Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

OUR AMAZING BULL SHARKS DOMINATED PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

 

16 January 2020| PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10-15m bottom, 5-8m top

DIVE 1- Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a massive school of Bigeye Kingfish. On the reef we had a Potato Bass and another Zambezi (Bull) Shark passed by. Mid water we had lots of Rainbow Runners and a quick sighting of another Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark that stayed around for about 5 minutes then the first Oceanic Blacktip Shark arrived. In total, we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks stay around for the rest of our bottom time.

WELL WE ALL GOT TO HAVE A BAD DAY SOMETIMES!!! PRETTY QUIET ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

15 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m top, 5 - 8m bottom
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Potato Bass chilling looking like he was freezing a bit .. LOL ... we had some Bigeye Kingfish in the distance and another Potato Bass. Mid water we had lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

BLACKTIPS, GAMEFISH AND SOME FRIENDLY FACES ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

14 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m top, 5 - 8m bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Got into the water and had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling the drum. We had a Pod of about 20 Dolphins pass by as well. After that we had massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and some Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a insanely huge school of Bigeye Kingfish. On the reef we had a Potato Bass and lots of fishes all over. Mid water we had some interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

SOME VERY CURIOUS ROUND RIBBONTAIL RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

13 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m top and bottom, 5 - 8m middle
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and a small Potato Bass. As we started to multi-level we had a Round Ribbontail Ray follow us up and stayed around for a bit. Mid water we had a MASSIVE SHARK pass by, however dashed off so fast couldn't be sure if it was a Tiger or a Greater Hammerhead ... LOL ... we also had lots of Rainbow Runners circling around for the rest of our dive.

ALWAYS GREAT HAVING OUR ZAM'S AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

12 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 8m 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, 2 Potato Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water was pretty quiet with lots of reef fish!!

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling the drum. After about 10 minutes we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for our dive ... Zambezi (Bull) sharks spotted now and then in the deep.

Flying fish and Marlin seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

10 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 8m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef, we had a Potato Bass, about 10 Round Ribbontail Rays scattered all over with massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and other Gamefish. We had 2 Hammerhead sharks pass by in the distance and as we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had more Bigeye Kingfish schooling around. We also had 3 Hammerhead sharks circle around the group a few times and got close enough for us to see them properly in 5 meters viz. On our safety stop, we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark pop in for a quick sec.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

SHARKTAILS AND FAMILIES OF RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

9 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 8m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 10 Round Ribbontail Rays, massive schools of Kingfish and Amberjack!!! Lots and lots and lots of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had a glimpse of a shark and lots of interesting jellyfish and plankton.

SO MUCH VARIETY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY WITH MORE TO OFFER ON THE LITTLE THINGS!!!

7 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m bottom, 15m top
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we had a pod of about 10 Dolphins come in to have a look at us crazy divers then disappeared into the distance ... we really must look so funny to them :) LOL. On the reef we had a Potato Bass follow us around for our entire bottom time. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray and a massive Electric Ray. Then to add a cherry on top we had a Tiger Shark pass by before we started to multi-level. Mid-water we had lots of interesting jellyfish and plankton.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 2 Potato Bass. Lots and lots and lots of reef fish all over!!! LIKE ALLOT!!!! We also had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Cute little Lionfish kept us busy for a bit. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi ( Bull) sharks pass by and lots of little jellyfish and creatures to look at before we got out the water.

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

THREE TIGER SHARKS BETWEEN THE TWO DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

6 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m bottom, 15m top
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had MASSIVE SHOALS OF BIGEYE KINGFISH, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Potato Bass and a TIGER SHARK!!!!!!! The reef was alive with reef fish and gamefish all over. Mid water we had lots of interesting Jellyfish and an INSANELY MASSIVE schools of Bigeye Kingfish

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 3 shoaling Zambezi (Bull) sharks (LOL), 2 Potato Bass, and a TIGER SHARK!!!!! We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray and Rainbow Runners darting in and out. For the rest of the dive, we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks circling beneath us and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark was spotted in the distance.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

TIGER SHARK SHOWING ITS BEAUTY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

4 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had an Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling the drum. After about 10 minutes we had a TIGER SHARK come up from the deep, circled around the group then made its way into the distance!!!!! EEEPPPIIICCCCC!!!!!! For the rest of the dive, we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks keeping us busy. We also had 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks passing in the distance.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

COULD NOT SEE A THING WITH ALL THOSE HAMMERHEADS IN THE WAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

3 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had anOceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. On the reef we had literally non-stop action with 1000's and 1000's of Hammerheads passing all around us!!!!! INSANE!!! Not sure if it was just one shoal or 1000's of the same, but WOW!!!!! we also had 3 Eagle Rays, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Shoaling Zambezi (Bull) sharks LOL, and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had more HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ... I think we had no sharks for a total of 5 minutes ... the rest of our bottom time was action packed!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark, a Zambezi (Bull) shark and a Turtle!!!! On the reef we had 4 Eagle Rays, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 2 Guitar sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, a Potato Bass and HAMMERHEADS GALORE!!!!! Mid water we had more shoals of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks with an Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks darting in and out.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

WHAT A WAY TO END THE YEAR!!! FANTASTIC DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

31 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a set of about 10 Hammerhead sharks pass right over us!!!! Breathtaking sighting!!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark, 2 Potato Bass, and a Turtle! Over Sandshark Gully we had at least 5 Guitar sharks and 100's of Hammerhead sharks just passing by!! Mid water we had 100's and 100's and 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark was spotted!!!!

Flying fish, Marlin and Dolphins seen from the boat.

TIGER, HAMMERS, GUITARS, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

29 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top.

Southern Pinnacle: As we go to the reef we stared off with a Zambezi (Bull) shark and a Potato Bass, Then we had a massive shoal of Hammerheads pass by!!!! 1000's of them ... while half the group enjoyed this the other half spotted a TIGER SHARK in the other direction !!! We also had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Guitar sharks, an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Zambezi (Bull) shark!!! Non-stop action for our entire bottom time. As we started to multi level we had another shoal of 100's of Hammerheads pass by!! Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead shark and some more shoals of Hammerhead sharks by the 100's!! We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark. INSANE DIVE!!!!

HAMMERHEADS HAMMERHEADS HAMMERHEADS HAMMMEHEADS, BULL, HAMMERHEADS PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!

28 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current:  medium - strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling around us. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and a massive shoal of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!! As we started to multi-level we had another Zambezi (Bull) shark. Midwater we had another shoal of Hammerheads pass by and on our safety stop we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeeping us busy.

DIVE 2- Southern Pinnacle: On the reef, we had 100's and 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. We also 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Guitar sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had another set of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

WHAT A DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!! BAITED BOOMING WITH VARIETY AND REEF SHOWING US SOMETHING DIFFERENT!!

26 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 5 - 10m bottom, 15 - 20m top (SUPER BLUE)
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark circling the drum. Then another Oceanic Blacktip shark joined in and they stayed around for most of our bottom time. We also had a Hammerhead circle around the drum and group a few times and we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead sharks pass by too. Right before the end of our dive we had a Copper Shark and we had some more Zambezi (Bull) sharks join in.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and at least 4 Potato Bass ... LOTS AND LOTS OF REEF FISH EVERYWHERE!!!! Then we had a Pod of about 10 Dolphins pass right over us playing and dancing their way into the distance ... EPIC!!! We had at least another 5 Round Ribbontail Rays and an Eagle Ray before we started to multi-level. Mid water was really quiet so we got to look at some plankton and played around with bubbles LOL.

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

QUITE A RELAXING DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

24 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Hammerhead shark spotted in the distance. We also had lots of reef fish all over and we had a small shoal of about 5 Hammerhead sharks pass by. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Potato Bass and a Musselcracker. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks.

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEAD, HAMMERHEAD, HAMMERHEAD, HAMMERHEAD, BLACKTIP, HAMMERHEAD, HAMMERHEAD, HAMMERHEAD ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

23 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS 

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Round Ribbontail Ray and lots of Bigeye Kingfish all over. We had a set of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead sharks pass by. As we passed over Sandshark Gully we had more Hammerhead sharks ... 100's of them!!!!. Mid water we had another 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark pop in for a few minutes then dashed off.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERSHEAD SHARKS ARE BACK IN TOWN, SHOALING HAMMERSHEADS EVERYWHERE!!!!

22 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: We got in and the water was so blue it was happy days again on Protea Banks. Had many fish on the reef, very relaxed colourful reef. Mid water was just epic ... shoals of Hammerhead sharks everywhere we looked at the bottom at the top, 1000's all over the place.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

WE HAVE VIDEO FOOTAGE, IT WAS BLUE ON PROTEA BANKS AND SHARKS.

21 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 21m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We had a total of 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks ... it was an amazing dive compared to the last couple of days.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

QUIET REALLY CHILLED DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS.

20 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1- Southern Pinnacle: It was a very quiet dive again today, very weird. Got down to the reef and saw many reef fish, the reef was filled with many colourful fishes. It was very chilled. Lots of jellyfish and plankton mid water.

DIVE 2- Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef ... again many reef fish and it was nice just drifting across and having a look at the reef. Made our way up and underneath us we had 2 HUGE Round Ribbontail Rays they were really HUGE, many Jellyfish and Plankton in the water.

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