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3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us for about 15 minutes ...

29 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, reverse
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Double tank.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark. 1 Hammerhead shark. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the safety stop. Reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Nice dive conditions with reef and game fish. 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us for about 15 minutes from mid water to the safety stop. EXCELLENT DIVE!!!!

GOOD DIVE AND BETTER THAN A DAY IN THE OFFICE ...

23 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacles: About 8 Ragged-tooth sharks in the first cave. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out of mid water for about 10 minutes. Reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE AND BETTER THAN A DAY IN THE OFFICE ... I wonder who was on this dive ... LOL.

No current so managed to get lots of shark teeth.

21 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 8-10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: About 10 Ragged-tooth sharks in the first cave. 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out of safety stop. Lots of reef fish and game fish. No current so managed to get lots of shark teeth. REALLY GOOD RELAXING DIVE!!!!!

1 Oceanic Blacktip and 1 Hammerhead shark swimming together ... go figure!!!

18 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m+, a bit milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: Ragged-tooth sharks in the first cave. 50+ shoaling Hammerhead sharks. 1 Oceanic Blacktip and 1 Hammerhead shark swimming together ... go figure!!! Then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us for more than 10 minutes ... awesome!!!!! Reef FULL of reef fish and game fish. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING DIVE!!!!!

SCHOOL OF DOLPHINS ON SCUBA!!!! SO AWESOME!!!

14 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, pulling inshore
Viz: 25m, a bit milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Double tank.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: Ragged-tooth sharks on the reef. 2 Oceanic Blacktips circling. SCHOOL OF DOLPHINS ON SCUBA!!!! SO AWESOME!!! Reef alive with game and reef fish. REALLY GOOD DIVE!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles - THE ARCH: 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Electric Ray. Fish everywhere!!! In mid water, we had several Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out to visit! A VERY RELAXED, SPECTACULAR DIVE!!

Caves overflowing with Ragged-tooth sharks!

13 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m, clear
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: Caves overflowing with Ragged-tooth sharks! Bull (Zambezi) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out throughout the whole dive! 2 Potato Bass. Lots of reef and game fish. Friday the 13th was a lucky dive for us!!!!

1 BLUE SHARK, plus so much more!

11 July 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15-20m, a bit milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: More than 20 Ragged-tooth sharks in the first cave. 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling us for more than 20 minutes ... friggin awesome!!!!!!!!! 1 BLUE SHARK ... INCREDIBLE!!!!! Shoaling Bonito. 1 big Musslecracker. Lots of reef and game fish. So many Remora's. ABSOLUTELY AWESOME, I AM STILL ON A HIGH!!!!!!!!

2 BIG Tiger sharks.

5 June 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15-20m, a bit milky from Plankton
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Double tank.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: 2 BIG Tiger sharks. 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark. 1 Potato Bass. Lots of reef and game fish. AWESOME DIVE!!! Had Dolphins came by while waiting on the boat for the second dive!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark that followed us around on the dive and came in very close. Saw some Ragged-tooth sharks in the caves but current was too strong to get close. 1 Prodigal Son. Lots of reef and game fish. On the way back had a Humpback Whale and her calf - INCREDIBLE!!!

1 HUGE Tuna being chased by an Oceanic Blacktip shark ... luckily it got away.

2 June 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, reverse
Viz: 20m, a bit milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: First part of the dive was very quiet and then Oceanic Blacktip sharks kept on popping in and out of the dive - numerous encounters with at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 HUGE Tuna being chased by an Oceanic Blacktip shark ... luckily it got away. Reef and game fish. AWESOME DIVE!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: First cave overflowing with Ragged-tooth sharks. Second cave had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks so we managed to get some teeth. 2 Potato Bass. The safety stop was going off with Bull (Zambezi) and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out ... AWESOME sight ... dive lasted 79 minutes. Reef and game fish and lots of Remora's following the divers.  INCREDIBLE action packed dive!

FANTASTIC DIVE on Protea Banks!!

1 June 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, reverse
Viz: 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark that stayed with the divers for most of the dive. 2 Potato Bass chasing Cape Yellowtail. 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. 1 Big shoal of Tuna and a smaller shoal of Bonito. 2 Musselcracker. Lots of Remora's. FANTASTIC DIVE!

GOOD DIVE!

26 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 3 Potato Bass. 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE!

4 Bull (Zambezi) sharks ...

25 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25-30m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. 4 Potato Bass. Reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: About 15 Ragged-tooth sharks. 4 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. 3 Potato Bass. Reef and game fish. GREAT DIVE!!

About 40 Ragged-tooth sharks.

22 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacles: About 40 Ragged-tooth sharks. 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. 1 Trumpet fish that Paulo enjoyed looking at. Lots of game fish and reef fish. A few Remora's entertaining the divers. GOOD DIVE!!!

About 25 Ragged-tooth sharks.

21 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, pulling inshore
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Double tank

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks popping in and out on the dive. Reef and game fish.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: About 25 Ragged-tooth sharks. 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE!

About 40 Ragged-tooth sharks. 2 TIGER sharks. 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark ...

20 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m viz for first 20m and then 10m at bottom
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: About 40 Ragged-tooth sharks. 2 TIGER sharks. 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark. Lots of reef and game fish. FANTASTIC DIVE!!! ... and 'Diks' finally qualified for her Ragged-tooth shark specialty ... WELL DONE girl ... it only took a year ... lol.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: About 40 Ragged-tooth sharks. 3 Bull (Zambezi) sharks that kept popping in to say Hi. Lots of reef and game fish and some very friendly Remora's. AWESOME DIVE!!!

2 TIGER sharks on the Southern Pinnacles.

15 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, pulling inshore
Viz: 10 -15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Double tank.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: 1 Ragged-tooth shark. 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Lots of reef and game fish. GOOD DIVE!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 TIGER sharks. 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. 2 Round Ribbontail Rays. Lots of reef and game fish. FANTASTIC DIVE!!!

1 HUGE Manta Ray.

13 May 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: WHAT A MOTHERS DAY TREAT!!!!!!!! At least 10 encounters with Oceanic Blacktip sharks - they stayed with us for 30 minutes and at times came in really close. 2 Guitar sharks. 1 HUGE Manta Ray. 1 HUGE Round Ribbontai Ray. A big shoal of Kingfish - round 200. A smaller shoal of Bonito and lots of other game fish. 1 HUGE Musslecracker. Lots of reef fish and Remora's. AN ABSOLUTELY PERFECT DIVE!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!

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