Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

MORE EPIC DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS ... SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND MORE! WHAT A DIVE!!!!!!

14 September 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m, Plankton in the water
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: On a dive like today, not even sure where to start ... started off with an Oceanic Blacktip shark and then some Hammerhead shark action, then more Hammerhead shark action, then 5 Eagle Rays, another Oceanic Blacktip shark, then more than a 100 SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, more Oceanic Blacktip sharks and then non stop action between Hammerheads and Oceanic Blacktip sharks, till we surfaced 70 minutes later. Oh yes ... lots of fish down there but no time to even take notice. Whales also heard underwater near the end of the dive.

Dolphins and Humpback Whales seen from the boat.

Really cool baited shark dive.

18 September 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

BAITED SHARK DIVE: 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Dusky sharks and 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Also Bonito popping in and out grabbing some snacks.

An adult Humpback Whale was seen breaching and Dolphins also seen from the boat. Really cool dive.

Cool dive ...

19 September 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks with a lot of pretty reef fish seen.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat and lots of flying fish showing off. Cool dive.

Not Protea Banks's proudest day ...

27 September 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and some reef fish.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: Glimpses of a Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark.

Some Humpback Whales, Dolphins and flying fish all seen from the boat.

Not Protea Banks's proudest day ...

Northern and Southern Pinnacles ...

26 September 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 Bull ( Zambezi) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

Some Humpback Whales and flying fish all seen from the boat.

BAITED SHARK DIVE: 3 species of sharks ...

4 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

BAITED SHARK DIVE: About 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Dusky sharks, with 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks seen patrolling the depths.

Some Humpback Whales, Dolphins and flying fish all seen from the boat.

2 TIGER SHARKS!!!!!

5 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 Tiger sharks!! About 10 Dusky sharks with like 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks around. Also lots of pretty fish.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of pretty reef fish.

Some Humpback Whales and flying fish all seen from the boat. Knarly dive.

High action with Dusky sharks!

7 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m, clear at the bottom, just a bit milky till about midway
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoaling Hammerhead sharks - about 50 that we could see clearly. 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 4 Dusky sharks. A Potato Bass with pretty reef fish around.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and about 6 Dusky sharks. Protea's pretty reef fish along the Southern Pinnacle.

A few Humpback Whales and flying fish all seen from the boat.

Kiff day of diving with some high action sessions during our 2nd dive with the 6 Dusky sharks.

2 SETS OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!!

9 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: Only had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Potato Bass. Eish!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 SETS OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS - first set came straight through us whilst we were on the bottom and second set while at 15m. 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass. Also loads of pretty reef and a small shoal of Barracuda.
 
There were some Humpback Whales and had one breaching with his/her mouth wide open about 40m away from the boat. Also some Dolphins and flying fish seen.

5 Species of sharks ... EPIC!!!!

10 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 1 Ragged tooth shark, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark, 2 Dusky sharks, 1 Oceanic blacktip shark and about 100 shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: ................. Plankton ... *cough cough*
 
There were some Humpback Whales seen from the boat.
 
Wicked 1st dive on Protea Banks.

Wasn't the best dive ever but it was still a really nice day out at sea!!

11 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 2 Marble Electric Rays.
 
Today was a pretty unorthodox day as we had more fun out there on the boat then on the dive. While chilling on the boat we were playing with a fish attracting flasher and ended up with a whole bunch of sharks - 1 Tiger shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Dusky sharks and some Wahoo to be specific ...
 
Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat - divers got nice and close with the pod of Dolphins.
 
Wasn't the best dive ever but it was still a really nice day out at sea!!

BIG BULL (Zambezi ) sharks ...

14 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

 DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: A glimpse of 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Didn't have much action but the reef really looked nice and was active including a Potato Bass.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Dropped down on 2 very sizable Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Saw a Dusky on the reef. Then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks at about 10m.
 
Saw some Humpback Whales, flying fish and a Turtle from the boat today.

Whales and flying fish.

18 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots of pretty reef fish.
 
Saw some Humpback Whales and flying fish.

Dolphins seen twice on scuba!!

24 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: A pod of about 20 Dolphins seen twice on scuba!! 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Lots of pretty reef fish.
 
Knarly dive with the Dolphins.

What a kiff dive after our forced break!

1 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

 DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks sightings ... all big groups!! About 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 5 Dusky sharks. 3 Turtles and 3 Eagle Rays. Plenty of reef fish.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 1 group of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Dusky sharks. 2 Eagle Rays, a Potato Bass and plenty reef fish.

Kylies 100th naked dive.

3 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoaling Hammerhead sharks seen, 300 strong. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Eagle Ray and a Potato Bass seen stealing a spearfisherman's catch. AND a NAKED KYLE!!!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 or 5 Hammerhead shark seen more than once, Kyle reckons they were stalking us. 3 Potato Bass. 1 Dusky shark seen right at the end.

A Good Day @ Sea!!!!!!!

4 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m and really clean
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles (THE ARCH): At least 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. 1 Eagle Ray and 2 Loggerhead Turtles. A shoal of Orbicular Bat Fish round The Arch and tons of reef fish. A Good Day @ Sea!!!!!!!

What a variety today ...

6 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Potato Bass. A shoal of Bonito. Lots of other pretty reef fish.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 50 shoaling Hammerheads sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.  Plenty of Kingfish and loads of other reef fish.

Cool dives.

At least 30 Dusky sharks and more ...

8 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: While descending Kyle was cracking a bottle and by the time we hit the bottom we had +- 30 Dusky sharks about 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Potato Bass. Was rather knarly and action packed as they were all coming in to see what the commotion was about. After that we had some of the Dusky sharks stick with us throughout the dive. We also saw about 8 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Turtle. Kiff dive!!

DIVE 2- BAITED SHARK DIVE: Dive started off with a few Dusky sharks but then built up to like 7 Dusky sharks and 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Also with 3 Potato Bass getting in on the action. Action filled baited dive!

GREAT DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS!

12 October 2014 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacles: 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Potato Bass. Lots of reef fish.

Humpback Whales and flying fish seen from the boat. GREAT DIVING!!!!!

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