Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

TIGER, BLACKTIPS, HAMERHEAD AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

4 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 TIGER shark, 3 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Potato Bass, lots of Bream, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark popped in, for a cherry on the top.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks. We got to the first cave where we had 10 more Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 2 Potato Bass and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales also seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEAD ACTION FORM BEGINING TILL END

2 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had some Hammerhead sharks in a distance, 1 Friendly Potato Bass, 1 Huge shoal of Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Ragged-tooth shark, loads of reef fish, 1 Dusky shark and more Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we saw 8 Guitar sharks on the sand, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and about 4 BIG shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

FULL ON HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

1 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had a few Oceanic Blacktip sharks passing over us. We also had 1 Dusky Shark, 1 Ragged-tooth shark and 2 more Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Over sand shark gully we had 7 Guitar sharks, 2 small Shoals of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark, we had 2 or more shoals of Hammerhead sharks (everyone was chasing their own shoal of Hammerheads) and we had more Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

30 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 12m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: What a dive, we had at least 13 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum keeping ... super excited and active. On the outer sides of the bait ball we had 1 Dusky shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Plenty of Whales seen from the boat.

LOADS OF SHARK ACTION TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

28 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We started the dive with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark as we got down. On the reef we had about 4 small shoals of Hammerhead sharks and 1 friendly Hammerhead shark popping in and out and coming nice and close, we also had huge shoal of Bigeye King fish and loads of reef fish. Mid water we saw a shoal of Dagga Salmon, we also had some more Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass. In the second cave we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out throughout the dive.

Whales and Dolphins also seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS, SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

24 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some more Blacktips popping in and out. We also had some Bonita's.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Potato Bass, 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and loads of reef fish and a few Dusky Kob. Mid water we had about 10 Dolphins come through and surprise us ... awesome!!!! Then the Oceanic Blacktip sharks started coming in and calling their friends, until in the end we had at lest 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping and and out and they stayed with us until the end of the dive.

Whales seen breaching close to the boat and Dolphins also seen from the boat.

GREAT DAY OUT AT SEA!!!!

WHALES, DOLPHINS, SHARKS AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We also had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, Dolphins and loads of Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Turtle, 2 Eagle Rays and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen from the boat.

ZAMBEZI, BLACKTIPS AND MORE SEEN ON THE DIVE TODAY.

19 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.  Just off the drum we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and some fish popping in to snack.

Whales seen from the boat.

CRAZY SHARK ACTION ON THE DIVES TODAY

12 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Poensie and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that kept us busy until the end.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Just off the drum we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Hammerhead shark and some fish popping in to snack.

Whales seen from the boat.

AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

9 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 4 Oceanic Blacktuip sharks on the drum. We got stuck in a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and saw the same shoal of Hammerhead sharks about 3 times afterwards. We had loads of fish, a Potato Bass and had a big King Mackrel. On the last minute we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Whales seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIP, POTATO BASS AND MORE

8 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: So with the current we got pulled of the reef, but we had 1 Potato Bass and 1 Ragged-tooth shark. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales seen from the boat.

LOTS OF RAGGIES, COLD WATER AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

7 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all around us. We had loads of reef fish and some Tropicals were also showing up. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales, Dolphins and a Minky Whale seen from the boat.

LOTS OF RAGGIES, HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

5 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all around us. We also had loads of reef fish, 2 Potato Bass and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. Safety stop we had 1 Hammerhead shark.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

LOTS OF RAGGIES, HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

3 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all around us. Every minute we had a creepy Raggie sneaking up on us. We then just saw a few odd reef fish and in the cave and around we had some more Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the dive we had 3 Hammerhead sharks passing above us. On the reef we had no action just a few reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we 4 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 very curious Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out.

DIVE 4 - Northern Pinnacle: We got straight into the second cave and no Ragged-tooth sharks but lots of shark teeth. On the way to the first cave we had lots and lots of Ragged-tooth sharks. Also an Oceanic Blacktip shark popped in. The reef was stunning with lots of reef fish. Then 2 REALLY OVER FRIENDLY Potato Bass, decided the divers were very interesting ... and went in for a kiss. Mid water we had 3 very curious Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out. Just as we were about to get out the water we had a Hammerhead shark come cruising by. FANTASTIC DIVE.

Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIPS, ZAM'S AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS

2 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 4 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 small shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks just interacting with the divers.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the outer edge we had a small shoal of Hammerhead sharks and on the very end of our dive we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark pulling in.

Whales seen from the boat and very loud underwater. Flying fish seen from the boat.

WHALES SEEN ON SCUBA TODAY.

31 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 3 Potato Bass and lots of reef Fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 WHALES and 2 Ragged-tooth sharks.

Whales seen from the boat.

BLACKTIPS, TIGER, DUSKY AND RAGGIES SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS

30 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and on the way down had 1 Ragged-tooth shark. On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 over friendly Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 TIGER shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Dusky shark.

Whales seen from the boat.

RAGGED-TOOTH SHARKS EVERYWHERE TO BE SEEN ON PROTEA BANKS

27 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Baited started slow with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Potato Bass and 1 Ragged-tooth shark. After awhile the sharks decided each to bring a friend so we then had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, Blacktips went overboard again and we ended up with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 4 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 100's of Ragged-tooth sharks. We had so much fish activity from small reef fish to nice Cape Yellowtail. As we reached the end of our bottom time we came across a shoal of Ragged- tooth sharks and just behind them a Tiger shark turned and came straight to us. Mid water we had 9 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

WOW!!! THIS WEEKEND STARTED OFF WITH AN AWESOME DAY.

21 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m+ bottom and 15m milky near the top
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Dropped in and just WOW!!! - 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and Suresh saw a Whale in the distance.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Eagle Ray, 3 Potato Bass and a Ragged-tooth shark. Then as we swam along the reef Suresh 'played around' with Moray Eel. We then saw something that might be a Whale, so we kicked for all that we are worth and as luck would have it we had 4 Humpback Whales on scuba. The other things we saw on the reef was Geelbek, Tuna, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, loads of Bream and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Copper shark.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

LOOK LIKE THE HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ARE STARTING TO SETTLE BACK ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

20 July 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Managed to get to the second cave but no Ragged-tooth action. Current sucked me out the cave and we saw a Potato Bass, a Bridle Bass and a Malabar Rockcod as well as lots of reef fish. Made it 'La la la land', it was stunning. Just as we started making out way up, we saw a Greater Hammerhead shark, an Oceanic Blacktip shark and an Eagle Ray. On the way up we had a couple of Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: What a great dive ... and great to see the Hammerheads are on their way back to Protea Banks. We had regular sighting of Hammerhead sharks from the beginning of the dive to the end. We also had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had a great variety of reef fish.

So many Whales seen breaching from the boat and we could hear them underwater for the whole dive.

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