Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

A GREAT BAITED REEF FISH DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY LOL!!!

23 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Got in the water and had action for a little while with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. The rest of the dive we had lots and lots and lots of False Fusiliers and Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:The reef had beautifull reef fish all over. Also some Tuna, Bigeye Kingfish, Stonefish and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out through the rest of the dive. We also had 3 Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks.

HAMMERHEADS, ZAMS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!! GREAT WAY TO START THE DAY!!!

22 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had beautiful reef fishes all over. Also a Moray Eel and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 sets of about 40 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Also a huge school of false fusiliers passed by. Great dive!!!!!

ZAMS AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: The Reef had reef and gamefish all over including some Tuna, Bigeye Kingfish and lots of False fusiliers. Also a huge Potato Bass. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. Lots and lots of Rainbow Runners, Remoras, Jellyfish and Plankton

MILLION - TRILLION SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ALL OVER PROTEA BANKS!! WWWHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

19 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 25m +
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and there were reef fish all over. We also had a Potato Bass, Eagle Ray and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Mid water was action packed with 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks, 4 Copper Sharks and MILLIONS OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!!!! One of the most amazing Hammerhead sightings we've ever had!!!! The one shoal of Hammerheads continuously passed us for up to about 10 minutes!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Even before we got to the reef we had a set of about 30 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. The reef had reef fish all over and a huge Potato Bass passed by. Mid water we had 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Also 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks a Copper Shark.

SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ALL OVER ON PROTEA BANKS!!

15 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a set of 6 HUGE Eagle Rays and a Round Ribbontail Ray. Also a Turtle, 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and lots of beautiful reef fish. Mid water we had 1000's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Also 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef had had lots of reef and gamefish all over. We also saw a Potato Bass, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Guitar Shark. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. AND AGAIN 1000'S OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!!!

4 SPECIES OF SHARKS IN ONE DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!

14 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 20 - 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktips, 3 Zambezi (Bull) and 2 Copper Sharks keeping us busy through the whole dive. We also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark and a set of about 30 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Right as we got to the reef we had a set of about 50 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks passing right over us. The reef was full with lots of reef fish including some Bigeye Kingfish. Also 3 Potato Bass and a HUGE Eagle Ray. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Also 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Great day of diving!!!!

VERY CHEEKY ZAMBEZI (BULL) SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

13 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 30m+ top to bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks that kept us busy through the whole dive. We also had 2 Hammerhead Sharks pass by. 3 Potato Bass came right up to the drum ... Great baited dive and the amazing viz made everything even more exiting!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Got to the reef and had reef fish all over. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had at least 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks. Action packed right till the end!!!!!

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat.

NON STOP ACTION AND A MANTA RAY ... ON PROTEA BANKS!!

12 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to strong
Viz: 30m+ top to bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Got in the water and were amazed by the great viz ... top to bottom. The reef was stunning, some Bigeye Kingfish on Kingfish Gully and a Potato Bass. Lots and lots of reef fish. As we hit Sandshark Gully the action was out of this world - a HUGE shoal of Hammerheads sharks. Underneath we had at least 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, some Oceanic Blacktip sharks and Guitar sharks. Also a couple of Round Ribbontail Rays seen. And the action did not stop till we got onto the boat. 1000's more Hammerhead sharks, Zambezi (Bull) sharks and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. And just to end it off a Copper shark. WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, and WOW ... did I mention WOW!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: So how do you beat a first dive like that ... oh easy ... you throw a Manta Ray into the mix - that was seen at the end of the dive. The rest of the dive was action packed. Shoaling Hammerhead sharks, Zambezi (Bull) sharks, Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots more Guitar sharks on this dive. The reef was stunning but viz was slightly reduced.
What can I say, if you want to be having the best diving ever ... you need to be on PROTEA BANKS at the moment ... it is truely MIND BLOWING diving!!!

Flying fish seen from boat.

ONE OF THE TOP 10 DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS!!

11 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 30m+ top to bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Got in the water and were amazed by the great viz ... and with it being so clear we could see a lot more. The reef was magical with reef fish all over, including some Bigeye Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Bonito, False Fusiliers and so much more! We also had a Potato Bass and right before we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and a Guitar Shark, and then we heard Tom Burd screaming at us to look up, a pod of about 10 Dolphins passed over us. WOW WOW WOW!!!! Mid water we had 1000's and more Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks, we also saw cute little baby Hammerhead Sharks!! 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Copper Shark kept us busy in between all the Hammerhead action ... OOOHH MY GOODNESS, WHAT A DIVE!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had a set of about 50 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!! Lots of little reef fish and a Potato Bass. While we were on the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) Shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Guitar Sharks. Mid water we had 100's of shoaling Hammerhead Sharks and a Greater Hammerhead Shark. We also had another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks.

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat.

GREAT DAY!!!! FLAT SEA, CLEAR WATER AND 1000's OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

10 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots reef fish, a Huge Zambezi (Bull) shark and a shoal of about 30 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had another 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Also 1000's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!!! TOO AMAZING FOR WORDS!!!!! And we had a Greater Hammerhead shark coming really close to the divers

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef had beautiful reef fish all over and we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktips, a Copper and a Zambezi (Bull) shark. AND 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!! Sharks kept us busy from beginning to end!!

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat.

SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS EVERYWHERE ON PROTEA BANKS!!

9 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a few Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. Big shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and False Fusiliers. We also had a set of about 20 Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!! Mid water we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and at least 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also had 100's of Shoaling Hammerhead Sharks!!!!! Crazy way to start the day !!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The first thing we saw when we got to the reef was a set of about 10 Hammerhead Sharks. WOW. We had more Bigeye Kingfish and a Potato Bass. Also 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Mid water we had at least 2 Oceanic Blacktip, 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Copper Shark. AND 1000's OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!! Above us, underneath us, all around us, everywhere!!!!

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat

A BUSY 3 DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS!!

8 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 8 - 10m (clean water but very milky)
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Lots of reef fish. Shoaling Bigeye Kingfish on Kingfish Gully and a Pototo Bass. 2 Hammerhead sharks, a Zambezi (Bull) shark and about 5 Round Ribbontail Rays on the reef. Mid water we had about 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. The viz was very milky so there could have been a lot more Hammers.

A HUGE Whale seen breaching from the boat. Dolphins and Flying Fish also seen from the boat.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Lots of reef fish. Also shoaling Bonito. Mid water we had another shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Just before we got out we had a Copper shark.

Flying Fish also seen from the boat.

DIVE 3 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks - 1 was HUGE. 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Copper shark just before we came up. Great interaction with the sharks and they came in really close. Wooooohoooo!!!

Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BULL (ZAMBEZI), OCEANIC BLACKTIP AND COPPER SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

7 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius near the surface and 20 degrees Celsius at the bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: Lots of reef fish, game fish and a Potato Bass at the bottom. On the way up we had 100's of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark, 1 Copper shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

During the surface interval we had Dolphins ... whoop, whoop!

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive/Reef Dive - Southern Pinnacles: After trying earlier in the day to bait and getting no sharks we did and combo baited/reef dive. On our way down we had a HUGE Zambezi (Bull) shark. Lots of reef fish on the bottom. Mid water we had 2 sets of shaoling Hammerhead sharks 100++. Also 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Copper sharks.

A Whale seen from the boat.

MORE THAN A 1000 SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

1 November 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark that kept us entertained the whole time we were on the reef. Lots of reef fish all over. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray and some Tuna. Mid water we had 1000' of Hammerhead sharks passing over and under and all around us!!!!! CRAZY BEAUTIFUL!!!!! We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks!!!! WOW!!

DIVE 2 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: We had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out throughout the dive, coming really close to the divers. Near the end of the dive we also had 2 Hammerhead sharks and a Copper shark.

Whales and Flying fish seen from boat.

100's AND 100's OF HAMMERHEAD SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

31 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had so many beautiful reef fish. With the water being so clear today we could see even more. Big shoals of Bigeye Kingfish and right behind them were 5 shoaling Hammerhead sharks!! Mid water we had at least 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!!! 100's and 100's of them!!!!! WOW!!!! We also had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a huge shoal of Barracuda!!

Whales, Dolphins and Flying fish seen from boat.

GREAT DAY OF DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

30 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots and lots of reef and gamefish all over including some Bigeye Kingfish. As we started to multi-level we had a HUGE school of Barracuda and right behind them were a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had another 2 sets of at least 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef had even more reef and gamefish than it did on the first dive keeping us busy the entire time we were on the reef. While we were there we also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 4 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a shoal of about 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Lots of beautiful Plankton and Jellyfish.

Flying fish seen from boat.

SO MUCH SHARK ACTION ON A REEF DIVE OF PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

28 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef had reef fish and gamefish all over including some Kingfish and False Fusiliers. While we were on the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks. Right before we started to multi-level we had another Greater Hammerhead shark and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 shoals of about 50 Hammerhead sharks each and at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip, 2 Copper and another 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks ... AMAZING day to start the day with so many sharks, making it hard to keep up!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef was still as beautiful as the first dive with fish all over. Also a Potato Bass and a HUGE shoal of Bigeye Kingfish. While we were admiring the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Lots of interesting Plankton and Jellyfish.

Flying fish seen from boat.

AMAZING BAITED SHARK DIVE WITH 5 SPECIES OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

24 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had a Scalloped Hammerhead shark on the drum but as soon as we got close, it swam away. Throughout the rest of the dive we had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Copper sharks, 2 Dusky sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. Action packed from beginning to end!!!

Whales, Flying fish and WHALE SHARK seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIPS AND A BIRTHDAY GIRL ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!

23 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: Had a great dive with birthday girl Hilary Jenkins today, best wishes and lots of love from all of us!!!! There was a lot of shark action on the dive until Linda Frew got into the water of course, lol!!!

On the reef we had lots of reef fish all over with a shoal of about 8 Hammerhead Sharks passing by. Also 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks before we started multi- leveling. Mid water (when Linda got in the water ) we had lots of interesting Plankton and Jellyfish and could hear Whales singing!

Whales and Flying fish seen from boat.

RAGGED TOOTH SHARKS STILL AROUND ON PROTEA BANKS !!!

16 October 2015 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Northern Pinnacle: Got to the first caves and there were about 15 Ragged-tooth sharks swimming around!!!!! Got to pick up some sharks teeth as well. Lots of reef fish all over the reef, also one Potato Bass that swam up really close to us. Lots of Kingfish and Bonito. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Also some False Fusiliers and Rainbow Runners.

Whales, Flying fish, a pod of about a 100 Dolphins and a Turtle seen from the boat.

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