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Log Date: Saturday, Apr 14, 2018
Entry By: Cuba Travel Program Staff









 




Cruise date: 14 to 21 April 2018

 

Crew 

CAPITAN: Eric

CRUISE DIRECTOR: ALBERTO

ENGENEER: Victor

DECK SAILOR: Nowel

STEWAR: Yeni

CHEF 1: Ramon 

CHEF 2: Leo

Dive Masters: Michael, Yoelvis,

Skiff drivers: Elvis and Gualberto

 

Weather conditions

Visibility: 90 f

Water temp: 78-80f

 

Dive sites

TENDER 1:

Sunday: PATRICIA, FINCA DE PEPE, PIUS REEF, ANCLITAS (Night Dive)

Monday: FARALLON, PERUANO, LA CANA, DARK REEF. 

Tuesday: PIPIN, BOCA DE PIEDRA, MARIFLORES, LUISA REEF.

 Wednesday: BLACK CORAL 2, LOS MOGOTES, LA TRAMPA, LAS CRUCES.

Thursday: BLACK CORAL 1, FIVE SEAS, CABEZO DE LA CUBERA

Friday: CABALLONES, LOS SABALOS.

TENDER 2:

Sunday: LA CANA, PIPIN, PERUANO, ANCLITAS (Night Dive)

Monday: FINCA DE PEPE, CABALLONES, BOCA DE ANCLITAS, DARK REEF.

Tuesday: FARALLON, MARIFLORES, OCTOPUS CAVE, LA TRAMPA.

Wednesday: FIVE SEA, LAS CRUCES, LUISA REEF, LAS CRUCES.

Thursday: BOCA DE PIEDRA, CABEZO DE LA RAYA, LA CULEBRA,

Friday: PATRICIA, INTERMEDIO.

Week activities.

Sunday: OFY Presentation.

Tuesday: Mangrove tour, Croc visit.

Wednesday: Visited jutias and iguanas in the beach.

Thursday: OFY Presentation.

Friday: Mangrove tour


Log
 

SATURDAY:

They arrived from Havana around 2 pm very excited for to see the boat and the crew, the journey to Jardines was almost 5 hours the sea was calm, everybody prepared his dive gear waiting the first dive of the program.


SUNDAY:

Beautiful morning in caballones beach, after breakfast everybody were on time for the general briefing on deck dive. First dive was in Patricia and La Cana in the next two dive everybody enjoyed being in the water with the Caribbean and Silky Sharks. In the afternoon after lunch, they received a very interesting presentation by Tony Cardenas about the geography of Jardines. The Night Dive was very interesting for all of them; they saw a huge Crab, Lobster, Squid and another species. Tomorrow will be another day for diving.

 

MONDAY 

Another day in Caballones beach, the sunrise was beautiful and the day lovely to dive, today the group was excited for living another adventure, all the dive sites in caballones have a great diversity, you can find spices like a hogfish, Groupers, Basslet special the golden Fairy very beautiful, shark all over like Caribbean reef and silkys it is really sensational, for the ones that like coral reef, we have a beautiful coral wall with different kind of sponges and corals like a Elkhorn coral, the pristine and the healthy of this made it unique in the Caribbean.

TUESDAY

Today a windy and cloudy morning because of winds blowing from the north passing by Jardines, but anyway the first dive was amazing, full of silkys shark as usual in caballones, after that the boat move to Boca de Piedra and they made a mangrove tour on the tender was very exciting and beautiful to see the inner lagoons and channels, the rest of the they we stayed in Boca de Piedra. We went to see the croc but never show up we will try tomorrow again. The highlight of the night was Tre grill on the sundeck with the color of the sunset and the skill of our chef who made the best lobster in Cuba.

 

WEDNESDAY:

Beautiful morning today the sun is shining and the water is like a crystal, first dive they saw a Wiptail Stingray this piece it is unique in the Caribbean they were fascinate about it, the amount of Caribbean shark are always impress there are like park ranger patrolling the group majestic creature a beauty of the evolution. 

 

THURSDAY:

Cloudy morning today, late night yesterday rained but anyway good to day special with the incoming tide the water is very clear, first dive full of shark and other spices like horse eyes jack, scull of tarpons, yellow tail snipers, the looneys barracudas and also the macro life, the rest of the day was beautiful cabezo de la cubera and la culebra there are also full of marine life, we tried to see the crocodile today again but he didn’t show up no lucky this week.

 

FRIDAY:

Last day in paradise, as last diving day the group was taken to a goliath grouper place, an endless coral terrace plenty of sea life, big gorgonians and massive corals all over, big barrel sponges and many fish, good way to make good memories on everyone on board