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Log Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 


Water temp – 82

Recommended suit – 3mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 80 feet

 

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Vince

Dive Master – Mosese

Chef – Peni

Steward – Eddie

Dive master – Jon

 

Guest – Robert, Teresa, Walter, Petra

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Namara bay, I like it reef, MGEE reef

Monday - Wreck, Bombshell, Muaidule pt, mantis shrimp rock

Tuesday –M & M, M & M, Daydreamers II

Wednesday – Daydreamers II, Mellow yellow, Joji’s reef, Solo Lt.

Thursday – Denali wall, 7 sisters,

Friday – Denali passage

Saturday – Suva port

 

 

Saturday –

On behalf of the Island Dancer II crew we would like to welcome our guest with a big BULA vinaka to   Robert, Teresa, Walter and Petra. They all arrived little after 1200pm in the afternoon at the same time 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 perform our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1430hrs we departed jetty for Kadavu Island where we commence our check out dive

 

Sunday – May 22nd

Beautiful morning with light breeze the water was flat visibility was easily around at 80ft. our check out dive at Namara Island 5/10 knots of wind. Our saw sweetlips and some cool little critters chromodoris nudi, flatworm. After this dive we headed to I like it reef for our 2nd dive not a bad one our divers saw chromodoris again moray eel but the spectacular about this dive the coral life here is so healthy. Visibility wasn’t that great but the hard coral formation here is just amazing. 3rd dive at Mgee reef our guest saw grey reef shark and white tip we also fortunate to

 

Monday – May 23rd

We got up this morning the weather were really amazing wrecked dive was our first choice this morning and we have seeing several giant sweetlips, oriental and the diagonal as permanent resident for this wrecked and not only that we saw several pregnant pipe fish but the soft coral and black coral were really amazing. The wreck was filled of micro life many shrimps, blenny’s and cardinal fish that scattered all over the wreck. 2nd dive at Bombshell one of our divers Bob saw a juvenile slender filefish hiding in the gorgonians from 50-60ft they use the gorgonians to help camouflage them from hungry predators like lionfish and scorpion fish. After all the good dives we headed down to Muadule pt for our 3rd dive lots of reef fish with colorful soft coral, our divers saw grey reef shark, white tip, barracudas, angel fish and lots of critters.

 

Tuesday – May 24th

Another pleasant day today at M&M we did 2 dives here the weather was great this morning we saw banded pipefish, oriental and diagonal sweetlips and lots of critters, the beauty of this place can here spend the whole day here soft coral, black coral and the fish life here is truly amazing. 3rd dive @ Day dreamers the current was slowly coming into the passage but the soft coral and the fish life is absolutely amazing you look everywhere you will see yellow and most small coral heads covered with soft corals and sea fans. After the dive we started the main engine and headed to Drue village for a village visit our guest were so exited about the visit while we at the village the village elders started to introduce them the traditional ways of drinking kava and later entertained our guest with a Fijian dancing (meke) meal tonight was a Fijian food cooked in the underneath oven…delicious. Roast pork, roast chicken, Palusami with coconut cream milk, marinated fish…yummy….

 

Wednesday – May 25th

To start of the day we made our first dive to Day dreamers II. A group of pinnacles where the current was mild enough for everyone to swim around

During the dive we came across various types of morays, groupers, jacks, lionfish, and many other reef fish. 2nd dive at Mellow yellow the main attraction here is the yellow soft coral which covered the entire swim thru to start of the dive we spend 25 minutes on both swim thru before we finish the dive at Human nature. The hard coral growth is spectacular and of cause a colorful soft coral, black coral and lots of colorful reef fish. After the dive, as lunch was served, we heaved anchor and headed to Joji’s reef the fish life was still healthy with school of fusilier fish, unicorn fish and many reef fish. Solo reef is always the best choice for afternoon dive. Our divers really loved this dive site. In the afternoon at north wall great dive with lots of reef fish, grey reef shark, white tip, anemone, anthias and lots of damsel fish down on the bottom they saw lots of garden eels, decorator dart fish, ghost pipe fish and juvenile sweetlips

 

Thursday – May 26th

Bright morning greeted us with sunshine and we proceeded to make our first dive to Denali wall. The current was flowing into the bay with considerable strength, which is good for us skiff drop and drift towards the big boat we did 3 dives at Denali wall and one 1 dive at 7 sister’ both reef were has many blocks which covered both soft coral and hard coral with many sea fans. Endless varieties of reef fish like, snappers, damsels, sweetlips, school of fusilier fish are all over the place. Seven sisters located on the west side of the main reef. The site is home to many colorful reef fish, few grey reef, few white tip reef sharks, and moray eels. Healthy hard coral of different colors covered the entire area.

 

Friday – May 27th

Another beautiful day 5/10knots of wind with sunshine and we did 1 dives today at Solo reef our divers saw 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

1500hrs – the Fiji Aggressor arrived in port

1900 hrs – Cocktail was served and congratulations to Robert, Walter, Petra and Teresa for becoming official Iron divers

 

Saturday – May 28th  – Lami jetty

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

 

The watermen of the Fiji aggressor 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

 

Copt – Joji Tavura

Chief Eng – Vince Moore

Dive master – Moses visaka

Cook – Peni sovakalia

Steward – Eddie Nikola

Dive Master – Jon