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Log Date: Saturday, Sep 03, 2016
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 



Water temp – 82

Recommended suit – 3mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 80/90ft

 

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Vince

Dive Master – Richie

Chef – Eddie

Steward – Mojee

Deck hand – Charlie

Cruise Director – Rhys

 

Guest - David, Alex, Keith, Dayne, Jim, Mike, Will, Ori, Elisa, Mauro,

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Namara bay, Dravuni east, Dravuni wall, Alacraty, N/D @ Alacraty

Monday - Papageno wreck, M & M, M & M, Day dreamers I, Day dreamers II, ND

Tuesday – Fantastic, Sarafui, Human nature, Village visit

Wednesday – Mandy, Stopover, Liberyth, Bombshell, Bombshell,

Thursday – Dravuni passage, 7 sisters, MJ, Denali wall, Denali reef

Friday – Rainbow reef, Murray’s reef

Saturday – Suva port

 

Saturday – 3rd September 2016

On behalf of the Fiji aggressor crew, we welcome our entire guest with a big BULA vinaka to David, Alex, Keith, Dayne, Jim, Mike, Will, Ori, Elisa, Mauro,

They all arrived little after 1100 in the afternoon at the same time the crew assisted each guest to their designated cabin, while they settle with their cabin our chef Eddie prepared a lunch to our new family for the week, while we started our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1430hrs we departed jetty for Namara Island where we commence our check out dive

 

 

Sunday – 4th September 2016 – Day 1

Check out dive at Namara Island we ring the bell at 0700am for dive briefing and its time to check the dive equipment and buoyancy to make sure that everyone is properly weighted. What a great way to start the day in a nice calm waters and somehow the breakfast tasted even better. 2nd dive at Dravuni east passage lots of small swim thru that surrounded by a colorful soft coral and sea fan as we continued to swim along the wall grey reef, oceanic silver tip, bumphead wress, leopard shark and other reef fish were a permanent resident of this passage. 3rd dive at Dravuni wall from here we could see grey reef sharks, tunas, moray eels, jacks, sea turtle and all the tropical fish. Next on the agenda for our 4th dive is Alacrity. The surrounding reef delighted us with a friendly turtle incredible visibility and a slight current that seems to bring out large schools of fish at the split, and even on a scorpion fish resting on a nearby rock. We cruised during dinner over to Kavala bay for the night for sheltered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday – 5th September 2016 – Day 2

The condition are just right for the wreck dive and our entire guest were all gear up and ready jump in. Weather is great was, we saw oriental and diagonal sweetlips, the soft coral, black coral growth here is going to be one o the main attraction here in 2 years time with and lots of critters. After this dive we headed to M&M we did two dives at this site got to see little of everything black coral, soft coral, sea fans and many nudibranch also they saw grey reef sharks, white tip sharks, barracudas, unicorn, green eyed trigger fish. 4th dive at Day dreamers lots of black coral and yellow soft coral at 40feet above our guest spend most of their time there with all the beautiful colors and reef fish and most of our diver really like this dive site.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 6th - September 2016 – Day 3

Another great day of diving today 10/15knots of easterly wind we did 3 dives today The first two dives at Fantastic I/II before we shoot across to Sarafui reef for our third dive. Lots of fish life massive green moray eel, giant anemone, sea fans, plenty of amazing opportunities. After this dive we started the main engine and headed to Drue village for a village visit which our guest so exited about it while they at the village the village people showed them the traditional ways of drinking kava and later entertained our guest with a Fijian dancing (meke) and meal tonight Fijian food cooked in the underneath oven…delicious. Roast pork, roast chicken, Palusami with coconut cream milk, marinated fish…yummy..

 

 

Wednesday 7th – September 2016 – Day 4

We move down to Mandy pinnacle for our first dive, one great thing about this site it’s a resident for lion fish, spotted drums, plenty of snappers and the reef is extremely healthy at 15feet there were red anemone everywhere.

2nd dive at stopover reef our divers saw banner fish, barracudas, jacks and of cause grey reef sharks were also amongst the beauty of this site. After this dive we heaved anchor and headed to Bombshell for our 3rd/4th dive, what a spectacular dive at bombshell it was an amazing site especially when we have a bunch of happy divers this trip. Mushroom is always the best choice for afternoon dive when all the big fish usually moved close to the reef to feed

Grey reef shark, white tip, anemone, anthias and lots of damselfish down on the bottom they saw lots of garden eels, decorator dart fish and juvenile sweetlips

 

Thursday – 8th September 2016 – Day 5

Dravuni passage, 7 sisters, MJ, Denali wall, Denali reef

Dravuni east passage is our top choice this morning and we briefed our guest about this wall but the shallow part of the reef which sandy bottom that mix with rubble which most likely to be the favorite resting place for leopard and guitar shark. Our guest saw grey reef, white tip and guitar sharks and abundant of fish life. After this dive we headed to 7 sisters, a group of seven pinnacles, school of parrotfish, angelfish, bicolor parrot fish, porcupine fish, grey reef shark, red spotted groupers and much more. MJ reef and Denali wall were exactly same reef structure with tremendous of fish life rock mover wrasse, lyretail hogfish, redfin hogfish, longnose hawkfish, roundhead, bowers, and steephead parrot fish were all over the place  

 

 

Friday – 9th September – 2016 – Day 6

Another great day at Rainbow reef 5/10knots of wind with sunshine and flat sea’s very relaxing dive, our guest were greeted by oceanic silver tip and grey reef shark another great thing about this dive there were lots of fish live and very healthy coral our divers saw white tip, grey reef and hammer head shark and of cause the eagle ray, parrot fish, unicorn fish, fusilier fish were in numbers

2nd dives at Murray reef, one of our top bet skiff drop and drift towards the big boat start the dive on the wall and end the dive on a reef call coral haven…we saw basslets, flatworms, nudibranchs, regal angel fish, spotted porcupine – fish, longnose file fish and of cause the long fin banner fish, unicorn fish, grey reef, white tip, leather back turtle, box fish and lots of parrot fish. As we headed back to Suva the crew started rinses all their dive gears and dried them before we arrives port

1530– the FIJI AGGRESSOR arrived in port

1830 – Cocktail onboard

 

Saturday 10th September 2016 – Lami jetty

0630hrs – continental breakfast were 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.