Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

HAMMERHEADS AND RAGGIES HAVING A PARTY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

16 October 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

HAMMERHEADS AND RAGGIES HAVING A PARTY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

DIVE 1- Baited Shark Dive: Action- packed Baited Dive once again on Protea Banks. started off with 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Finished the dive with a total of 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass following us around. In the second cave and scattered all over the reef we had about 30 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid-water was booming with 1000's and 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by!! We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down we had a Potato Bass. In the second cave we had 15 Ragged-tooth Sharks. Mid water we had about 3 shoals of 100's of Hammerhead Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark dashing in and out for the rest of our dive.

 DIVE 4 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef with had 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. As we drifted along with bumped into Mr Potato Bass. We started to come up and we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Drifting over sand shark gully we had a huge greater Hammerhead shark and 2 Guitar Sharks. On our safety stop, we had another set of shoaling hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales were seen from the boat!!

 

GREAT VIZ, SHARKS AND BAIT ALL YOU NEED ON PROTEA BANKS.

14 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: We didn't have to wait long at all and we got some good shark action, started off with 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As the dive went on we had ourselves entertained as another 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark and 1 Dusky shark joined.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

WE TESTED OUR SKIPPERS SKILLS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

11 October 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: Normal
Viz: 10m Milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

WE TESTED OUR SKIPPERS SKILLS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

 Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We didn't have to wait long at all and we got some good shark action, started off with 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As the dive went on we had ourselves entertained as another 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joined again. Also had 2 separate shoals of Hammerhead sharks...

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 3 ragged-tooth sharks, on the reef we had 1 Giant Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass and some Reef fish. Mid water we had 1 potato Bass.

Dive 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, Cape yellowtail and lots of Reef fish. Mid water we had 1 hammerhead shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!

 

 

 

WE TESTED OUR SKILLS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

11 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS.

Current: Normal
Viz: 10m Milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We didn't have to wait long at all and we got some good shark action, started off with 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As the dive went on we had ourselves entertained as another 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joined again

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the first cave we had 3 ragged-tooth sharks, on the reef we had 1 Giant Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass and some Reef fish. Mid water we had 1 potato Bass.

Dive 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, Cape yellowtail and lots of Reef fish. Mid water we had 1 hammerhead shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!

SUNS OUT SHARKS OUT ON PROTEA BANKS.

9 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Normal
Viz: 10M
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi(bull) shark.Loads of rainbow Runners around.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef w had lots of Reef fish, 1 Guitar shark, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

FINALLY THE HAMMERHEADS PITCHED UP FOR THE DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS.

8 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 5m- 8m Green
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a few Ragged-tooth sharks hanging around, loads of Reef fish and Gamefish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out having fun scaring the divers in the lovely viz.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we didn't have much a Ragged-tooth shark here and there, lots of Reef and Game fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark and we got stuck in a shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SUNDAY DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

6 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m at the bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks.

THE GREENER THE CLEANER THEY SAY, JUST IT DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT ON PROTEA BANKS

4 October 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 3m+, green
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks above us, we saw 1 Potato Bass and some Reef fish and 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Ragged-tooth sharks, we got caught in a shoal of gamefish for a few minutes. Mid water we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!

WHAT A NICE DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

28 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The action did pickup a bit and we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, with some good close up action.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

CHILLED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

26 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10m+
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way to the first cave we had a Ragged-tooth shark Pass by. In the cave we had about 10 Ragged-tooth sharks chilling around. Got to get a few sharks teeth then carried on. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish, as well as an Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we we had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!

WE GOT TO DIVE!!!! FINALLY !!! GREAT SIGHTINGS ON PROTEA BANKS HAD TO OFFER.

24 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way to the first cave we had a Ragged-tooth shark pass by. In the cave we had about 10 Ragged-tooth sharks chilling around. Got to get a few sharks teeth then carried on. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish as well as Ragged-tooth sharks spotted all over. Mid water we had about 10 Eagle Rays pass by!!!

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: So nice to be in the water again, gills were getting very dry. Didn't have to wait to long and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks came to join for the dive, kept us on our toes. Then down from the bottom we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark come in and say Hi! Heard the sounds of Whales throughout the dive. Also had a Potato Bass join us for safety stop.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a GIANT MANTA RAY!!!! WWHOOOHHO!!!! We also had 2 Potato Bass and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Pod of about 10 Dolphins coming to have a look at the divers then dashed into the distance!!!! For the rest of the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark in and out.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!

CLEAN WATER, SHARKS,RAIN AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS HAD TO OFFER.

19 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: At the caves we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Eagle Ray and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a lots of reef fish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SPRING JUST BRINGS OUT THE AWESOME DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS.

6 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in and turned, around us were a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass ... but that was just the beginning, we had loads of fish on the reef, we also had 2 Humpback Whales. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerheads just passing non stop.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

A DIVE OUT OF THIS WORLD ON PROTEA BANKS

1 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: So we planned to go south today and that was no mistake! As we got down we had 2 Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark darting through them. On Sandshark Gully we had 2 Humpback Whales, a pod of Dolphins, 1 Giant Manta and shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 4 Humpback Whales, 1 Guitar shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and more Hammerhead sharks.

Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat!

SO COLD FOR US BUT THE RAGGIE'S WERE SMILING ON PROTEA BANKS.

30 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, big Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!

SHARKS CAME IN NICE AND CLOSE SO WE COULD SEE THERE SMILES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

28 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 friendly Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and some Rainbow Runners.

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat!!

OUT OF THIS WORLD ENCOUNTER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!! GUESS WHAT WE SAW?!!

27 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees Celsius bottom.

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had about 20 Ragged-tooth shark with a few scatted all over the reef. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of our dive. Just before we did our safety stop we had 2 Humpback Whales pass us!!!!

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat!!

CHILLED RELAXED DIVE ... SMILEY SAVED THE DAY AND BROUGHT HER FRIENDS!

25 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: So nice to be in the water with a very mini Brat pack. Chilled dive with Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a Dusky shark flew in and then disappeared. On Kingfish Gully a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish were seen. On the safety stop we were surround by jellyfish.

We had the sound of Whales from beginning to end.

Humpback Whales and flying fish seen from the boat!!

CRAZY BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

24 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks but more and more sharks just joined as we drifted. Throughout the whole dive we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and 4 Dusky sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

NOT ONE SECOND WITHOUT AN OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARK TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

23 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, 1 Potato Bass and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks until the end.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, gamefish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

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