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Log Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Entry By: Cuba Travel Program Staff







 

Program Log JA II

May 19 – 25, 2018

 

CREW

CAPITAN: ERIC

CRUISE DIRECTOR: ALBERTO

ENGENEER: VICTOR

DECK SAILOR: NOWEL

STEWAR: YOANIS AND YOICI 

CHEF 1: LEO 

CHEF 2: JUNIOR

Dive Masters: MICHAEL, ALEJO, JORGE, YOEL.

Skiff drivers: ELVIS AND GUALBERTO

 

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Visibility: 60 ft

Water temp: 78-82f

 

Dive sites

TENDER 1:

SUNDAY: ANCLITAS, PIPIN, BOCA DE ANCLITAS, ANCLITAS (NIGHT DIVE)

MONDAY: LOS MOGOTES, OCTOPUS CAVE, BOCA DE PIEDRA, CABEZO DE L ACUEBRA.

TUESDAY: BLACK CORAL2, LUISA REEF, LA TRAMPA, LA TRAMPA (NIGHT DIVE)

WEDNESDAY: FIVE SEAS, FINCA DE PEPE, EL PERUANO, INTERMEDIO.

THURSDAY: PATRICIA, CABALLONES, PIUS REEF, BOCA DE ANCLITAS.

FRIDAY: FARALLON, LA CANA.

 

TENDER 2:

SUNDAY: BOCA DE ANCLITAS, CABALLONES, ANCLITAS (NIGHT DIVE)

MONDAY: BLACK CORAL 2, LOS MOGOTES, CABEZO DE LA CUBERA, BOCA DE PIEDRA.

TUESDAY: FIVE SEA, OCTOPUS CAVE, LUISA REEF, LA TRAMPA (NIGHT DIVE)

WEDNESDAY: LA RAYA, PATRICIA, ANCLITAS, BOCA DE ANCLITAS (W).

THURSDAY: FARALLON, INTERMEDIO, LA CANA, PIUS.

FRIDAY: FINCA DE PEPE, PIPIN.

 

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

SUNDAY: OFY PRESENTATION

MONDAY: MANGROVE TOUR, OFY PRESENTATION.

TUESDAY: VISITED JUTIAS AND IGUANAS ON THE BEACH

THURSDAY: MANGROVE TOUR.

FRIDAY: MANGROVE SNORKELING

 

LOG

 

SATURDAY:

The group arrived at 8:30 pm very surprised for the beauty and commodity of the boat, had dinner and prepared their dive gear.

 

SUNDAY:

Very cloudy morning the boat move to Jardines at 7: 00 am, the sea was rough, after lunch we did the first dive, the checking ones everybody checked the buoyancy the water was clear despite of the cloudy afternoon. We did a night dive they were happy, saw an octopus and a nurse shark taking a nap on the button,

 

MONDAY

Rainy morning but good for diving the boat moved to Boca de Piedra, they did a mangrove tour around the channels and inner lagoons, was very excited and got the chance to enjoy the ecosystem, we going to spend the day here, this place it is very special you have the chance to sea a little bit of everything, great diversity of macro life on the coral reef and sharks, is the season of tarpon and saw a school of them.

 

TUESDAY

Very cloudy and windy morning today but a good first dive, block coral 2 it is ones of the best dive sites in Jardines because of the diversity, big school of horse eyes jack, tarpon, sharks all over, the pristine of the coral wall it is also impressive,

 

WEDNESDAY:

The morning cloudy only see the sun for a few minutes. All customers were really pleased about the dive here in Boca de Piedra because of the pristine of the coral reef. Dive sites like Five sea, la raya, there are beautiful with Caribbean reef shark, the macro life it also remarkable they saw the golden fairy basset this fish it is difficult to find, Jardines it is an unique place it is a pearl in the Caribbean after the first dive the boat move to Caballones channel and did the others dive there.

 

THURSDAY:

Cloudy morning today, but with the incoming tide the water was clear, first dive were full of shark and other spices like horse eyes jack, scull of tarpons this is the proper time to see them, yellow tail snipers, the looneys barracudas watching everything that move around the rest of the day was beautiful, Farallon, Caballones there were also full of marine life.

 

 

FRIDAY:

Today, we did two more dives. Part of the group dove, the rest of the group snorkeled on the mangrove.