19 March 2020 | PROTEA BANKS
Viz: 10 – 15m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: As the Divemaster dropped in to check for sharks, there was a TIGER shark already in the vicinity. Once divers had entered the water, we all got to see the TIGER as he came straight in towards us. The TIGER popped in and out during the dive … about 4 times in total, shy guy. We also had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks controlling the deeper waters of the dive. There was also 2 Potato Bass and 1 Yellowbelly Rockcod, trying to get into the action. A total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks were on the dive, keeping us busy at all times.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacles: The drift dive on Southerns started off slow until we got to Kingfish Gully … Kingfish to the left and 7 Hammerhead sharks on the right. We had a young Potato Bass hiding in the reef. As we began to multi-level we had a decent school of Barracuda. Up in open water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktips come around and check us out.