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Log Date: Saturday, May 05, 2018
Entry By: Cuba Travel Program Staff

 

Jardines Aggressor II, Gardens of the Queen

5th to 11 may 2018 .

 

Crew

 

CAPITAN: Eric

CRUISE DIRECTOR: Alberto

ENGENEER: Victor

DECK SAILOR: Nowel

STEWAR: Yenny

CHEF 1: Ramon

CHEF 2: junior

Dive Masters: Michael and Alejo

Skiff drivers: Tender1 Elvis

 

CONDITIONS

Visibilidad: 60-80ft

Temperatura del Agua:80-82f

 

Dive sites

Tender 1:

Sunday: ANCLITAS, Cancelled (weather conditions)

Monday: FIVE SEAS , OCTOPUS CAVE , MARIFLORES , LA CUBERA .

Tuesday: BLACK CORAL 2 , LOS MOGOTES , BOCA DE PIEDRA , LA TRAMPA .

Wednesday: CABEZO DE LA RAYA, CABALLONES , BOCA DE ANCLITAS , ANCLITAS (Night dive)

Thursday: FARALLON, LA CANA , FINCA DE PEPE , BOCA ANCLITAS ( NIGHT DIVE )

Friday: BOCA ANCLITAS (Dawn dive ) ,

 

 

Log

SATURDAY:

The passengers arrived to Jucaro port from Camagüey and Santa Clara around 4 00 pm, for most of them that was their first time in Cuba,

SUNDAY:

Early in the morning we moved to Jardines, the journey took almost 5 hours, the sea was choppy, everybody prepared his dive gear waiting the first dive. The divers were impressed for the submerged beauties of the Queen’s Gardens.

First dive was El Peruano the rests of the dive were cancelled because of the weather conditions.

 

 

MONDAY

Early in the morning the vessel moved to Boca de Piedra because of the bad weather, but anyway it is a rainy day, first dive here was five seas such a nice place full of school of tarpons in this season, sharks and they were charmed by the beauty of the Golden fairly basset one of the wander of mother nature, the afternoon was rainy but the sea was smooth and we made the other two dives, they enjoyed to see the shark, horse eyes jack and also the small critters, everybody was happy.

 

TUESDAY

Cloudy morning today, first dive black coral 2 one of the best in Jardines, it is a coral reef formation with a lot of marine life an full of Caribbean reef shark, they follows wherever you go, we did another 2 dive, no night dive today because the weather it is still unstable and cloudy and safety it is our priority, tomorrow we are planning to do it if the weather continue improving.

 

 

WEDNESDAY:

First dive cabezo de la raya they saw an spotted eagle ray beautiful creature, after they did a mangrove tour, it was very exciting going across the inner lagoons and channels .The others dives of 5he day were also   very good, lots of marine life everywhere, After sun went down we made a night dive, they love it, crabs feeding, and a nurse shark sleeping on the bottom.

 

 

THURSDAY:

They were high expectations for that day, the wall and the sharks as one of the divers named the experience, a 100 ft coral wall with lots of sharks at every moment, amazing corals and bright sponges making the landscapes even better

Silky sharks all safety stop long!!!!

 

 

FRIDAY:

The day star with a dawn dive, lots of things going on   early in the morning on coral reefs, octopus   finding a place to be safe during the day, School of jack very active looking for small fishes and big groupers hunting blue stripped grunts on the coral   reefs

Second dive   with the sharks on a shallow reef and back to the vessel or starting the way to homeport

It was such a wonderful diving week for all the passengers!!!!!!