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Log Date: Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
Entry By: Oman Aggressor crew









 

CAPTAIN’S LOG OMAN AGGRESSOR

CRUISE DATE: July 21,2018 – July 28,2018

 

ITINERARY: DAYMANIYAT’S ISLANDS

 

HIGHLIGHTS: wale shark, leopard shark, massive black spotted stingray, eagle ray, baby guitar shark.

 

Avg Air Temp: 29-38 oC /84-100 oF

Avg Water Temp: 21-27oC /69-80 oF

Avg Visibility: 5-20m /15-60feet

Avg Wind Speed: 4-15 knots

Weather: CLEAR, hot and dry

 

CREW:

  • Captain: Amr
  • Cruise Director: Shaker
  • Instructors/Guides: Sayed, Mostafa
  • Chef: Hussein
  • Chef pastry: Zaki
  • Stewards: Nubi, Mohamed
  • Seamen: Mohamed, Haleem, Mahmoud, Mostafa
  • Engineer: Haram

 

GUESTS:

Gareth, Ilona, Michel, Dave, Jan, Betty, Kurt, Patricia, David, Claire, Andrew, Anna, Mikko

 

DIVE SITES:

  • Sunday: Sira Island North, Mouse Trap, Junne west wall, Mouse Trap (night).
  • Monday: Doc’s Wall, Police run, Three sister, Three sister (night).
  • Tuesday: Tito’s run, Hayout run, Aquarium north, Aquarium south, Aquarium plateau (night).
  • Wednesday: Deep reef, Fahel north, Decorator bay , Decorator bay. (night)
  • Thursday: The Cave site, El Mounasser Wreck, Cockle shell Novice Bay, First entry (night).
  • Friday: Marmaid Cove, Frist entry.

 

  • Total dives for the trip: 24 
  • IRON DIVERS AWARD: Dave, Gareth, Jan, Betty, Kurt
  • MILESTONES and AWARDS: Betty 100 dives, Ilona 400 dives
  • BEST DIVE TEAM AWARD: Claire & Andrew
  • Fashionable Diver: Anna

 

 

DAY 1 – Saturday

Starting from 3:00pm our guests are arriving on the boat, they are going to be 13 on board this week coming from USA, UK, SWITZERLAND, ITALY, AUSTRIA, and FINLAND.

After a welcome fresh juices and Omani coffee, we lead our guest to discover their comfy cabins. Then we set up the diving gears and finishing some paperwork. At 5:30pm, we ring the bell and all gathered in the salon for the general safety briefing of the boat and the presentation of the crew. At 7:00 after the briefing is dinnertime

 

DAY 2 – Sunday

This morning we leave the waves marina at 5:15am after that we have awake our guest at 6:00am and we have our continental breakfast, at 6:45 we ring the bell and all gathered in the salon for the diving safety briefing and the dive spot briefing. After the dive site briefing, it is time to get ready and go by tender to explore our first dive spot of the week North of sira island, and it was really nice dive full of soft corals every where, it give us giant moray, and Largest Puffer fish, and Turkey fish, encounter of fusiliers. We turn back to the boat and it was the time for our delicious hot breakfast, at 11:30am its was the time to ring the bell for our second dive and it was on mouse trap the south side of the sira island it was a stationary dive, it was a great dive and it give us encounter of Fusiliers, Yellow mouth moray, and Tunas and Mackerels, Bearded Scorpion Fish, imperator fish.

We turn back to the boat we had the lunch and a nice nape just after, at 3:45pm we ring the bell for our 3rd dive and it was on the Junne west wall it was our first dive on the junne island it was really nice drift dive and in there we get a Pointed-nose stingray, encounter of snappers, meeting of cuttlefish, Hawksbill turtle 3 of them. We turn back to our boat and at 6:30pm it was the time to ring the bell for our first night dive and it was on the mousetrap on the sira island, we get in this dive. Zebra moray, yellow boxfish, reef hermit crab, school of Spade fish, angel fish, after the night dive its was the time for our dinner at 8:15pm. After the dinner the bed time good night every one and sleep well.

 

DAY 3 – Monday

This morning we wakeup at 6:15am and than we had our continental breakfast, at 6:45am we ring the bell to gather the divers in the salon for the briefing of our first dive and it was on the little junne island it’s the Doc’s wall of the island we have there a relax dive in warm water, what we get in this dive it was encounter of giant trevally, yellow fins barracuda, giant sweet lips and Green Turtle. After this we turn back to the boat we have our hot break fast and after we get a rest, during our rest our captain navigate with our boat for 30 min heading to the south till the Police Island at 10:30am its was the time of our second dive and it was on Police Run in this dive we get hawksbill turtle, green turtle and two giant leopard shark surprise us on was sleep on the bottom and anther on was swimming around facing our group. After this dive we come back to the boat and it was the time for our lunch, we take a rest and at 3:00 we have the briefing for our 3rd dive and it was on the three sister was stationary dive, it is the south side of the island it was really relaxing dive we have really nice landscape of coral mountain totally covered with colorful soft coral like every where with a lot of tiny caves and cracks in the main reef we get there a massive nose pointed sting ray inside one of the cracks, father tail sting ray swimming just beside the reef, huge encounter of yellow snapper fish, cloud of Ehrenberg’s snapper, encounter of butterfly fish.

After this dive we turn back to the mother ship after a 20 min the tender take us to the kasma light house island and in there we enjoyed our time with a snorkeling in a nice, warm and clear water and really colorful and huge mountain coral and then we come back to the boat, at 6:30pm we have our briefing for our night dive and it was on police island on the three sister and it was really smooth dive and we have in this dive snake eel, honey comb moray eel, nudibranch 2 huge caw tail sting ray.

After this dive it was the time for our dinner at 8:15pm. After the dinner sleeping time and we slept beside police island, good night every one and sleep well.

 

Day 4 – Tuesday

This morning we wakeup at 6:15 on the same island police island weather was really calm in this morning with clear sky, at 6:45 it was the time for our briefing for the first dive and it was beside kasma light island and this dive it called tito’s run we have a drift dive in there and it was awesome dive we start with a great view of nice landscape of soft coral garden, over this coral garden we have a eagle ray passing by cuttlefish, Zebra moray, angel fish were every where over the garden. After that we turn to our boat for the hot breakfast, after the breakfast we get a rest of one hour after that we were ready for our second dive and it was at Hayut island and the name of our dive site called Hayut run and it was a dive who really give us a lot of fun and we meet in this dive in the first five min a massive and the biggest caw tail sting ray it was like 2 and half meter long yes it was monster. After this dive we moved to our 3rd dive in this day and it was on aquarium to close to the last island of the DAYMANIYAT island and at 1:45 we ring the bell for the briefing of this dive site who have two side the north side and the south side so we start with the north side of this dive site it, was a stationary dive so we dive from the boat over a large coral garden really colorful and over the coral garden which is just under the boat and in there we see huge blue something coming to say hi from the omani water and it was our lovely whale shark but he didn’t stay with us long time he just give us from his time like 30 second and than he just went away, beside the main wall of the dive site there two huge two black spotted sting ray who surprise us by passing between our group later on in the first 10 min we get a big shadow over us which is grabs our attention to the surface and it was the whale shark again but this time he decide to give us a 20 min from his time passing between us and playing here and there yes it was such great time, after this dive we have like one hour as relaxing and at 4:30 we ring the bell again for our 4th dive in this day and it was in the south part of aquarium reef we start the dive from the boat heading to the south to explore the south part of the coral garden and in the there we get a huge father tail sting ray just after we get encounter of huge cuttlefish we spend with them like 15min from our dive they were so quiet they allow us to come closer to them like a few cm between us and them we take a lot of close picture and videos with them and just before the water again our lovely whale shark decide to surprise us again and he pass to say good by, after this dive we get a short rest of 45min and than we was ready for our night dive and it was on aquarium coral garden at 7:00 we jump from the boat and in this dive the omani water decide to give us like a lot of what she have so we get encounter of all the kind of the sting ray like honey comb sting ray, nose pointed, black spotted sting ray, father tail, caw tail sting ray simply it was a rays meeting, after this dive At 8:15 we ring the bell for our dinner after this dive it was our sleeping time. Good night every one.

 

DAY 5 – Wednesday

At 9:00pm we moved with our boat heading south to fahel island its like 25 miles from Daymaniyat island at 6:45 we ring the bell for our first dive in there and it was deep reef and it was a tender dive we have a easy dive in there and in this dive we have encounter of massive black fin barracuda like hundred of them, encounter of giant trevallies, encounter of fusiliers like really thousand of them with really a huge density and rainbow runner. After this dive we turn back to our boat in there we get our hot breakfast and at 10:30 we have our briefing for our second dive and it was over a dive site north fahel and in this dive we get really two massive giant grouper, Malabar grouper, 5 honey comb moray eel yellow mouth moray eel, a big starry puffer fish.

After this dive we get a two-hour navigation heading again to the south in the way to Bandar Kayran. In there at 3:30 we get our briefing for our 3rd dive in this day and it was in the decorator bay, it was smooth dive and this dive give to us two lobster, porcupinefish, honeycomb moray eel and one yellow mouth. At 6:30 we ring the bell for our night dive and we did it in the same bay and it was a smooth dive and it give us lionfish, black spotted sting ray and snake eel at 8:15 we ring the bill for our dinner and after our dinner was our bed time, see you tomorrow every one.

 

DAY 6 – Thursday

This morning we wake up at 6:15 we get our continental breakfast, at 6:45 we ring the bell for our first dive at the cave site and it was a nice dive who give us two baby guitar shark, torpedo ray, more than 5 porcupine fish.

After this dive we turn back to our boat and in there we get our hot breakfast after the break fast we take a 20 min navigation heading to our second dive site today and its in the south of Bander Kayran at 10:30 we get the briefing of this dive and it was on the mounasser wreck it’s a wreck of a 85m / 250ft long we did it as a stationary dive the wreck was cover with groups of yellow snapper fish and we did our penetration in the wheel house, the restaurant, engine room it was really nice exploration. After this dive we turn back with our boat to the north side of Bander Kayran

At 1:45 we ring the bell for our 3rd dive and we did it in cockle shell and this dive give us a thousand herring scad trevallies, golden spadefish, giant moray, lunar fusiliers.

After this dive we turn back to to the boat and just after short rest we was ready for our 4th dive in this day and it was in novice bay and it was cool and easy dive and it give us a father tail and sea pipe fish and snack eel and just after this dive we turn back to our boat and at 6:30we ring the bill after our last night dive and we did it in a dive site we call it the first entry and this dive was real great and it give us a lot of lobster and slipper lobster, huge caw tail and after this dive we turn back to our boat and at 8:15 we get our dinner and just after the dinner we get our briefing for the last night after the briefing we enjoy the video of the week and the slide show after that it was the time for our bed time, good night every one.

 

DAY 7 – Friday

At 6:15 we wake up every one and take our continental breakfast at 6:45 we ring the bell to gather the people in the salon for the briefing of our first dive today and we get a nice dive in mermaid cove and it was a nice dive and relaxing dive and it give us nice hawks bill turtle and a lot of moray eels after this dive we turn back to the boat to get our hot breakfast after that we start to settle our bell, at 10:00 we get the briefing of our last dive and it was in the first entry and in this dive there 3 big cawtail, a lot of lobster, cuttlefish.

After this dive we turn back to the boat and our captain was ready to leave Bander Kayran to take off with our boat heading to the wave marina and at 4:00pm we ring the bell to gather the people in the salon for our cocktail party and we celebrate the iron divers of this week and other certifications we spend really a great time with you and thanks a lot every one of choosing Oman Aggressor as your destination and really we hope to see you with us again

 

Your Oman Aggressor Crew.

 

Log Date: 28-7-2018

Entry by: Oman Aggressor Crew