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HAMMERHEADS, RAGGIES, BLACKTIPS AND GUITAR SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

24 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef the current was so strong, so we got in to the second cave were we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. As we found our bearings in the current, we swam over the Pinnacle where we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and some reef fish. On the sand we had 5 Guitar sharks. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

WE HAD SHOALS OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

23 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: We got down to reef and only had Ragged-tooth sharks in the caves. On the reef we had lots of reef fish and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had an Eagle Ray. On the reef we had 4 sets of Hammerhead sharks, 2 Potato Bass, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and lots of reef fish. On the sand we had 5 Guitar sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

RAGGIES, HAMMERHEADS, BULL AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

22 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: Got down to the second cave were we had a full house of Ragged-tooth sharks. After we were done. we went up to mid water and had some Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of reef fish. On the sand we had 9 Guitar sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

RAGGIES, TIGER, BULL AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

20 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 18 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 30+ Ragged-tooth sharks and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Tiger shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us busy.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 30+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks again.

AAAAAANNNNDD SOME MORE TIGER SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

19 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius top, 19 degrees Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum. After a few minutes more joined in and at the end we had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark circling at the bottom. Lots of Rainbow Runners as well.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef and all around the caves we had Ragged-tooth sharks ... EVERYWHERE!!! We also had 2 Potato Bass and some Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had 2 TIGER SHARKS pass not too long after each other!!!!!!! Oh and we had about 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks dashing in and out for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 15 Ragged-tooth sharks scattered all over. We also had 2 Potato Bass and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out with 4 little Remora's following us around.

TIGER, RAGGIES, BLACKTIPS AND WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT ON PROTEA BANKS.

18 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down we had 1 Tiger shark coming in close. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere, we still had the Tiger shark above us and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some Ragged-tooth sharks and the Tiger shark again.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had some Ragged-tooth sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

THE TIGER SHARK WAS TOUGHENING OUT THE COLD ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 17- 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Dropped in with a big Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had loads of Ragged-tooth sharks, as we sat in the cave we had 1 Tiger shark passing over us. The reef was alive with Raggies and Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks entertaining the divers.

RAGGIES PLAYING AROUND ON THE BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS.

16 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 -15m, milky
Sea Temp: 17- 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks, but on the reef we had 1 Baby Raggie, 1 small Trumpet Fish and lots of reef fish.  Ragged-tooth sharks scattered along the way and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water some Raggies and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Started with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Ragged-tooth shark  - very friendly, the Raggie helped Brandon with his navigation. The action did pick up to 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 4 Ragged-tooth sharks.

VERY EXCITING BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: We dropped in and got a huge surprise the viz wasn't so great, as we got down smiley came by to have a snack and then called all her friends. We only had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark but it was an exciting dive.

ACTION PACKED BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius, much colder at the bottom

Baited Shark Dive: So we started off with 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a few Rainbow Runners. BUT when the action started we had 1 big TIGER shark, 11 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. EPIC dive!!!!

SAVING SMILEY ... HUMPBACK WHALE, TIGER, MANTA AND SO MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS

12 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks it was very entertaining because the Viz wasn't so good so only when the sharks were in your face did you see them. Towards the middle of the dive we ended up with 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We were having so much fun at the end of the dive we had a total of 9 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As we thought it was all over after our amazing dive we had we saw an amazing friendly whale who just wanted to be by us and make friends came to say Hi 3 times, even came towards the boat super close and put his nose out to greet us. When we said over goodbyes his came up and lifted his tail out of the water and said goodbye ...

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Potato Bass and a Round Ribbontail Ray. Lots of reef and gamefish all over. Mid water we had a quick glimpse of an Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle: WOW!!!!!! INSANE DIVE!!!!! In the first caves we had about 10 Ragged-tooth sharks ... got to pick up a few sharks teeth, then we carried on along the reef. As we go out the cave we had a Massive TIGER SHARK cruising by. On the reef we had at least 20 Ragged-tooth sharks scattered all over and just as we started to multi-level we had a GIANT MANTA RAY come in, circle around us twice and then made its way into the blue!!!!! EPIC SIGHTING!!!!!!!!

EVERYTHING FELT LIKE A BAITED SHARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

11 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 10m, greenish on the top
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Epic Dive this was. We got in and we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us entertained, we got super excited because another 3 decided to join us - so we had a total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks with us. Towards the end of the dive we had the pleasure of seeing 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks on the dive with us as well.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had a massive Round Ribbontail Ray and at least 20 Ragged-tooth sharks all over. In the first caves we had about 15 Ragged-tooth sharks just chilling around. Mid water we had a Round Ribbontail Ray come up to us from the reef and we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks pass by in the distance.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks EVERYWHERE!!!! Lost count after a while but there was A LOT !!!! We also had a Potato Bass and lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out.

DIVE 4 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and big moray eel and some reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that were super friendly and kept us company for the rest of the dive.

RAGGIES ARE STARTING TO STACK UP ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

10 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius.

Northern Pinnacle:As we dropped in we had lots of bait fish. On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks and lots of reef fish and Bream. In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks.Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out.

SHARKS CAMERA ACTION!!!!!! GIANT MANTA, TIGER, AND ZAMS!!! CAN'T ASK FOR ANY BETTER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

5 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium, reverse
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, a Round Ribbontail Ray popping in to say hi and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks dashing in and out for the rest of our dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Ragged-tooth shark. In the caves we had at least 20 Ragged-tooth sharks!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got in the water we had a GIANT MANTA RAY!!!!!!!!!!! We had about 5 minutes with this beautiful creature and then it made it's way into the distance. On the reef we had a Potato Bass and an Oceanic Blacktip shark pass by. Then mid water we had a TIGER SHARK swimming right up to us!!!!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

SOME AWESOME SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

4 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had the Oceanic Blacktip sharks there ready to entertain the divers. On the dive we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 11 - 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

SOMETHING DIFFERENT !! ... A BAITED RAY DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

3 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Action packed from start to finish with something weird going on ... in total we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks EVERYWHERE!!!! Then we had 7 Round Ribbontail Rays just chilling 5 meters beneath the drum??????? and just danced around for about 20 minutes!!!! IT WAS EPIC!!!!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by a few times.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had about 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Potato Bass and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of the dive.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

BUSY DAY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

2 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had about 30 Ragged-tooth sharks!!!! We also had a few Oceanic Blacktip sharks throughout the dive with a pod of Dolphins passing. WE ALSO HAD A TIGER SHARK!!! AND IT WAS EPIC!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks following us down. On the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark darting in and out with a Round Ribbontail Ray following us up to about 15 meters. Mid water we had another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle: This time we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks on the reef. We had 2 to 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks throughout the dive and we were lucky enough to have some Dolphins again just before we got out the water !!!!

DIVE 4 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we again had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks follow us down. On the reef we had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks and another 3 in the first cave. As we started to multi-level we had a Potato Bass getting really close to the divers. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by.

CRAZY BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

1 May 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had all 14 Oceanic Blacktip sharks there ready to smile and model for the camera's. It was a nice and exciting dive.

6 TYPES OF SHARKS IN TWO DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

30 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, lots of reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. On the sand we saw 2 Guitar sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had some Triggerfish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Oh and Simoné saw 1 Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We had action from the start to the end, we dropped in with a TIGER shark and 9 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. The TIGER stuck around for about 10 minutes. In the last few minutes a Zambezi (Bull) shark decided to come in on the action.

SUNDAY IS FUN DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

28 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 MANTA Ray and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 5 Eagle Rays, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 2 Potato Bass and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks.  Also 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out till the end.

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