- Created: Saturday, 06 October 2018 05:43
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Daily Log - Day 7 - Gaia Love
Date: October 6, 2018
Boat location: Misool, Raja Ampat
Dive sites: 4 Kings (A19 and A20); Wedding Cake (A21); Black Water (A22)
Weather conditions: Sunny
Another beautiful day in Raja Ampat! We started 15 minutes earlier than the day before, at 6:45AM. We did our two morning dives in the same site: 4 Kings, a beautiful dive site with four pinnacles. There were schools and schools of glass fish glimmering, forming clouds above, beneath, and around us. There were also barracudas, a giant grouper hiding under a coral, barramundis, yellow-tailed fusiliers, and jacks.
The third dive in Wedding Cake was supposed to be a working dive for the Coral and Fish Teams, but the current didn't allow it. It transformed into a leisure dive for all divers, with the current coming in and out, changing our direction several times. There was a hawksbill turtle, nudibranchs, and a meadow of soft and hard coral in various colors.
The Microplastics Team went back out at 17:00. Unfortunately we collected another jar full of jellies just like yesterday, which means we are unable to use the sample. But on the flip side, the good news is that we didn't find large pieces of plastics like bags or food packaging.
The weather was stable enough for a blackwater dive, setting nine divers back into the water for their fourth dive of the day!
Tomorrow is another day in Raja Ampat, with four scheduled dives, starting with Pele's Playground.
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