Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

CRAZY ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

31 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had 1 pod of DOLPHINS, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, school of Bigeye Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Over the sand we had Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Eagle Ray and shoal of Barracuda. Mid water we had more Hammerhead sharks and 13 Round Ribbontail Rays at the bottom. On the safety stop we had more Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

TIGER, ZAM'S AND BLACKTIP SHARKS TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

29 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius.

Baited Shark Dive:As we all dropped in we had 1 TIGER shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, but the action picked up very quickly and we ended up having 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

WE HAVE BEEN WAITING AWHILE FOR A DIVE LIKE TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

28 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Before the divers got in Karen saw 1 TIGER shark and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, "lucky fish". On the dive we had 13 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped down to the reef we had 1 big Round Ribbontail Ray and a pod of Dolphins. On the reef we had Hammerhead sharks shoaling just above us for at least 20 minutes. While we chasing Hammerhead sharks we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As we got to mid water, Peter and Suresh decided to go and hunt on their own and had 1 Eagle Ray and 1 Guitar shark, as we got to them we saw a huge Zambezi (Bull) shark stalking them. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

GIANT HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, BULL SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

27 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. We also had some shoaling Bigeye Kingfish, Barracuda and other reef fish. On the sand we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Guitar shark, 1 Eagle Ray, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and then the Hammerhead sharks came through with a BOOM - we had none stop Hammerhead shark action for a good few minutes. Mid water we had more Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, shoaling Barracuda and Bigeye Kingfish.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

OOHH MY GOODNESS!!! WHERE DO I START?? WE HAD A INSANE DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

25 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark following us. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, a massive school of Barracuda and Bigeye Kingfish. We also had a Dusky shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Guitar shark. Right before we started to multi-level we had a group of at least 20 to 25 Round Ribbontail Rays with 3 Eagle rays just chilling around on Sandshark Gully. Mid Water we had 5 Hammerhead sharks swim right up to us and we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark.

In the distance, for the rest of the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us busy for the rest of our dive.

WOW!! ROUGH DAY ON TOP AND IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

23 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail rays, with lots of reef and gamefish all over including massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water was pretty quiet with a glimpse of an Oceanic Blacktip shark by one of the divers and lots of pretty Jellyfish to look at. Well at least we got to blow some bubbles.

WE COULD SEE!!!!! SO GREAT TO TO HAVE BLUE WATER BACK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

22 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15 m 
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: For the first 20 minutes of the dive we had our favorite "Halffin" the Zambezi (Bull) shark stay with us ... he was the only one around for a while but we really didn't mind as he came in super close and just wow'd us with his gracefulness. In total we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We also had some Greater Hammerhead sharks passing by in the distance. LOTS AND LOTS OF FISH AROUND including Rainbow Runners, Bigeye Kingfish and Cape Yellowtail.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef and gamefish all over with massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water is where the action happened with "Halffin" and an Oceanic Blacktip shark staying with us right up until we got out the water!!

HAMMERHEADS FREEZING THEIR BUTTS OFF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 5m bottom, 10m top (milky)
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top.

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a school of Batfish. On the reef we had lots of reef and gamefish including some Bigeye Kingfish. We also had lots of Redfang Triggers and Tropicals. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark and 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks. On our safety stop we were a super cute little needle fish.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

SOME MORE SHARKS AND PLAYFUL DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

18 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium 
Viz: 5m bottom, 10m top (milky)
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a pod of about 4 Dolphins following us all the way down, being super playful. On the reef we had lots of reef and gamefish all over, with schools of Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had a Hammerhead shark pass by and we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out for the rest of our bottom time.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

BLACKTIPS, ZAM AND A CHEEKY REMORA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

17 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium 
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by. On the reef we had SO SO SO many reef and game fish all over. We also had a massive school of Bigeye Kingfish as we passed over the Pinnacle. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling below us. We also had a Remora following us around for the last 20 minutes of the dive.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

SO MUCH MORE ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium 
Viz: 8 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top.

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Round Ribbontail Ray, a Greater Hammerhead shark and a massive school of Bigeye Kingfish. As we started to multi-level we had a few Hammerhead sharks pass by. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks pass by a few times and at least another 5 Hammerhead sharks before the end of our dive.

WELL WE CAN'T HAVE IT ALL, ALL THE TIME ON PROTEA BANKS.

15 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Round Ribbontail Rays dancing around. We also had a massive school Bigeye Kingfish and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we didn't have much. however we got to spend some time actually looking at some interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

GREAT DAY TO BE IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium 
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass following us around with at least 10 Round Ribbontail Rays scattered all over the reef. We also had a Mobula Ray and a Hammerhead shark pass by as we started to multi-level. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out and on our safety stop we had another Hammerhead shark come!!

PETER'S DOLPHINS CAME TO VISIT ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

9 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had a pod of Dolphins. On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark cruising above us. We also had 3 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks till the end.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Rays, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark,1 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

MIND BLOWING BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

8 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 very curious Tiger shark called 'Snoopy'. The Tiger shark didn't stay around for long but the 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks made up for it.

COLD WATER AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

7 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 18 - 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of Round Ribbontail Rays, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and lots of reef fish.

DOLPHINS, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

6 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Massive Zambezi (Bull) shark and a small Pod of Dolphins. As we drifted we had more Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

LOADS OF ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

5 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started the dive with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As the dive went on the Blacktips just came in ... more and more. We ended up with 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, and lots of game fish and reef fish. As we played around with the Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark popped in. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

ANOTHER AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

3 March 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we stopped the sharks started popping in. On the dive we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. The sharks looked super happy today, they were just smiling the whole dive through.

From the boat we saw Hammerhead sharks and Dolphins.

NOT MUCH, BUT WE HAD FUN ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

28 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass, loads of reef fish, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and some game fish.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of reef fish. Mid water we finally had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

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