Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

A TIGER SHARK AND DOLPHINS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

21 March 2017| PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

Northern Pinnacle: We got to the second cave and picked up teeth. With no current we hung around for a bit enjoying the interaction of 3 Potato Bass. Just before our multi-level a TIGER shark bolted in and out. Mid water there was an Oceanic Blacktip shark popping in and out. And just to end off a pod of about 10 Dolphins came past on the safety stop.

Congrats to Paul Russell on seeing his first TIGER SHARK!!! What a great 3 dives you have had.

WHHHHAAAT!!!!!! ANOTHER MARLIN ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

20 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: We got to the first cave and played around in it as there was no current pushing us. Also got to pick up a few sharks teeth while we were in there. As we left the cave we had 5 Potato Bass and 4 Round Ribbontail Rays following us. We also had a Turtle that kept on swimming up past the divers to breath then back past the divers to the reef!!!!! Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 4 Potato Bass and 4 Round Ribbontail Rays popping in and out. Lots of Kingfish and Rainbow Runners. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive. As we were chilling on our safety stop we had a MARLIN come cruising passed!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!

FANTASTIC SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Started off with a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. After about 5 minutes we had a Tiger Shark pop in for a brief secon then disappeared into the distance. After that more Oceanic Blacktip Sharks joined in one by one. In total we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks that stayed for the rest of the dive!!!!! SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS!!!!!!

AN EXPERIENCE TO GREAT FOR WORDS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: The reef was beautiful with reef and gamefish all over. Huge schools of Kingfish and Rainbow Runners. We also had 3 Potato Bass and a few Round Ribbonntail Rays scattered around. As we started to multi-level one of the Round Ribbontail Rays followed us up and after a few minutes another one joined and then another and so on.... In total we had 10 Round Ribbontail Rays following us for the rest of our dive time, right up until our safety stop!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMAZERAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! CRAZY ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE!!!!! We also had a Eagle Ray and 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks popping in and out but keeping their distance!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC DIVE!!!

SUPER RELAXED YET EXCELLENT DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 25+m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the first caves we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Potato Bass following us. As we drifted on we had about 5 Potato Bass, 4 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull ) Shark popping in and out. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks keeping us busy for the rest of the dive.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots and lots of reef fish all over. We had 4 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Potato bass. Right before we started to multi-level we had a TIGER SHARK in the distance. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

AMAZING TIGER SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 25+m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had at least 15 Round Ribbontail Rays and 2 Potato Bass. We also had huge schools of Kingfish and a Zambezi Bull Shark popping in and out. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark pass by. We also had 2 Zambezi Bull Sharks and just before we got out the water we had another Greater Hammerhead Shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: As we got to the first cave we had a TIGER SHARK circling above us for a few minutes!!!!!!! After that we had 5 Round Ribbontail Rays, 4 Potato Bass, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi Bull Shark. Lots of gamefish all over. Right before we started to multi-level, the Tiger Shark came in circling us one more time then disappeared into the distance. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi Bull Shark.

SHARKS, SHARKS AND WAIT FOR IT............ MORE SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As soon as we got in the water we had full blown shark action. We had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi Bull Sharks. Lots of Rainbow Runners and Tuna.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass and a Round Ribbontail Ray. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks circling above us. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi Bull Sharks popping in and out for the rest of the dive.

MARLIN, TIGER AND AMAZINGLY GREAT DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Took us a while to get some sharks but after a few minutes it was all worth it. First we had a Tiger Shark coming in, made his round through the group then were on his way again. For the rest of the dive we had at least 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 4 Zambezi Bull Sharks. AMAZING SHARK ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had MASSIVE shoals of Kingfish. We also had at least 10 Round Ribbontail Rays and 3 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi Bull Sharks popping in and out. On our safety stop we had a MARLIN cruising by slowly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TIIGGGEEEERRR SSHHHHAARK AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!! WHHHHHOOOOHHHOOOOOO!!!!!!!

13 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15-20m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius 

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had a Zambezi Bull Shark. After a few minutes we had a TIGER SHARK coming in to check out whats going on and then he was on his way again. For the rest of the dive we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a Zambezi Bull Shark. We also had 2 Yellowfin tuna stealing some of the bait.

TIIGGGEEEERRR SSHHHHAARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!! WHHHHHOOOOHHHOOOOOO!!!!!!!

11 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

Northern Pinnacle: On our way down to the reef we had a TIGER SHARK!!!!! Lots of Potato Bass, Kingfish and reef fish all over. We also had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark for a minute or two. Also 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. Lots of very cheeky Remoras!!!

CRAZY SEAS BUT AMAZING DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!!!!

10 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: With rough seas we were grateful to get in the warm calm water. The viz being top to bottom was a bonus!!!! On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. So so many Bigeye Kingfish all over. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out. We also ha lots of Rainbow Runners.

Another Beautiful Gathering!

9 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 10-15m (reef was dirty)
Sea Temp: 24 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Before we even jumped off the boat we could see a baby Tiger shark, he stuck with us for about half of our dive. We also had four Zambezi (Bull) sharks, and about 9 Oceanic Blacktips who stuck with us just until the end of our dive. Another awesome surprise we got, was seeing numerous Hammerheads sharks swiftly moving along the reef 15 meters underneath us. What a spectacular dive!!!

 

Another perfect day blowing bubbles !!!!!!!!

8 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: very strong
Viz: 10-15m (reef was dirty)
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: To start the dive we had one Oceanic Blacktip. During the dive we had a total of 6 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks join us and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, one popping in and out and the other two stayed with us.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: Our dive on was a pleasant one, we drifted with the current, seeing some beautiful reef fish including Trigger fish, 2 Rainbow Runners,Tiger angels and Parrot fish. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip and a Zambezi shark come in near the end.

COOL, CALM AND FUN DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

7 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: As we got in the water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. As time went on more and more sharks joined in. In total We had 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also had a very cheeky Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Potato Bass, lots of Bigeye Kingfish and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks poping in and out.

MARLIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND LOTS MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

5 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20-25m top
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius top, 22 degree Celsius bottom

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: In the beginning of the dive we had only 1 Oceanic Blacktip Shark. As the dive went on more and more sharks joined in. In total we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also Had a MARLIN come flying in super fast then disappeared in the distance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. Also lots and lots of Kingfish, Rainbow Runners and 2 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out making it seem like its a baited dive!!!!! Lots of Remoras around.

BULLS, BLACKTIPS, HAMMER AND RAYS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

4 March 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m top, 8-10m bottom
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Round Ribbontail Rays, 2 Spotted Eagle Rays, a Oceanic Blacktip Shark and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark. We also had lots and lots of reef and gamefish all over with one or two Potato Bass popping in and out . Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark fly by!!!!!. We also had a Oceanic Blacktip and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark popping in and out. Lots of Rainbow Runners and some interesting Jellyfish.

WHHHHHOOOOOOHHHHOOOOO!!!!!!!! TIGER SHARK ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

28 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a MASSIVE TIGER SHARK circling right above us for a minute or two!!!!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Following behind him we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. We also had a Round Ribbontail Ray, a Potato Bass, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and another 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Mid water we had another 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Zambezi (Bull) Shark.

100's OF SHOALING HAMMERHEADS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

25 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 10-15m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had a Greater Hammerhead Shark circling around right above us for a minute or two. On the reef we had 2 Round Ribbontail Rays, 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and an Oceanic Blacktip Shark just cruising in between all the divers. As we started to multi level we had a set of at least 100 shoaling Hammerhead Sharks pass by. Following behind them we had a school of Barracuda. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark popping in and out.

GREAT VARIETY OF SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

24 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20 -25m
Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On our way down we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. The reef was amazing with Bigeye Kingfish, 2 Potato Bass, a Massive Spotted Eagle Ray and lots lots more. During our time on the reef we also had a Greater Hammerhead Shark and a Scalloped Hammerhead Shark pass by. 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and a Oceanic Blacktip Shark came flying in and out right before we started to multi level. Mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out. Lots of interesting Jellyfish.

HAMMERS, ZAMS, BLACKTIPS AND A MANTA ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!!!!!

23 February 2017 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - strong

Viz: 30m

Sea Temp: 26 degree Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: Took us a while to get some sharks in but after a few minutes we had full blown action with at least 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks. Lots of Tuna, False Fusiliers and Remoras fighting for their share of the bait.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle:On our way down to the reef we had a Oceanic Blacktip Shark. The reef had beautiful reef fish, at least 6 Round Ribbontail Rays, a Eagle Ray and a Huge school of Barracuda. The Shark Action on the reef was insane. We had 5 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks passed by. Mid water we had 3 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks popping in and out and a Manta Ray was spotted by one of the divers right before we got out the water.

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