2 GREAT DIVE ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!
11 January 2015 | PROTEA BANKS
Current: very strong
Viz: clean coming down but only 8 - 10m at the bottom
Sea Temp: 20 degrees Celsius on the bottom, warmer mid water
2 GREAT DIVES ON PROTEA BANKS TODAY!
DIVE 1 - Southern Pinnacles: The viz was not amazing at the bottom but clean mid water. We had 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks near the end. Also Hammerhead sharks popping in and out of the dive. The reef was alive with reef fish and gamefish and we had a big shoal of Bigeye Kingfish. Lots of reef and gamefish.
DIVE 2 - Southern Pinnacles (THE ARCH): We came down in a big shoal of Rainbow Runners. The Arch was stunning today with a big shoal of Kingfish that had made their home there. Also 2 Round Ribbontail Rays on the bottom (1 massive one). 3 Eagle Rays spotted off sand shark gully. Then from mid water upwards all the shark action started with a huge shoal of Hammerhead sharks being seen. After that we had the odd Hammerhead shark pop in and out as well as 2 Oceanic Blacktip sharks ... a stunning dive!!
Also lots of Plankton on both dives.
With the sea flat and the sun shinning ... and Dolphins seen form the boat on the way back ... who can complain!!!!