REALLY REALLY REALLY AMAZING DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS!!!
22 May 2015 | PROTEA BANKS
Current: strong, 'Protea Express'
Viz: 15 - 20m
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius at the bottom
DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: Current calmed down a little bit today but still very strong ... so we dropped and on our way down, DOLPHINS!!!! A school of about 20!!! Magical!!! So when we eventually got to the reef there was a MASSIVE Tiger Shark coming really close. There was some beautiful reef fish and mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks And a Dusky Shark!!! Also some rainbow runners, Remora and Kingfish... GREAT WAY TO START THE DAY!!!!
DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: Saw a Tiger Shark from the surface while getting ready to get in but as we got in it swam away ... still had an epic dive with about 10 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Dusky Sharks who stayed with us through the whole dive!! 4 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks coming up from the bottom to have a look regularly ... also some Tuna almost as big as the sharks stealing some of the bait.
DIVE 3 - Northern Pinnacles: The cave was full with about 30+ Ragged Tooth Sharks just Chilling around. One Potato Bass and big shoals of Kingfish on the reef, very pretty ... mid water we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks, 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and a Dusky Shark popping in and out ... Such a great day of diving!!!!