4 species of sharks on PROTEA BANKS today.

23 November 2012 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, reverse
Viz: clean at bottom, milky at 5m
Sea Temp: very cold at the bottom, 21 degrees Celsius mid water

DIVE 1 – Southern Pinnacles: Plenty of Oceanic Blacktip sharks and Dusky sharks throughout the dive. 1 Ragged-tooth shark on the bottom. 1 friendly Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray.  One small shoal Tuna. On the safety stop we had 50+ shoaling Hammerhead sharks – GREAT END TO THE FIRST DIVE!!!

DIVE 2 – Northern Pinnacles: Got to caves and saw 1 Marbled Electric Ray hiding in the sand and close to that, one Firefish. Saw 2 large Brindle Bass and 1 Potato Bass. Throughout the dive, we encountered 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and spotted a large White Musslecracker. Lots of Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks.