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Captain’s Log JA2 May 12, 2018
CRUISE DIRECTOR: Yoel
DECK SAILOR: Nowel
STEWARD: Yoa, Yoesi
CHEF 1: Leo
CHEF 2: Ramon
Dive Masters: Mike, Gustavo, Yordy, Wilbert
Skiff drivers: Tender1 Elvis and tender 2 Gualberto
Water Temp: 80-82
SUNDAY: Anclitas, Boca de Piedra, Boca de Piedra
MONDAY: Coral Negro 2, Los Mogotes, Luisa Reef, Los Cobos
TUESDAY: Five Sea, Cabezo de la Cubera, Mariflores, Cueva del Pulpo
WEDNESDAY: La Raya, Pipin, Finca de Pepe, Intermedio
THURSDAY: Farallon, La Cana, Peruano, Pios
SUNDAY: Patricia, Los Mogotes, Boca de Piedra
MONDAY: Los Indios, Cabezo de la Cubera, Five Sea, Luisa Reef
TUESDAY: Black Coral 2, Cabezo de la Raya, Cueva del Pulpo, Boca de Piedra
WEDNESDAY: Five Sea Drift, Farallon, Los Sabalos, Pios
THURSDAY: El Peruano, Montaña Rusa, Pipin, Dark Reef
SUNDAY: CHECK DIVE. At night Presentation (ofy)
MONDAY: Visit Crocs in the Channel (niño both tenders) At night Presentation (ofy)
TUESDAY: Croc again, and Jutias and iguanas in the beach. At night Presentation (ofy)
WEDNESDAY: Mangrove Tour, From Boca de Piedra to Caballones. At night Presentation (ofy)
THURSDAY: Snorkeling in the Mangrove
FRIDAY: Video Premiere, Certificate delivery, Cocktail Party
Guests arrived at Jucaro port around 700 pm, the others came from Santa Clara late at Night. We Spent the Night in Jucaro. Departure is Next day at 7:00 am to Jardines de la Reina.
After the first dive (check dive), we moved to Boca the Piedra, because the weather was no good, and it is safer there. In Boca the Piedra, all Dive Sites are closer than Caballones Channel. In this occasion they saw many Caribbean Reef Shark, and Tarpons School. The guests made a night dive and saw many Lobsters And Crabs. At The end enjoyed mojitos, and hot chocolate with rum Havana club
The boat still moored in Boca de Piedra. The day started with some rain, but after the first dive, the sun was out. Five seas dive site, such a nice place full of schools of tarpon and grunts. There were around 10 sharks, guests saw a Golden Fairy Basslet. The afternoon was rainy but the sea was flat and we made the other two dives in nice places, guests enjoyed to see many sharks, horse eyes jack and also the small life of the reef.
We spent another day in Boca de Piedra channel. Raining a lot in the morning, but good sun in the afternoon. Five seas dive site was the best place for diving, guests saw many Caribbean reef shark and a lot of fish. The last dive was in Cueva del Pulpo (night dive) and saw crabs, nurse sharks slipping in the sand, squids, and octopus.
Beautiful morning, guests visited Black coral 2 and 1. Both places have many Caribbean reef sharks, and a lot of Jacks, also some schools of tarpon, amberjacks, king mackerel and Big Groupers, schools of different kind of snappers. At the end of the day guests enjoyed the grill in the top of the boat with mojitos, although the weather was not very good.
This was a windy morning, but the dives were great, there were many Caribbean reef sharks and huge Goliath grouper. There was a visit to the crocs in the channel as wind increased in the afternoon.
Boat moved early to Caballones Channel for last two dives, there were more than 20 silky sharks most of them young ones, also a beautiful wall full of sponges and big boulder coral colonies.
In the afternoon started heading back to port, and there was the premiere of the video of the week and certificate delivery.