Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

WHAT A STRUGGLE TO SEE THE REEF THROUGH ALL THOSE RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜‰

20 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium (reverse)
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius
Northern Pinnacle: IMPECCABLE DIVE TODAY!!!! Got to the reef and the first cave and had Ragged Tooth Sharks everywhere!!! I mean literally EVERYWHERE!!! We must have had at least 100 of them!! As we started to multi level we had a Tiger Shark and mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

RAGGIES EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

16 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium (reverse)
Viz: 20+m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius
Northern Pinnacle: In the second cave we had about 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks and about 5 scattered all around ... we had a Tiger Shark circle above us for a little bit and we carried on to the first cave ( had to do things backwards today as the current was reverse) as we carried over the reef and over the first cave we had Ragged Tooth Sharks all over ... At least 50 of them scattered all over!!! Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks cycling beneath us and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark showing up here and there ... a great dive!!!!

NORTHERN CAVES AND RAGGIES FOR DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

13 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: In the first gave we had at least 10 Ragged Tooth Sharks ... spent most of our bottom time with them and carried on after a while ... a few Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered on the reef and as we drifted over the second cave we could see there were loads of them all squished in there πŸ˜† we also had two Potato Bass who followed us around for a bit and mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark kept us busy for the rest of our dive.

WELL A DIFFERENT DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

12 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - pulling straight inshore
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circling us for a minute or two. Then continued down, and down and down and eventually hit 35 meters and still no reef 😱 the current pulled us straight inshore ... continued the dive at that level and started to multi-level where we had another Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by... a confusing but still fun dive πŸ˜†

DARK AND MYSTERIOUS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY. THE WAY THE SHARKS LIKE IT!!!!

8 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started off with one Oceanic Blacktip Shark dominating the drum... after a bit we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks join and stay around for the rest of our dive getting real close to some of the divers.

CHILLY DAYS MAKES THE WATER SEEM SO ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

5 June 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark pass by. Got to the second cave, had no Raggies but had the entire cave to ourselves to actually play and explore a bit. Got a few sharks teeth and carried on our way ... As we started to multi-level we had a Tiger Shark for a brief second or two .. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark cycling a few times.

Superpod of Dolphins spotted from the boat and beach!!!

OCEAN RODEO WITH CALM ACTION PACKED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

30 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Great dive from beginning to end ... we had one Tiger Shark, 12 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks .... rough day on the ocean but we got the rewards with an amazing dive!!

CRAZY BUSY BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

29 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Crazy busy Baited dive with at least 15-20 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks cycling at the bottom!!!!

Dive 2 - Northern Caves: In the first cave we had about 30 Ragged Tooth Sharks chilling around... got quite a few Sharks teeth before carrying on with the reef ... we had another 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks on the reef with a Potato Bass following us for a bit ... mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks cycling.

TIGER SHARK DOMINATING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

27 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: For the first 10 minutes we had a Tiger Shark just circling us ... coming close to check us out ... after that we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks for the rest of our dive.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a Tagged Tooth Shark in the distance, a Potato Bass and a Eagle Ray. Mid Water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks for the rest of our dive.

BULLS AND BLACKTIPS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

28 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius Top

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: For the first 30 minutes we had one Oceanic Blacktip Shark being the main master of the Bait ball. After that, another joined, and another and another. In total, we had about 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef, we had a Potato Bass and lots of little reef fish. Most of the action happened mid-water with 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out at 10 meters. So much action that we didn't wanna get out of the water.

RAGGIES HAVING BIG MEETINGS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

26 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 10m Top, 15m Bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had a Shark swimming up to us with the biggest smile I've ever seen!!! Turns out to be a Zambezi (Bull) Shark with a broken jaw 😞 So sad to see and after getting a close look at us, he carried on into the distance. On the reef we had at least 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered all over. We also had a Potato Bass follow us around for a few minutes. Mid water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks dashing in and out for the rest of the dive.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Passed over the first cave and was so filled up with Ragged Tooth Sharks that we couldn't join the party. So we carried on to the second cave where we found about 30 Ragged Tooth Sharks. Spent our entire bottom time with them and got to pick up a few shark's teeth. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

EXCITING BAITED WITH TONS OF ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

19 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: First thing we saw as we got in the water was a Tiger Shark!!! Didn't stay around for too long as the Oceanic Blacktip Sharks started buzzing around. In total we had at least 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks staying around for our entire bottom time. Great dive from beginning to end!!!

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

14 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had a O ceanic Blacktip Shark circling around. As we got to the reef we had a Tiger Shark pass by. We then had 2 Ragged Tooth Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and at least 3 Guitar Sharks. We also had a Potato Bass and a little Remora following us around. Mid water we had a Ocaenic Blacktip Shark making a appearance every 5 minutes.

RAGGIES MAKING THEIR WAY TO PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

11 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: In the caves we had 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks just chilling around ... also got to pick up a few Sharks Teeth before carrying on with the current. Then we had a friendly Potato Bass come up to say hi πŸ‘‹ mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark showing itself for a few minutes.

5 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

8 May 2021 | Protea Banks

Current: medium to none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Wow!!! A reef dive that's busier than a Baited Shark Dive. On the reef we had a Tiger Shark, 5-8 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a very clingy Potato Bass πŸ˜„ we also had 4 Eagle Rays right as we started to multi-level ... Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and one or two Dusky Sharks that stayed around for the rest of our bottom time getting super close to check us out. So much action that even the divers that finished the dive early got into the water again to snorkel.🀿

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

2 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacles: In the second cave we had a Ragged Tooth Shark just chilling around. On the reef we had at least 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks with lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead Sharks making an appearance every 5 minutes and we had a Mobula Ray soaring in, gliding in the current, almost looking like he's having a blast. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling and some Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out. We also had some Needlefish chilling around at the surface as we did our safety stop.

Massive Jellyfish and Turtle seen from the boat.

SOOOO CLEAN AND SOOO MUCH HAPPENING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

1 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: The boat trip out was a bit on the bumpy side but got in and instantly surrounded by calm, clean, warm water .... On the reef we had non-stop shark action with 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 4 Guitar Sharks, a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks, one Greater Hammerhead Shark, and some Eagle Ray's to top it all off. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling beneath us for the rest of our dive time.

4 SPECIES OF SHARKS IN TWO DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

28 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz:10-15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius
Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoh!! Where do we start??? Okay so on the reef we had at least 2 Greater Hammerhead Sharks, 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and at least 10 Guitar Sharks over Sandshark Gulley!!!! Also had massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and a Mussel Cracker chilling around.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacles: We had about 10-15 Ragged Tooth Sharks in the caves ... also got to pick up a few Sharks Teeth and spent most of our bottom time with in the caves ... as we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circling us.

Flying fish seen from the boat✈️🐟

ENDLESS VIZ, SHARKS FOR DAYS AND WARM WATER TO TOP IT ALL OFF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

26 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20-30m blue
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius
Southern Pinnacle: on the reef we had lost of fish all over with masive schools of Bigeye Kingfish, Barracuda and a Potato Bass following us around. We also had 5 Guitar Sharks over Sandshark Gulley and at least 10 shoaling Dusky sharks. Mid water we had at least 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 3 Greater Hammerhead Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark making a appearance now and then. Great dive from beginning to end πŸ‘Œ 🦈

ACTION PACKED BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

19 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: Started of with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling the drum. After about 10 minutes another 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks joined in... They stayed around for our entire bottom time getting super close to the divers. We also had some cheecky Remoras and lots of Rainbow Runners and Bonito around.

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