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Log Date: Saturday, Oct 17, 2015
Entry By: Fiji Crew

 



Island Dancer II

Captain’s log

17th – 24th October

 

Water temp – 80 / 84

Recommended suit – 3mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/ 15 knots of wind

Visibility – 80ft/100ft

 

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Vince

Dive Master – Mosese

Chef – Peni

Steward – Eddie

 

Guest – Vickie, Mike, Jennifer, William, Gladys, Karen, Hal, Paul, Ruby

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Nigali passage, Jims

Monday – Wakaya passage, Manta rock, Rick’s rock, Christine’s

Tuesday – Kansas, chimneys, chimneys

Wednesday – Mushroom, Mushroom, Coral haven

Thursday – Black forest, Keenan’s, North passage

Friday – Nigali passage

Saturday – Suva port

 

 

Saturday – 17th October

On behalf of the Island Dancer II crew we would like to welcome our guest with a big

BULA to Vicky, Mike, Jennifer, Bill, Ruby, Glady, Karen, Hal, Paul

They all arrived little after 1100 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 1630hrs we departed jetty for Nukulau Island where we waiting for the bad weather to settle before we cross over to Gau Isalnd

 

Sunday – 18th Gau Island

Nice and sunny this morning our guest prepare their dive gears ready for check out dive easy dive with little current at 65 feet we saw grey reef sharks, white tip with lots of reef fish as we drift towards the feeding pt. we were greeted by school of jacks, barracudas and lots of unicorn fish. We headed to jims for our 2nd dive all about small critters we saw few giant clam but on the east side of the pinnacle there were lots of soft coral and black corals lots of nudibranchs

 

Monday – 19th Wakaya island

Wakaya were at his best this morning our guest saw lots of reef fish and nudibranchs, moray eels, sting ray, hawksbill turtle, alameda ghost pipefish, wing pipe fish with all the beautiful hard coral and soft coral were quite amazing. 2nd dive at Manta rock nice and easy dive with lots of colors. After this dive we headed to Makogai Island for our 3rd dive, another interesting dive lots of critters

 

Tuesday – 20th Namena Island

Amazing weather today with abundance of colorful soft coral and with presence of different types of reef fish were absolutely amazing anthias fish covers the entire reef top on the sandy bottom clown trigger fish, black spotted sweetlips, midnight snapper, regal angel fish, long fin banner fish, red and black anemone fish. 2nd and 3rd dive at chimneys one of our top bet the main attraction here is the growth of the black coral and sea fan and soft coral was quite amazing along with soft coral were unbelievable our guest saw many colorful nudibranchs, decorator dart fish, juvenile clown trigger fish and of cause the tiny pigmy seahorse

 

Wednesday – 21st Namena Island

Another great dive at Mushroom our guest saw scorpion leaf fish, moray eel and lots of critters and once again the outstanding incredible soft coral have since established themselves on the shattered hard coral which make our guest enjoyed their dive what a spectacular dive!!!. The Island dancer II heaved anchor and headed to North wall for our 3rd dive which end up to be another great dive, this dive we saw some interesting critters like pigmy sea horse, blue dragon nudibranchs, decorator dart fish and lots of reef fish

 

Thursday – 22nd Namena island

Wind and sea condition were calm allowed us to moored close to the dive site. We enjoy our 1st dive here before we headed to Kansas for 2nd/3rd dive. The tops of the reef in the north offer a unique scenario with an astonishing marine life and colorful soft coral. Spot of the day was a huge school of jacks and surgeon fish mating in the blue while we swam towards the wall we saw grey reef and black tip hunting

 

Friday – 23rd Gau island

The moment we’ve all been waiting for classic and very entertaining shark dive

Our guest saw many sharks, school of jacks, barracudas and lots of reef fish that cruising in the passage as our guest back to the big boat they all said best way to end the dive. As we headed back to Suva the crew started rinses all their dive gears and dried them before we arrives port

1600 – The Island Dance II arrived in port

1830 – Cocktail on the boat before our guest head out to town for their dinner

Saturday – 24th Suva Port

0630hrs – continental breakfast was prepared for our guest prior to disembarking the vessel

The watermen of the island dancer II 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