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Log Date: Saturday, Sep 10, 2016
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 



Captain’s log – 10th 17th September 2016

 

Water temp – 82

Recommended suit – 3mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 100ft

 

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Vince

Dive Master – Richie

Chef Eddie

Steward – Mosese

Cruise director– Rhys

Deck hand - Charlie

 

Guest – Yewtulai, Alvin, Douglas, Wei, Tom, Yung, Alfred, Cecelia, Judy, Lilly

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Namara bay, Dravuni passage, West pssg

Monday - Alacraty, Boomshell, Liberyth,

Tuesday - M & M, fantasia, stopover

Wednesday – wreck, Osborn reef, Jeanie’s rock

Thursday – Denali wall, Rainbow reef, Rain reef, seven sisters

Friday –Rainbow reef, Murrays point

Saturday – Suva port

 

Saturday –

On behalf of the Fiji aggressor crew, we would like to welcome our guest with a big BULA vinaka to Yewtulai, Alvin, Wei, Tom, Yung, Alfred, Cecelia, Judy, Lilly and Douglas

And Cam. 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 Peni prepared a lunch while we started our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1330hrs we departed jetty for Kadavu Island where we commence our check out dive

 

Sunday – 11th September 2016 – Day I

Our guest got up early this morning

Great 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 guest saw sweetlips and some cool little critters chromodoris nudi, flatworm. After this dive we headed to solo passage for our 2nd dive not a bad one our divers saw chromodoris again moray eel, leopard shark, turtle, and many reef fish the spectacular about this dive the coral life here is so healthy. 3rd dive at solo west reef our guest saw grey reef shark and white tip, barracudas, Spanish mackerel, Tuna and lots of colorful softcoral

 

Monday – 12th September 2016 – Day 2

We heaved anchor and headed to to alacrity for our fist dive we start with a bang this morning with all the beautiful soft coral and many different types of critters

We have seeing several oriental and the diagonal sweetlips, Moray eels, pregnant pipe fish, soft coral and black coral this site was filled of micro life many shrimps, blenny’s and cardinal fish that scattered all over the place. 2nd dive at Bombshell we saw a juvenile slender filefish hiding in the gorgonians from 30ft they use the gorgonians to help camouflage them from hungry predators like lionfish and scorpion fish. 3rd dive at liberyth - soft coral colors here were so spectacular, grey reef shark, white tip, barracuda and lots of critters. Moray eels, unicorn fish, fusilier fish, decorator dart fish, ghost pipefish and juvenile sweetlips

 

Tuesday – 13th September 2016 – Day 3

Heaved anchor at 0630 and headed to dive site called M & M weather was great this morning we saw banded pipefish, oriental and diagonal sweetlips and lots of critters, the beauty of this place we can here spend the whole day here, soft coral, black coral and the fish life is great. 2nd dive @ fantastic the current was slowly coming into the passage but t 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…. delicious

 

 

Wednesday – 14th September 2016 Day - 4

To start of the day we made our first dive at Papageno wreck. Current was mild enough for everyone to swim around this wreck various types of morays, groupers, jacks, lionfish, banded pipe fish and File fish, 2nd dive at Osborne reef 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. 3rd dive @ jennies rock the hard coral growth is spectacular, black coral and lots of colorful reef fish, grey reef shark, red anemone, lots of damsel fish, on the bottom lots of garden eels, decorator dart fish.

 

Thursday – 15th September 2016 Day 5

Great to see everyone so keen to dive this morning! Yes we had shark coming in to see what was going on that early, black coral, few Lion fish, groupers waking up and looking for something to eat while we were in their territory watching all their movements. It was awesome to watch all this beautiful reef waking up, as were the divers, and to top it off sting rays, eagle rays were greeted us. What a great way to start the day. Wall dive at Rainbow reef we did two dives here, sheer drop off and bright sunlight giving such vibrant color to the top of the wall, cleaning stations and of cause the colorful soft coral, sea fans, black coral, grey reef shark, white tip, oceanic silver tip, Large green turtle, Eagle rays, Remora and Barracudas. 4th dive at seven sisters lots of aquatic life, leopard shark, turtle, lobster, pipefish and lots of reef fish

 

Friday – 16th September 2016 Day 6

1st dives at Rainbow reef, basslets, flatworms, nudibranch, regal angelfish, spotted porcupine – fish, longnose file fish and of cause the longfin banner fish, grey reef, white tip sharks. Murray’s pt. is always the best our guest saw leopard shark, grey reef, white tip, Bumphead wrasse, lots of parrot fish, soft coral and lots of reef fish. As we headed back to Suva the crew started rinses all their dive gears and dried them before we arrives port

1545hrs – the Fiji Aggressor arrived in port

1830 hrs – Cocktail was served, the crew entertain the guest with kava and singing Fijian song…great trip

 

Saturday –17th – 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

 

Capt – Joji Tavura

Chief Eng – Vince Moore

Dive master – Richie

Cook - Eddie

Steward – Mojee

Deck hand - Chalie

Cruise Director – Rhys