hammerhead Sharks pass by with a few smaller ones breaking away to get a closer look at the divers with a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks following behind!!!!!!!! 

BIRDS HAVING MEETINGS AND BLACKTIPS GETTING FRISKY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!

4 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Even before we got into the water we had some action. We dropped the drum into the water and about 30 birds started gathering around the drum!!! In the water we had 10 to 15 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out with schools of False fusiliers flying past ... we also had some Hammerhead action with a Greater Hammerhead Shark passing by in the distance and 2 Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks seen by some of the divers. 

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

SUPER RELAXED BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!

3 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. After a few minutes more and more joined in one by one. In total we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark with some Tuna flying in and out.

Humpback Whales seen breaching from the boat.

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

2 August 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

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 Nudibranchs. 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 degrees 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!!!

Login Form