24 February 2019 | PROTEA BANKS
Current: medium – strong
Viz: 15m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 27 degrees Celsius top, 20 degrees Celsius bottom.
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: As we got into the water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks swimming around us. More then joined and by the end of the dive we had a total of 9 Oceanic Blacktip sharks keeping us on our toes … also lots of Rainbow Runners.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a MASSIVE school of Bigeye Kingfish pass by. The reef was pretty quiet with some reef and gamefish all over. Mid water was where we wanted to be with 100’s of shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out.
Surface interval: On our way back to the dropping point we passed the baited shark dive and got to snorkel it for about 10 minutes … then as we were kitting up we had some action with two Marlins jumping!!!!
DIVE 3 – Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass and some Bigeye Kingfish here and there. Mid water we had a shoal of about 10 Hammerhead sharks pass by. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying around for the rest of our dive. On our safety stop we had a Turtle swim around for a few minutes.
Insane day out at sea!!!