Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

HAMMERHEADS, DUSKYS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

21 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, dark
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Eagle Ray, 1 Shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Dusky sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, lots of reef fish, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and a few Cuta's. Mid water we had 2 Dusky sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Hammerhead sharks seen from the boat.

WHAT AN EPIC DAY ON ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Took us a while to get the sharks in but we finally ended up with 3 Dusky sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dolphins and a Turtle seen from the boat.

FUN DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 17 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Poensies, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

MASSIVE DUSKY SHARK AND SOME BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m
Sea Temp: 14 - 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had some Tropicals, Green Jobfish and reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic
Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: The dive started with 1 MASSIVE Dusky shark, then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joined and some Rainbow Runners.

Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

RAGGIES, BLACKTIPS, DUSKY, RAYS AND MORE

16 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 18 - 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 9 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Potato Bass, 2 Dusky sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. We had loads of Tropicals, Green Jobfish and Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and loads of reef fish.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

100's OF RAYS ... DID I MENTION RAYS ...

11 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Potato Bass, 1 of them had the privilege to be our own personal DM/guide. We also had 100's of Round Ribbontail Rays. Lots of Tropicals, Kingfish and more.

Dolphins and Hammerhead sharks seen from the boat.

BAITED DIVE WITH SO MUCH TO SEE ON PROTEA BANKS.

8 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started with a Zambezi (Bull) shark trying to Tax the small bait drum. We had 3 Potato Bass, plenty of Hammerhead sharks passing by and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We also had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, Tuna, Green Jobfish, Protea Bream and Tropicals.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

FINALLY PROTEA BANKS IS BACK TO NORMAL.

5 February 2018 |  PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius, colder at the bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started slow with only 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, then suddenly we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had plenty of reef fish, 1 Eagle Ray and 1 Potato Bass.

A Dolphin and Flying Fish seen from boat.

SO PROTEA WAS BROWN BUT DEEP SALMON WAS COOKING.

4 February 2018 | DEEP SALMON

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

Deep Salmon: On the reef we had 2 Catface Rockcods, a bunch of Slingers, 1 Cape Knifejaw, Bronze Bream, 1 Poensie, Green Jobfish and plenty of reef fish.

LOADS OF FISH AND A BLACKTIP SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS

3 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

 Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, huge shoal of Yellowtail Kingfish, some big Amber Jacks and Tuna. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

TIGER, RAY, BLACKTIP AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 February 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 3 - 5m, green
Sea Temp: 17 - 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the way down to the reef we had 1 Tiger shark. On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, some nice reef fish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

SOOO!!! COLD ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 3 - 5m, green
Sea Temp: 16 - 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, loads of Tropicals, Amber Jacks, Cape Yellowtails and more. On the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

BLACKTIPS, DOLPHINS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 17 - 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef it was quiet with only some Reef fish, Protea Bream and Tropicals. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and then 1 Pod of Dolphines.

MARLIN ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

26 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 17 - 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: So we saw a Marlin up close and personal, what more do you want!!!!!!!!!!!!! EPIC!!!!!

TIGER, BLACKTIPS, DUSKY AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

25 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 8 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark just popping in. Also one baby Hammerhead shark seen briefly.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Tiger shark. On the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Ray, shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had 1 Tiger shark, loads of Bream and Kingfish.

AWESOME DAY OUT!!

NUDIBRANCHES, HAMMERHEADS AND A BLACKTIP SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 19 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass. Lots and lots of reef fish and game fish. We had about 10 Hammerhead sharks above us while we sat in the cold water, they were chilling in the warm water. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, 2 Nudibranches and lots of reef fish around. Water was just sooooooooooo cold!!!!!

TURTLE AND SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

18 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m milky
Sea Temp: 20 - 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark at the bottom and 1 Dusky shark just popping in. Also one Hammerhead shark seen briefly.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark cruising down with us to the reef. On the reef we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 4 Guitar sharks, 1 Turtle, shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

AWESOME DAY OUT!!!

GREAT DAY DIVING WITH SOME HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m milky, lots of Plankton
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Hammerhead shark swimming together, 2 Hammerhead shark in the distance distance and 4 Guitar sharks with 3 Hammerhead sharks above us. We also had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

SOME SHARKY DIVING TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS

14 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS.

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

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark trying to shoal with us, lots of reef fish, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Not too shabby.
 

"NOT GREAT VIZ ... BUT HEY WE HAD HAMMERHEADS" ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY AND 1000'S OF GAMEFISH

13 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, loads of shoaling Tropicals and Green Jobfish. As we drifted along the reef we started with 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Big Round Ribbontail Rays, we then got 7 Greater Hammerhead sharks and still plenty of Tropicals and Green Jobfish. Mid water we had a nice surprise with a wall of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

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