20 November 2019 | PROTEA BANKS
Viz: 5 – 10m
Sea Temp: 19 – 21 degrees Celsius
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks circling the drum. After a few minutes more joined in and we had a total of 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying around for our entire bottom time. We also had a Zambezi (Bull) shark come in for a few minutes.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacles: Loads and loads of reef and gamefish and then two Ragged-tooth sharks on the Southern Pinnacle – that was a surprise. A massive Natal Wrasse. Then two Copper sharks seen in the distance. All went quiet and then divers dashing in all directions as shoaling Hammerheads were seen. Also an Oceanic Blacktip came to see what was going on.
DIVE 3 – Northern Pinnacles: We had a Ragged-tooth shark in the second cave … spent most of our bottom time in the caves and got some sharks teeth. We also had 3 Potato Bass and LOTS of reef fishes everywhere!!!! Mid water was pretty quiet which gave us time to pay attention to some cool jellyfishes.
Flying Fish seen from the boat!!!