3 August 2013 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 – 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 – Northern Pinnacles: 4 Ragged-tooth sharks in the first cave. No ‘Raggies’ in the second cave but gave us time to look around for shark teeth. 1 Dusky shark at the bottom. 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark midwater. 1 Potato Bass. A few Yellowtail, Blacktip Kingfish and false Fusiliers. Also saw a Devil Firefish which is something I have not seen for awhile on Protea. Lots of ‘helicopter’ plankton on the safety stop!

DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacles: Like a baited dive but without the bait. 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that stayed with the divers for the entire dive. A GREAT DIVE AND REALLY PRETTY!

A few Humpback Whales seen from the boat.