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THE ONE AND ONLY BRAT PACK, WERE DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

26 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Eagle Ray, 2 big Round Ribbontail Rays, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Potato Bass. On Sandshark Gully we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 15 Guitar sharks, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and lots of Remora's. Mid water we had 4 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

AWESOME DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

25 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 4 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass and 1 Round Ribbontail Rays. On Sandshark Gully we had 10 Guitar sharks, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: The dive started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, it started picking up closer to the end ... we ended up with 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

WET AND WILD DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

22 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 1 small shy Zambezi (Bull) shark, shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and Tuna. On Sand Shark Gully we had 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 10 Guitar sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 5 Hammerhead sharks and some Tuna.

WE ALMOST HAD IT ALL ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

21 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark, an Eagle Ray, 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and 5 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. As we started to multi-level we had at least 5 Guitar sharks over Sandshark Gully. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Guitar sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and massive schools of Giant Kingfish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 very cheeky Remora's.

DIVE 3 - Southern Pinnacle: We had a pretty quiet dive with loads of reef and gamefish around to keep us busy. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray. Right before the last 3 divers got out the water they had a TIGER SHARK pass by!!!!

CHOPPY SEAS WITH QUITE THE BREEZE, THEN GOT IN THE WATER, IT WAS GREAT!!!

20 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass, massive school of Giant Kingfish and a Guitar shark getting super close to us. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some Rainbow Runners. Lots of Jellyfish and Plankton.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Great dive, action packed from start to finish. In total we had at least 13 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and schools of Rainbow Runners flying in throughout the dive. We also had a pod of about 10 - 15 Dolphins pass by!!!!

GUITAR SHARKS HAD A MASSIVE MEET AND GREET ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We dropped in and had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish and some game fish, we also had a shoal of Bigeye Kingfish. On Sand Shark Gully we saw 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 15+ Guitar sharks cruising on the sand. Mid water we saw 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray and more Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Potato Bass and a shoal of Bigeye Kingfish with some reef fish. As we passed the Pinnacle we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the sand we had a lots of Guitar sharks, more then the first dive. Mid water we just had Oceanic Blacktip sharks playing around until the end of the dive.

BLACKTIP SHARKS DOO DO DOO DO DOO DO DOO BLACKTIP SHARKS!!

18 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive - Took a bit of time but after about 10 minutes we go the first Oceanic Blacktip shark with more joining in. In total we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us until we got out the water. Great action packed dive.

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

SOOOOO MUCH TO SEE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!

17 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 20m +
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 3 Eagle Rays, a Zambezi (Bull) Shark and massive schools of gamefish. As we started to multi-level we had at least 12 Guitar sharks scattered all over Sandshark Gully. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead pass by twice and it almost felt like a baited for the rest of the dive with 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying around till we got out the water. Beautiful and relaxed dive!!!

Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.

SHARKS, SHARKS AND SOME MORE SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!

14 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: So today was one of those days on Protea Banks - fabulous viz, perfect current and sharks just about everywhere!!!!! The action started from the beginning with a TIGER SHARK being spotted. From then on when had Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Kingfish Gully was full up with Kingfish. On Sandshark Gully we had at least 10 Guitar sharks with Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also 2 Round Ribbontail Rays seen. Also some Hammerhead sharks spotted on the outskirts. On the way up we had Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out, with at least 2 Bull sharks circling underneath us. Lots of Remora today, leading us to the sharks circling in the distance. Lots of Rainbow Runners as well. EPIC DIVING TODAY!!!!!!!!

LOADS OF FUN ON PROTEA BANKS.

13 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 20 - 25 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We dropped into an action packed dive with 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, lots of Remora's and Rainbow Runners. With the viz being 'so great 'we had a nice and exciting dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we got in the Cave and only got shark teeth, We had 2 Potato Bass, lots of Reef and Gamefish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 3 - Baited Shark Dive: We dropped in and had 10 - 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks from the start to finish.The viz dropped a bit so we couldn't count them all.

OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARKS HAVING A PARTY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!! THEN THE DOLPHINS AND BRATPACK HAD THEIR OWN LITTLE PARTY !!!!

12 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 20 - 25 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling the drum. After about 5 minutes we had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum with about 5 circling in the distance. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark and a massive school of Kingfish passing by. Lots of Rainbow Runners around.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark follow us down. On the reef we had a Guitar Shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and two very frisky Potato Bass. Mid water we had about 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of our dive.

DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacle: What an awesome and chilled dive with the BRAT PACK.While we were just chilling in the first cave a TIGER shark was spotted - I think it was Snoopy. Then the divers disappeared as Peters Dolphins came in for a frolic.The rest of the dive was so relaxed with curious Potato Bass and Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a big Bull (Zambezi) shark seen below the divers. Lots of reef and gamefish today. Also 2 Musselcracker seen.

Dolphins seen from the boat.

RAYS, GUITAR SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

10 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight 
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 - 23 degrees Celsius.

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, 6 Round Ribbontail Rays and 1 Guitar shark being sneaky on the reef. At the Pinnacle we had a shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Guitar shark. Mid water we had 2 Potato Bass and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

PETER'S DOLPHINS CAME TO SAY HELLO ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

9 April 2019| PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight 
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 - 23 degrees Celsius.

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had a Pod of 16 Dolphins. On the reef we didn't see many sharks but we had loads of fish species to keep us busy down there. Mid water we had loads of Plankton and 1 Rainbow Runner. At the very end of the dive we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

EAGLE RAYS , BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

8 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 6 Eagle Rays schooling together, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and at the Pinnacle Peter saw 1 Guitar shark and off he went. On Sand Shark Gully we had 2 Guitar sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some gamefish. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

SUNDAY IS FUN DAY ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

7 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight 
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius.

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 7 Eagle Rays and 1 Round Ribbontail Ray. On the reef we had 5 Greater Hammerhead sharks, a school of Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass.

A VERY DARK DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

6 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark following us down. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, reef fish and gamefish all over. Mid water we had another 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and loads of interesting Jellyfish.

WE GOT TO DIVE!!!! AND SEE A TIGER!!!! AND IT WAS GOOOOOODD ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!

4 April  2019  | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1- Baited Shark Dive: We started slow with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, then a TIGER shark came in to say Hello!. We then got more and more Oceanic Blacktip sharks and loads of fish ... we ended up with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark following us down. On the reef we had reef and gamefish all over with massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish. We also had 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, a Eagle Ray and 2 Potato Bass. We also had a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead sharks that passed right over us!!! Mid water we had another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and loads of interesting Jellyfish.

BEAUTIFUL DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!

2 April 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of reef fish and a shoal of Bigeye Kigfish. On Sandshark Gully we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Eagle Ray, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 2 Greater Hammerhead sharks.

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.

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