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CAPTAIN’S LOG JA2 JULY 21st, 2018
CRUISE DIRECTOR: Alberto
DECK SAILOR: Nowel
CHEF 1: Ramon
CHEF 2: Leo
Dive Masters: Michael and Byron
Skiff drivers: Tender1 Elvis
Water temperature: 80-85
SUNDAY: LA CANA, PERUANO
MONDAY: FARALLON, CABALLONES, LOS MOGOTES, LUISA REEF.
TUESDAY: BLACK CORAL 2, OCTOPUS CAVE, LA CULEBRA, LA TRAMPA.
WEDNESDAY: FIVE SEA, CABEZO DE LA CUBERA, MARIFLORES,
THURSDAY: BLACK CORAL 1, CABEZO DE LA RAYA, PATRICIA, ANCLITAS.
FRIDAY: VICENTE, INTERMEDIO.
SUNDAY: OFY PRESENTATION.
MONDAY: MANGROOVE TOUR. OFY PRESENTATION
TUESDAY: VISIT JUTIAS AND IGUANAS ON THE BEACH. OFY PRESENTATION
WEDNESDAY: SNORKELLING ON THE MANGROVE. OFY PRESENTATION
THURSDAY: OFY PRESENTATION AND SNORKELING
FRIDAY: PREMIER OF VIDEO OF THE WEEK, COCKTAIL PARTY AND CERTIFICATES DELIVERY.
The guests arrived from Camaguey and Santa Clara late, very excited for to see the boat and the crew, and excited to see the beauties of Jardines.
The trip to Jardines took almost 5 hours and the sea was calm. Guests prepared the dive gear while waiting for the first dive (check dive) the dives were great, very healthy reef.
The sunrise was beautiful this morning, in the first dive they saw big Barracuda, one school of Horse eye jacks and more than 20 silky sharks. The boat moved to Boca de Piedra after lunch, on the way there we did a mangrove tour across the channels and inners lagoons, it was a great experience for the guests.
They also enjoyed a night dive with octopuses, crabs, squids, sea urchin and moray eels.
Sunny morning, first dive black coral 2 one of the best places in Jardines for shark diving, it is a coral formation in the sand near the drop off, with lots of marine life. In the way to the second dive we went to the beach to see the Jutias and iguanas at the beach. We did two more dives; saw lots of small creatures like nudibranch and some tiny shrimps. There were beautiful overhangs with huge sponges and coral formations.
All dives were amazing in the morning, in Five Seas was really good, great diversity, the Caribbean Sharks were around customers and dive masters all the time like a park rangers watching every movement, on the boat, the crew welcomed us with the HOT TOWELS. In the last dive they saw a spotted eagle ray. In the night the Grill was very tasty.
First two dives were excellent; sharks were part of the group. The groupers were waiting for us as if we were the best part of the day and very friendly as usually. Was incredible see them swimming around us, Cuberas and yellow tail snapper swam in circles from the bottom to the top as if they were dancing for us, was a beautiful view. All customers were really pleased about the dive experience lived. They told us how interesting they found all dives.
The sunrise was really beautiful; the last two dives were in Caballones channel in the drop off, there were the silky sharks, also 5-6 Caribbean reef sharks, and big school of Jack Crevalle.
The boat headed back to harbor at 1pm, in the way lunch was served, and arriving at harbor, there was the cocktail party and certificate delivery.