Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

DOLPHINS ROCKING THE DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. In the cave we had 10 Ragged-Tooth sharks getting up close to the divers! On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and gamefish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Hammerhead shark, 3 friendly Potato Bass and 1 Pod of Dolphins that hung around the divers. All in all, an EPIC day out to sea, timed just right before the wind picked up.

POTATO BASS BEING AN ATTENTION SEEKER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

10 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Big Puffer fish (Kym got so excited), 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 needy Potato Bass - the Potato Bass was all over the divers and interacting so nicely with the divers. Loads of reef fish around. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out.

What a super chilled dive!!!! :)

DARK BUT FUN DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

8 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and spans of fish. On the reef we had 1 Turtle coming in to say HI !!! Plenty of game and reef fish. As we carried on we had 2 Eagle Rays and a Potato Bass. At the pinnacle we had 1 Eagle Ray and then we started getting in the Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Baby Hammerhead shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Potato Bass.

Dolphins and turtle seen from boat.

ACTION PACKED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

7 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 small Round Ribbontail Ray, 2 Potato Bass, 1 Eagle Ray and 1 Hammerhead shark with a fishing lure in it's mouth. We also had shoaling Tropicals and Bigeye Kingfish with loads of reef fish. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Before everyone, Miggie had Snoopy (our baby Tiger shark) for a few minutes. On the drum when everyone got in we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and shoaling Tropicals and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and loads of Protea Bream and Rainbow Runners.

Flying fish seen from Boat.

LOADS OF FUN IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On Sand Shark Gully we had 10+ Guitar sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 3 Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got down we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Potato Bass. We had the Zam and the Potato Bass for awhile, then the Zambezi (Bull) shark left us. On the reef we had lots and lots of fish around. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: Got down with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass. On the reef we had loads of fish, 1 BABY Round Ribbontail Ray and 2 Eagle Rays. Mid water we had 6 Hammerhead sharks.

ANOTHER 'BORING' DAY WITH 1000's OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

4 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m+ grey blue
Sea Temp:  23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 2 Potato Bass, then as we got to Sand Shark Gully we just had shoaling and shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 20+ Guitar sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks till the end.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to The Arch and had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Giant Kingfish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 20+ Guitar sharks and shoaling hammerhead sharks everywhere. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks again and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Also 1 Turtle just chilling out.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS EVERYWHERE, GUITAR, TIGER, ZAM'S AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!! WHAT A DAY OF DIVING!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 January 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 30m+ (blue, blue, blue)
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off slow with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, then it picked up to 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Dusky shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Sharks up close with us the whole dive through. EPIC STUFF!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with 1 Potato Bass, then as we got to Sand Shark Gully we just had shoaling and shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 TIGER shark and 20+ Guitar sharks. Mid water we had more shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we got to The Arch and had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 very friendly Potato Bass following us. 40+ Guitar sharks. We got so smashed with Hammerhead sharks again and again ... wooooohooooooo. Mid water we had more and more and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

FUN DIVE ON DEEP SALMON TODAY - A NO SHARK DIVE JUST FOR HIL!

2 January 2018 | DEEP SALMON

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

Deep Salmon: On the reef we had a few Nudibranchs, Tiger Angel fish, small Englishmen, Old women, Bankies and Lobsters. Not used to the small diving anymore. From mid water we saw 1 Electric skate.

LAST DIVES FOR THE YEAR ON PROTEA BANKS.

31 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: So on the dive we only had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we had a Wall of hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, lots of Reef fish, 3 Devil Rays, Big Blue spotted Ray and 2 Guitar sharks.

Flying Fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

EARLY BIRD CATCHES THE HAMMERHEAD ON PROTEA BANKS.

29 December 2017| PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Dive started slow with only reef fish, 1 Guitar shark, 10 Round Ribbontail Rays, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish,5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) shark and shoaling Tuna's. We then we had a pod of Dolphins and BOOM!!! ... Hammerhead sharks for the rest of the dive until the safety stop ... WOOOOHOOOO!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 14 Guitar sharks, 2 Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish.

Flying Fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

WOW! WOW !!!! SHOALING HAMMERHEADS EVERYWHERE .... EVERYWHERE ... ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

28 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we just had Hammerhead sharks all around us, further up the line they had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, Tropicals and Hammerhead sharks. It got quite as Sam got to the reef. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks again.

LOTS AND LOTS OF HAMMERHEADS TODAY ... OH DID I MENTION THE HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

Flying fish seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS, HAMMERHEADS, ZAM'S AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS.

27 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in the water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and shoaling Hammerhead sharks everywhere. On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Guitar sharks and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 30+ Dolphins and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Flying fish seen from the boat.

SANTA DROPPED SOME HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS.

26 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 4 Guitar sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had Shoaling Hammerhead sharks in close and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

FUN IN THE SUN TODAY, WITH SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS.

24 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and one Hammerhead shark. The sharks were so Hyper today.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the surface we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had 2 very friendly Potato Bass, 1 Black Musselcracker and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had Hammerhead sharks coming through every 5 minutes. SO EPIC!!!

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 HUGE Round Ribbontail Ray and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

GOT COLD AT THE BOTTOM TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!

23 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 8m at bottom, 15m mid water
Sea Temp: 22 - 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had Green Jobfish, Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark that came in close and then a bit later, 4 more Hammerhead sharks that came in to say Hi.

WOW, WOW, WOW ... SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND MORE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!

22 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had fantastic viz. The dive started with 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Kingfish Gully was alive with Kingfish and a Potato Bass and plenty of reef fish. As we drifted over Sandshark Gully we must have had around 20 Guitar sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Dusky shark and more shoaling Hammerhead sharks ... 100's!!!!

What an EPIC day on Protea Banks ... whoooohoooo!!!!!

BLACKTIPS, ZAM'S AND HAMMERHEADS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

21 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 8 Guitar sharks and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.
AWESOME DIVE!!!!

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

WARM AND CLEAN, SHARK FILLED WATER TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

20 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: On the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Tuna.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the surface we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Potato Bass and at least 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 20+ Guitar sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and plenty of reef fish.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

The SUN IS SHINING, the sea is flat, what an epic day to be at sea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 8 - 10m milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had lots of Trigger fish, reef fish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and Hammerhead sharks. Safety stop we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some Hammerhead sharks.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

18 December 2017 | PROTEA BANKS.

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we saw 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 2 Eagle Rays 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, shoaling Dusky Rubberlips, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, more than 10 Guitar sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had 4 sets of Shoaling Hammerhead sharks and a MASSIVE BULL SHARK.

Flying Fish seen from the boat.

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