26 December 2019 | PROTEA BANKS
Current: medium – none
Viz: 5 – 10m bottom, 15 – 20m top (SUPER BLUE)
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius bottom, 24 degrees Celsius top
DIVE 1 – Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip shark circling the drum. Then another Oceanic Blacktip shark joined in and they stayed around for most of our bottom time. We also had a Hammerhead circle around the drum and group a few times and we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead sharks pass by too. Right before the end of our dive we had a Copper Shark and we had some more Zambezi (Bull) sharks join in.
DIVE 2 – Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays and at least 4 Potato Bass … LOTS AND LOTS OF REEF FISH EVERYWHERE!!!! Then we had a Pod of about 10 Dolphins pass right over us playing and dancing their way into the distance … EPIC!!! We had at least another 5 Round Ribbontail Rays and an Eagle Ray before we started to multi-level. Mid water was really quiet so we got to look at some plankton and played around with bubbles LOL.
Flying fish and Dolphins seen from the boat.