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Log Date: Saturday, Apr 01, 2017
Entry By: Fiji Aggressor crew

 



Captain’s log – 01/04/2017 – 08/04/2017

 

Water temp – 82/84

Recommended suit – 3mm/5mm

Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind

Visibility – 70/90ft

CREW

Captain Joji

Chief Engineer – Vince

Dive Master - Moses

Chef - Penny

Steward – Eddie

Cruise director - Rhys

Guest – Susan, Mark, Tatiana, David, Lloyd, Charles, Elizabeth, Ricky and Michael

DIVE SITES

Sunday – Kansas, North save a tack, Mushroom, Mushroom

Monday – North wall, School house, Chimneys, Black forest. N/D Black forest

Tuesday – Manta rock, Manta wall, Yellow wall, Wakaya passage

Wednesday –Nigali passage, Jims, Anthias, Nigali wall

Thursday – Jeanie’s rock, Lebaryth, M&M

Friday – Dravuni passage, Rainbow

Saturday – Suva port

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday – Suva port – 01/04/2017

Our guest arrived little after 1200 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 lunch while we started our official crew introduction and safety briefing. At 1430hrs we departed jetty for Namena Island where we commence our check out dive

Sunday – Namena – 02/04/2017

Since we have the good weather around us we decided to steam all the way to Namena Island, one of the area where you would love to spend a week of diving. We did our check out dive at Kansas a 2nd dive at North save a tack wall well known site all over Fiji with abundant of fish life and not only that, the soft coral colors here is quite amazing at his best right now our guest saw lots of nudibranchs, grey reef, white tip sharks, turtle, humpback wress, oriental and diagonal sweet lips, As we continue circling around this pinnacle a remora kept following us until his pictures were taken…….hahahaha…..smart one. After we completed the first 2 dives, we heaved anchor and headed to Mushroom for our 3rd dive during this dive our guest saw moray eels, eagle rays, unicorn fish, big eye jacks. 4th dive at Chimneys we were greeted by a school of barracudas, green eye trigger fish, school of jacks, tuna, Spanish mackerel and much more. Night dive at Namena point our guest saw moray eels, sleeping parrot fish, black spotted sweet lips and lots of black surgeon fish

Monday – Namena – 03/04/2017

South easterly wind 10/15knots of wind our first dive this morning at North wall little boat ride to the dropping point little bit of current but it helped us to drift towards the big boat. We descended to 80feet we were greeted by school of barracudas, grey reef and white tip sharks, as we continued to explore huge eagle ray came from the deep hunting and surprisingly turned as he saw us, school of banner fish, fusilier fish and lots of groupers were spotted on this dive. Headed down to school house for our 2nd dive at school house beautiful colors and fish life, black coral, soft coral and critters are everywhere. 3rd dive at chimneys we saw decorator dart fish, turtle, grey reef shark, moray eel and lots of nudibranchs. 4th dive at black forest grey reef sharks, moray eels, turtle, jacks, barracudas, tuna, Spanish mackerel, hump head wress and lots of fusilier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday – Wakaya – 04/04/2017

Two morning dives were completed at Manta rock on the north of wakaya Island Divers saw numerous eagle rays plus barracudas, school horse eyed jacks, plus black spotted sweetlips. While lunch was served onboard and with reduce wind and current the aggressor headed to wakaya passage for two afternoon dive at wakaya passage. The shallow reef plus steep walls was excellent for snorkeling also the shallow side of the passage divers found many reef fish that feeding and hunting for food, numerous free swimming moray eels, four leaf scorpion fish, schooling barracudas, snappers, oriental and black spotted sweetlips. After the all the wonderful dive today we heave anchor and headed to Gau Island  

Wednesday – Gau Island – 05/04/2017

Day 4 of diving at Gau Island we started the day at Nigali passage which extremely beautiful lots of sharks, school of barracudas, school of jacks. We headed to Jims black coral and soft coral at 15 feet our guest saw red anemone, couple lion fish, leaf fish, Scorpion fish, lots surgeon and unicorn fish, banded sea snake current was just right for us to swim around the entire pinnacle. We heaved anchor and headed to Anthias for our third dive lots of fish life visibility were very low but the diving still great. 4th dive at Nigali passage again drifted towards the shark alley a potato grouper kept following us all the way to the alley. The mild current brings a lot of life and action on the passage both soft coral and lots of fish and sharks.

Thursday – 06/04/2017

Jeanie’s rock this morning moray eels on this dive, black spotted sweetlips, groupers, grey reef and white tip sharks. Fiji Aggressor heaved anchor and headed down to liberyth for our 2nd dive we saw octopus, grey reef, white tip, moray eel, angel fish, lots of butterfly and banded fish, 3rd dive at M&M soft coral and black coral were truly amazing with lots of critters the fusilier fish were everywhere along with black surgeon and unicorn fish. Headed to Drue Village for village visit, on the village their chief spokesman had to take our guest around the village for a small tour and end our tour in a community hall where the village elders entertained our guest the traditional ways of drinking kava and Fijian war dance    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday – Kadavu – 07/04/2017

First dive this morning at Dravuni passage we saw Leopard and grey reef, white tip sharks, Octopus, moray eel. Hawksbill turtle, sting rays and much more. Second dive at rainbow wall we saw grey reef sharks, sting rays saw two octopus what a way to end the dive. As we headed back to Suva the crew rinse all their dive gears and dried them before we arrives port. Congratulation to all our Iron divers

 

Saturday – Suva port – 08/04/2917

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

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