CONDITIONS IMPROVING ON PROTEA BANKS, WITH 3 SPECIES OF SHARKS SEEN TODAY!!!
27 January 2015 | PROTEA BANKS
Viz: clean to 15m and then very green at the bottom
Sea Temp: warm to 15m, then cold ... brrrrrrr
DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: At the bottom the viz was very green and the water cold, but that did mean that we got see see lots of gamefish, including Yellowtail and Tuna. Also lots of False Fusiliers. From mid water up the viz improved to almost crystal clear and we got to see 2 Hammerhead sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.
On the surface interval, we were lucky to get to see a school of Bottlenose Dolphins come past.
DIVE 2 - BAITED SHARK DIVE: The viz had reduced a bit in the cleaner water and we had patches of clean and green water but we did get a Zambezi (Bull) shark that stayed for the entire dive and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark that was around a long time.