Captain’s log – May 13th – 20th 2017
Water temp – 73
Recommended suit – 3mm/5mm
Weather – Easterly wind 10/15 knots of wind
Visibility – 70/90ft
Chief Engineer - Vince Moore
Dive Master – Mosese
Chef – Peni
Stewardess – Eddie Valentine
Guest – Susan, Billy, Becky, Pam, Tressa, Mellissa, Rick, Brian, Patti and Brian Ronald
Sunday – Namara bay, Jeannie’s rock, Alacrity, Alacrity
Monday - M & M, M&M, Mellow yellow, Mellow yellow
Tuesday – Stop over, Stop over, Cucumber patch, Drue beacon
Wednesday – Eye catcher, Donna Ella, Donna Ella.
Thursday – Voyager, Day dreamer, Pintos, Pintos.
Friday – Solo reef, Denali reef
Saturday – Suva port
On behalf of the Fiji aggressor crew, we would like to welcome our guest with a big BULA vinaka to – Susan, Billy, Becky, Pam, Tressa, Mellissa, Rick, Brian, Patti and Brian Ronal. They all arrived little after 1100 at the same time the crew assisted each guest to their designated cabin, while they settle with their cabin our chef Peni prepared a lunch while 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 – 14th May 2017 - Kadavu
The day started off, by making our checkout dive at Namara Island bay, after which we began with some colorful nudibranch and reef fish. This was followed by a drive through Dravuni passage, then finally for a wall dive. During the dive we came across different types of groupers, jacks, lionfish, jennies’ rock and many other reef fish.3rd and 4th dive at Alacrity reef main attraction here was the purple soft coral which covered the entire wall. The hard coral growth was spectacular and of course the colorful soft corals, as well as black corals and lots of colorful reef fish
Monday – 15th May 2017 - Kadavu
Another great day! Weather was really amazing and M & M was our first option and we had seen several oriental and the diagonal sweetlips as permanent resident for this site and not only did our guest saw several pregnant pipe fish but also the sight of the soft and black corals was really mesmerizing. This dive site was filled with micro life such as shrimps, blennies and cardinal fish. The 2nd dive our guest agreed to dive at M&M so many beautiful things to see at this dive site, our divers saw a juvenile slender filefish hiding in the gorgonians from 50-60ft. The use of the gorgonians was to help camouflage them from hungry predators like lionfish and scorpion fish. After all of this, we headed down to Mellow yellow for our 3rd and 4th dive where lots of reef fish with colorful soft corals that were mellow-yellow. Inclusively, our divers saw grey reef sharks, white tip, barracuda and lots of critters.
Tuesday – 16th May 2017 - Kadavu
After waiting for the wet and windy weather to settle down, we finally carried out our 1st and 2nd dives at stop-over. For critters lovers, this location is also a permanent resident for varieties of pipe fish and different types of nudibranch. This site is a common resident for black spotted, diagonal and oriental sweetlips. Not forgetting the giant morays eels and different types of groupers who were part of the attraction for this site. After this dive, we heaved anchor and we moved to cucumber patch for our 3rd dive which we saw lots of reef fish, moray eel, angel fish and many cardinal and fusilier fish. Lastly, the 4th dive was at the Drue Becon, where our divers saw white tip, humpback wrasse and many reef fish. The sites were amazing and guests were really appreciative about the beautiful corals and plenty fish life
Wednesday – 17th May 2017 - Kadavu
To start off the day, we made our first dive at Eye Catcher. A group of pinnacles were spotted and the guests explored the site when the current was mild enough for everyone to swim around and explore all the small coral heads with abundance of fish life. During the dive we came across various types of morays, groupers, jacks, lionfish, and many other reef fish. After this, we headed straight for Donna Ella. This site was really majestic and full of colors which provoked the guests into having 2 consecutive dives here. The presence of moray eels, parrot fish, octopus and a few turtles were seen and observed. Also, last but not the least, was the beautiful and creatively shaped corals that gave a soothing background as it blends with the crystal clear waters. But honestly, one glimpse of this underwater theme park and you’re hooked. The guests were really pleased with the view and observations done since the site was satisfying due to the beautiful marine ecosystem that Donna Ella offered for them.
Thursday – 18th May 2017 - Kadavu
We made our debut at the Voyagers where a beautiful and amazing coral reef lies. This was mostly its attraction for the guests as it contained different colored corals that shun into a spectrum of light when touched by sunlight. Also, a few diagonal and oriental sweetlips were spotted in this area. Moving onto the 2nd dive, Day Dreamer. This area had a more open but a bit overcrowded by the residents that stayed in this location. The divers saw and observed some parrot fish, lion and scorpion fish, some goat fish and lots of angel fish. Lastly, was the Pintos. We took quite some time here, since most of the guests enjoyed the view underwater here. Both mobile and immobile residents are the center of attraction for the guests such as unicorn fish, parrot fish and a few shrimps with corals that looked more shinny and colorful than most marine organisms. A majestic and amazing location indeed.
Friday – 19th May 2017 - kadavu
It was a bright and sunny day for diving, hence the we decided that we would go diving at Solo Reef. This extraordinary reef with corals and fish were majestic in their own ways. There were soft and black coral with the presence of a few groupers, goat fish, banded snake, oriental and diagonal sweetlips, pipe fish, trumpet fish, angel fish and many parrot fish. After scavenging for sites, we finally moved Denali Reef, this reef is home to many sea creatures, moray eels, diagonal and oriental sweetlips and also lots of unicorn fish.
As we headed back to Suva the crew rinse all their dive gears and dry them before we arrive port. Cocktail was served at 0630 in the afternoon before they headed to town
Saturday – 20th May 2017
0630hrs – 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