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Log Date: Sunday, Sep 01, 2019
Entry By: Palau Aggressor Crew









 

Palau Aggressor II

Republic of Palau, Micronesia 

Charter Report: September 1st – September 8th, 2019

Weather: Strong winds from South West for the week changing to North West

Water Temp: 78/84 

3MM wet suit recommended maybe a hooded vest (NO GLOVES)

Reefs hooks provided, Note if you bring your own reef hook make sure the line is at least 6ft long,

 Dive Sites

Monday: Ulong coral garden, Sandy paradise, Sieas corner, Ulong channel

Tuesday:, Blue corner, Barnums wall, Big drop off, German Channel, Clam city

Wednesday: Jelly fish lake, Neco channel, Wonder channel, Rose garden, Wonder channel 

Thursday: Ngerechong outside, Ngerechong inside, Big drop off, Alex’s coral garden

Friday: German Channel, Turtle cove, Negmelis wall, German wall

Saturday: Chandelier cave, The Iro

 

Guests, Laura, Oliver, Christian, Zhihong, Carlos, Karina, Javier, Nora, Tommy, Ho, Pedro, Pura

 

Crew

Captain- Jim

Cruise director- Andy

Dive master- Jay

Skiff driver- Hecror

Instructor- Herence

Chef- Ronnie 

Chef- Meno

Stewardess- Bangs

 

Highlights of the week, Baby eagle rays, Octopus, Gray reef sharks, Jelly fish, Mandarin fish, Baby sharks, Manta rays, cuttlefish, crocodile fish. 

 Sunday afternoon we picked up all 12 guests from the dock at Neco Marine and brought them to the big boat. The crew helped everybody with their luggage and started right away by checking in with the captain, setting up gear, and having the Captain’s Briefing. Afterwards it was time for dinner and time to settle in to the boat. 

 

Monday morning on Palau Aggressor II. At 6am most of the guests were up and waiting for breakfast they helped them self’s to continental than the chef makes eggs to order. After breakfast we went through the general boat briefing and then the dive briefing and what to expect in the diving in Palau. After the briefing we went down stairs analyzed the nitrox the crew moved the dive gear on to the dive tender. 

Monday

Dive 1, Ulong channel coral garden Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden check out dive

Special marine life, Schooling fish, baby eagle ray, Baby gray reef sharks, hots of hard coral formations

Dive 2, Sandy paradise  Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, coral garden, cleaning stations

Special marine life, Manta ray cleaning, Turtles, Barracuda, Diver cleaning station

Dive 3, Sieas corner Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, small corner hook in dive, wall drift, current

Special marine life, Soft corals, Jacks, Gray reef sharks, Barracuda, Blue stripe fusiliers 

Dive 4, Ulong channel Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden, drift

Special marine life, 2 Giant clams shells, Lettuce corals, schooling fish, baby eagle ray, Baby gray reef sharks, big gray reef sharks


Tuesday

Dive 1, Blue corner Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very very Good

Dive type, No current 

Special marine life, Gray reef sharks, barracuda, Jacks, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, bump head parrot fish and lots more

Dive 2, Barnum’s wall Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden, turning in to a wall dive 

Special marine life, Nudies, turtles, Dart fish, Large eagel ray

Dive 3, Big drop off Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall dive 

Special marine life, Nudies, turtles, Dart fish, soft corals seafans

Dive 4, German Channel coral garden Water Temp, 83F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Channel cleaning stations, coral garden 

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, 1 large manta rays fly by, 

Dive 5, Clam city Water Temp, 83F Visibility, good

Dive type, Night dive

Special marine life, Giant clams, 


Wednesday

Dive 1, Jellyfish Lake Water Temp, 85F Visibility, Good

Dive type, Snorkel with thousands of golden jellyfish and moon jelly fish

Dive 2, Neco channel Water Temp, 82F Visibility, good

Dive type, Wall, drift, 

Special marine life, Crocodile fish, Banded pipe fish, Huge sea fans

Dive 3, Wonder channel Water Temp, 82F Visibility, good

Dive type, Wall, drift, 

Special marine life, Lots of messmate pipe fish, angle fish

Dive 4, Rose garden Water Temp, 82F Visibility, good

Dive type, Hard coral garden, 

Special marine life, Banner fish, angle fish, butterfly fish, lost of hard coral formations 

Dive 5, Wonder channel Water Temp, 82F Visibility, good

Dive type, Wall, drift, night dive

Special marine life, shrimp, nudies, eels 

 

Thursday

Dive 1, Ngerechong outside Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall dive, 

Special marine life, soft corals, sea fans, gray reef sharks

Dive 2, Ngerechong inside Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, coral garden 

Special marine life, soft corals, sea fans, nudies, eels, cuttlefish, cobble stone corals

Dive 3, Big drop off Water Temp, 79F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, soft corals, white tip sharks, Turtles 

Dive 4, Alex’s coral garden Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Good

Dive type, Coral garden, turning in to a wall dive 

Special marine life, Nudies, turtles, Dart fish, Crocodile fish


Friday

Dive 1, Turtle cove Water Temp, 79F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, Dog tooth tuna, gray reef sharks, soft corals, lots of schooling snappers, turtles 

Dive 2, German Channel Water Temp, 83F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Channel cleaning stations, coral garden 

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, 1 large manta rays cleaning, cuttlefish, octopus 

Dive 3, Big drop off Water Temp, 79F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, Sea fans, soft corals, white tip sharks, hawk fish

Dive 4, German wall Water Temp, 79F Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, soft corals, turtles 

 

Saturday

Dive 1, Chandelier cave Water Temp, 82F Visibility, Good

Dive type, Over head environment, 4 air chambers, muck dive

Special marine life, Mandarin fish, twin spot gobies, razor fish

Dive 2, The Iro Water Temp, 84F Visibility, Good

Dive type, Japanese oil feet tanker on of the best WWII wrecks in Palau, great vis and lots of schooling fish highlights the king posts and the tomato clown fish,

We returned to the big boat and the guest washed and dried their diving gear. We then had lunch and after some of the guests went ashore to catch up on the internet and go shopping while others just relaxed on board. At 6pm we had our cocktail party and then sent the guests ashore for dinner. The guests came back from dinner around 9 and had the rest of the night to their selves.  

Sunday

Sunday morning continental breakfast was at 7am then at 7:45 loaded up the skiff and said our goodbyes as we took the guests ashore to be transferred to their hotels. We would like to thank everyone for joining us this week on the Palau Aggressor II. The CREW hope to see you all again soon. 

 

          -Palau Aggressor II Crew-