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Log Date: Sunday, Aug 04, 2019
Entry By: Palau Aggressor Crew









 



Palau Aggressor II

Republic of Palau, Micronesia

Charter Report: August 4th – August 11th, 2019

Weather: Strong winds from South West for the week

Water Temp: 78/84

3MM wet suit recommended maybe a hooded vest (NO GLOVES)

Reefs hooks provided, Note if you bring your own reef hook make sure the line is at least 6ft long,

                 

Dive Sites

Monday: Hafa Di, Light house channel, The Iro, Chandelier cave

Tuesday:, Jelly fish lake, Wonder channel, Ferns wall, Big drop off, German coral garden

Wednesday: German channel, Turtle cove, German wall, Ngerechong inside, Ngerechong inside

Thursday: Blue corner, New drop off, Blue holes, Barnum’s wall, Big drop off

Friday: Blue corner, German Channel, Ulong channel, Sandy paradise

Saturday: Siaes Corner, Ulong channel

 

 

Guests, Ron, Sam, Frederic, Arnaud, Frauke, Thomas, Tony, Fiki, Joe, Josh, Valery, Svetlana, Ez, Caterina, Piero, Gregg, Elizabeth

 

Crew

Captain- Jim

Cruise director- Andy

Engineer- Hector

Dive - June

Dive master- Jay

Skiff driver- Joe

Chef- Ronnie

Stewardess- Editha

 

Highlights of the week, Baby eagle rays, Octopus, Gray reef sharks, Jelly fish, Mandarin fish, Baby sharks, Manta rays, Leopard shark

                 

Sunday afternoon we picked up all 17 guests from the dock at Neco Marine and brought them to the big boat. The crew helped everybody with their luggage and started right away by checking in with the captain, setting up gear, and having the Captain’s Briefing. Afterwards it was time for dinner and time to settle in to the boat. 

Monday morning on Palau Aggressor II. At 6am most of the guests were up and waiting for breakfast they helped them self’s to continental than the chef makes eggs to order. After breakfast we went through the general boat briefing and then the dive briefing and what to expect in the diving in Palau. After the briefing we went down stairs analyzed the nitrox the crew moved the dive gear on to the dive tender.

 

Dive 1, Hafa di wreck                                Water Temp, 82F                    Visibility, OK in side reef viz

Dive type, Shallow wreck check out dive

Special marine life, Pipe cleaner nudibranchs, flat worms spade fish, sweetlips

 

Dive 2, Light house channel   Water Temp, 81F                   Visibility

Dive type, Channel drift dive,

Special marine life, Soft corals, schooling snapper, Hard corals, nudies, octopus

  

Dive 3, The Iro        Water Temp, 84F                   Visibility, Good

Dive type, Japanese oil feet tanker on of the best WWII wrecks in Palau, great vis and lots of schooling fish highlights the king posts and the tomato clown fish,

 

Dive 4, Chandelier cave           Water Temp, 82F                    Visibility, Good

Dive type, Over head environment, 4 air chambers, muck dive

Special marine life, Mandarin fish, twin spot gobies, Cookies and cream nudie

 

Tuesday

Dive 1, Jellyfish Lake              Water Temp, 85F                   Visibility, Good

Dive type, Snorkel with thousands of golden jellyfish and moon jelly fish

 

Dive 2, Wonder channel          Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, good

Dive type, Wall, drift,

Special marine life, Crocodile fish, Banded pipe fish,

 

Dive 3, Fern’s wall                   Water Temp, 82F                    Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall dive

Special marine life, soft corals, sea fans, hawk fish, nudies

 

Dive 4, Big drop off                  Water Temp, 82F                    Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall dive

Special marine life, soft corals, sea fans, nudies, eels

 

Dive 5, German coral garden  Water Temp, 80F                   Visibility,

Dive type, Night Dive

Special marine life, Crabs, Lobster, Flat worms, Nudibranchs, shrimp

 

Wednesday

Dive 1, German Channel                           Water Temp, 83F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Channel cleaning stations, coral garden

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, lots of schooling fish barracuda, jacks, Feather tail ray, 3 octopus,

 

Dive 2, Turtle cove                   Water Temp, 79F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, Dog tooth tuna, gray reef sharks, soft corals, lots of schooling snappers, turtles

 

Dive 3, German wall                Water Temp, 79F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Wall, drift

Special marine life, Leopard shark, soft coals, nice hard coral formations

 

Dive 4, Ngerechong inside                        Water Temp, 83F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden

Special marine life, Cobble stone coral, 2 cuttlefish, white tip sharks, lost of striped snapper

 

Dive 5, Ngerechong inside      Water Temp, 80F                   Visibility,

Dive type, Night Dive

Special marine life, Flat worms, Nudibranchs, shrimp, Cuttlefish

 

Thursday

Dive 1, Blue corner                                     Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, Very very Good

Dive type, Incoming current hook in dive, really nice visibility medium current

Special marine life, Gray reef sharks, barracuda, Jacks, Napoleon wrasse, turtles, and many more

 

Dive 2, New drop off                                  Water Temp, 79F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Hook in dive, light current

Special marine life,  Gray reef sharks, blue line snapper, turtles,

 

Dive 3, Blue holes                     Water Temp, 79F                   Visibility, Very very good

Dive type, overhead environment, leading to blue corner

Special marine life, Hermit crabs, disco clams, Great barracuda, Turtles, soft corals, white tip sharks, gray reef sharks

 

Dive 4, Barnum’s wall                               Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden, turning in to a wall dive

Special marine life, Nudies, turtles, Dart fish, 2 eagle rays, Crocodile fish

 

Dive 5, Big drop off                                   Water Temp, 81F                   Visibility

Dive type, Night dive drift, wall

Special marine life, Eel, soft corals, basket stars, spider crabs, flat worms, lobster, lion fish

 

Friday

Dive, Blue corner                                        Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility,  Very very Good

Dive type, Incoming current hook in dive, really nice visibility medium current

Special marine life, Gray reef sharks, barracuda, Jacks, Napoleon wrasse, and many more

 

Dive, German Channel                               Water Temp, 83F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Channel cleaning stations, coral garden

Special marine life, gray reef sharks, 2 large manta rays cleaning

 

Dive, Ulong channel                 Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden check

Special marine life, 2 Giant clams, Lettuce corals, schooling fish, eagle ray, Baby gray reef sharks

 

Dive, Sandy paradise                 Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, coral garden, cleaning stations

Special marine life, Turtles, Barracuda , diver cleaning station,

 

Saturday

Dive, Siaes corner                     Water Temp, 81F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, drift wall coral gargen, hook in

Special marine life, Gray reef/white tip sharks, schooling fish,

 

Dive, Ulong channel                 Water Temp, 82F                   Visibility, Very good

Dive type, Coral garden, hook in dive drift,

Special marine life, 2 Giant clams, Lettuce corals, schooling fish, 4 baby eagle ray, Baby gray reef sharks

 

We returned to the big boat and the guest washed and dried their diving gear. We then had lunch and after some of the guests went ashore to catch up on the internet and go shopping while others just relaxed on board. At 6pm we had our cocktail party and then sent the guests ashore for dinner. The guests came back from dinner around 9 and had the rest of the night to their selves. 

 

Sunday

Sunday morning continental breakfast was at 7am then 7:45 loaded up the skiff and said our goodbyes as we took the guests ashore to be transferred to their hotels. We would like to thank everyone for joining us this week on the Palau Aggressor II. The CREW hope to see you all again soon.

 

          -Palau Aggressor II Crew-