Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

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

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

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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