Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

TIGER SHARK DOMINATING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

27 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: For the first 10 minutes we had a Tiger Shark just circling us ... coming close to check us out ... after that we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks for the rest of our dive.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a Tagged Tooth Shark in the distance, a Potato Bass and a Eagle Ray. Mid Water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks for the rest of our dive.

BULLS AND BLACKTIPS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

28 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius Top

Dive 1 - Baited Shark Dive: For the first 30 minutes we had one Oceanic Blacktip Shark being the main master of the Bait ball. After that, another joined, and another and another. In total, we had about 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef, we had a Potato Bass and lots of little reef fish. Most of the action happened mid-water with 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out at 10 meters. So much action that we didn't wanna get out of the water.

RAGGIES HAVING BIG MEETINGS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

26 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - Strong
Viz: 10m Top, 15m Bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had a Shark swimming up to us with the biggest smile I've ever seen!!! Turns out to be a Zambezi (Bull) Shark with a broken jaw 😞 So sad to see and after getting a close look at us, he carried on into the distance. On the reef we had at least 15 Ragged Tooth Sharks scattered all over. We also had a Potato Bass follow us around for a few minutes. Mid water we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks dashing in and out for the rest of the dive.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Passed over the first cave and was so filled up with Ragged Tooth Sharks that we couldn't join the party. So we carried on to the second cave where we found about 30 Ragged Tooth Sharks. Spent our entire bottom time with them and got to pick up a few shark's teeth. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip Shark keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

EXCITING BAITED WITH TONS OF ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

19 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: First thing we saw as we got in the water was a Tiger Shark!!! Didn't stay around for too long as the Oceanic Blacktip Sharks started buzzing around. In total we had at least 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks staying around for our entire bottom time. Great dive from beginning to end!!!

SUCH A GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

14 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had a O ceanic Blacktip Shark circling around. As we got to the reef we had a Tiger Shark pass by. We then had 2 Ragged Tooth Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and at least 3 Guitar Sharks. We also had a Potato Bass and a little Remora following us around. Mid water we had a Ocaenic Blacktip Shark making a appearance every 5 minutes.

RAGGIES MAKING THEIR WAY TO PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

11 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: In the caves we had 5 Ragged Tooth Sharks just chilling around ... also got to pick up a few Sharks Teeth before carrying on with the current. Then we had a friendly Potato Bass come up to say hi πŸ‘‹ mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out with a Zambezi (Bull) Shark showing itself for a few minutes.

5 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

8 May 2021 | Protea Banks

Current: medium to none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Wow!!! A reef dive that's busier than a Baited Shark Dive. On the reef we had a Tiger Shark, 5-8 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a very clingy Potato Bass πŸ˜„ we also had 4 Eagle Rays right as we started to multi-level ... Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and one or two Dusky Sharks that stayed around for the rest of our bottom time getting super close to check us out. So much action that even the divers that finished the dive early got into the water again to snorkel.🀿

SUCH A GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

2 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: In the second cave we had a Ragged Tooth Shark just chilling around. On the reef we had at least 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks with lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead Sharks making an appearance every 5 minutes and we had a Mobula Ray soaring in, gliding in the current, almost looking like he's having a blast. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling and some Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out. We also had some Needlefish chilling around at the surface as we did our safety stop.

Massive Jellyfish and Turtle seen from the boat.

SOOOO CLEAN AND SOOO MUCH HAPPENING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

1 May 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: The boat trip out was a bit on the bumpy side but got in and instantly surrounded by calm, clean, warm water .... On the reef we had non-stop shark action with 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 4 Guitar Sharks, a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks, one Greater Hammerhead Shark, and some Eagle Ray's to top it all off. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling beneath us for the rest of our dive time.

4 SPECIES OF SHARKS IN TWO DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

28 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz:10-15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius
Dive 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoh!! Where do we start??? Okay so on the reef we had at least 2 Greater Hammerhead Sharks, 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and at least 10 Guitar Sharks over Sandshark Gulley!!!! Also had massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish and a Mussel Cracker chilling around.

Dive 2 - Northern Pinnacles: We had about 10-15 Ragged Tooth Sharks in the caves ... also got to pick up a few Sharks Teeth and spent most of our bottom time with in the caves ... as we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks circling us.

Flying fish seen from the boat✈️🐟

ENDLESS VIZ, SHARKS FOR DAYS AND WARM WATER TO TOP IT ALL OFF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

26 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20-30m blue
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius
Southern Pinnacle: on the reef we had lost of fish all over with masive schools of Bigeye Kingfish, Barracuda and a Potato Bass following us around. We also had 5 Guitar Sharks over Sandshark Gulley and at least 10 shoaling Dusky sharks. Mid water we had at least 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 3 Greater Hammerhead Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark making a appearance now and then. Great dive from beginning to end πŸ‘Œ 🦈

ACTION PACKED BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

19 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Started of with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling the drum. After about 10 minutes another 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks joined in... They stayed around for our entire bottom time getting super close to the divers. We also had some cheecky Remoras and lots of Rainbow Runners and Bonito around.

DOLPHINS, SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANK!!!!!!!

18 APRIL 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 - 10m on the bottom, 20m midwater
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: As we hit the water we had about 15 Dolphins with a Bull (Zambezi) shark swimming in between, The visibility was great but as we got closer to the reef the visibility reduced. On the reef we managed to see another Bull (Zambezi) shark, an Oceanic Blacktip shark, an Eagle Ray and a Potato Bass. Some also saw a Tiger shark and a Guitar shark. Midwater we had another Bull (Zambezi) shark pop in. We also saw a stunning Jellyfish and a Remora kept us busy.

TIGER SHARK HAVING FUN WITH THE DIVERS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

14 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius top, 24 degrees Celsius bottom
Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had some Rainbow Runners fly past. Didn't stay around the caves as the reef's topography was just too beautiful to miss out on so we just went with the current. Over the second cave we spotted a Tiger Shark in the distance. then after about 5 minutes we spotted him again, and again after another 5 minutes!!! With the water being so murky, made it quite the surprise every time he showed up. We also had a Eagle Ray and an a Oceanic Blacktip Shark before we started multi- leveling.


Southern Pinnacles: The reef was booming with fish all over!!! massive schools of Kingfish and Batfish with some beautiful smaller fishes everywhere. We had a Round Ribbon-tail Ray chilling in the sand and as we started ascending we had some Barracuda pass by.

SHARK, THEN SHARKS, THEN MORE SHARKS AND EVEN MORE SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

09 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive : Had quite the action packed dive starting with one Oceanic Blacktip Shark circling us. Then another joined in, and after 3 minutes another joined, then another and another... after a while we had at least 8 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks darting in and out of sight. We also had a Tiger Shark join us in the middle of the dive, he swam in all chilled and looking like he's in charge, did a full circle around us and carried on into the distance.

WATER SO NICE AND WARM AND BLUE AND BLACKTIPS RUNNING THE SHOW ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!

04 April 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10-15m blue Top, 5m greenish bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling us. On the reef we had a Potato Bass dash in and out, lots of reef fish all over the reef and some beautiful pufferfish around. Mid water we had about another 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks with one darting in and out getting quite close to some of the divers. We also had massive schools of Rainbow Runners pass by and a Hammerhead Sharks in the distance spotted by some of the divers.

CLEAN GREEN AND MURKY ...... TIGER SHARK WATER!!!!!!!

31 March 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5-10m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: We had an amazing dive with a massive Tiger Shark circling the drum and staying around for at least 15 minutes!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks show it's face for a brief minute. Then we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark enjoying the rest of the dive darting between divers enjoying a entire bait drum to himself. As we did our safety stop another Oceanic Blacktip Shark decided to join for the last bit of our dive.

NO CURRENT AND FISH GALORE ... EVEN NUDIBRANCHS.

27 March 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild reverse
Viz: 15m near surface and 10m at the bottom
Sea Temp: 24 degrees top, 21 degrees Celsius bottom

Northern Pinnacle: Stunning reef dive with just so so many reef fish. Managed to get into the first cave and collect lots of shark teeth. Also managed to spot a Nudibranch. Current was mild and we had Potato Bass staying with us for most of the dive. Stunning chilled dive just appreciating all we saw. A crazy Remora mid water with lots of Rainbow Runner.

QUALITY BEATS QUANTITY ANY DAY ON PROTEA BANKS !!!

23 March 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 20m milky but blue ( almost purple )
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius
Baited Shark Dive: Ooohh my goodness!!! What an amazing, warm, and relaxed day we had ... flat seas, sunny skies and great friends. First thing we saw when we got in the water was a Tiger Shark!! Circled around the entire group and went on its way ... we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks staying around for our entire bottom... about 20 minutes into the dive, the Tiger Shark came back to circle us one more time and disappeared into the distance.

IT'S A SHARK PARTY ON PROTEA BANKS !!!

22 March 2021 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m milky but blue
Sea Temp: 26 degrees top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: Today we had a stunning dive!! Lots and lots of activity over the pinnacles with 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks in and out throughout the dive, 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Duskey Shark in the distance. We also had 3 Guitar Sharks ( Rays ), 3 Potato Bass and a Massive schools of Kingfish.

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