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Log Date: Saturday, Dec 23, 2017
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 




Captains log 23rd December 2017

Water temp – 82/84

Recommended suit – 3mm/5mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 70/80ft

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Sam

Dive Master – Mosese

Chef - Penny

Steward – Eddie

2nd DM - Richard

Guest – John, Chiara, Claudia, Sabrina, Michelle, Alan, Alex, Keith, Alice

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Namara, Dravuni passage East / West, Alacrity main reef

Monday – Naiqoro Passage – (Dive 1, 2, 3) Nukuvou reef

Tuesday – Voyager wreck, Mellow yellow, Mellow yellow, M&M, N/D – Drue Bay

Wednesday – Donna Ella, Pitons, Eye Catcher

Thursday – Rainbow wall, Kay wall, Murray point, Solo wall, N/D – Denali

Friday – Denali wall, Solo wall

 

Saturday – 23rd Suva port

Welcome aboard our guest they headed to their designated cabin unpacked and settle in nice and early. Our chef Penny served them a nice hot lunch while we began with our official crew introduction and safety briefing. We left the dock at 1430pm after receiving our exited guest and already eager to dive.

 

 

 

Sunday – 24th December 2017 - Kadavu

Our checkout dive this morning at Namara after arrival at the site; our guest began the process of getting ready for the first dive. Camera and gears were double-checked the divers start entering the water at 0800am. The first dive lasted for nearly an hour with reports back seeing puffer fish, box fish, moray eels, black leaf scorpion fish the water was calm and warm and everyone is talked excitedly about the next dive coming up at Dravuni passage. Our Second dive produce results of grey reef, white tip, moray eels and of cause the best viewing of many cowries and lots of fish life. Chef Penny wowed our guest with a beautiful lunch. As our guest enjoyed their lunch we moved to our next dive location for the day at Alacrity. Third dive also produce the same results with additional sightings of moray eels and mumble rays. What a show, they arched, pivoted, and glided overhead as we were able to view them and take many great pictures

Monday – 25th December 2017

While waiting for this tropical depression to settle down we did come up with a plan to dive on the east side of the Island would be an Ideal for our guest and safe protected from the westerly swell. We did three dives at Naiqoro passage and still yet to covered the whole passage its long and wide anyway we saw many reef fish, soft coral, white tip, large puffer, bumpedhead wress, after we completed the fourth dive we headed back to Kavala bay where we spent the night. Much fancied nights as everyone were eagerly waiting for Champaign and wines, beer, on the table were ready for the Christmas celebration which our guest really enjoyed it

Tuesday – 26th December 2017 – Kadavu Island

Now the bad weather had passed and we are getting our usual SE trade winds witch made the guest happy. Saw a few snappers and groupers, then we went to MELLOW YELLOW, which we did 2 dives our second and third because the guest love it and requested for another dive, a lot more reef fish the anemone heaven was beautiful as always. MNM was next and the visibility was getting better and better as the tropical depression was moving even further away. We did the night dive at Drue, only 5 divers this time as the rest was enjoying the alcohol on the boat. The divers saw puffer fish and a baby octopus.

Wednesday – 27th December 2017 Kadavu island

The guest was excited on this day because they couldn’t wait to experience the Fijian culture. But first things first, DONNA ELLA was our first stop that day, there wasn’t much current on that dive so the soft corrals were a bit lazy but turtle was seen ghost pipe fish a couple of moray eels and nudibranch . Than next was PITONS, there was a little more current so the soft corral was amazing. And the water was much clear this time. Then we went to eye catcher again beautiful reef fish and moray eel. Then it was time for the village visit, the guest looked wonderful in there sarongs, they had some kava which was interesting for them to taste. They danced and drank more kava then came back to the boat for some delicious lovo dinner.

 

 

Thursday – 28th December 2017 Kadavu Island

Friday – 3 manta ray on our first dive this morning were really beautiful lots of fish life even though the visibility wasn’t good but the diving still great but this time our guest were all eager for the second dive what might surprise us this time but I tell what…..its amazing 3 manta rays at Jay wall they pivoting and gliding and back to the deep blue but came again and again , second dive was RAINBOW WALL again because the guest loved it just like mellow yellow earlier in the week. Then we went over to Murray’s point which was amazing, able to see a lot of white tips and turtle, also a large school of parrot fish (mating). After that we went to solo wall a lot of reef fish and nudibranch also a reef shark. Than night dive at DENALI , that dive was nice and warm a lot of colours from the corrals was seen sea snake flat worm and a very big and curious file fish which kept bumping the guests and was funny to watch.

FRIDAY – 29th December 2017 Kadavu Island

First dive at NORTH SOLO WALL were they saw 2 leopard sharks which was the first time for some guest to see, a nice and easy drift dive. Than we dove on a wall outside solo wall and the last dive 3 mantas and the water was nice and flat and with good visibility some of the guest said that they couldn’t ask for a better last dive as the mantas was showing off around them. Then rinse up everyone’s BC as we headed back to SUVA. At 0600pm Cocktail was served

SATURDAY – 30th December 2017 - Suva port

0630hrs – 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

Moce – Captain Joji