Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

NO HAMMERHEADS BUT WE HAD A TIGER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

12 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 15+ Ragged-tooth sharks milling around, 1 Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and a few Nudibranches. In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 baby Raggie. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of Bream.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had a few Ragged-tooth sharks. We went to the cave where we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we saw a Tiger shark, had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES, BULL AND PLENTY MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a bunch of Ragged-tooth sharks, some Raggies chose to sneak up on the divers, in the cave we had 4 Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and 1 Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 4 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks just chilling and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Shark Remora.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS HANGING AROUND ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

9 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks hanging around, 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. In the cave we had not more than 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had a few Raggies coming up from the bottom to check us out, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

HAPPY DIVERS HAPPY LIFE, HAPPY WORLD OCEAN DAY.

8 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Got down in the second cave where we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish. Mid water we were continuously entertained, we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out, 1 lonely Hammerhead shark come in close and then 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks AND 1 very friendly HUGE old Dolphin.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the first cave where we had 15+ Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and 1 Big Poensie. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark and then another 2 Hammerheads sharks (I think there were more but the viz had dropped a bit and they were far under us) and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out.

GREAT DIVING ON WORLD OCEANS DAY!!!!

NICE CHILLED OUT DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

7 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and some awesome reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES AND BLACKTIP SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

6 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: Water is still clean and warm. On the reef we had a bunch of reef fish. In the second cave there 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks and some Ragged-tooth sharks scattered on the reef. We also had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Hammerhead sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

CRYSTAL CLEAN WATERS WITH LOADS OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

5 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Water was amazing, clean and warm. On the reef we had some Ragged-tooth sharks scattered over the reef. In the cave the Ragged-tooth sharks were crammed in like sardines in a can we also had 1 Potato Bass and loads of fish life. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: So Sam got in and got us 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and remarked "too many sharks" ... lol. We got in and Miggie saw 1 Tiger sharks and everyone else saw shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing by, 1 Hammerhead came in so nice, in all of that chaos we had 1 BIG Zambezi (Bull) shark. Full on action from beginning to end ... really EPIC diving.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

THE SHARKS WERE BOOMING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

3 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius at bottom, 21 degrees Celsius at the top

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 50+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Big Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had loads of Protea Bream, Bronze Bream and German Bream, we also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the safety stop we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef had loads of Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 TIGER sharks ..... wooooohoooo, 1 MASSIVE Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Potato Bass and one more Ragged-tooth shark. Mid water is where the action started again, we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 BIG Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

A Blue Marlin and out first Whales seen by the Skipper from the boat.

ANOTHER EPIC DAY OF DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

2 June 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks coming up from the reef to check us out. On the reef we had no need to go to the caves as we had all the action on the reef, Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere!!!!! While we were keeping our eyes on the sneaky Raggies a sneaky Tiger shark cruised over us. We could not see much on the reef but I think there were some reef fish between the masses of Raggies. Mid water Peter saw another Tiger shark. We had plenty of Bream and another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

SUPER COLD DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

21 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 5m at top, 15 to 20m at bottom
Sea Temp: 15 degrees Celsius at bottom, 21 degrees Celsius at the top

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of Ragged-tooth sharks. In the cave we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, 3 Potato Bass, reef fish and Tropicals. Mid water we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and some Protea Bream.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a strong rip current coming over but we saw 1 Potato Bass, 1 Yellow Belly Rockcod and some reef fish.

SO COLD BUT WE HAD SHARKS AND A MARLIN ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!

20 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5m at top, 15 to 20m at bottom
Sea Temp: 17 degrees Celsius at bottom, 19 degrees Celsius at the top

Northern Pinnacle: Really cold diving today ... brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ... but really worth it. Lots and lots of Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere, 4 Potato Bass and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Also 1 MARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SO COLD BUT WE HAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS

19 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m at bottom - 5m at top
Sea Temp: 18 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark in the warmer water, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had some Raggies, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we went to the cave where we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, Raggies were scatted on the reef and 1 Potato Bass.

RAGGIE AND TIGER ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

18 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks in every hole and corner. 2 Tiger sharks swam over us as we were picking up teeth. Also 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had some Tropicals, Protea Bream and some Ragged-tooth sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Potato Bass, and plenty of reef fish.

RAGGIES, TIGERS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Tiger sharks, 1 Eagle Ray and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The reef was so full of Ragged-tooth sharks there were almost no space for fish but we had some Potato Bass and reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Eagle Ray.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had less Ragged-tooth sharks than the first dive, so we went down to the cave for some teeth. We also we had 2 Potato Bass, reef fish and Ragged-tooth sharks here and there. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

WHAT A CRAZY DAY TO BE IN THE WATER

16 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 15m, dark
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Wow ... sharks were soooooooooo full of it today!!!!! We had 14 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of Ragged-tooth sharks around the reef. As we got to the second cave we had some more Ragged-tooth sharks. We also had 1 Tiger shark and a ton of Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

EPIC SHARK ACTION TODAY.

11 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a few Ragged-tooth sharks. As we got to the second cave we had nothing there except a Potato Bass. Further on the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, scattered Ragged-tooth sharks, plenty of reef fish and 1 Eel.

OUR TOOTHY FRIENDS WERE BACK ON IT TODAY.

10 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started with 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and one Zambezi (Bull) shark. We then got 2 Dusky sharks and another Big Zambezi (Bull).

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On Sandshark Gully we had 2 Eagle Rays, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and 10+ Guitar sharks.

RAGGED-TOOTH, HAMMERHEAD, BLACKTIP, GUITAR AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

9 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: So today we started with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a few minutes later we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Eagle Ray.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Eagle Ray ... and then we had some more epic sightings today, we saw 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Massive Natal Wrasse, 2 Eagle Rays and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On Sandshark Gully we saw 10+ Guitar sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Eagle Rays and 1 Hammerhead shark.

SHARKS FOR DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: First 5 minutes we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, then one by one the number of sharks picked up to a full on 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi Bull sharks. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 2 Eagle Rays and 1 Potato Bass. A while later we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks passing by and plenty of reef fish in between. On Sandshark Gully we had a bunch of Guitar sharks and then the fleet of Remora's, keeping us busy, till mid water where we had 1 Baby Hammerhead shark swimming by and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

FLAT SEA, CLEAR SKY AND SOME SHARKS.

6 May 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, Dusky Rubberlips, Reef fish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On Sandshark Gully we had 10+ Guitar sharks and 2 Eagle Rays. Mid water we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. 

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we loads of reef fish and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. On the sand we had loads of Guitar sharks and shoaling Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

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