Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

HAMMERHEADS!!!!!!! Really cool dive!!!

29 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 6 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dusky shark. 2 Potato Bass and plenty pretty reef fish.

Really cool dive!!!

Gotta love PROTEA BANKS!

28 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 5 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 5 Dusky sharks. Also 15 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. Lots of the pretty reef fish.

!!!!!BLACK MARLIN spotted!!!!

23 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 1 BLACK MARLIN!!!!!! About 10 Hammerhead sharks and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Barracuda and plenty pretty reef fish.
 
Really good dive!!!

4 species of sharks ...

17 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 20m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: About 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks seen, with 2 lost ones coming to say hello. We saw 3 Dusky sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark.
 
Really good dive!!

Southern Pinnacles really showing off ...

14 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE1 - Southern Pinnacles: Only 1 school of Hammerhead sharks today, but hey who is complaining as we also had 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. Right at the end we had Dusky sharks rock up at our safety stop while cracking bottles about 40 strong!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 schools of Hammerhead sharks, 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks, 10 Dusky sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and plenty of reef fish around.
 
Really nice chilled day out on Protea Banks.

Hammerhead sharks and a TURTLE!

13 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On todays dive we had about 9 schools of shoaling Hammerhead sharks, a combination of scalloped and greater. We also had a Turtle and a lot of reef fish out and about.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: We had about 4 schools of Hammerhead sharks and had 2 Potato Bass stay and 'play' with us for about 7 minutes.
 
Really exciting day out on Protea Banks.

HAMMERHEADS!!!!HAMMERHEADS!!!! HAMMERHEADS!!!!

12 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: About 11 schools of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark. 4 Guitar sharks and a Potato Bass. The dive was made even more special by the top to bottom visibility, it was beautiful.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 600 Hammerhead sharks spotted again, although very difficult to count when there are so many to see. Couple of the divers were even treated to a close swim by from a couple of friendly 'hammers'. Even more Guitar sharks on this dive, about 15 spotted on Sand Shark Gully. Viz was still great although a little milky.
 
What a special day to spend on Protea Banks!!

100's to 1000's of HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ...

11 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 30m!!!!
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: About 1000 HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!! Need we say more ...
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 600 Hammerhead sharks ...
 
Truly a KNARLY day of diving!! <3

At least 30 Dusky sharks and more ...

8 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: While descending Kyle was cracking a bottle and by the time we hit the bottom we had +- 30 Dusky sharks about 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Potato Bass. Was rather knarly and action packed as they were all coming in to see what the commotion was about. After that we had some of the Dusky sharks stick with us throughout the dive. We also saw about 8 Hammerhead sharks and 1 Turtle. Kiff dive!!

DIVE 2- BAITED SHARK DIVE: Dive started off with a few Dusky sharks but then built up to like 7 Dusky sharks and 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Also with 3 Potato Bass getting in on the action. Action filled baited dive!

What a variety today ...

6 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 2 Round Ribbontail Rays and a Potato Bass. A shoal of Bonito. Lots of other pretty reef fish.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: About 50 shoaling Hammerheads sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.  Plenty of Kingfish and loads of other reef fish.

Cool dives.

A Good Day @ Sea!!!!!!!

4 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 25m and really clean
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles (THE ARCH): At least 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks. 1 Eagle Ray and 2 Loggerhead Turtles. A shoal of Orbicular Bat Fish round The Arch and tons of reef fish. A Good Day @ Sea!!!!!!!

Kylies 100th naked dive.

3 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoaling Hammerhead sharks seen, 300 strong. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 1 Eagle Ray and a Potato Bass seen stealing a spearfisherman's catch. AND a NAKED KYLE!!!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 or 5 Hammerhead shark seen more than once, Kyle reckons they were stalking us. 3 Potato Bass. 1 Dusky shark seen right at the end.

What a kiff dive after our forced break!

1 November 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

 DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 3 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks sightings ... all big groups!! About 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 5 Dusky sharks. 3 Turtles and 3 Eagle Rays. Plenty of reef fish.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 1 group of shoaling Hammerhead sharks. 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Dusky sharks. 2 Eagle Rays, a Potato Bass and plenty reef fish.

Dolphins seen twice on scuba!!

24 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: A pod of about 20 Dolphins seen twice on scuba!! 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. Lots of pretty reef fish.
 
Knarly dive with the Dolphins.

Whales and flying fish.

18 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and lots of pretty reef fish.
 
Saw some Humpback Whales and flying fish.

BIG BULL (Zambezi ) sharks ...

14 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild, reverse
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

 DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: A glimpse of 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Didn't have much action but the reef really looked nice and was active including a Potato Bass.
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Dropped down on 2 very sizable Bull (Zambezi) sharks. Saw a Dusky on the reef. Then 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks at about 10m.
 
Saw some Humpback Whales, flying fish and a Turtle from the boat today.

Wasn't the best dive ever but it was still a really nice day out at sea!!

11 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacles: 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 2 Marble Electric Rays.
 
Today was a pretty unorthodox day as we had more fun out there on the boat then on the dive. While chilling on the boat we were playing with a fish attracting flasher and ended up with a whole bunch of sharks - 1 Tiger shark, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Dusky sharks and some Wahoo to be specific ...
 
Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat - divers got nice and close with the pod of Dolphins.
 
Wasn't the best dive ever but it was still a really nice day out at sea!!

5 Species of sharks ... EPIC!!!!

10 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: 1 Ragged tooth shark, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark, 2 Dusky sharks, 1 Oceanic blacktip shark and about 100 shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: ................. Plankton ... *cough cough*
 
There were some Humpback Whales seen from the boat.
 
Wicked 1st dive on Protea Banks.

2 SETS OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS!!!!!

9 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: Only had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Potato Bass. Eish!
 
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 2 SETS OF SHOALING HAMMERHEAD SHARKS - first set came straight through us whilst we were on the bottom and second set while at 15m. 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Potato Bass. Also loads of pretty reef and a small shoal of Barracuda.
 
There were some Humpback Whales and had one breaching with his/her mouth wide open about 40m away from the boat. Also some Dolphins and flying fish seen.

High action with Dusky sharks!

7 October 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: mild
Viz: 10 - 15m, clear at the bottom, just a bit milky till about midway
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: Shoaling Hammerhead sharks - about 50 that we could see clearly. 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Bull (Zambezi) sharks and 4 Dusky sharks. A Potato Bass with pretty reef fish around.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and about 6 Dusky sharks. Protea's pretty reef fish along the Southern Pinnacle.

A few Humpback Whales and flying fish all seen from the boat.

Kiff day of diving with some high action sessions during our 2nd dive with the 6 Dusky sharks.

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