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Log Date: Tuesday, Nov 07, 2017
Entry By: Indo Aggressor crew









 




Your itinerary in brief

Day 1: 7th November 2017. Maumere

Arrival Indo Aggressor

 

Day 2: 8th November 2017. Bacatan

07:15: Dive 1 – Bacatan Wall

10:30: Dive 2 – Tanjung Bacatan

14:30: Dive 3 – Bacatan Bay

18:15: Dive 4 – Bacatan Bay

 

Day 3: 9th November 2017. Ternate

07:15: Dive 1 – Crocodile Cave

10:30: Dive 2 – Babylon

14:30: Dive 3 – Mucky Mosque

18:15: Dive 4 – Mucky Mosque

 

Day 4: 10th October 2017. Beangabang

07:15: Dive 1 – Beangabang Bay

10:30: Dive 2 – Holy Grail

14:30: Dive 3 – Beangabang Bay

18:15: Dive 4 – Beangabang Bay


Day 5: 11th November 2017. Pulau Pura

07:15: Dive 1 – Clownfish Valley

10:30: Dive 2 – Boardroom

14:30: Dive 3 – Mini Market

18:15: Dive 4 – Mini Market

 

Day 6: 12th November 2017. Kumba

07:15: Dive 1 – Kumba East

10:30: Dive 2 – Kumba South

 

Day 7: 13th November 2017. Tomia (Wakatobi)

07:15: Dive 1 – Fan 38 East

10:30: Dive 2 – Fan 38 West

14:30: Dive 3 – Sawa Utara

18:15: Dive 4 – Beach


 

Day 8: 14th November. Tomia (wakatobi)

07:15: Dive 1 – Roma

10:30: Dive 2 – Galaxy

14:30: Dive 3 – Starship

18:15: Dive 4 – Tomia Harbor

 

Day 9: 15th November 2017. Tomia (Wakatobi)

07:15: Dive 1 – Roma

10:30: Dive 2 – Table Coral City

14:00: Dive 3 – Koro Maha Beach

16:15: Dive 4 – Fan 38 East

18:30: Dive 5 – Lintea Island

 

Day 10: 00th Month 2017. Location

Cruising to Kendari Harbour.

 

Day 11: 00th Month 2017. Kendari, Departure

Departure at Kendari.

 

Cruise Overview

Our cruise for the next ten days in Alor and Wakatobi started out on the 7th November 2017 in Maumere Where all the guest boarded on time after which we started the engines and made our way out towards Alor.

The Following day we started off our diving activities with a check-out dive at Bacatan. After the check-out dive we did one more wall dive and then moved our operation into the Bacatan Bay for the third dive and the night dive.

The following morning around 3AM we hoisted the anchor and headed towards Pulau Ternate where we offered two amazing wall dives. Lots of fish and bright colours is the standard for most reefs in the Alor area. For dive 3 and 4 we headed over to the famous site called Mucky Mosque, here we had many sightings of frogfish, seahorses, zebra crabs and lots of other cool critters.

The next day we started off diving in the Beangabang Bay. There’s a small village in this bay that most of the time is occupied by many many kids whoms parents are working away from the village. These kids love to come out in their dug out canoes and hang out around the yacht. The diving here is black sand diving where you can find the most amazing critters like frogfish, rhinopias, ghostpipe fish etc... the outer areas of the bay offer some great reef dives as well.

After spending a full day in the Beangabang Bay we headed over to Pulau Pura. We started of diving at the signature dive site Clownfish City and then moved over to the other side to dive Boardroom and Mini Market.

We then headed over the Kumba Volcano, a big volcano in the middle of the Banda Sea. Around this volcano we did two wall dives. After the two dives we prepared for our crossing to the Wakatobi National Park.

When we woke up the following morning we had arrived at Tomia island in the heart of the Wakatobi National Park. In this area we spend the following 3 days of diving. We dove some of the best dive sites that Wakatobi has to offer like Roma, Table Coral City and Fan 38. On the third day we decided to do five dives and not dive the following day at Wowoni.

We then prepared for the long 20 hour crossing to the Kendari Harbour where all the guest disembarked on the 17th November 2017.

 

8th November 2017

Dive 1: Bacatan Wall

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: We began this trip with a check-out dive on the Bacatan Wall, crystal clear and warm water welcomed us on this beautiful coral covered wall.

Special marine life: ornate & robust ghost pipefish, nudi’s, hawksbill turtle.

Dive 2: Tanjung Bacatan

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was another stunning wall dive but this time on the corner with a little bit more current than the first dive.

Special marine life: black & white tips, napoleon wrasse, hawksbill turtles.

Dive 3: Bacatan Bay

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Dive three was in the Bacatan Bay, a combination of a black sand reef slope and a beautiful wall dive.

Special marine life: marble stingray, ornate ghost pipefish, nudibranchs.

Dive 4: Bacatan Bay

Time in: 18:15. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 15 – 20 metres.

Dive report: The night dive was on the black sand reef slope in front of the Bacatan village.

Special marine life: leaf scorpion fish, nudis, flatworms, octopus.

 

9th November 2017

Dive 1: Crocodile Cave

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at Crocodile Cave, a wall dive with very interesting reef topography. Large overhang and even a small cave at 25 metres to explore.

Special marine life: giant frogfish, nudis, hawksbill turtle.

Dive 2: Babylon

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: first dive was at Babylon, a steep slope with healthy corals everywhere.

Special marine life: leaf scorpion fish, ribbon eels, white tips.

Dive 3 & 4: Mucky Mosque

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 26/27°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: Dive three and four were off Alor Island at a dive site called Mucky Mosque. With its black sand and trash here and there on the reef this might not be the prettiest dive site but its excellent for critter hunting.

Special marine life: warty frogfish, clown frogfish, bobtail squid, octopus, winged pipefish, robust & ornate ghost pipefish, cuttlefish, dwarf cuttlefish, and a wide variety of nudibranchs.


10th November 2017

Dive 1: Beangabang Bay

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 25°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving in the Beangabang Bay, lots of black sand with here and there a small coral head with a lot of live around it.

Special marine life: ornate & robust ghost pipefish, nudi’s, frogfish, dwarf cuttlefish, seamoth.

Dive 2: Holy Grail

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 25°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was on the outer coral reef called the Holy Grail. It got this name because of the super healthy hard and soft corals all around.

Special marine life: leaf scorpionfish, scorpionfish, nuibranchs.

Dive 3: Beangabang Bay

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 25°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: Dive three was once again in the Beangabang Bay, this time we decided to start by the dock and make our way towards the superb reef on the other side.

Special marine life: frogfish, ambon scorpion fish, ornate ghost pipefish.

Dive 4: Beangabang Bay

Time in: 18:15. Water temperature: 25°C. Visibility: Good, 15 metres.

Dive report: The night dive was in the Beangabang Bay.

Special marine life: leaf scorpion fish, nudis, flatworms, octopus, frogfish, ambon scorpion fish, rhinopias, robust ghost pipefish.

 

11th November 2017

Dive 1: Clownfish City

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Our first dive of the day was over at Pulau Pura at a dive site called Clownfish City. A reef covered in all sorts and sizes of anemones and clownfish.

Special marine life: giant frogfish, banded sea snakes, hawksbill turtle.

Dive 2: Boardroom

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was a drift dive at the Boardroom. A stunning sloping reef covered in anthias and large table corals.

Special marine life: spotted eagle rays, peacock mantis shrimp, hawksbill turtles.

Dive 3 & 4: Mini Market

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive and night dive were at the famous muck dive site called Mini Market.

Special marine life: rhinopias, frogfish, nudis, bobtail squid

 

12th November 2017

Dive 1: Kumba East

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Early this morning we arrived at the Kumba Volcano. We started of diving on the eastern side, a wall dive that is covered in large black corals.

Special marine life: moray eels, nudis, leaf scorpion fish.

Dive 2: Kumba South

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: The second dive was on the southern side of the Volcano, another great wall dive.

Special marine life: white tip, leaf scorpionfish, blue dragon nudibranchs.

 

13th November 2017

Dive 1: Fan 38 East

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at Fan 38 East, an incredible wall dive with huge sea fans in the deeper area.

Special marine life: hawksbill & green turtles.

Dive 2: Fan 38 West

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: The second dive was at Fan 38 West another stunning wall dive covered in a wide variety of reef fish.

Special marine life: hawksbill & green turtles, banded sea snake.

Dive 3: Sawa Utara

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive was yet another wall dive at Sawa Utara, an easy wall dive next to a healthy coral reef.

Special marine life: cuttlfish

Dive 4: Beach

Time in: 18:15. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 15 – 20 metres.

Dive report: Our night dive was of the beach of Tomia Island.

Special marine life: hawksbill turtles, pipefish, nudibranchs.

 

14th November 2017

Dive 1: Roma

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: We began our day diving at the submerged reef of Roma, a super healthy reef top loaded with small reef fish like red toothed triggers, sergeant majors and pyramid butterfly fish.

Special marine life: banded sea snakes, hawksbill turtles, great barracuda.

Dive 2: Galaxy

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was at a dive site called Galaxy, a steep reef slope beautifully covered in soft corals of all colours.

Special marine life: nudis, leaf scorpion fish, hawksbill turtles.

Dive 3: Starship

Time in: 14:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Starship was yet another great steeping slope dive over a super healthy coral reef.

Special marine life: hawksbill turtles, green turtles, cuttlefish.

Dive 4: Tomia Harbor

Time in: 18:15. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: bad, 5 metres.

Dive report: the night dive was in front of the Tomia Harbor on a sandy reef slope.

Special marine life:

  

15th November 2017

Dive 1: Roma

Time in: 07:15. Water temperature: 30°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: : We began our day diving at the submerged reef of Roma, a super healthy reef top loaded with small reef fish like red toothed triggers, sergeant majors and pyramid butterfly fish.

Special marine life: 100+ barracudas, banded sea snake, hawksbill turtles.

Dive 2: Table Coral City

Time in: 10:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 25 metres.

Dive report: Our second dive was on another submerged reef called table coral city.

Special marine life: green turtles, scorpionfish, nudis.

Dive 3: Koro Maha Beach

Time in: 14:00. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 20 metres.

Dive report: Our third dive of the day was at Koro Maha Beach, This wall dive started off as a very pretty dive. Unfortunately the last part of the dive was recently been bombed by fisherman and destroyed.

Special marine life: lots of green turtles, scorpionfish.

Dive 4: Fan 38 East

Time in: 16:15. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 15 – 20 metres.

Dive report: For our last day dive of this trip we decided to head back to Fan 38 East one more time. A spectacular coral reef warm and crystal clear water made this for one of the best dives in Wakatobi.

Special marine life:

 

Dive 5: Lintea Island

Time in: 18:30. Water temperature: 29°C. Visibility: Good, 15 – 20 metres.

Dive report: Our last night dive of the trip was at Lintea Island, a steep reef slope with boomies and coral rubble.

Special marine life: frogfish, leaf scorpion fish, scorpionfish.