AND BETTER AND BETTER, 5 SPECIES SHARKS, RAYS AND DOLPHINS ON PROTEA BANKS ... AND A HUMPBACK WHALE
9 April 2015 | PROTEA BANKS
Sea Temp: 24 - 26 degrees Celsius
DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: 1 TIGER shark ... so close ... I thought he would eat Bryan ... lol. 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. Zambezi (Bull), Oceanic Blacktip sharks and Dusky sharks all over ... INCREDIBLE. More than 20 Guitar sharks. 4 DOLPHINS seen overhead. 6 Eagle Rays. 4 Round Ribbontail Rays. Shoaling gamefish. Kingfish on Kingfish Gully. A huge Pufferfish. An EEL ... Lol. Some stunning jellyfish today. Remora's all over. ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL DIVING!!!
We did a double tank. Between dives we snorkeled, the viz was so good we could see the reef below ... and just for some added spice some DOLPHINS came to swim with us.
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle (THE ARCH): At least 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and at least 1 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. 3 Dusky sharks. More than 20 Guitar sharks. 3 Eagle Rays. At least 4 Round Ribbontail Rays. 1 Potato Bass. Rainbow Runners and Bonito. Another cute Pufferfish. Lots of Remora's and some Jellyfish.
On the way back we saw a 'teenager' HUMPBACK WHALE ... so early in the season it was amazing!!!
With flat seas and top to bottom viz, PROTEA BANKS is the place to be!!