Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

OCEANIC BLACKTIPS BEING FRIENDLY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

8 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, an Eagle Ray and a big school of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out staying around for the rest of our bottom time.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Round Ribbiontail Ray and an Eagle Ray. Lots of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had some interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

INSANE ACTION PACKED BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

7 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark circling the drum. After a few minutes,more and more sharks started joining in we had a total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks for our bottom time. We also had a Greater Hammerhead shark dart in and we had a Pod of Dolphins pass by underneath in the deep. All and all action packed from start to finish.

GREAT TO BE BLOWING BUBBLES WITH THE VIZ GETTING BETTER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

6 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top, 20 degrees Celsius bottom.

Northern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had a quick sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip shark. We also had 2 Potato Bass follow us around for the entire time on the reef, even looking like they were playing with each other for a bit. Lots of reef and gamefish all over with massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and Rainbow Runners.

TIGERS SHARK ON EVERY DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

5 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had an INSANELY HUGE TIGER SHARK keeping the drum all to himself. Then the Tiger shark dashed off into the distance. After that, we had a total of 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks staying for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had another CRAZY BIG TIGER SHARK swim right up to the divers to have a look at our bubbles, then carried on into the distance. Got to pick up a few sharks teeth in the first cave and as we got out we had a Black MARLIN literally swim up to us as well!!!!! Mid water we had tons of Rainbow Runners and Bonita.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: BRAT PACK DIVE - We came down into a MASSIVE shoal of Kingfish and Jobfish. The reef was full of reef fish and scattered gamefish. At the beginning of the dive there was a TIGER SHARK spotted, then a Bull (Zambezi) shark. Mid water we were entertained by an Oceanic Blacktip shark. The 'bestest' part of the dive was the awesome divers!!!!!

BLACKTIPS AND A SHY BULL SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

4 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark spotted by most of the divers. We had lots of reef and Gamefish all over the reef with a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots and lots of reef fish all over.

CRYSTAL CLEAN WATERS AND A BULL ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

3 February 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 30m top, 15m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a massive Potato Bass, a Musselcracker, lots of reef and gamefish all over the reef. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling around for about 10 minutes. We also had lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

TIGER, BULL AND BLACKTIPS COMING TO SAY HI ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

30 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong (reverse)
Viz: 5 - 8m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 24 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling around a Potato Bass, lots of Bigeye Kingfish and a Tiger shark passed by. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out for the rest of our bottom time with some interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.
 

LOTS AND LOTS OF BIGEYE KINGFISH AND A RAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

29 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong (reverse)
Viz: 5 - 8m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 20 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Was a pretty quiet dive with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark spotted by some of the divers. After about 40 minutes we decided to go down to the reef to at least get something out of our dive... On the reef we had a massive Round Ribbontail Ray and 2 Potato Bass. Lots of pretty fishes all over!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had a Potato Bass getting really close to some of the divers... an insanely big school of Bigeye Kingfish passed right over us and lots of Gamefish all over. Mid water we had lots of interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

SHOALING POTATO BASS AND MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF GAMEFISH ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

28 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 24 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had at least 7 Potato Bass chilling around on the Pinnacle!!! One of them getting really close to some of us acting very curious. We also had lots of reef and gamefish all over.  As we started to multi-level we had a Round Ribbontail Ray come up from the reef, check out the divers, then carried on. We also had an Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out for the rest of our bottom time.

AAANNNDD SOME MORE TIGER SHARKS WITH CURIOUS HAMMERHEADS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

26 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10 - 15m top, 20m bottom
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius top, 18 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Tiger shark pass right above us!!! Then we had a massive Zambezi (Bull) shark circling for a bit. We also had an Oceanic Blacktip shark, Round Ribbontail Ray, 2 Potato Bass and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had another two shoals of Hammerhead sharks with a few single ones spotted in between. We also had 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks for the rest of our bottom time.

TIGER SHARKS BEING SNEAKY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

25 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Tiger Shark few a brief minute. After that we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark come in really close to some of the divers followed by another Tiger shark!!!! We also had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had about 10 to 20 shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Greater Hammerhead shark. Action packed!!!!

RAYS, HAMMERS AND SOME SUPER CHEEKY REMORA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

23 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 massive shoals of Hammerhead sharks pass by. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, big schools of Bigeye Kingfish and Barracuda as well as some Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had about 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, an Eagle Ray, 2 Potato Bass and a set of about 20 Hammerhead sharks passing by. Mid water we had 3 very cheeky Remora's and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

BLACK MARLIN AND SO SO SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

22 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Tiger shark spotted right away. A little while later another was spotted by the rest of the group. Lots and lots of Hammerhead sharks everywhere!!! Like EVERYWHERE!!!! With 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) shark, a Guitar shark, an Eagle Ray, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Zambezi (Bull) shark. After about 10 minutes we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks that stayed around for our entire bottom time. We also had some Tuna daring in and out and a BLACK MARLIN passed through the group.

TIGER SHARKS GOING NUTTS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had half the divers on the one side with a TIGER SHARK and the other half with another TIGER SHARK. Massive shoals of Hammerhead sharks and a Greater Hammerhead shark. We had a Potato Bass and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of our dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef, we had either a single Tiger Shark who kept circling around us or we had 3 separate Tiger shark sightings. We also had an Eagle Ray, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Massive shoals of Hammerhead sharks then a school of Barracuda, then another shoal of Hammerheads and to add the cherry on top, a Greater Hammerhead. EPIC ACTION-PACKED DIVE!!!

SOOOOOO CLEAN AND SSOOOOOOO WARM ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

20 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a TIGER SHARK just chilling around. We also had 2 Potato Bass and an Eagle Ray. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Greater Hammerhead shark and big shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out. Lots of Jellyfish on the surface.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Massive Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us busy for the rest of our dive and 4 Remora's being cheeky.

OUR AMAZING BULL SHARKS DOMINATED PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

16 January 2020 | PROTEA BANKS

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

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