30 December 2018 | PROTEA BANKS
Viz: 10m decreasing throughout the day
Sea Temp: 24 degrees Celsius
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: Slow start but after a few minutes we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us for the entire dive. We also had Rainbow Runners and lots of interesting Jellyfishes.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had 3 Eagle Rays!! Can’t remember much of the actual reef as we had shoal after shoal of Hammerhead sharks passing over, under, everywhere!!!. At least 4 shoals on the reef alone!!!! Mid Water we had another two sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and on our safety stop we had an Oceanic Blacktip shark.
DIVE 3 – Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark staying around for a few minutes. We also had a Guitar shark, Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had another 4 sets of shoaling Hammerhead sharks!!!! AMAZING!!!!!
DIVE 4 – Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Potato Bass and a Round Ribbontail Ray. As we were making our way along the reef it was just Hammerheads everywhere, underneath us and next to us even above us – as we were enjoying the Hammerhead sharks, a TIGER shark was in the centre of the shoal. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead shark and more shoals of Hammerhead sharks, I didn’t know where to point they were everywhere. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. It was an EPIC dive.
Dolphins seen from the boat!!!!