Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

100's to 1000's of HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

11 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 30m!!!!
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: About 1000 HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!! Need we say more ...
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 600 Hammerhead sharks ...
 
Truly a KNARLY day of diving!! <3

HAMMERHEADS!!!!HAMMERHEADS!!!! HAMMERHEADS!!!!

12 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: About 11 schools of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark. 4 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. The dive was made even more special by the top to bottom visibility, it was beautiful.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 600 Hammerhead sharks spotted again, although very difficult to count when there are so many to see. Couple of the divers were even treated to a close swim by from a couple of friendly 'hammers'. Even more Guitar sharks on this dive, about 15 spotted on Sand Shark Gully. Viz was still great although a little milky.
 
What a special day to spend on Protea Banks!!

Hammerhead sharks and a TURTLE!

13 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On todays dive we had about 9 schools of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, a combination of scalloped and greater. We also had a Turtle and a lot of reef fish out and about.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: We had about 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks and had 2 Potato Bass stay and 'play' with us for about 7 minutes.
 
Really exciting day out on Protea Banks.

GOOD DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS!

10 October 2014 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 18m at the bottom, 15m at the top
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius 

Southern Pinnacles (THE ARCH): 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Potato Bass. Lots of reef fish.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat. Viz improving and really good diving!

Southern Pinnacles really showing off ...

14 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE1 - Southern Pinnacles: Only 1 school of Hammerhead sharks today, but hey who is complaining as we also had 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. Right at the end we had Dusky sharks rock up at our safety stop while cracking bottles about 40 strong!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks, 10 Dusky sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and plenty of reef fish around.
 
Really nice chilled day out on Protea Banks.

4 species of sharks ...

17 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: About 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks seen, with 2 lost ones coming to say hello. We saw 3 Dusky sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark.
 
Really good dive!!

!!!!!BLACK MARLIN spotted!!!!

23 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 1 BLACK MARLIN!!!!!! About 10 Hammerhead sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Barracuda and plenty pretty reef fish.
 
Really good dive!!!

Gotta love PROTEA BANKS!

28 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 5 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 5 Dusky sharks. Also 15 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. Lots of the pretty reef fish.

HAMMERHEADS!!!!!!! Really cool dive!!!

29 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 6 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dusky shark. 2 Potato Bass and plenty pretty reef fish.

Really cool dive!!!

Loads of interesting Plankton.

6 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 12m, milky with plankton
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 1 Dusky shark, 1 Brindle Bass and 1 Potato Bass seen by 'Miggie'. Reef fish and loads of interesting Plankton.

Bull and Dusky sharks.

8 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 3 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and about 8 Dusky sharks. 1 Potato Bass and a few Guitar sharks spotted on the sand below.

Dolphins on scuba ...

9 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: Dolphins on scuba right in the beginning on our descent. 4 Bull (Zambezi) sharks.  2 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Also all the pretty reef fish along the reef.
Good diving!

Really busy dive ... Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

13 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: light
Viz: 10 - 15m, green milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 HUGE schools of Hammerheads with Dusky sharks swimming with !!!, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Huge Greater Hammerhead shark. 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks playing at 5m, with two Dusky sharks, really busy dive ... Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 Dusky sharks, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. Lots of pretty fish! Great day ... and it didn't rain!!

A really good sunny day filled with knarly dives.

14 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 schools of Hammerhead sharks. 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 3 Dusky sharks. On the reef we had all the usual pretty reef fish including 2 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks, some nice and close. About 3 Potato Bass, a Marble Electric Ray and plenty Tropical Amberjack. Reef alive with pretty reef fish.

A really good sunny day filled with knarly dives.

A truly superb day of diving ...

17 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks. 3 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and two or three Dusky sharks. On the reef we had all the usual pretty reef fish including 2 Potato Bass, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Eagle Rays.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 9 schools of Hammerhead sharks, some nice and close. 4 Bull (Zamberi) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Dusky sharks. About 4 Round Ribbonta Rays and reef was alive with pretty reef fish.

A truly superb day of diving ...

IF YOU WERE NOT IN THE WATER TODAY, YOU HAVE TRULY MISSED OUT ON AN UNBELIEVABLE DAY OF DIVING!!!

18 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium AND SEA FLAAAAAAT
Viz: 30m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 14 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and about 40 Dusky sharks all swimming along with the Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had all the usual pretty reef fish including 2 Potato Bass, 5 Round Ribbontail Rays. We also had plenty red eye sardine and Kingfish. At the end of the dive Kyle got his bottle out and attracted at least 30 Dusky sharks and the dive group had good sightings snorkeling with the Dusky sharks. Great fun and excellent diving.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles ( THE ARCH): So when Suresh comes back from the first dive and tells me it is unbelievable, begs me for a second dive and tells me I better be on it ... I have no choice but to bunk work to satisfy a divers request ... after all at Aqua Planet we are known for our customer service ... hehe. AND boy did the dive live up to expectations. 1000's of Hammerhead sharks seen in the first 20 minutes ... actually in the end did not even know where to look. On safety stop had more than 10 Dusky sharks - felt a bit like a baited dive. Also 1 Round Ribbontail Ray by the arch. 1 Potato Bass. Reef pretty with lots of fish but no time to have a look, just too many sharks. WHOOP, WHOOP ... BOUNCE, BOUNCE ... WHAT A FRIGGIN INCREDIBLE DIVE!

IF YOU WERE NOT IN THE WATER TODAY, YOU HAVE TRULY MISSED OUT ON AN UNBELIEVABLE DAY OF DIVING!!!

Any day in the sea is a good day they say ...

19 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: Only one Bull (Zambezi) shark spotted. A a few big Kingfish seen and many reef fish but it was a relatively quiet dive.

Any day in the sea is a good day they say ...

Nice variety of sharks.

9 October 2014 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m, but not clean
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius at the bottom

Northern Pinnacles: 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and then 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark near the end of the dive. 2 Potato Bass. Big shoal of Bonito. Lots of reef fish.

Humpback Whales and flying fish seen from the boat.

7 SCHOOLS OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!

20 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: About 7 schools of Hammerhead sharks seen. 3 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blackttip shark. 1 Potato Bass and a few Rays ...

A really good dive with good conditions!

Sluis doing A NAKED DIVE with plenty of sharks!

21 December 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: About 7 schools of Hammerhead sharks seen, some nice and close. 3 Bull (Zambezi) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dusky shark seen. Also 2 Guitar sharks, a Potato Bass and a really big school of Kingfish.

Sluis doing A NAKED DIVE!!

Login Form