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Log Date: Saturday, Nov 05, 2016
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 



Capts log – 5th -12th November 2016

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer - Vince

Dive Master – Richie

Chef - Penny

Steward – Eddie

Deck hand - Richard

Cruise Director – Rhys

Stewardess – George

 

Guest – Maria, Erich, James, Nancy, Cathy, Patracia, Sally, Roberts, Jonathan and Ken

 

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Vatu vai, Wakaya wall, Wakaya wall. Lions den

Monday - Chimneys, Chimneys, North passage, Kansas, Nemo reef

Tuesday – Schoolhouse, North wall, Mushroom, Mushroom

Wednesday – Jims, Nigali passage, Nigali wall, village visit

Thursday – Dravuni passage, Rainbow reef, Denali wall, Denali wall

Friday – Murray’s pt., Jaytee’s reef

Saturday – Suva jetty

Saturday – 5th November - 2016

Welcome aboard our guest and headed to their designated cabin unpacked and settle in nice and early. We began with our official crew introduction and safety briefing. We left the dock at 1330pm after receiving our exited guest and already eager to dive. A beautiful sunset was viewed this afternoon with a clear view of Wakaya Island and the old capital of Fiji “Levuka”

 

Sunday – 6th November - 2016

The first dive lasted for nearly an hour with reports back seeing puffer fish, box fish, moray eels, lobster, black leaf scorpion fish the water was calm and warm and everyone is talked excitedly about the next dive coming up at manta wall. Our Second dive produce results of 1 mantas, grey reef, white tip, moray eels and of cause the best viewing of was found along with many cowries our Chef Penny wowed our guest with a beautiful lunch buffet. As our guest enjoyed their lunch we moved to our next dive location for the day. Third dive at wakaya east wall

Our guest saw reef shark and white tip were amongst the usual resident for this passage of cause the school of jacks and barracudas. We also fortunate to see wing pipefish and gosh pipe fish. After the entire good dive at Wakaya wall we headed down to lions den for our 4th dive, what a spectacular dive lots of colors, reef fish and of cause the small critters


Monday – 7t November - 2016

Our day began early, heading to chimneys this time towards our next dive site. We splashed in right at 0730 AM and were greeted by a huge pods of unicorn fish, grey reef, white tip, sea turtles, different types of anthias that covers the entire pinnacle an lots of groupers, black spotted sweetlips. 3rd dive at North wall wall there was an incredible amount of fish at this site the main attraction of this site is the combination of colors with crevices which had the variety of fish, critters and creatures from sea turtle, white tip, grey reef. 4th dive at Kansas we were able to see some unicorn fish, box fish, octopus, leaf scorpion fish and much more. We soon afterwards began to travel north to our last dive sport of the day, Another spectacular dive at Nemo reef unicorn fish, fusilier fish, grey reef, white tip sharks at 65 ft we did get to view many moray eels, jacks hunting for the night.

 

Tuesday – 8th November - 2016

We started our day at School house visibility wasn’t good this morning, but the diving still great. Schoolhouse is a cleaning station for big fish like manta and this morning we saw grey, white tip, bumphead wrasse and hammerhead. Second dive @ North wall we did get to view of many jacks an barracudas do their early morning hunting around the pinnacle banner fish, school of barracudas, jacks and of cause the grey reef sharks and white tip. After this dive we heaved anchor and headed to north wall where we do our 3rd dive, what a spectacular dive, amazing site especially when we have a bunch of happy divers. After the dive we started the main engine and headed to Mushroom during the dive we came across various types of morays, groupers, jacks, lionfish, and many other reef fish

 

Wednesday – 9th November 2016

On our third day, Jims was our first choice this morning beautiful coral and colorful soft coral there were some big Spanish mackerel, barracudas, amberjack, grey reef and white tip sharks. We decided to do the second and third dive at Nigali passage we were greeted by a group barracudas and jacks as we drifted towards the boat there were many grey reef sharks also white tip that rested on the sand and the great thing about this dive you got to see little of everything fish life and soft coral colors…After this dive we heaved anchor and headed to Somosomo village for a village visit our guest were so exited about the visit while we at the village the village elders started to introduce our guest 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….

 

Thursday –10th November 2016

Bula and good morning everyone…. We awoke bright and pulled up the anchor and started to head north to our next dive destination the Great astrolabe reef our divers took all their time to investigating all the many different rocks and drop offs and were very happy with the dive at Great astrolabe reef they saw leopard shark, nurse shark, grey and white tip sharks with many reef fish

Rainbow reef – another interesting dive we were able to see some morays and grey and white tip sharks while we swim along the wall it is truly amazed to see the purple soft coral, sea fans, black coral that covers the entire sheer wall

Next we were off to do Denali wall just like and aquarium with all the beautiful colors and reefs and this is one dive that you will surely spend more than 60 minutes of diving and divers usually come up with the word “unbelievable’’

 

Friday –11th November 2016

First dive at Jay reef one of the famous reef at great astrolabe reef where grey reef, white tip sharks, sting rays, leopard shark usually resting on the sand, barracuda always gather on the current side of the reef were many parrot fish, dogtooth tuna, grouper, black spotted sweetlips, humphead wrasse always hunting for something to eat. 2nd dive at Murrays pt our divers saw basslets, flatworms, nudibranchs, regal angel fish, spotted porcupine – fish, longnose file fish and of cause the longfin banner fish what a way to end the dive. As we headed back to Suva the crew started rinse all there dive gears and dried them before we arrives port

1645hrs – the Fiji Aggressor arrived in port

1800 hrs. – Cocktail was served and congratulations to all our Iron diver for becoming official Iron divers of the trip

 

Saturday – 12th 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