Captains log – 20th January 2018
Water temp – 82/84
Recommended suit – 3mm
Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind
Visibility – 70/90ft
Captain – Joji
Chief Engineer – Vince Moore
Dive Master – Mosese
Chef – Peni
Steward – Eddie
Deck Crew – Richard
Cruise director - Rhys
Guest – Rhonda, Michel, Peter, Cellia, Nick, Danielle, Ronald, Ellen, Craig, Kelly
Sunday – Manta Rock, Wakaya Wall, Yellow Wall, Lion’s Den
Monday – Jim’s Alley, Anthias, Nigali, Nigali, Jim’s Alley
Tuesday –Dravuni East-Passage, Dravuni West-Pasaage, Jeanie’s Rock, Alacrity
Wednesday – Mellow Yellow, M&M, Day Dreamer, Village Visit
Thursday – Voyager Wreck, Chumps, Bomb Shell, Labyrinth
Friday – Denali, Seven Sisters
Saturday – Suva port
Saturday –20th January 2018- Suva port
The Fiji Aggressor prepared a welcomed speech for the guests and commenced as scheduled. They all arrived little after 1100 in the morning at the same time the crew assisted each guest to their designated cabin, while they settle with their cabin our chef Peni prepared lunch, 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 – 21st January 2018
The morning was indeed beautiful, our guests were all eager to jump in with bright sunshine and lovely weather. We did our check out dive at Manta Rock making sure that everyone were properly weighted before we moved on to the normal dive site. There were sweetlips, school of barracudas, angel fish and butterfly fish were seen on this dive. As our guest enjoy their breakfast we weighed anchor and moved on to our 2nd dive spot called Wakaya Wall, with variety of fish life and many critters. As the weather still not settle we headed further south where it safe for us to dive. Third dive at Yellow Wall; we saw White tip, grey reef, moray eel and lots of Parrot fish and groupers. The fourth dive at the Lion’s Den. there were a lot of soft coral and many critters, turtles, squids, sharks were also the permanent residents of this site with many coloured and structured corals.
Monday – 22nd January 2018
Today, we headed to Jim’s Alley, Anthias and Nigali passage. We were blessed with good visibility and our guests who are all Americans, were so excited because they’ve never seen such extremely good visibility. They were just blown away and couldn’t stop remarking on possibly 37metresor more metres of visibility. The guests also were very pleased that they had the privilege of being led on their dive by the Captain on their third dive. They managed to encounter a lot of critters, sharks, turtles, stingrays, sweetlips, unicorn, barracudas, Moray’s eels, blue-ribbon eel and colourful corals.
Tuesday – 23rd January 2018
Despite the overcast, the sun was in hiding; our guests didn’t care as the underwater world delivered such fabulous dives with the soft coral blooms in full flush. Bright yellow was their report as they excited ascended. Our checkout dive this morning at Namara after arrival at the site; our guest began the process of getting ready for the first dive. Camera and gears were double-checked the divers start entering the water at 0800am. The first dive lasted for nearly an hour with reports back seeing puffer fish, box fish, moray eels, black leaf scorpion fish the water was calm and warm and everyone is talked excitedly about the next dive coming up at Dravuni passage. Our Second dive produce results of grey reef, white tip, moray eels and of cause the best viewing of many cowries and lots of fish life. Chef Penny wowed our guest with a beautiful lunch. As our guest enjoyed their lunch we moved to our next dive location for the day at Alacrity. Third dive, Jeanie’s Rock, also produced the same results with additional sightings of moray eels and mumble rays. Lastly, Alacrity did not offer much since they produced the same results but outweighed in sightings of sharks and corals.
Wednesday – 24th January 2018
Our guests commented on the extreme fans, soft coral, dramatic pinnacles, caves, gutters, walls and canyons when we had gone for our first dive at the Mellow Yellow. They were really happy and thanked the dive instructors for showing them such wonderful Fijian diving. The M&M had everyone talking about black corals, the reef fish and marine life. The 3rd dive at the Day dreamer made them so happy with photos of 6 crayfish in a hole and a huge eagle ray. The wonderful day was complete with a village visit and traditional drink consumption.
Thursday – 25th January 2018
On our fourth day, Voyagers Wreck was our first choice of morning dive, which had the variety of beautiful coral and colorful soft coral, Spanish mackerel, barracudas, amberjack, and grey reef, white tip sharks were seen on this dive. Second dive at Chumps; but this time we saw turtle, green moray eel, Surgeonfish, jacks and lots of reef fish. Third dive was at Bomb Shell where a lot of corals were seen and marine life such as turtles. Lastly, we had a dip in the Labyrinth, where the same results were produced but with more critters, clams and sharks. Then, the night was ended with a night dive where there were just splendid corals and colorful fish.
Friday – 26th January 2018
On our last day for diving, we had two locations in mind; Denali and 7 Sisters. First dive this morning at Denali, we saw Leopard and grey reef, white tip sharks, Octopus, moray eel, Hawksbill turtle, sting rays and much more. Second dive at 7 Sisters; we saw grey reef shark; 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 – 27th January 2018
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