Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

MARLINS, HAMMERHEADS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

22 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got in we had a shoal of 6 Greater Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had a huge shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and schools of Barracuda, Green Jobfish and other reef fish and gamefish. At the Pinnacle we had 1 Marlin coming in to the divers and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, gamefish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. At the Pinnacle we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark, 1 MARLIN and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

21 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: We started the dive with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. During the dive more and more sharks came in and join the baited.The last 10 minutes of the dive we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Hammerhead sharks seen from the boat.

JELLYFISH PARADISE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

19 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N - S
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 17 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the dive we came down in a school of Tuna and other gamefish. On the reef we had cold water and lots of Jellyfish, we did have some small reef fish too. Mid water we defrosted in warmer water.

BULL SHARK TO THE RESCUE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

18 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish. We didn't have many sharks so we started doing plankton ID. Mid water we started getting over the plankton, so we started blowing Bubbles.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle:In the first cave we got a few shark teeth. On the reef we welcomed the Potato Bass and saw massive Rubberlips schooling and plenty more reef fish. Mid water we sat and stared in each others eyes until we had the Zambezi (Bull) shark.

REALLY CHILLED AND RELAXED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As Michelle got in she had a HUGE Tiger shark. However as soon as the divers dropped it dashed off into the distance. A Round Ribbontail Ray popped in to say Hi, then made his way back down to the reef. For the rest of the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joining us every now and then. There were also so so so many fish Rainbow Runners, Orbicular Batfish and lots, lots more ...

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: We got to the first cave we had a Ragged-tooth shark just chilling around. Mid-water we had 1 Potato Bass and swimming just below us we had a Round Ribbontail Ray. Lots of Rainbow Runners and jellyfishes.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

EVEN MORE DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m bottom, 5m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had another Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a pod of about 40 Dolphins playing around for a bit and then they swam into the distance. We also had an Oceanic Blacktip shark, Zambezi (Bull) shark and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had another Zambezi (Bull) shark and Oceanic Blacktip shark. What made the dive even better is the viz ... with a super milky 5 meter viz for the first 5 meters, then it cleared up going deeper ... it looked like undersea clouds. LOL!

DOLPHINS COMING TO PLAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

14 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m bottom, 20m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 26 degrees Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks just chilling with us. As the dive went on we ended up with 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us and 2 very shy Zambezi (Bull) sharks circling at the bottom. We also had some Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we started descending we were surprised by a huge pod of Dolphins playing around ... AMAZING!! Just above them we had huge shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, seen in the distance by some of the divers. Just before we got out we had another Oceanic Blacktip shark come in and out. Lots of interesting jelly fish and plankton.

ALMOST THOUGHT WE WERE ON A BAITED SHARK DIVE.

13 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: We just missed the first cave, as we drifted over we had 1 Potato Bass. We got to the second cave we and we had 2 Potato Bass, as we started to make our way mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark swim underneath us. We were just hanging out mid-water and 2 by 2 the Oceanic Blacktip sharks started joining us - by the end of the dive we had a total of 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of Jelly fish and plankton.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass and many other reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of Jelly fish and plankton.

AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS.

11 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: So we started with 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Then a Gorgeous Tiger shark came by to say hello, she stuck with us for a long 3 minutes and then left. At the end of the dive we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

PLAYFUL DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS.

9 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: We started the dive with 2 big Eagle Rays cruising by and saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark passing by. On the reef we had 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Pod of playful Dolphins and 1 Tiger Shark. Mid water we only saw 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. EPIC DIVE!!!!!!!!!!

GREAT VIZ AND WARM WATER ON PROTEA BANKS.

7 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish. We had a batch of 15 Round Ribbontail Rays and schools of Bigeye Kingfish and Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

JUST GO WITH THE FLOW ON PROTEA BANKS

5 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 5m bottom - 15m top
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Bankies, Trigger fish, Green Jobfish, Rubberlips, Rainbow Runners, Bigeye Kingfish and small reef fish.

AWESOME DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

4 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10m, getting blue
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, schools of Bigeye Kingfish, Tuna and all types of reef fish. On the safety stop we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dorado.

CHILLED WEEKEND VIBES WITH A RELAXED BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

3 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As soon as we got into the water we had one Oceanic Blacktip shark staying around the divers.. After a few minutes we had another join, then another and so on ... in about 20 minutes we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks gracing us with their presence. They also stayed around for our entire bottom time. GREAT SUNDAY DIVE!!!

THE GREENER THE CLEANER THEY SAY, DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

2 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight 
Viz: 5m bottom, green - 10m top, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 9 Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Peter and 'his team' had a brief sighting of an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark popping in and out  ... and 1 Oceanic Blacktip saying Hello.

CHILLED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

1 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 5 - 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and plenty of reef fish.Mid water we had a lot of Jellyfish and Plankton.

RAYS FOR DAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

31 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 5 - 10m, green
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got down we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. At the Pinnacle we had crazy fish life  ... we had schools of Green Jobfish, Rubberlips, 1 Potato Bass and Bankies. Just before we got to the sand we had 10 Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays following us.

LOADS OF SHARKS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

28 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. As the dive went on, more and more sharks started coming in and we ended with 6 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED THEN JUST A DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS

27 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 awesome shoal of Hammerhead sharks, the shoal was ranging from big Greater Hammerhead sharks to small scalloped Hammerhead sharks and we saw 1 Eagle Ray. Regarding the fish life we saw shoaling Greater Barracuda, Bigeye Kingfish, Green Jobfish and plenty of reef fish. On the sand we picked up the Zambezi (Bull) sharks again. Mid water we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

CRAZY HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

26 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with a friendly Hammerhead shark and lots of reef fish. At the Pinnacle we had big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and lots of Rubberlips. On the sand the action started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 3 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we started with with 3 Massive shoals Hammerhead sharks. On the sand we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 1 Eagle Ray and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

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