Dive Logbook for PROTEA BANKS

CLEAN WATER, SHARKS,RAIN AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS HAD TO OFFER.

19 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: Normal
Viz: 25m+
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Dive 1 - Northern Pinnacle: At the caves we had 2 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Zambezi(bull) shark. Mid water we had 2 shoals of Hammerhead sharks, 1 Eagle Ray and 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Dive 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had a lots of Reef fish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SPRING JUST BRINGS OUT THE AWESOME DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS.

6 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: As we dropped in and turned, around us were a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had 2 Hammerhead sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Potato Bass ... but that was just the beginning, we had loads of fish on the reef, we also had 2 Humpback Whales. Mid water we had shoaling Hammerheads just passing non stop.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

A DIVE OUT OF THIS WORLD ON PROTEA BANKS

1 September 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

Southern Pinnacle: So we planned to go south today and that was no mistake! As we got down we had 2 Hammerhead sharks. On the reef we had shoaling Bigeye Kingfish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark darting through them. On Sandshark Gully we had 2 Humpback Whales, a pod of Dolphins, 1 Giant Manta and shoaling Hammerhead sharks. Mid water we had 4 Humpback Whales, 1 Guitar shark, 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and more Hammerhead sharks.

Humpback Whales, Dolphins and Flying Fish seen from the boat!

SO COLD FOR US BUT THE RAGGIE'S WERE SMILING ON PROTEA BANKS.

30 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark. On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, big Kingfish and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!

SHARKS CAME IN NICE AND CLOSE SO WE COULD SEE THERE SMILES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!!

28 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 friendly Potato Bass and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had 3 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and some Rainbow Runners.

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat!!

OUT OF THIS WORLD ENCOUNTER ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!!!! GUESS WHAT WE SAW?!!

27 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m top, 10m bottom
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius top, 23 degrees Celsius bottom.

Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had about 20 Ragged-tooth shark with a few scatted all over the reef. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, an Oceanic Blacktip shark and a Potato Bass. Mid water we had 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of our dive. Just before we did our safety stop we had 2 Humpback Whales pass us!!!!

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat!!

CHILLED RELAXED DIVE ... SMILEY SAVED THE DAY AND BROUGHT HER FRIENDS!

25 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium
Viz: 5 - 8m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: So nice to be in the water with a very mini Brat pack. Chilled dive with Oceanic Blacktip sharks popping in and out. Also a Dusky shark flew in and then disappeared. On Kingfish Gully a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish were seen. On the safety stop we were surround by jellyfish.

We had the sound of Whales from beginning to end.

Humpback Whales and flying fish seen from the boat!!

CRAZY BAITED DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS.

24 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: As we got in we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks but more and more sharks just joined as we drifted. Throughout the whole dive we had 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Hammerhead shark and 4 Dusky sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

NOT ONE SECOND WITHOUT AN OCEANIC BLACKTIP SHARK TODAY ON PROTEA BANKS.

23 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m, milky
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: In the cave we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark. On the reef we had lots of reef fish, 1 Potato Bass and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks until the end.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had lots of reef fish, gamefish and 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. Mid water we had 2 Hammerhead sharks and 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

COLD BUT THE TIGER AND HAMMERHEAD SHARK STUCK AROUND JUST TO SAY HELLO.

21 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 small Hammerhead shark. On the reef we had 20+ Ragged-tooth sharks, lots of reef fish and gamefish. On the caves we 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks. Mid water we had 1 Massive Tiger shark, 1 small Zambezi (Bull) shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Deep Salmon: On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks, lots and lots of all kinds of fish from Batfish to Tuna and Tropicals. Mid water we had some small fish chilling around.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

CRAZY DAY BELOW THE SURFACE ON PROTEA AND DEEP SALMON.

20 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: none
Viz: 20m
Sea Temp: 19 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Dusky shark and a shoal of Hammerhead sharks. Throughout the whole dive we had 8 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 2 Dusky sharks and 10+ Hammerhead sharks. We also had some fish action on the drum we had Tuna, Bonnie's, 2 Potato Bass and some Protea bream.

DIVE 2 - Deep Salmon: We got down and some Slingers and small reef fish. On the reef we had 10+ Ragged-tooth sharks, shoaling Dusky Kob, Rock Salmon, Rockcods and much more. On the safety stop we had 2 Humpback Whales.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

JUST SNORKELED ON PROTEA BANKS.

17 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 15m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Baited Shark Dive: At first we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark and 1 Dusky shark, we then got 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SEEMS LIKE PROTEA BANKS BECAME A BABY FACTORY.

14 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 3 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Potato Bass. In the cave we had a lots of Baby Ragged-tooth sharks cruising around. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 3 Malabar Rockcods.

DIVE 2 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with a bang, we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks, 6 Dusky sharks and 1 Hammerhead shark. After awhile we had 3 More Hammerhead sharks and 1 Baby Hammerhead shark staying around trying to get a peace of the action. We also had more Dusky sharks pitching up and also a few Baby Dusky sharks and more Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

LOADS OF DUSKY SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

13 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

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

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. Throughout the whole dive we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks,4 Dusky sharks, 6 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Hammerhead sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 4 Ragged-tooth sharks and 1 Potato Bass. Mid water we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

AWESOME DIVE WITH TIGER SHARK!!!

9 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 10m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We got in with 1 massive Tiger shark that stuck around for 10 minutes. On the drum we had 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and every now and then we had a Ragged-tooth shark popping in and out.

DIVE 2 - Northern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 10 Ragged-tooth sharks, 1 Potato Bass and lots of small reef fish. Mid water we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark and 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

SHOALING RAGGED TOOTH SHARKS ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!!

6 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 5m top, 10 - 12m bottom
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius top, 20 degrees Celsius bottom

Southern Pinnacle: As we got to the reef it looked like the Ragged-tooth sharks were having a meeting with at least 50 to100 of them scattered all over the reef and in the caves. We also had 2 Potato Bass and lots of Bigeye Kingfish. As we started to multi-level we had a Zambezi (Bull) shark pass by. We had about 5 Ragged-tooth sharks come up from the reef and circled around us for about 10 minutes!!!!

Humpback Whales and Flying fish seen from the boat!!

PROTEA BANKS

4 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 8 - 12m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks but it didn't stop there, we had 2 Zambezi (Bull) sharks and a few Hammerhead sharks. We ended with 10 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Ragged-tooth shark, 1 Potato Bass and lots of small reef fish. Mid water there was only Plankton to keep us busy.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

GREAT AND BUSY DAY WITH RAGGIES, RAYS, HAMMERHEADS AND MUCH MORE ON PROTEA BANKS!!.

1 August 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: medium to none
Viz: 10 - 15m
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had at least 10 Round Ribbontail Rays, lots of reef fishes, 10 -15 Ragged-tooth sharks and an Eagle Ray as we started to multi-level. Mid water we had a Greater Hammerhead shark and a shoal of about 30 Hammerhead sharks pass by. We also had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks darting in and out for the rest of the dive.

Humpback Whales and Dolphins seen from the boat!!!

A QUICK DIVE IS ON PROTEA BANKS IS ALL YOU NEED IN THE MORNING.

31 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

Southern Pinnacle: On the way down we had 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark. On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark, 1 Oceanic Blacktip shark, 1 Potato Bass and lots of reef fish and a shoal of Tuna. Mid water we had 5 Oceanic Blacktip sharks.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

AWESOME DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY.

30 July 2019 | PROTEA BANKS

Current: normal
Viz: 12m
Sea Temp: 22 degrees Celsius

DIVE 1 - Baited Shark Dive: We started off with 4 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and ended up with 15 Oceanic Blacktip sharks. We also had some brief sightings of 1 Hammerhead shark and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacle: On the reef we had 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark and lots of reef fish. Mid water we had more action with 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks and 1 Zambezi (Bull) shark.

Humpback Whales seen from the boat!!

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