Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

TIGER, HAMMER, BLACKTIPS AND ZAM'S ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

28 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. In the 1st cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the way to the second cave we had 1 Tiger shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi(Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks till the safety stop.

EPIC DIVING!!! Flying Fish seen from the boat.

ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS, RAGGIES, DUSKY AND TIGER ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

27 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS!!!!

Current: almost none
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: 8 Bull (Zambezi) sharks, 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Dusky shark and 1 Copper shark. Tuna and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 1 TIGER SHARK cruising by, 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bonita.

EPIC DIVING!!!

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

2 ACTION PACKED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

26 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8m bottom, from mid water up - blue blue blue
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Dusky shark and shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Tuna and Rainbow Runners.

Also had Ty and Dru on the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so much fish action, lots of reef fish and game fish. Also 1 Hammerhead shark. Coming up and in the better viz we had at least 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out most ot the time. 1 Bull (Zanbezi) shark underneath us. 1 Hammerhead shark came in very close. Lots and lots of Rainbow Runners. Super chilled dive.

Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIPS AND RAGGIES SO CLOSE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

25 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m (very milky)
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 1 Potato Bass. In the first cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. We then carried on to the second cave, on the way there we had 2 Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks that came in nice and close, we also had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the safety stop we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark circling above us, 1 Turtle that also came in nice and close with one massive shoal of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

24 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m (very milky)
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. The current was medium and we drifted along the reef spotting some gamefish and reef fish. Also had some shoaling Hammerhead sharks in the distance. Coming up we had a few Oceanic Blacktip sharks pop in. Also had a Bull (Zambezi) shark cruising underneath us and a Copper shark pop in. A nice relaxed dive.

We could hear Whales underwater. Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

WHAT AN EPIC DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

22 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 8m bottom - 15m top
Sea Temp: 19 - 23 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle - Baited/Reef: On the reef we had so much fish action, shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish with so much more small Reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. In the cave we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

OCEAIC BLACKTIPS, RAGGIES AND DUSKY ON PROTEA BANKS.

21 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m bottom - 20m top
Sea Temp:  21 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had a few Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Potato Bass. On the reef we had lots fish all shapes and sizes. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Bluefin Kingfish, Bigeye Kingfish, Green Jobfish, Tropicals and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

BLACKTIPS, HAMMERHEAD AND COPPER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

20 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle - Baited/Reef: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 really friendly Potato Bass, 8 Guitar sharks and Plenty of Reef fish. On the Bait drum we had 1 Copper shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Flying Fish and Whales seen from the boat.

JUST CHILLING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

19 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we had 1 Poenskop, 1 Huge Parrot fish, lots of reef fish and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. Nice relaxed reef dive with plenty of small fish.

Humpback Whale seen from the boat.

SOME EPIC SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 6 Copper sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 5 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks.
Turtles and Dolphins seen from the boat.

GOT HAMMERED SO HARD ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we got in we had 1 Pod of Dolphins. On the reef we had 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks and 4 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks, we also saw 6 Poenskop, Green jobfish , Tropicals and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere, 1 Copper shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. AWESOME DAY!!!!

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.

TODAY WAS THE DAY TO DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS

9 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: We got in with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and instantly we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark and 1 Copper shark.We also had 2 Potato Bass and Plenty of fish just chowing down.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:On the reef we had ONE HUGE SHOAL OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, and 4 other Shoals of Hammerheads, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Shoal of Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEAD, COPPER AND BLACKTIP SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

5 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 to 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and a lots of Parrot fish. Further on the reef we started to see Hammerhead sharks swimming by. Mid water until the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Copper sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we couldn't see much but what we saw was a few reef fish popping in. Mid water we had 1 Copper shark. On the 5m mark Britney did see some Hammerhead sharks.

Whales seen from the boat. Also Hammerheads sharks and flying fish seen from the boat.

COPPER SHARKS ON THE BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

4 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong on Protea Banks, better on Deep Salmon
Viz: 5m on Protea Banks, much better on Deep Salmon
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Copper sharks that gave the divers some nice close ups.

Dive 2 - Deep Salmon: We had a cold but nice dive, viz was better and we had a relaxed dive with plenty of reef fish just checking us out.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

HILARY VISITING ... AND SHARKS AND SUN ON PROTEA BANKS ... AWESOME DAY AT SEA!!!!

2 November 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 to 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we already had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us. On the reef we had a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish come by. Mid water we had Oceanic Blacktip sharks, Copper sharks and Hammerhead sharks popping in and out and a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks come by.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a small TIGER shark pass us by. We then got to the second cave, which was filled to the brim with Ragged-tooth sharks and I had a Potato Bass watching me. As we were come up we had lots and lots of shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing and when were were not looking at Hammerhead sharks, we had Zambezi (Bull) sharks and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. A BIG shoal of Tuna and Rainbow Runners came past and we had a remora pop in.

Sea flat and sun shining ... what a wonderful day at sea. AND Hilary Jenkins you saw 6 species of sharks today ... guess no camera for further trips to Protea Banks. 

Southern Right and Humpback Whales seen from the boat. Also Hammerheads sharks and flying fish seen from the boat.

SOME EPIC SIGHTINGS FROM THE BOAT AND ON THE DIVE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

31 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Non stop action.

Humpback Whales, GREAT WHITE SHARK, jumping Darado and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

BLACKTIPS ROCKING THE BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

30 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark,1 Potato Bass and 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and shoaling Barracuda with plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from theboat.

FUN AND EXCITING DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

28 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, on the outer side we had 1 Hammerhead shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. We also got to snorkel with some Dolphins.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Copper shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 3 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks in a distance. Mid water we had some Hammerhead sharks coming in close.

Humpback Whales, a Turtle, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

"SMILEY" AND HIS GANG ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

26 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight current
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On this dive we started slow with only 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The action picked up then to 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass. Epic dive.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to the first cave where we had 15 Ragged-tooth sharks. We then drifted along to the second cave where we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Poenskop. As we started to multi level we had 1 Potato Bass and a bunch of Protea bream. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks till the end.

Humpback Whales, a Turtle, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

25 October 2017 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, 3 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 4 Potato Bass. We also had an Epic Pod of Dolphins on the dive. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish. This dive was just a chilled dive. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Humpback Whales and Flying Fish seen from boat.

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