Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

BLUE MARLIN SPOTTED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

28 March 2022 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive:

1 Blue Marlin
2 Greater Hammerhead Sharks
2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks
9 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks

Flying fish seen from the boat.

SHARKS GETTING UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

23 March 2022 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Medium - Strong
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle:

On the reef:
3 Hammerhead Sharks in the distance
1 Zambezi Bull Shark
5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks
Eagle Ray and lots of Bigeye Kingfish.

Mid Water:
4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks (circling like it was a Baited Dive)
2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks

HAMMERS, BLACKTIPS, BULLS AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

18 March 2022 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle:
On the reef 3 Hammerhead Sharks in the distance and Two Eagle Ray's with lots of Bigeye Kingfish.
One Zambezi (Bull)Shark and a Round Ribbontail Ray over Sandshark Gulley.
2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks mid water for the rest of our dive time. AND A BLACK MARLIN ON OUR SAFETY STOP!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:
2 Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Potato Bass on the reef.
2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks mid water.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

WITH COLD WATER COMES HAMMERHEADS SUNBATHING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

11 January 2022 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 3-5m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 18 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and froze our buts off!!! 18 degrees Celsius at the bottom!! Lots of reef fish all over the place and a Massive Potato Bass hiding in some reef cracks ... a Hammerhead Shark was spotted as we got to Sandshark Gulley.

A Hammerhead Shark spotted, Sunbathing on the surface, from the boat ... I would too if I was living in those temperatures.

TIGER, HAMMERS, BULLS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

13 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef some of the divers spotted a Tiger Shark. We had a set of Hammerhead Sharks pass by and we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circle us. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark get super close to some of us and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Right before we surfaced we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark swim right up to us with a few Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks behind.

ITTTTSSS HAMMER TIME ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

12 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: While we were on the reef we had 2 Sets of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by. lots of reef fish all over and of course a Potato bass coming in to check us out. Mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and another set of Hammerhead Sharks pass by.

Dive 2 - Baited Shark Dive: A slow and quiet one with one Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark keeping us company for the rest of our dive.

BLACKTIPS, BULLS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

10 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by. Also had a Potato Bass follow us around for a bit and right before we started to multi-level we had a quick sighting of a Guitar Shark. Mid water we had a Hammerhead Shark pass by.

Dive 2 - Baited Shark Dive: In total we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks for our entire bottom time.

BULL SHARKS TAKING OVER THE DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

09 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz:20m
Sea Temp:24 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with the first Zambezi (Bull) Shark joining 5 minutes in, where more and more joined in. We had a total of 7 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by, we had a Potato Bass come say hi and lots of Bigeye Kingfish over the pinnacle. Mid water we had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Shark circle us until we got out the water.

RAYS FOR DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

08 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 8 Round Ribbontail Rays scattered all over. Lots of reef fish and spotted some schools of Tuna. Mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

Dive 2 - Baited Shark Dive: In total we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling the drum from the moment we got in the water till we got out. A Hammerhead Shark was spotted by some of the divers too.

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

07 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark passed right over us and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had a quick sighting of a Hammerhead in the distance.

Dive 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with the first shark joining in at about 10 minutes. After that we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks stay around for our entire bottom time.

HAMMERS, TIGER, RAGGIES, BULLS AND SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

06 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz:20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around with a Tiger Shark spotted by some. We also had some Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, a fat Moray Eel and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Sets of Hammerhead Sharks pass by and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark before we surfaced.

PROTEST DIVE AGAINST SHELL ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

05 December 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: A slow easy and calm dive with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and Oceanic Blacktip Sharks spotted throughout the dive. The reef had massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and reef fish all over!!

On our way back to shore we took a drive past most of the beaches with protesters against Shell and their seismic surveys. Great to be part something with a cause so close to our hearts.

SLOW, RELAXED AND PEACEFUL DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

30 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8-10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On this dive we had soooooooo much reef action. From Starfishes to Nudibranches, gamefish to beautiful little reef fish all over. We also had a Potato Bass keep us company for a bit and we spotted a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

BULL SHARKS HAVING THEIR OWN PARTY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY A TURTLE EVEN JOINED THE FUN!!!

26 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks cycling. On the reef we had gamefish and 2 Potato Bass. Right before we started to multi-level level we had 6 Guitar Sharks and a set of 50 Hammerhead Sharks passed by ... mid water we had another 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Sharks cycling for a bit.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Action packed from beginning to end with 6 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks for our entire bottom time. We also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark circle around a few times and a smaller Hammerhead Shark breaking away from a shoal to check out the bait drum. Then we had a massive Turtle take interest in one of the divers before disappearing into the depth and a Copper Shark was spotted before we surfaced.

THREE DIVES AND PROTEA BANKS DELIVERED!!!

25 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On this dive we had at least 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks throughout our dive. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark with Gamefish all over!!!

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with the first Zambezi (Bull) Shark joining in after 10 minutes. But after that more and more joined and in the end we had a total of 7 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks dominating the drum ... we also had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks taking their opportunity at the end of the dive and we also had 2 sets of Hammerhead Sharks pass by

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacles: Passed by the first cave and had a Ragged Tooth Shark enjoying all the space to itself 😊 ... nothing in the second cave, but we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling in the distance and a Potato Bass following us around for a bit. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks come up from the depth to check us out and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark spotted before we surfaced.

HAMMERS, GUITARS AND TIGER SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

22 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Busy dive from beginning till end ... we had a Tiger Shark, at least 6 Guitar Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and about 6 Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks throughout the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Even more Hammerhead Sharks!!!! 100's of them passed by!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a very friendly Potato Bass.

SUCH A GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 25+m
Sea Temp:24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started of with one Oceanic Blacktip Shark. After about 15 minutes another joined then another and so on. In total we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a few sightings of a Greater Hammerhead Shark that circled back a few times.

STILL SO MANY RAGGIES IN THE CAVES AND HAMMERHEADS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

20 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 25+m
Sea Temp:24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark, a Potato Bass coming in to say hi, and lots of reef fish ... we had at least 8 Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks throughout our dive and we had a Greater Hammerhead spotted by some of the divers.

DIVE 2 - Northern Caves: Got to the first cave and had about 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks all just taking it easy 😀... being so mesmerized by them, we spent all our bottom time with them. Mid water we had a quick sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

STILL SO MANY RAGGIES IN THE CAVES AND HAMMERHEADS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

19 November 2021 |PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz:25+m
Sea Temp:24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark, a Potato Bass coming in to say hi, and lots of reef fish ... we had at least 8 Shoals of Hammerhead Sharks throughout our dive and we had a Greater Hammerhead spotted by some of the divers.

DIVE 2 - Northern Caves: Got to the first cave and had about 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks all just taking it easy 😀... being so mesmerized by them, we spent all our bottom time with them. Mid water we had a quick sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

HAAAAMMMMMEERRRRHEADS!!!! SO MANY HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 November 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: We had at least 8 Shoals of Scalloped Hammerheads throughout our dive today!!! We also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark, 2 Big Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

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