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GREAT BAITED SHARK DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY WITH ZAMBEZI (BULL) SHARKS!!!

6 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: It was a good dive. We entered the water and had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks join us, was nice and chilled. Then we got another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Shoaling Hammerhead sharks yet again …YAY. At the back of us we kept on seeing 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark come in and out and go down to the bottom. We had ourselves entertained and all the sharks kept us busy. A Marlin popped in and then it was just gone ... just like that. Just before our safety stop another 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks came in for some action. Total of 4 Oceanic Blacktip and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

GREAT BAITED SHARK DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

5 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: When we got it there was just 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark that was the only one for about 15 minutes Then we had another one join us and then another which made it 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks hanging out with us. Towards the end another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on our dive and 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we saw 3 Hammerhead sharks. We had a Potato Bass for a bit with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we had lots of Jellyfish.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Copper Shark checking out the drum but didn't stay around for too long. We then had an Oceanic Blacktip shark (Smiley) stay around. More and more joined in and by the end, we had a total of 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks for our entire bottom time.

DIVE 4 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass follow us for a bit with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we got to get a closer look at the little Jellyfish.

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

MANTA, MOBULA, EAGLE RAYS AND OF COURSE HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

2 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef, we had two sightings of Greater Hammerhead sharks. We also had a MANTA RAY pass by. Right before we started to multi-level we had an Eagle Ray and another shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had another two sets of 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and right before our safety stop we had a Mobula Ray spotted by some of the divers.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

AQUA PLANET IS CONSIDERING GOING INTO AVIATION !!! WE GETTING SOME GOOD PRACTICE WITH THIS STRONG CURRENT!!!

1 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef, we had lots of reef fish and game fish all over!!! With the current being so strong we'll have to watch the video in slow motion and get back to you on what fishes ... LOL!! Felt like we were flying!!! As we started to multi-level we had a shoal of 100's Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had another shoal of 100's of Hammerhead sharks surround us for a few minutes and we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark circle around for a bit.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING OUR DIVE REPORTS YOU WOULD KNOW WHAT WE SAW ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!! JUST TAKE A GUESS???

30 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a shoal of HAMMERHEAD SHARKS. As we got to the reef we had a pod of about 5 Dolphins pass by!!! The rest of our bottom time we had an Eagle Ray, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish all over. We were dashing over from the one side of the reef to the other then back again ... HAMMERHEADS EVERYWHERE!!! Right before we started to multi level we a Guitar shark and an Oceanic Blacktip shark was spotted cruising in the middle of a shoal of HAMMERHEADS SHARKS. Mid water we had 1000's and 1000's of shoaling HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ... not sure if they were all from one shoal or multiple, but HAMMERHEAD SHARKS forever!!!!

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

COULD NOT SEE ANYTHING WITH ALL THESE HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY (TERRIBLE DIVE)!!!

28 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 30m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Turtle and an Eagle Ray spotted by some of the divers. We also had 2 Potato Bass and lots of Bigeye Kingfish, Batfish and Gamefish all over!!!! Then it got insane!!!! Hammerhead sharks EVERYWHERE and in shoals of 1000's!!!! We probably had like 10 minutes of nothingness for the entire dive, the rest of our bottom time we had HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!! Oh a lonely Oceanic Blacktip shark was also spotted at one point.

AND OF COURSE MORE HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

27 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks pass by. As we carried on along the reef we had a Potato Bass and lots of reef fish all over. Massive shoal of Kingfish just before we stared to multi-level. We had another shoal of about 20 Hammerhead sharks pass by as we made our way to the surface. Mid water we had another two shoals of 50+ Hammerhead sharks and at least 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks were spotted! HAMMERHEAD DOMINATION!!!!!! AND LOVING IT!!!!!!

HAMMERS, DOLPHIN, RAYS, COPPERS, BLACKTIPS AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

26 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had what we thought was a pod of Dolphins, but as we got closer it turned out to be 1 Dolphin following a shoal of Hammerhead sharks!!! SO COOL!!!! We also had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks on the reef with a Potato Bass around. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Round Ribbontail Ray and another shoal of Hammerheads passed by!. Mid water we had 2 Copper sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling in the distance. We also had a Greater Hammerhead and another two shoals of Hammerheads mid-water.

Dolphins seen from the boat!!!

THE CLEANEST WATER WITH SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS SURROUNDING US ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

25 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 20 - 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef there was non-stop action from beginning to end. Started off with two beautiful Eagle Rays and 3 Potato Bass just doing their thing on the reef. Then Hammerheads started coming in from all directions. For our entire bottom time the had Hammerhead sharks passing by!!!!!!!!. At least 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks spotted as well. Right before we started to multi-level we had a Guitar shark and a few minutes after a Zambezi (Bull) shark was spotted in the distance. Mid water it got even more insane with millions of shoaling Hammerhead sharks still passing by!!!! We also had 2 Copper sharks getting very cheeky and close to some of us and we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling in the distance!!!!! LITERALLY NON-STOP ACTION FROM BEGINNING TO END!!!!!

Dolphins seen from the boat!!!

STOP!!!! HAMMER TIME!!!!!!!!!!

23 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks in the distance. We also had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Potato Bass chilling around. Lots of reef fish all over the reef. Mid water we had lots of interesting Jellyfish and Plankton as well as a quick sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks and 3 separate sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks getting super close!!!! We also had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 more shoals of at least 20 Shoaling Hammerhead sharks each !!! INSANE DIVE!!!!

Flying Fish and Humpback Whale were seen from the boat!!!

RAGGIES ENJOYING THE ICY COLD WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

21 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 17 degrees Celsius bottom, 21 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On the way down to the reef we reef fishes all around us. On the reef we had about 10 Ragged-tooth sharks and 5 Round Ribbontail Ray giving us quite a show. Mid water we had lots of Jellyfish and Plankton keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks scattered all over the reef. We also had a Potato Bass follow us around for a bit. Mid water we had some interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

Flying Fish, Greater Hammerhead and 2 Baby Hammerhead sharks seen from the boat!!!

PAYING ATTENTION TO THE SMALLER THINGS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

20 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 - 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling the drum. After a few minutes more joined in and we had a total of 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying around for our entire bottom time. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark come in for a few minutes.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Loads and loads of reef and gamefish and then two Ragged-tooth sharks on the Southern Pinnacle - that was a surprise. A massive Natal Wrasse. Then two Copper sharks seen in the distance. All went quiet and then divers dashing in all directions as shoaling Hammerheads were seen. Also an Oceanic Blacktip came to see what was going on.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacles: We had a Ragged-tooth shark in the second cave ... spent most of our bottom time in the caves and got some sharks teeth. We also had 3 Potato Bass and LOTS of reef fishes everywhere!!!! Mid water was pretty quiet which gave us time to pay attention to some cool jellyfishes.

Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!

Hammerhead here, Hammerheads there, Hammerheads Everywhere ....

19 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 10m bottom, 20m top
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: It was a bit quiet in the beginning, as I started to get worried 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks came from the blue and decided to join us. A little bit into the dive we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 of the Oceanic Blacktip sharks got jealous and started chasing away the Hammerhead sharks. We had another 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks join us. Every now and then a baby Hammerhead shark pop in and when I say pop in, it was a very close encounter. Total of 3 Baby Hammerhead sharks. Epic Epic Dive!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a Greater Hammerhead shark, a Potato Bass, lots and lots of reef and game EVERYWHERE!!! We also had a Pod of Dolphins pass by!!!!!!! Mid water we had 1000's and 1000's and 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!! INSANE SIGHTINGS!!!!!

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish all over!! As we started to multi level we had a Copper shark pass by. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of the dive.

Dolphins seen from the boat and Flying Fish!!!

HAMMERS, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS, GUITAR'S AND 3 DIFFERENT TYPE OF RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

18 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 15 - 30m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. The reef had fishies EVERYWHERE!!! We also had a Potato Bass, Round Ribbontail Ray, Ragged-tooth shark and a few single Hammerhead sharks passing by in the distance. Mid water we had 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks!!! Right before we got out the water we had a Mobula Ray!!!

As we were about to beach we saw a bay SEAL playing around on backline!!!!! So EPIC TO SEE!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark, Potato Bass and an Electric Ray. As we got to Sandshark Gully we had 3 Guitar sharks chilling around. Mid water we had a shoal of Hammerheads pass by and we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark in the distance.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Zambezi (Bull) shark ... then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling the drum. Then 4 more joined in and after a few minutes we had full blown shark action with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat and Flying Fish!!!

HAMMERS, COPPERS AND SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 5 -10m bottom, 30m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerheads pass by!!! On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip shark! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out with 4 Copper sharks circling in the distance. Right before our safety stop we had another shoal of Hammerheads pass by!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Potato Bass following us around for a bit. We also had an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Lots and lots of reef fishes all over the reef. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Copper shark pass by.

Dolphins seen from the boat and Flying Fish!!!

TURTLE, RAGGIES, ZAM AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

9 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and an Oceanic Blacktip shark in the distance. In total we had about 5 Ragged-tooth sharks all over the reef and we got to pick up a few sharks teeth in the caves. As we stared to multi-level we had a Turtle pass by!!! Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark for a few minutes.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef was alive with reef and gamefish. Mid water we had a Bull (Zambezi) shark and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Looked like it was snowing.

Dolphins seen from the boat and Flying Fish!

TIGER CAME TO SAY HELLO ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

8 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 12 m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 3 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Eagle Ray, 1 Ragged-tooth sharks and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 50+ Ragged-tooth sharks, just outside the cave we had 1 TIGER shark. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

JUST ANOTHER NORMAL DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m top, bottom 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark cruising in the distance, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Potato Bass that stuck with us the whole dive, 1 Lonely Turtle, 1 Dusky shark and lot and lots of fish. Mid water we had the luck of a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

WHAT AN AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Throughout the whole dive we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum, 2 Dusky sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 small shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

THE DIVING IS JUST GETTING BETTER EVERYDAY PROTEA BANKS.

4 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS.

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, loads of reef fish and some gamefish. At the Pinnacle we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Tiger shark. On Sandshark Gully we had 10+ Guitar sharks.

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