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Log Date: Thursday, Jan 31, 2019
Entry By: Palau Aggressor Crew









 



Palau Aggressor II

Republic of Palau, Micronesia

Charter Report: January 31st  February 10th 2019

10 day charter

Weather: Moderate winds from North East for the week

Water Temp: 78/82 and 78/96 degrees cold thermo clines

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

Friday: Helmet Wreck, Iro, Hafa Dai, Mandarin Coral Garden

Saturday: Sandy Paradise, Siaes Tunnel, Siaes Corner, Ulong Channel,

Sunday: Blue Corner, Virgin Blue Hole, Turtle Cove, German Channel, Ngedebus Coral Garden

Monday: New Drop Off, Dexters wall, Ngedebus Corner, Ngedebus Coral Garden,Turtle cove

Tuesday: Orange Beach, WWII Land Tour / West wall, Barrack’s Point, Bigdrop Off

Wednesday: Blue Holes, Ngemelis Coral Garden, Big Drop Off, Ngemelis Wall,

Thursday: Blue Corner, Blue Corner, Turtle Point, German Coral Garden

Friday: German Channekl, Barnum’s Wall, Wonder Channel, Jelly Fish Lake

Saturday: Chandelier Cave, Jake sea plane

 

Guests: Bridget, Alan, Souzan, Meagan, Delayne, Ed, Ann Marie, David, Paul, Kent, Joy, J.T., Mike, Gary, Steve and Yvonne

 

Crew

Captain - Scott

Captain- Jim

Cruise director- Andy

Engineer- Hector

Divemaster- Joe

Skiff driver- Dustin

Chef- Ronnie

Stewardess- Editha

 

Highlights of the week, Leopard sharks, manta rays, ghost pipe fish, Jelly fish, Mandarin fish, Cuttle fish, Octopus, Bumphead parrot fish spawning,  Silver Tip Sharks, Shark Frenzy

                 

Thursday afternoon we picked up 16 guests from the dock and brought them on board. We started with an orientation of their cabins, and then on the dive deck they set up her dive gear. We checked certification card and headed up stairs. We covered the vessel orientation/safety briefing and then had welcome dinner. A few guests stayed up and most went to bed early.

 

Friday February 01, 2019

Dive 1. Helmet wreck (Japanese supply ship / Sub-chaser)

Visibility 30 ft

Water Temp. 82F

Type WWII wreck dive

Highlights thin ghost pipe fish, signal goby, saw blade shrimps

 

Dive 2. Iro (Japanese oil fleet tanker)

Visibilty 50 ft - 60 ft

Water Temp. 82F

Type WWII wreck dive

Highlights Great barracuda, ringed pipe fish, Tomato anemone, giant clams, nudibranch

 

 Dive 3. Hafa Adai wreck dive

Visibilty 70 ft

Water Temp. 82F

Type Wreck Dive

Highlights Blue Dragon Nudibranch, Pipe fish, School of Spade fish and fusiliers,

 

Dive 4.Mandarin Coral Garden

Visibility 60 ft

Water Temp. 82F

Type Dusk dive

Highlights Mandarin mating, nudibranch, signal goby,

 

Saturday February 02, 2019

Early morning at 0455 am the big boat motor to Ulong island and arrive at 0650 am.

Dive 1. Sandy Paradise

Visibility 80ft

Water Temp. 81F

Type Spawning Dive

Highlights Spawning Bump head parrot fish, Sharks, Groupers, School of Jacks and Barracuda

 

Dive 2. Siaes Tunnel

Visibilty 100ft

Water Temp. 80F

Type Deep Dive / Overhead environment

Highlights Decorated dart fish, blue back pygmy angelfish, nudibranch

 

Dive 3. Siaes Corner

Visibility 100ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Hook in Dive

Highlights Red Anemone, Big sea fan, colorful soft coral, sharks, school of black snapper, turtles

 

Dive 4. Ulong Channel

Visibility 80ft-100ft

Water Temp. 81F

Type Drift Dive

Highlights Shark Frenzy, Groupers, Giant clam, lettuce coral.

At 0605 pm the big boat motor to German Channel area and arrive at 0740 pm

 

Dive 5. German Coral Garden (Koror side)

Visibility 30ft

Water Temp. 80F

Type Night Dive

Highlights Twin spot lion fish, mantis shrimp, nudibranch, porcelain crab, moray eel

 

Sunday February 03, 2019

The big boat start 0620 am to move in the outer reef and arrive 0655 am at Turtle Cove mooring

Dive 1. Blue Corner

Visibility 100ft-150ft

Water Temp. 80F -82F

Type Hook In Dive

Highlights Sharks, turtle, napoleon wrasse, jacks, barracuda, garden eel, anemone

 

Dive 2. Virgin Blue Hole

Visibility 100ft - 120ft

Water Temp 79F- 81F

Type Deep Dive / Overhead Environment

Highlights Hermit Crab, Helfrich dart fish, nudibranch, flat worm, turtle, scenic view

 

Dive 3. Turtle Cove

Visibility 100ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Wall Dive

Highlights Disco Clam, turtles, school of fish, sea fan, soft coral

 

Dive 4. German Channel

Visibility 50ft

Water Temp. 79F

Type Channel dive

Highlights School of fish, sharks, garden eel,

 

Dive 5. Ngedebus Coral Garden

Visibility 30ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Night Dive / Coral Garden

Highlights Twin Spot lion fish, Nudibranch, Scorpion Fish, Flat worm, Crocodile fish

 

Monday February 04, 2019

Dive 1. New Drop Off

Visibility 100ft - 150ft

Water Temp 80F - 81F

Type Hook In Dive

Highlights School of Shark, School of blue lined snapper, turtles, octopus, barracuda, school of fusilier and black snapper, trevally and mackerel.

 

Dive 2. Dexter’s Wall

Visibility 60ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Wall Dive

Highlights Lots of turtles, leopard shark, African pompano, sharks, nudibranch

 

Dive 3. Ngedebus Corner

Visibility 60ft - 80ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Wall Dive 

Highlights turtles, sharks, nudibranch, sea fans and soft corals

 

Dive 4. Ngedebus Coral Garden

Visibility 80 ft

Water Temp. 81F

Type Sloping Coral Garden

Highlights Leopard shark, octopus, leaf scorpion, Cuttle Fish

 

Dive 5. Turtle Cove

Visibility 30ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Night dive / Wall dive

Highlights turtle, nudibranch, basket star, crabs, soft coral

  

Tuesday February 05, 2019

Early morning at 0518 am the big boat motor down to Peleliu Island and arrive at camp Beck at 0640 am

Dive 1. Orange Beach coral garden

Visibilty 100ft

Water Temp 78F - 79F

Type Drift dive / Sloping coral garden

Highlights turtles, WWII artifacts, school of barracuda and snapper and jacks, stunning coral garden

 

At 0900 am 14 guests went on a WWII land tour

 

Dive 2. West Wall

Visibility 100ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Wall dive / Drift dive

Highlights turtles, sharks, school of fish. sea fans and soft coral

 

Dive 3. Barrack’s Point

Visibility 100ft - 150ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Wall dive / Drift dive

Highlights Giant clam, turtles, school of snapper and barracuda, anemones, variety of tropical fish, stunning coral garden

 

At 1540 pm the big boat head out and motor back to Turtle Cove mooring and arrive at 0452pm

 

Dive 4. Big Drop Off

Visibility 80ft - 30ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Dusk dive / Wall dive

Highlights Beautiful wall, nudibranch, orangutan crab, turtles, sharks

 

Wednesday February 06, 2019

Dive 1. Blue Holes

Visibility 120ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Deep Dive / Overhead environment

Highlights Great Barracuda, disco clam, lion fish, hermit crab, juvenile frog fish, dragonet, baby sharks

 

Dive 2. Ngemelis Coral Garden / Fairyland

Visibility 100ft

Water Temp. 81F

Type Drift Dive

Highlights nudibranch, Lettuce coral, table coral, juvenile midnight snapper, juvenile black snapper

 

Dive 3. Big Drop Off

Visibility 70ft - 100ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Wall Dive

Highlights Ball and Chain, nudibranch, flat worm, wide variety of tropical fish

 

Dive 4. Ngemelis Wall

Visibility 70ft - 100ft

Water Temp. 81F

Type Wall Dive

Highlights nudibranch, sea fan and soft coral, anemone, shark, turtle

 

Thursday February 07, 2019

Dive 1. Blue Corner

Visibility 120ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Hook In Dive

Highlights Sea snake, school of jacks and barracudas, Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse, Bump head parrot fish

 

Dive 2. Blue Corner / Blue Holes

Visibility 120ft

Water Temp 80F - 81F

Type Hook In Dive / Deep Dive / Overhang environment

Highlights Sharks, turtles, school of fish, pygmy sea horse, disco clam, hermit crab

 

Dive 3. Turtle Point

Visibility 100ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Wall dive

Highlights Turtles, big sea fan, soft coral, anemones

 

Dive 4. German Coral Garden (Peleliu side)

Visibility 50ft - 70ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Channel Dive / Drift dive

Highlights Manta, Tuna, Sharks, Barracuda, peacock mantis shrimp, barramundi, Coral Garden

 

Friday February 08, 2019

Dive 1. German Channel

Visibility 90ft

Water Temp 80F

Type Channel dive / Drift dive

Highlights sharks, school of fish, mantis shrimp, tuna, Spanish mackerel

 

Dive 2. Barnum’s Wall

Visibility 100ft - 130ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Drift Dive

Highlights silver tip, crocodile fish, nudibranch

 

1120 am the big boat motor to Wonder Channel mooring and arrive at 0109pm

 

Dive 3. Wonder Channel

Visibility 30ft

Water Temp 82F

Type Macro dive

Highlights nudibranch, pipefish, crocodile fish, turtle, juvenile nurse shark

 

Snorkel 1. Jelly Fish Lake

Visibility 20ft - 40ft

Water Temp 83F

Type Snorkel in the lake

Highlights Golden jelly fish, Moon jelly fish, white anemone,

 

0645 the big boat motor up to Malakal and arrive at 0855pm

 

Saturday February 09, 2019 

Dive 1. Chandelier Cave

Visibility 30ft - 100ft

Water Temp 82F

Type Cave Diving / Macro diving

Highlights Stalactites formation, crystal formation, mandarin fish, signal goby, razor fish

 

Dive 2. Jake Sea Plane

Visibility 30ft - 50ft

Water Temp 81F

Type Wreck dive

Highlights WWII plane wreck, artifacts, cardinal fish, squid

 

Sunday 10th morning continental breakfast was at 7am then 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. The CREW hope to see you all again soon.

 

-Palau Aggressor II Crew