Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

TODAY WAS THE DAY TO BE IN THE WATER

21 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: top to bottom
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and they stuck with us the whole dive. On the reef we had loads of reef fish and Whales just singing thoughout the whole dive. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Scalloped Hammerhead sharks and 1 Greater Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Tiger shark. On the reef we had lots of reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

WIND, RAIN BUT AMAZING DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef, it was just alive with so so so many reef fish and with the mild current you could really appreciate the reef of Protea Banks. We had a couple of curios Potato Bass following us along. On the reef a BIG Zambezi (Bull) shark come in to say Hi. Mid water was alive with at least 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. The Whales underwater were so loud, we were sure we were going to having another sighting, but not today ...

Lots of Whales also seen breaching from the boat.

PEACEFUL VIP DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS

15 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef we had plenty of reef fish, some Bigeye Kingfish ,a Potato Bass and 2 confused Oceanic Blacktip sharks that didn't know if they wanted to stay or leave. Also one Hammerhead shark as we started coming up.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: As we got down to the reef we had a Potato Bass, loads of reef fish and some Oceanic Blacktip sharks. As we were coming up, we had a large shoal of Barracuda. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen breaching from the boat.

OCEANIC BLACKTIPS FEELING HELPFUL TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

14 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS.

Current: medium
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: So on the drum today we had Don and about 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks trying to help the poor thing, we also had some of our divers seeing a Whale and about 30 Hammerhead sharks passing by.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had loads of Reef fish, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass, 1 Greater Hammerhead shark and 3 Scalloped Hammerhead shark. Mid water we had some more Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales also seen from the boat.

WHOOP WHOOP WHALE, HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had no sharks but the fish life was booming.  At the Pinnacle we had 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 3 Hammerheads sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and soon after we had another 1 Hammerhead shark.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: Got to the second cave, we had no sharks but we did get some teeth. On the reef we had some reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out every 2 minutes. Just before we got out Jaco shouted GO DOWN !!! So we did and we had 1 Humpback Whale.

Whales also seen from the boat.

CRAZY POTATO BASS AND SOME SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

12 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 1 small Ragged-tooth shark. On the reef we saw 1 Moray Eel and 1 crazy Potato Bass chasing one of our divers around on the reef. We also had plenty of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Malabar and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

SOOO!!! MANY BLACKTIPS ON THE DIVE TODAY.

6 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: The dive started slow with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, well then it picked up to 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Hammerhead shark and 1 Dusky shark.

Whales also seen from the boat.

PLENTY OF SHARK ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS

5 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10m, green
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we saw 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Hammerhead shark as we got down, we then started seeing more Hammerhead sharks but in the distance. We had loads of reef fish around us and every now and then, we saw some Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we saw 1 Dusky shark and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Dusky shark, in and out keeping us on our toes with the viz we had.

Whales also seen from the boat.

TIGER, BLACKTIPS, HAMERHEAD AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

4 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight reverse
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 TIGER shark, 3 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Potato Bass, lots of Bream, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark popped in, for a cherry on the top.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks. We got to the first cave where we had 10 more Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 2 Potato Bass and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales also seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEAD ACTION FORM BEGINING TILL END

2 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had some Hammerhead sharks in a distance, 1 Friendly Potato Bass, 1 Huge shoal of Bigeye Kingfish, 1 Ragged-tooth shark, loads of reef fish, 1 Dusky shark and more Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we saw 8 Guitar sharks on the sand, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and about 4 BIG shoals of Hammerhead sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

FULL ON HAMMERHEAD ACTION ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY

1 September 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 20m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down to the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. On the reef we had a few Oceanic Blacktip sharks passing over us. We also had 1 Dusky Shark, 1 Ragged-tooth shark and 2 more Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Over sand shark gully we had 7 Guitar sharks, 2 small Shoals of Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 1 Dusky shark, we had 2 or more shoals of Hammerhead sharks (everyone was chasing their own shoal of Hammerheads) and we had more Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales also seen from the boat.

AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

30 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 12m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: What a dive, we had at least 13 Oceanic Blacktip sharks on the drum keeping ... super excited and active. On the outer sides of the bait ball we had 1 Dusky shark, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Plenty of Whales seen from the boat.

LOADS OF SHARK ACTION TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

28 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius.

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: We started the dive with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark as we got down. On the reef we had about 4 small shoals of Hammerhead sharks and 1 friendly Hammerhead shark popping in and out and coming nice and close, we also had huge shoal of Bigeye King fish and loads of reef fish. Mid water we saw a shoal of Dagga Salmon, we also had some more Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a Potato Bass. In the second cave we had 6 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks in and out throughout the dive.

Whales and Dolphins also seen from the boat.

DOLPHINS, SHARKS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

24 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and some more Blacktips popping in and out. We also had some Bonita's.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Potato Bass, 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and loads of reef fish and a few Dusky Kob. Mid water we had about 10 Dolphins come through and surprise us ... awesome!!!! Then the Oceanic Blacktip sharks started coming in and calling their friends, until in the end we had at lest 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping and and out and they stayed with us until the end of the dive.

Whales seen breaching close to the boat and Dolphins also seen from the boat.

GREAT DAY OUT AT SEA!!!!

WHALES, DOLPHINS, SHARKS AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

20 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We also had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Potato Bass, 2 Humpback Whales, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, Dolphins and loads of Rainbow Runners.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Turtle, 2 Eagle Rays and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen from the boat.

ZAMBEZI, BLACKTIPS AND MORE SEEN ON THE DIVE TODAY.

19 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.  Just off the drum we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and some fish popping in to snack.

Whales seen from the boat.

CRAZY SHARK ACTION ON THE DIVES TODAY

12 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Poensie and loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks that kept us busy until the end.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Just off the drum we had 1 Potato Bass, 1 Hammerhead shark and some fish popping in to snack.

Whales seen from the boat.

AWESOME BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

9 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: On the dive we had 4 Oceanic Blacktuip sharks on the drum. We got stuck in a shoal of Hammerhead sharks and saw the same shoal of Hammerhead sharks about 3 times afterwards. We had loads of fish, a Potato Bass and had a big King Mackrel. On the last minute we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Whales seen from the boat.

HAMMERHEADS, BLACKTIP, POTATO BASS AND MORE

8 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: reverse
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: So with the current we got pulled of the reef, but we had 1 Potato Bass and 1 Ragged-tooth shark. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Whales seen from the boat.

LOTS OF RAGGIES, COLD WATER AND BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS!!

7 August 2018 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight N-S
Viz: 5 - 10m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks all around us. We had loads of reef fish and some Tropicals were also showing up. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales, Dolphins and a Minky Whale seen from the boat.

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