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Log Date: Saturday, Feb 25, 2017
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 



Captain’s log – 25th Feb - 4th March 2017

 

Water temp – 82/84

Recommended suit – 3mm/5mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 70/90ft

 

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Sam

Dive Master – Richie

Chef – Peni

Steward – Eddie

Cruise director - Rhys

Guest – Manami Okazaki, Andreas Warner, John Francis Damico, Karen Damico, Michael and Cathie

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Chimneys, Chimneys, North wall, North passage, N/D – Namena Island

Monday – School house, Black forest, Mushroom, North wall, N/D Mushroom

Tuesday – Manta rock, Manta wall, Yellow wall, Wakaya passage

Wednesday – Jims, Nigali passage, Nigali passage, Anthias

Thursday – Jeanie’s rock, Lebaryth, M&M

Friday – Dravuni passage, Rainbow

Saturday – Suva port

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday – Suva port

Our guest arrived little after 1100 in the afternoon at the same time the crew assisted each guest to their designated cabin, while they settle with their cabin our chef Peni prepared lunch while we started our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1330hrs we departed jetty for Namena Island where we commence our check out dive

Sunday – Namena island 26th February 2017

Since we have the good weather around us we decided to steam all the way to Namena Island, one of the area where you would love to spend a week of diving. We did our check out dive and a 2nd dive at chimney, chimneys is well known site all over Fiji with abundant of fish life and not only that, the soft coral colors here is quite amazing with damages causes by cyclone Winston I tell you what,’’ his back and at his best right now our guest saw lots of nudibranchs, grey reef, white tip sharks, turtle, humpback wress, oriental and diagonal sweet lips, As we continue circling around this pinnacle a remora kept following us until his pictures were taken…….hahahaha…..smart one. After we completed the first 2 dives, we heaved anchor and headed to North passage for our 3rd dive during this dive our guest saw plenty moray eels, eagle rays, school of unicorn fish, Fusilier fish, plus school of big eye jacks. 4th dive at North wall we were greeted by a school of barracudas, green eye trigger fish, school of jacks, tuna, Spanish mackerel and much more. Night dive at Namena point our guest saw moray eels, sleeping parrot fish, black spotted sweet lips and lots of black surgeon fish

Monday – Namena 27th February 2017

South easterly wind 10/15knots of wind our first dive this morning at school house we use the little boat to drop us little bit of current but it helped us to drift towards the big boat. As we slowly descended to the bottom we were greeted by school of barracudas, grey reef and white tip sharks and one of our guest said yapp…. school house is the right name for this site, As we continued to explore and oceanic shark came from the deep end of the reef hunting and surprisingly turned as he saw us, at 85 feet we saw four hammerhead, school of banner fish, fusilier fish and lots of groupers were spotted on this dive. Headed down to black forest for our 2nd dive one of our guest John said he can spend the entire week of diving at black forest there is so much to see with all the beautiful colors and fish life, black coral, soft coral and critters are everywhere. 3rd dive at Mushroom we saw decorator dart fish, turtle, grey reef shark, moray eel and lots of nudibranchs. 4th dive at North wall we saw grey reef sharks, moray eels, turtle, jacks, barracudas, tuna, Spanish mackerel, hump head wress and lots of fusilier

Tuesday – Wakaya 28th February 2017

Two morning dives were completed at Manta rock on the north of wakaya island .Divers saw numerous eagle rays plus barracudas, school horse eyed jacks, plus black spotted sweetlips. While lunch was served onboard and with reduce wind and current the aggressor headed to wakaya passage for two afternoon dive at wakaya passage. The shallow reef plus steep walls was excellent for snorkeling also the shallow side of the passage divers found many reef fish that feeding and hunting for food, numerous free swimming moray eels, four leaf scorpion fish, schooling barracudas, snappers, oriental and black spotted sweetlips. After the all the wonderful dive today we heave anchor and headed to Gau Island  

 

Wednesday – Gau Island 1st of March 2017

Day 4 of diving at Gau Island we started the day at a submerged rock call Jims which extremely beautiful small archway with lots of black coral and soft coral at 15 feet our guest saw red anemone, couple lion fish, leaf fish, Scorpion fish, lots surgeon and unicorn fish, banded sea snake current was just right for us to swim around the entire pinnacle. While our guest enjoyed their breakfast we heaved anchor and headed down to Nigali passage for shark dive. We were greeted by a school of barracudas and jacks while we were drifted towards the shark alley a potato grouper keep following us all the way to the alley. The mild current brings a lot of life and action on the passage both soft coral and lots of fish and sharks the same result produce on the second dive also. After this dive we headed to Anthias for our 4th dive and night dive on this dive we saw lots of nudibranchs, angle fish, Moray eels and lots of butterfly fish

Thursday – Kadavu Island 2nd March 2017

Little rain this morning but diving is great we saw lots of moray eels on this dive, black spotted sweetlips, and lots of groupers, grey reef and white tip sharks. At 76feet golden mantis shrimp almost pop out waiting for any pass by. While our guest enjoyed their breakfast the Fiji Aggressor heaved anchor and headed down to liberyth for our 2nd dive. On this 2nd dive we saw octopus, grey reef, white tip, moray eel, angel fish, lots of butterfly and banded fish, 3rd dive at M&M soft coral and black coral were truly amazing with lots of critters the fusilier fish were everywhere along with black surgeon and unicorn fish. While our still talking about the good dives and what they saw we heaved anchor and headed to Drue Village for village visit, on the village their chief spokesman had to take our guest around the village for a small tour and end our tour in a community hall where the village elders  

Friday – Kadavu – Suva 3rd March 2017

First dive this morning at Dravuni passage we saw Leopard and grey reef, white tip sharks, Octopus, moray eel, lots of groupers. During our week of diving Karen finally saw an Octopus one of her favorite but on the second dive we saw four leopard sharks, grey reef sharks, sting rays and again Karen saw two octopus but this time they were matting…….hahahaha…..best way to end the dive. As we headed back to Suva the crew rinse all their dive gears. As headed to Suva dolphins were spotted on the bow with birds feeding, school of tuna splashes everywhere…….

Saturday – Suva port

Continental breakfast was prepared for our guest prior to disembarking the vessel

The watermen of the Fiji aggressor bids farewell to the guest and hope that they have a safe journey back home to their loved ones and hoped we would meet again someday

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