Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

REALLY CHILLED AND RELAXED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 February 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: none
Viz: 10-15m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

Dive 1 - Baited Dive: As Michelle got in she had HUGE Tiger shark. However as soon as the divers tried dropped it dashed off into the distance. A Round Ribbontail ray popped in to say hi then made his way back down to the reef. For the rest of the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joining us every now and then.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: We got to the first cave we had a Ragged Tooth shark just chilling around. Mid-water we had 1 Potato bass and swimming just below us we had a Round Ribbontail ray. Lots of Rainbow Runners and jellyfishes.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

EVEN MORE DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 February 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: none
Viz: 10-15m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had another Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a pod of about 40 Dolphins playing around for a bit and then swam into the distance. We also had a Oceanic Blacktip shark, Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had another Zambezi (Bull) shark and Oceanic Blacktip shark. What made the dive even better is the viz ... With a super milky 5 meter viz for the first 5 meters then it cleared up going deeper... It looked like undersea clouds. LOL!

DOLPHINS COMING TO PLAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

14 February 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: medium
Viz: 10m bottom, 20m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

Dive 1 - Baited Dive: As we got in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks just chilling with us. As the dive went on we ended up with 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us and 2 very shy Zambezi (Bull) sharks circling at the bottom. We also had some Rainbow runners :)

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we started descending we were surprised by a huge pod of dolphins paying around ... AMAZING!! Just above them we had huge shoals of Big-eyed Kingfish and a Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid-water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a shoal of Hammerhead Sharks sen in the distance by some of the divers. Just before we got out we had another Oceanic Blacktip shark come in and out. Lots of interesting jelly fish and plankton.

ALMOST THOUGHT WE WERE ON A BAITED SHARK DIVE

13 February 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: Normal
Viz: 10m Bottom 20m Top 
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacle: We had just missed the first cave, as we drifted over we had 1 Potato Bass. We got to the second cave we and we had 2 Potato Bass, as we started to make our way mid-water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark swim underneath us. We were just hanging out mid-water and 2 by 2 the Oceanic Blacktip sharks started joining us - by the end of the dive we had a total of 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of Jelly fish and plankton.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass and many other reef fish. Mid-water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of Jelly fish and plankton.

AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

11 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: So we started with 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Then a Gorgeous Tiger shark came by to say hello, she stuck with us for a long 3 minutes and then left. At the end of the dive we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

PLAYFUL DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS.

9 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: We started the dive with 2 big Eagle Rays cruising by and saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark passing by. On the reef we had 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Pod of playful Dolphins and 1 Tiger Shark. Mid water we only saw 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. EPIC DIVE!!!!!!!!!!

GREAT VIZ AND WARM WATER ON PROTEA BANKS.

7 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20 - 25m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish. We had a batch of 15 Round Ribbontail Rays and schools of Bigeye Kingfish and Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

JUST GO WITH THE FLOW ON PROTEA BANKS

5 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m bottom - 15m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Bankies, Trigger fish, Green Jobfish, Rubberlips, Rainbow Runners, Bigeye Kingfish and small reef fish.

AWESOME DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

4 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10m, getting blue
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, schools of Bigeye Kingfish, Tuna and all types of reef fish. On the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dorado.

CHILLED WEEKEND VIBES WITH A RELAXED BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

3 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As soon as we got into the water we had one Oceanic Blacktip shark staying around the divers.. After a few minutes we had another join, then another and so on ... in about 20 minutes we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks gracing us with their presence. They also stayed around for our entire bottom time. GREAT SUNDAY DIVE!!!

THE GREENER THE CLEANER THEY SAY, DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

2 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight 
Viz: 5m bottom, green - 10m top, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 9 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Peter and 'his team' had a brief sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark popping in and out  ... and 1 Oceanic Blacktip saying Hello.

CHILLED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

1 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 5 - 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and plenty of reef fish.Mid water we had a lot of Jellyfish and Plankton.

RAYS FOR DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

31 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 5 - 10m, green
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. At the Pinnacle we had crazy fish life  ... we had schools of Green Jobfish, Rubberlips, 1 Potato Bass and Bankies. Just before we got to the sand we had 10 Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays following us.

LOADS OF SHARKS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

28 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. As the dive went on, more and more sharks started coming in and we ended with 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED THEN JUST A DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS

27 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 awesome shoal of Hammerhead sharks, the shoal was ranging from big Greater Hammerhead sharks to small scalloped Hammerhead sharks and we saw 1 Eagle Ray. Regarding the fish life we saw shoaling Greater Barracuda, Bigeye Kingfish, Green Jobfish and plenty of reef fish. On the sand we picked up the Zambezi (Bull) sharks again. Mid water we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

CRAZY HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

26 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with a friendly Hammerhead shark and lots of reef fish. At the Pinnacle we had big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and lots of Rubberlips. On the sand the action started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 3 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with with 3 Massive shoals Hammerhead sharks. On the sand we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 1 Eagle Ray and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

ZAM'S, GUITAR SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

25 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top, 21 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, On the sand we had 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 smaller Zambezi (Bull) shark. Right at the bottom we had 1 sneaky Guitar shark and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had a great verity of Plankton and jellyfish.

REALLY CALM YET ACTION PACKED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

24 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: It took a bit of work today but it was all worth it. We had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark. Our entire bottom time was jammed packed with action. We had at lease 4 Round Ribbontail rays, 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Potato Bass and LOTS of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail rays, a Potato Bass, Bigeye Kingfish and lots more gamefish. We also had a set of about 15 Hammerhead sharks pass by!!! Mid water we had another 2 Hammerhead sharks swim right up to us and as we did our safety stop we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling below us.

AMAZING DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

23 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 - 15m (blue)
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top, 21 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: The dive started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. After a while the Zambezi (Bull) sharks decided to join us and we ended up with 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we missed the first cave by just a bit, as we drifted we had loads of reef fish and 1 big Potato Bass. At the end of the dive we had a HUGE Bull (Zambezi) shark. 

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a MASSIVE Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by. The reef was busy with beautiful reef fishes and schools of Bigeye Kingfish all over! We also had another 2 Hammerhead sharks seen by some of the divers. Mid water we had lots of interesting jellyfish and Plankton. As we started our safety stop, a Greater Hammerhead shark swam right up to us ( like a meter away ) then turned around and dashed off again!! Now that was insane!

DIVE 4 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Round Ribbontail rays, one of them stayed with us for quite some time. We also had 2 Potato Bass and the reef was breathtaking with reef fishes everywhere!! Mid water we had a Hammerhead shark pass by.

THE ZAM'S ARE BACK IN TOWN ... ESCORTED BY 1000's OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!

21 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Got in the water and it was great already ... cozy warm and beautifully blue water. Got to the reef and had our first set of 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!! Then an Oceanic Blacktip shark pops in out of nowhere, then more 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Then we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by then ... MORE Hammerhead shark!!!!!! Insane dive with literally non stop action!!! Right before we started to multi - level we had a massive school of Barracuda. For the rest of the dive we had a Zambezi (Bull) sharks circling below us.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, whilst the Oceanic Blacktip sharks had all our attention we got surprised by 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. By the end of the dive we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. EPIC dive!!

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