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









 



Rock Islands Aggressor

Republic of Palau, Micronesia

Charter Report: Aug 4th – Aug.11th, 2019

Weather: strong winds from south west at the start of the week and slowing down at the end, but mostly sunshine all 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 Dai, Iro, Sandy Paradise, Ulong Channel

Tuesday: Ulong Channel, Siaes corner, Big drop off, German Coral garden, German Coral garden

Wednesday: German channel, Turtle Cove, New Drop off, Barnum’s wall, Big drop off

Thursday: Blue Corner, German Channel, Blue Holes, Fern’s wall, Fern’s wall

Friday: Blue Corner, German Channel, Ngerchong Outside, Ngerchong, Inside

Saturday: Jellyfish Lake, Chandelier Cave

 

Your, Shipmates: Don, Jim, Sue, Ian, Doug, Dean, Jen, Jamie, Kevin, Sung, Ma, Dana, Justin, Joshua, Rob, Pete

 

Your: Crew

Captain- Ike

Cruise director- Star

Instructor - Herence

Dive master- Ernan

Dive master- Ripon

Chef- Cameron

Stewardess- Kiran

 

Highlights of the week: mantas, cuttlefish, pygmy seahorse, lots of sharks and good strong currents

                 

Sunday afternoon we picked up 9 guests from the dock and brought them on board. We started with an orientation of their cabins, and then on the dive deck they set up her dive gear. We checked certification card and headed up stairs for the Captain’s Briefing. The last 7 guests arrived later in the evening and they set up their gears and then went to bed

 

Monday, morning 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 dive briefing and what to expect in the diving in Palau. After the briefing we went down stairs to analyze the nitrox and then the crew moved the dive gear on to the dive skiff.

 

Dive 1: Hafa Dai                       Water Temp: 83F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Wreck Dive, check dive

Special marine life: Blue dragon nudibranch, juv. Box fish, sea fans, soft corals, shrimps and crabs

 

Dive 2: Iro                                 Water Temp: 83F                    Visibility: murky

Dive type: Wreck Dive

Special marine life: sea fans, soft corals, stag horn corals, wire corals, tomato anemones

 

Dive 3: Sandy paradise            Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: coral garden, cleaning stations

Special marine life: Turtles, Gray reef sharks jacks, diver cleaning station

Dive 4: Ulong channel             Water Temp: 81F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Hook in, drift, coral garden

Special marine life: Turtles, sharks, schooling fish, Lettuce corals, anemones, giant clams, juv. Eagle rays

 

Tuesday, we did 2 more dives here in Ulong and then moved to the German channel area.

 

Dive 1: Ulong channel             Water Temp: 81F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Hook in, drift, coral garden

Special marine life: Turtles, sharks, schooling fish, Lettuce corals, anemones, giant clams, juv. Eagle rays

 

Dive2: Siaes corner                  Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Wall, drift mild current, hook in

Special marine life: Gray reef sharks, sea fans, soft corals, turtles, trevallies

 

Dive 3: Big drop off                 Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, Fusiliers, white tips

Dive 4: German coral garden Water Temp: 83F                    Visibility:  murky

Dive type: Sloping coral garden

Special marine life: medusa sea cucumber, plurabranch, shrimps and crabs

 

Dive 5: German coral garden Water Temp: 83F                    Visibility:  night

Dive type: Sloping coral garden

Special marine life: medusa sea cucumber, plurabranch, cuttlefish, lobster, shrimps and crabs

 

Wednesday, the winds still a bit strong creating swells, so we just did the dives close to German Channel.

 

Dive 1: German Channel         Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Manta cleaning stations, channel with coral garden and drift

Special marine life: Gray reef sharks, Barracuda, Jacks, big nose unicorn fish and Mantas 

 

Dive 2: Turtle Cove                   Water Temp: 83F                   Visibility:  moderate

Dive type: hole on top of the reef, wall and drift

Special marine life, Gray reef sharks, Turtles, sea fans, soft corals, anemones, anthias, tropical fishes

 

Dive 3: New drop off               Water Temp: 83F                    Visibility:  moderate

Dive type, Corner hook in dive, wall drift

Special marine life, Gray reef sharks, Turtles, flounder, barracuda, jacks, blue line snapper

 

Dive 4: Barnum’s wall             Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility:  moderate

Dive type: Coral garden, Wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, Fusiliers, white tips

 

Dive 5: Big drop off                 Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: night

Dive type: Wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, lion fish, squid, shrimps and crabs

 

Thursday, the winds slowed down a little so we just stayed in the German area and did all the popular dive sites.

 

Dive 1: Blue corner                  Water Temp: 82F                   Visibility: Good

Dive type: wall, hook in and drift

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

 

Dive 2: German Channel         Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Manta cleaning stations, channel with coral garden and drift

Special marine life: Gray reef sharks, Barracuda, Jacks, big nose unicorn fish and Mantas 

 

Dive 3: Blue holes                    Water Temp: 82F                   Visibility: Good

Dive type:  cavern, wall, and drift

Special marine life: pygmy sea horse, disco clam, sharks, turtles and many tropical fishes

 

Dive 4: Fern’s wall                   Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, lion fish, squid, shrimps and crabs

 

Dive 5: Fern’s wall                   Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: night

Dive type: Wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, lion fish, squid, shrimps and crabs

 

Friday, this morning we did 2 more dives and then at lunch we moved to the east side to do 2 more dives and then after the dive we headed into the Wonder channel for tomorrows Jellyfish lake snorkel.

 

Dive 1: Blue corner                  Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: Good

Dive type: wall, hook in and drift

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

 

Dive 2: German Channel         Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Manta cleaning stations, channel with coral garden and drift

Special marine life: Gray reef sharks, Barracuda, Jacks, big nose unicorn fish and Mantas 

 

Dive 3: Ngerchong outside     Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility:  moderate

Dive type: reef, wall, drift

Special marine life: Soft corals, sea fans, Turtles, Anemones, Fusiliers, sharks

 

Dive 4: Ngerchong inside        Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility:  moderate

Dive type: sloping coral garden

Special marine life: stag horn corals, cuttlefish, snappers, gobies, tropical fishes

 

Saturday, this morning right after breakfast at 7am we went to the Jelly fish lake to snorkel with the millions of jellies, we then came back to the big boat and headed to Malakal Harbor for the last dive at Chandelier cave. We came back to the big boat and the guest washed and rinsed their gears before having lunch. In the afternoon, the guests had their free time to do some souvenirs shopping, get wifi on land and just hang out on the boat. At 6pm, we had a cocktail party so the guest and staff mingled a little bit and we gave out 6 Iron diver awards then at 7pm the guest went ashore for dinner and came back at 9pm.

 

Dive 1: Jellyfish Lake              Water Temp 85F                    Visibility: moderate

Dive type: Marine lake snorkel with thousands of golden jellyfish and moon jelly fish.

 

Dive 2: Chandelier cave          Water Temp: 82F                    Visibility: dark

Dive type: Cave, overhead environment

Special marine life: Mandarin fish, twin spot gobies

 

Sunday’s morning continental breakfast was at 7am and then at 7:45 we 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 Rock Islands Aggressor. The CREW hope to see you all again soon.

 

          -Rock Islands Aggressor Crew-