5 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius bottom, 25 degrees Celsius top
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: When we got it there was just 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark that was the only one for about 15 minutes Then we had another one join us and then another which made it 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks hanging out with us. Towards the end another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on our dive and 1 set of shoaling Hammerhead sharks.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we saw 3 Hammerhead sharks. We had a Potato Bass for a bit with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we had lots of Jellyfish.
DIVE 3 – Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Copper Shark checking out the drum but didn’t stay around for too long. We then had an Oceanic Blacktip shark (Smiley) stay around. More and more joined in and by the end, we had a total of 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks for our entire bottom time.
DIVE 4 – Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass follow us for a bit with lots of reef fishes all over. Mid water we got to get a closer look at the little Jellyfish.
Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.