Hammerhead and Zambezi (Bull) sharks taking over Protea Banks today.

9 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m bottom, 25m top
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius bottom, 23 degrees Celsius top

DIVE 1 – Southern Pinnacle: The dive was much quieter than yesterday’s reef dive. As we made our way down to the reef, there were many reef fish and we saw Mr. Potato Bass again. Reef was a bit quiet but as we started to go up we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark which came in from underneath us. Still making our way up and so was the Zambezi (Bull) shark stuck with us for quite some time.

DIVE 2 – Baited Shark Dive: We got in and had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, then another Oceanic Blacktip shark came in. Just underneath us, we had shoaling Hammerhead sharks, it was a huge shoal. As we turn back around we saw a pod of Dolphins. Then 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks came in and joined they stayed until the end of the dive. Another 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks came in. More shoals of Hammerhead sharks everywhere, I was pointing in every direction up down to the left then to the right … amazing …

Flying fish seen from the boat.