9 November 2018 | PROTEA BANKS
Viz: 5 – 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: SHARKS GALORE!!! Backwards roll off the boat and BOOM!! 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks!!! As the dive went on we had about another 5 Oceanic Blacktips join in and chill with us for the rest of the dive. INSANE!!
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: What a relaxed chilled dive with enough to see without being too spoilt. On the reef we had a single Hammerhead shark and then a group of about 60 Hammerhead sharks in the distance. On Kingfish Gully we had a big shoal of Kingfish. On Sandshark Gully we must have seen at least 10 Guitar sharks. For the rest of the dive Oceanic Blacktip sharks we constantly popping in and out and on the safety stop we had a Dusky shark circling us. Great dive even though the viz was not fantastic.
DIVE 3 – Southern Pinnacle: You know you are going to have a great dive when you see a shoal of about 100 – 200 Hammerhead sharks within the first 5 minutes of the dive!! Coming so close that we almost felt like we had to make way for them. LOL! We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out. All this action and we weren’t even on the reef yet!!! On the reef we had lots of reef fish and massive schools of Bigeye Kingfish. On the Pinnacle we had another 50 shoaling Hammerhead sharks pass by. As we started to multi level we had a Greater Hammerhead swim right up to us then dash off. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks stay with us for the rest of the dive.
Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat.