Water temp – 86
Recommended suit – 3mm
Weather – Easterly wind 5/10knots of wind
Visibility – 60ft
Chief Engineer – Vince
Dive Master – Mosese
Chef – Peni
Steward – Eddie
Guest –Scott, Jay, Connie, Leslie
Sunday – Manta rock, Wakaya passage, Rick’s rock, Rick’s rock.
Monday – Mushroom 1, Mushroom2, N. S. A. T, N. S. A. T, N/D – Namena pt
Tuesday – Kansas, Black forest, Coral haven, North wall, N/D – namena pt.
Wednesday – Schoolhouse, S.S. A. T, Chimneys, Schoolhouse
Thursday – Jims, Nigali, Nigali
Friday – Jims, Nigali
Saturday – Suva port
Saturday – February 14th 2015
On behalf of the Island Dancer II crew we would like to welcome our guest with a big BULA vinaka to Connie, Scott, jay, Leslie. They all arrived at 1000am the crew assisted each guest to their designated cabin,while they settle with their cabin our chef Peni prepared a nice hot lunch while we started our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1430hrswe departed jetty for Wakaya Island where we commence our check out dive
Sunday– February 16, 2015
We did our check out dive at Wakaya this morning the weather were really amazing 5/10 knots of wind, This dive our divers saw lots of reef fishers, grey reef, white tip, hammer head, barracudas, tuna, sweet lips, Spanish mackerel as our guest continued to circling this pinnacle they were quite amazed with different types of critters they saw chromodoris,flatworm and lots of nudibranch. After the 2nd dive we started the main engine and headed to Makogai Island for our 3rd/4thdive and this dive we saw many critters and of cause the soft coral, black coraland atop the reef were totally covered with different type of anthias and damsel fish on the whip coral there were lots of long nose hawk fish flabalina nudibranchs. After all the good first day of diving we headed to
Monday –February 17, 2015
We got up this morning the weather were really amazing and mushroom was our first choice this morning 2 pinnacle which stays close together so our divers did mushroom 1 on the first dive and mushroom 2 on the 2nddive our guest were also fortunate to see the aeolid flabalina, aeolidhermosita and many reef fishers. The soft coral is just unbelievable it has all colors, also our gust were greeted by a hawksbill turtle he didn’t even bother that our divers were around him what a spectacular dive. 3rd dive at North passage this dive our divers saw lots of banner fish, barracudas, jacks and of cause the grey reef sharks and white tip which cruising along the wall
Tuesday – February 18, 2015
Another pleasant day today at Kansas the weather was just amazing and this dive we saw some very interesting critters like pigmy seahorse, Onate ghost pipefish, oriental and diagonal sweet lips and lots of critters. After this dive we headed to black forest and coral haven the good thing about this site as our guest got to see little of everything like black coral, soft coral, sea fans and many nudibranchs also they saw grey reef sharks,white tip sharks, barracudas, school of unicorn fish and lots of green eyed trigger fish and not only that leaf scorpion fish, scorpion fish, oriental sweet lips,school of Surgeon fish, dog tooth tuna, Spanish mackerel and much more.
Wednesday – February 19, 2015
Another interesting 3rd dive at school this dive our divers saw lots of school of banner fish, school of barracudas, school of jacks and of cause the grey reef sharks and white tip and hammer head shark which cruising along the wall. As we drifted towards the boat jay and Steve were right behind he saw 6 lionfish and us and with lots of reef fishers. After this dive we heaved anchor and headed to S. S. A. T and this dive turns out to be a great dive as our guest watched the huge manta ray actively feeding on plankton right in front of them and our guest really enjoyed this dive. Chimneys were at his best our guest really enjoyed this dive as chimneys is one of the well-known dive sites in Fiji that has everything that you want to see. On the top of the bommies is well covered with anemone, anthias and lots of damsel fish down on the bottom they saw lots of garden eels,decorator dart fish, thin ghost pipe fish and juvenile sweetlips.
Thursday – February 20, 2015
Shark dive at Nigali passage is amongst the best shark dive in the world as rated by most of our guest and this is one of the dive you will be having a close encounter with the grey reef sharks as we swam towards the feeding arena we were surrounded by a school of vampire fish and grey reef sharks and all their eyes on Moses with sacks of fish heads, as we reached the sandy bottom grey reef sharks circling us until we reached the shark alley. At the shark alley we make sure that everyone fits in well with their camera ready what a spectacular dive as sharks moved in so close and this is one dive where you will have a very close contact with grey reef shark and many divers liked it because it moved in so closed for better picture. After the shark dive we started the main engine and headed to Somo somo village for a village visit which our guest so exited about it while they at the village the village people show them the traditional ways of drinking kava and later entertained our guest with a Fijian dancing (meke) and the meal tonight was a Fijian food cooked in the underneath oven…delicious. Roast pork, roast chicken, Palusami with coconut cream milk, marinated fish…yummy..
Friday – February 21, 2015
Another beautiful day 5/10knots of wind with sunshine and we did our 1st dive at jims this morning which also end up to another great dive and some of our divers enjoyed took pictures of a red anemone at 15ft and lots of reef fishers on the top on the side of the pinnacle red basslets, flatworms, nudibranchs, regal angel fish, spotted porcupine –fish, longnose file fish and of cause the longfin banner fish as we headed back to Suva the crew started rinses all their dive gears and dried them before we arrives port
1530 – the Island Dance II arrived in port
1800 – Cocktail was served and congratulations to Scott and jay for becoming official Iron divers
Saturday – Lami jetty
0630hrs – continental breakfast was prepared for our guest prior to disembarking the vessel
The water men of the island dancer II bids farewell to the guest and hope that they have a safe journey back home to their loved onesand hoped we would meet again someday
Capt – Joji Tavura
Chief Eng – Vince Moore
Dive master – Moses visaka
Cook – Peni sovakalia
Steward – Eddie Nikola