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Log Date: Saturday, May 12, 2018
Entry By: Cuba Travel Program Staff

 



 

Captain’s Log JA2 May 12, 2018

 

CREW

 

CAPTAIN: Eric

CRUISE DIRECTOR: Yoel

ENGENEER: Victor

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

 

WEATHER

Visibility: 80-90f

Water Temp: 80-82

 

DIVESITES

 

TENDER 1:

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

FRIDAY: Patricia,

 

TENDER 2:

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

FRIDAY: Vicente

 

WEEK ACTIVITIES

 

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 

 

STORIES

 

SATURDAY

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.

 

SUNDAY

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 

 

MONDAY

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.

 

TUESDAY

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.

 

 

WEDNESDAY

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.

 

THURSDAY

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.

 

FRIDAY:

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.