Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

NOTICE: THERE IS A RAGGED-TOOTH MEETING ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

16 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 15m the bottom, 10m mid water.
Sea Temp: 18 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere and i mean everywhere, we also had 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark in the mid water. In the cave there were a few Ragged-tooth sharks but no need to go in. The reef was also full of Fish. Mid water we had Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: Got down in a shoal of ragged-tooth sharks if i can put it that way. On the reef we had 1 massive shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and Ragged-tooth sharks surrounding them, we also had 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Parrot fish and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark popping in and out and more Ragged-tooth sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SUNDAY'S ARE FUN DAY'S ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

14 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: None
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks and 2 Potato Bass. In the cave we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks staying with us till the end.

Humpback Whales seen jumping all over from the boat!!

SO GOOD BEING IN THE WATER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

11 July 2019 | Protea Banks

Current: medium
Viz: 15m Milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: Started off with 4 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks for the first 10 minutes and slowly more and more joined in. In total we had 9 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks. Kym was lucky enough to see a Whale passing by 301 meters away from the drum ;) LOL!! And right before the end of the dive we had a shoal of about 50 Hammerhead Sharks!!!

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and a Mussel Cracker. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks chilling around with lots of reef fish all over. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip Sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) Sharks darting in and out for the rest of our dive.

Humpback Whales seen jumping all over from the boat!!

HAMMERHEADS ACTING LIKE BLACKTIPS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

10 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m Milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited shark dive: On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark and shoaling Hammerhead sharks. On the end we had 1 Hammerhead shark joining the Blacktips on the drum.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi(Bull) shark, 1 Potato Bass loads of Reef fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Some divers had whales passing them on the surface and mid water.

Whales seen from the boat!!

WHALES WERE DRIVING US CRAZY ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

8 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: We came down on a big Zambezi (Bull) shark. In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Eagle Ray and at least 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles: On the reef we had loads of reef fish. Mid water we had 1 shoal of Hammerhead sharks and 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen from the boat!!

WE DID NOT SEE A GREAT WHITE ... NO GREAT WHITE ON THIS DIVE ... DEFINITELY NO GREAT WHITE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!! WOOOOHHHHOOOOHHHH!!!!!!

6 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS 

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: Got to the first cave and we had a friendly Potato Bass and an Oceanic Blacktip shark. Drifted over the second cave but no Raggies ... on the reef we had 3 Potato Bass and a Brindle Bass. As we started to multi-level Kyle Robertson went crazy calling everyone over, eventually got closer and then ... GREAT WHITE SHARK that didn't circled around, come in a bit, then made it's way into the distance!!!! WINK WINK!! For the rest of the dive we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out!!! MOST FANTASTICLY, EPICLY, AMAZING DIVE EVER!!!!

Dolphins seen from the boat!!

RAGGIES GALORE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY !!!!

4 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: As we got to the reef we had a Potato Bass. In the first cave we had at least 15 Ragged-tooth sharks with a few scattered all over the reef. Drifted over the second cave and saw about another 5 Ragged-tooth sharks just chilling around. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out. We had a symphony of Whales singing throughout our dive.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: The dive started slow but quickly picked up to full on action. At least 10 Oceanic Blacktips sharks, 1 Bull (Zambezi) shark and 1 Hammerhead shark. Awesome dive.

Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!

PROTEA BANKS HAS IT ALL

3 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: In the cave we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Safety stop we had a freaking Humpback Whale passing just beneath us.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with only 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, after awhile we had 7 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

TIGER, RAGGIES,DOLPHINS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS

2 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current:  none - medium
Viz:  5m from mid water, 15m at the bottom   
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere on the reef. Both of the caves were stacked with Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.
DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 1 Tiger shark, 2 Dolphins, 30+ Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.
Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, RAGGIES, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS

30 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacles: On the reef we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass. In the cave we had 5 Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 5+ Hammerhead sharks and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: On the drum we had 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks. We also had 2 Hammerhead sharks passing us.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

INSANE BAITED ON PROTEA BANKS!!!!!!!

29 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: slight
Viz: 10m, green
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: As we got down we saw 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, the Bull shark came back a few times, not being sure what we are in the viz. On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Eagle Ray, a shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and lots of other reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Hammerhead shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and a pod of Dolphins. Safety stop we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: 2 HUMPBACK WHALES CAME PAST ON THE DRUM, EPIC!!!!!!! The rest of the dive was pretty EPIC too with 9 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks, shoaling Hammerhead sharks and 1 lonely Hammerhead shark.

Whales seen breaching and heard underwater.

HAMMERHEAD SHARKS ALL OVER THE PLACE ON PROTEA BANKS.

28 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 10 - 15m, green
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: On the way down we had a few Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had a shoal of Bigeye Kingfish and plenty of reef fish. On Sandshark Gully we had 10+ Guitar sharks and Hammerhead sharks surrounding us. Mid water we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and Hammerhead sharks. Safety stop we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, then had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark popping in on the drum. We then had the action picking up to 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Zambezi (Bull) sharks.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

TIGER SHARK, HAMMERHEAD AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

25 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: strong
Viz: 15m, green
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: On Karen's dive we had 1 Greater Hammerhead shark. On Miggie and Peter's dive we had 1 Tiger shark. On Kym's dive we had 1 Guitar shark. On everyone's dive we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Massive Eagle Ray.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

SO MANY RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS!!!

23 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10m, green
Sea Temp: 21 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacles: As we dropped in we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had Ragged-tooth sharks everywhere on the reef. We also had 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and Ragged-tooth sharks popping up from the depths.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

THIS IS WHY WE DIVE PROTEA BANKS!!!

22 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 10 - 15m, green
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacles: As we dropped in we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Round Ribbontail Ray, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass. The reef was crazy today, so active with reef fish and gamefish. As we got to the pinnacle we had 2 Humpback Whales passing over us and 1 big Eagle Ray. As we got to Sandshark Gully we had another 2 Humpback Whales coming straight towards us and then just turned at the 300m mark. Mid water we had 20+ Hammerhead sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

INSANE DIVING ON PROTEA BANKS, SHARKS, SHARKS AND MORE SHARKS!

20 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, very milky
Sea Temp:  23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: What another unexpected dive with shoaling Hammerheads sharks being seen several times on the dive. Also some Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. AND a Bull (Zambezi) shark sneaking up on us.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, but the action picked up fast to at least 12 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Circling underneath we had a least 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark circling us on the outside. The extra highlight was a 'baby' TIGER shark coming in to say Hi. EPIC, EPIC DIVE!!!!!

Whales seen from the boat breaching and heard underwater.

DUSKY, ZAM'S, BLACKTIPS AND MORE ON PROTEA BANKS.

19 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Baited Shark Dive: As we dropped in we had 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, but the action did pick up to 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 4 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Dusky shark.

JUST SEE WHAT YOU ARE MISSING OUT ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 7 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had a lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Mallabar Rockcod.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a bunch of reef fish. On Sandshark Gully we had 3 Guitar sharks and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had a shoal of Hammerhead sharks, a pod of Dolphins and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

JUST WOW!!! PROTEA BANKS WAS AWESOME TODAY!!!

16 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 15m. milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef it was so nice and chilled we had reef fish and 1 Potato Bass. On Sandshark Gully we saw 2 Guitar sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. As we tried to see the Bull shark at the bottom there were 3 Humpback Whales passing us in slow motion. (We did try to swim away, but they were just too fast).

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and 1 Tuna. We then had Oceanic Blacktip sharks coming in one by one up until the end where we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Bull shark. As we did our safety stop we had the visibility opening up to about 301m and in that viz we saw 1 Humpback Whale passing by the bait drum.

BLACKTIPS, BULL AND RAGGIES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!

15 June 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium - none
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 23 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. We ended with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Potato Bass.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we only had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks. On the reef we had 2 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

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