Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

INSANE DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS, SHARKS, SHARKS AND MORE SHARKS!

20 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, very milky
Sea Temp:  23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: What another unexpected dive with shoaling Hammerheads sharks being seen several times on the dive. Also some Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. AND a Bull (Zambezi) shark sneaking up on us.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, but the action picked up fast to at least 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Circling underneath we had a least 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark circling us on the outside. The extra highlight was a 'baby' TIGER shark coming in to say Hi. EPIC, EPIC DIVE!!!!!

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

DUSKY, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, but the action did pick up to 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

JUST SEE WHAT YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 7 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had a lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Mallabar Rockcod.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a bunch of reef fish. On Sandshark Gully we had 3 Guitar sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, a pod of Dolphins and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

JUST WOW!!! PROTEA BANKS WAS AWESOME TODAY!!!

16 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 15m. milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef it was so nice and chilled we had reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. On Sandshark Gully we saw 2 Guitar sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. As we tried to see the Bull shark at the bottom there were 3 Humpback Whales passing us in slow motion. (We did try to swim away, but they were just too fast).

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Tuna. We then had Oceanic Blacktip sharks coming in one by one up until the end where we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bull shark. As we did our safety stop we had the visibility opening up to about 301m and in that viz we saw 1 Humpback Whale passing by the bait drum.

BLACKTIPS, BULL AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. We ended with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we only had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

BULL SHARKS COMING OUT TO PLAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

14 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Zambezi (Bull) shark follow us down. Got to the caves however no Raggies so we carried on to look for some sharks teeth and made our way. We had a Potato Bass and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark circling in the distance. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks dashing in and out for the rest of our dive.

TIGERS, HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

12 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. As we left the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks joining us on the dive. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we saw 2 Tiger sharks and in the cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 6 Hammerhead sharks and 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. EPIC day of diving.

IT WAS GREAT BEING BACK IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m. milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 12 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass playing around the yellow reel, also 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark but far down at the reef and 3 Hammerhead sharks came in nice and close.

THE TIGER SHARK WAS SO SNEAKY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 1 Tiger shark, first Peter saw it sneaking past the cave, then the other divers saw it following the group up to mid water. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Greater Hammerhead sharks and 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.

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

5 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 6 Ragged-tooth sharks scattered all over. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a quick glimpse of a Potato Bass. Mid water it got insane with 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark darting in and out for the rest of our dive. Then Hammerheads!!!!! 100's and 100's of them!!! We had about two shoals pass by and even as we were waiting to pass equipment up to the boat after the dive, we looked down to find MORE HAMMERHEADS just passing right below us!!!

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: MIND BLOWING!!! The day got even better. On the drum we had 20 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and circling down below we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks for our entire bottom time. We also had 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks pass by as well as a Greater Hammerhead shark and a Tiger shark swam up to some of the divers to say HI!!!! :)

So blessed to call a dive site like this our home!!!

PROTEA BANKS HAS OUTDONE ITSELF AGAIN!!! CAN'T ASK FOR ANY BETTER!!

4 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 22 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Wow what a dive!!!! On the reef we had at least 8 Gigantic Guitar sharks!!! Reef and gamefish all over with a few Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water is where it got interesting with 100's and 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks passing by!!!!! Oooh and we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We had instant chaos with 20 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Big Zambezi (Bull) shark and lots of Rainbow Runners.

MARLIN, TIGER, HAMMERHEADS, AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

2 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, 1 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dolphin. On Sandshark Gully we had 10 Guitar sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Black MARLIN.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and then the chaos started ... we had 1 baby Tiger shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks on the drum and 16 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DOLPHINS AND HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

1 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, lots of reef fish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Pod of Dolphins.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots of reef fish. On Sandshark Gully we had 5 Guitar sharks, 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Eagle Ray. Mid water we had 4 Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

BULL SHARKS JOINING THE BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

31 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, lots of reef fish and plenty of blue water. Mid water we had 1 TIGER shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 14 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

PETER WAS ON THE DIVE BUT NO DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

30 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Potato Bass. On Sandshark Gully we had 5 Guitar sharks, 4 Greater Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 3 Hammerhead sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and shoaling Barracuda ... 1000's.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: The dive started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and then picked up slowly to 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: This dive was more action packed with 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

BLUE WATER AND HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

29 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass, lots of reef fish and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 3 sets of small shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark.

BLACKTIPS, HAMMERHEADS AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

28 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 20 - 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 big Poenskop, some game fish, 3 Ragged-tooth sharks and a few reef fish. In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

2 IS A PARTY BUT 20 SHARKS BECOMES A CROWED PROTEA BANKS!!!

27 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m, green
Sea Temp: 20 - 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and slowly started gaining more and more sharks ... 20 minutes into the dive it started getting hard to keep count but we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 18 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 lost Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, lots of reef fish and Rainbow Runners.On Sandshark Gully we had 2 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

PROTEA BANKS FULL OF SHARK ACTION TODAY!

26 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 8 - 12m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the second cave we had about 8 Ragged-tooth sharks. As we came out the cave there was a Potato Bass. Mid water we had non stop action with at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Great dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we came down there was a Bull (Zambezi) shark. The dive was chilled with 2 Ragged-tooth sharks on the reef. We also had 4 Guitar sharks on Sandshark Gully. Mid water some great action with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

HAMMERHEADS WERE OWNING PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

25 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10 - 15m, green
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we only had lots of reef fish and shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and Tuna. As we passed the pinnacle we had Hammerhead sharks passing us every 2 minutes On Sandshark Gully we saw 6 Guitar sharks, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 1 Tiger shark. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had just reef fish swimming around. Mid water we had 10+ Hammerhead sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

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