Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

VIZ IMPROVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

22 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: The Pinnacle was beautiful with reef wish all over. Mid water we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Shoal of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. With great sea conditions it was a very very good dive

Dolphins seen from the boat.

TIGER SHARK, HAMMERS, ZAMS AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had lots of beautiful reef fish all over, including some Tiger Angelfish and some Yellowfin Tuna. Also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark that kept us busy. Mid water we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. And on our safety stop we had a TIGER SHARK!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: 1 Hammerhead shark and some fish ... lol. Lets say a 30 minute dive is not a dive for me.

Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS ON SCUBA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!! WHHHOOOHHHOO!!!!!

20 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 26 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef had lots and lots of reef and gamefish all over. We also had a set of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Mid water we had a Pod of about 6 Dolphins!!!!!! And right as they passed we had 100' of Shoaling Hammerheads.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and as we looked up a Shoal of about 100 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks passed right over us!!!!! Also 2 Potato Bass and lots of beautiful fish. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks kept us busy. Also a very cheeky Remora nibbling on the divers. LOL!!!!

Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

ZAMS, HAMMERHEADS AND BLACKTIP KEEPING US BUSY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

19 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass and 2 Hammerhead Sharks. Also lots of reef fish, some Tune and Bigeye Kingfish. Mid water we had 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Lots of interesting Jellyfish and Plankton

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Lots of Kingfish and False fusiliers. Mid water we had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy through the rest of the dive. Also a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popped in a few times.

Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat.

FLAT SEAS AND CHILLED DIVE!!!

17 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: The reef was busy with reef and gamefish all over including some False Fusiliers, Kingfish, Redfang Triggerfish, Tiger Angelfish and much, much more. We also had a Potato Bass and a very brief sighting of a Sharks. Lots of interesting Jellyfish and Plankton.

VERY RELAXED DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild to none
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 25 degrees Celsius 

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We got to the reef and had a HUGE Shoal of Bigeye Kingfish. Also a big Boxfish, lots of beautiful reef fish all over and a Hammerhead Shark. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so many reef fish including some Redfang Triggerfish, False Fusiliers and Natal Fingerfins. Also some Tuna and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had a Hammerhead Shark, 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

A Turtle and a Hammerhead Shark seen from the boat.

STUNNING VIZ ON PROTEA BANKS!

14 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 20m++
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius 

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped into the water, it was so warm and clean. It was a nice relaxed dive as there was not much current. On the bottom there were the usual reef fish including a Tiger Angel fish and Clown Triggerfish. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and Round Ribbontail Ray. A BIG shoal of Bigeye Kingfish also came past.

In midwater although the viz was amazing, it was pretty non eventful so we had time to look at some interesting Plankton.

A 'lost' Humpback Whale also seen by Jaco from the boat.

A SUPER RELAXED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS!

12 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: The reef was full of beautiful reef fish all over. Lots and lots of Redfang Trigger fish, Bigeye Kingfish, False Fusiliers and much more. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray, Potato Bass and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

A GREAT VARIETY OF THE BIG STUFF, ON PROTEA BANKS!

10 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 7 - 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Well the day started off with the flattest sea I have seen in a long time. As we got to the the dive site we had Dolphins pop up next to the boat to say Hi. On the dive we were greeted by 2 HUGE Round Ribbonrail Rays, floating a few metres above the reef. A Zambezi (Bull) shark and a Hammerhead were also spotted. Then 2 more Round Ribbontail Rays (one was a cutie pie). We also had a Brindle Bass and a Potato Bass at the bottom. Lots of reef and gamefish also seen. In midwater we had 2 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Also a Zambezi (Bull) shark that kept on popping in and out. The viz was unfortunately a bit down otherwise I am sure we would have seen loads more.

SO SO SO MANY SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

9 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m near top, 20m at bottom
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 22 degrees Celsius top

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so so so many reef fish. Also 3 Potato Bass, a Brindle Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Eagle Ray. While we were on the reef we also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark, Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 3 sets of 1000's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Mid water we had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks keeping us busy till the end of the dive!!! OOHH MY GOODNESS!!!! SO MANY SHARKS!!!!!

NONSTOP ACTION WITH SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

8 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As soon as we got to the reef there were a huge Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a set of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!! Lots and lots of beautiful reef and gamefish all over including some Bigeye Kingfish and some false fusiliers. Right before we started to multi level we had another 2 sets of 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 1000's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. GREAT DIVE!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 5 Hammerhead Sharks pass right underneath us!! On the reef we had so so so many reef fish. Also a Brindle Bass, Potato Bass, Moray Eel and 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Mid water we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 3 Copper Sharks and 1000's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Non stop action from beginning to end. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dolphins seen from the boat.

OOOH MY GOODNESS!!!! ACTION PACKED FROM BEGINNING TO END ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

5 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As soon as we got to the reef there were a set of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, at least 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a few Oceanic Blacktip and Copper Sharks!!!! We also had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, an Eagle Ray and 4 Guitar Sharks ... Lots and lots of reef fish and Potato Bass all over. Mid water we had 1000' of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 sets of about 30 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Lots of reef fish and some Bigeye Kingfish, Tuna, 2 Potato Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, an Eagle Ray and 3 Guitar Sharks. Mid water we had 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by... AMAZING DAY!!!! Well worth getting out of bed early!!!

ANOTHER TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!! WHHHOOOOOHHHOO!!! AND A MANTA RAY SEEN FROM BOAT!!!

4 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a MASSIVE Tiger Sharks!!!!! WOW!!! On the reef we had a Potato Bass and lots of Kingfish, Tuna and reef fish!!! We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had reef and gamefish all over including some Tuna, False Fusiliers and Rainbow Runners. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out for the rest of the dive

On our way out to the dive we saw a Manta Ray from the boat!!!!! EPIC!!!!

TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!! WHHHOOOOOHHHOO!!!

3 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so so so many reef and gamefish. We also had 2 HUGE Round Ribbontail Rays. Mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a TIGER SHARK!!!! OMG!!!!! Got to the second caves and found a Ragged Tooth Shark inside and we found some Shark's teeth. We also had 2 MASSIVE Potato Bass and lots of Tuna and False Fusiliers. Mid water we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark coming really close to the divers.

A POD OF ABOUT 50 DOLPHINS ON THE REEF ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

2 December 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Right as we got to the reef we had a Shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. As soon as they passed a Pod of about 50 Dolphins came down onto the reef and stayed with us for a minute or two. WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Mid water we had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, an Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a set of 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had beautiful reef fish all over. Also some Tuna and Kingfish and 2 Potato Bass. While we were on the reef we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Shoal of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Great dive!!!!

4 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

30 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of beautiful reef fish all over. Also a Potato Bass, a Common Octopus and a Greater Hammerhead Shark that passed right over us. Mid water we had a set of about 30 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks that stayed with us for a few minutes.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the caves and there were 3 Ragged Tooth Sharks inside. Also lots of reef and gamefish and 3 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks that kept us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of Kingfish, Tuna, Lionfish and much much more. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks that stayed with us till the end of the dive.

AMAZING SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

28 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Got into the water and had sharks straight away. We had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping is busy throughout the whole dive. We also had a few Copper Sharks in the distance ... WOW!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: When we got to the reef there were beautiful reef fish, gamefish and a Potato Bass all over. We also had a set of about 20 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass right over us. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, an Oceanic Blacktip Shark and 2 sets of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Great dive with shark action from beginning to end.

SHARKS CAME BACK WITH A BANG ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

26 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: Got in the water and had 2 Oceanic Blacktip and 3 Hammerhead sharks coming right on to the drum the. And it only got better from there. We had 5 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark that kept us busy through the rest of the dive. We also had another Hammerhead Shark and a pod of about 20 Dolphins passed by.

SHARKS COMING BACK SLOWLY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

25 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 8 - 10m, lots of Plankton
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Lots and lots of reef fish all over. Some Clown Triggerfish, Orange Spine Unicorn, Ember Parrotfish, Coachman, Butterflyfish, Orbicular Batfish, Natal Knifejaw, Redfang Triggerfish, Pencilled Surgeon, Sea Goldies and much much more! So basically the same as yesterday's dive accept today we had a Electric Ray and mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark for a brief second.

BEAUTIFUL REEF DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

24 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m (snowy)
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Lots and lots of reef fish all over. Some Clown Triggerfish, Orange Spine Unicorn, Ember Parrotfish, Coachman, Butterflyfish, Orbicular Batfish, Natal Knifejaw, Redfang Trigerfish, Pencilled Surgeon, Sea Goldies and much much more! We also had a Common Octopus, a Moray Eel and 3 Spotted Eagle Rays!!!! Lots of Plankton, making it look like snow ... LOL

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