23 January 2019 | PROTEA BANKS
Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 – 15m (blue)
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius top, 21 degrees Celsius bottom
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: The dive started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. After a while the Zambezi (Bull) sharks decided to join us and we ended up with 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.
DIVE 2 – Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we missed the first cave by just a bit, as we drifted we had loads of reef fish and 1 big Potato Bass. At the end of the dive we had a HUGE Bull (Zambezi) shark.
DIVE 3 – Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a MASSIVE Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by. The reef was busy with beautiful reef fishes and schools of Bigeye Kingfish all over! We also had another 2 Hammerhead sharks seen by some of the divers. Mid water we had lots of interesting jellyfish and Plankton. As we started our safety stop, a Greater Hammerhead shark swam right up to us ( like a meter away ) then turned around and dashed off again!! Now that was insane!
DIVE 4 – Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Round Ribbontail rays, one of them stayed with us for quite some time. We also had 2 Potato Bass and the reef was breathtaking with reef fishes everywhere!! Mid water we had a Hammerhead shark pass by.