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Log Date: Saturday, Jan 10, 2015
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew









 



Belize Aggressor III - Captains Log Jan 10 to 17, 2015



Weather:

 Air Temp: 80 fahrenheit / 27 celsius

 Water Temp: 80 fahrenheit / 27 celsius

 Visibility: 60-100ft



Crew:

 Captain: Jay

 Engineer: Fermin

 Instructor: Kenley

 Divemaster: Monique

 Chef: Yanis

 Stewardess: Vanessa



Guests:

 Elaine, Brian, Sara, Riccardo, Gene, Rose, Terry, Keith, Cindy, Bill,
Greig, Jenny



Dive Sites:

 Sunday - Sandy Slope & Long Caye Wall

 Monday - East Cut & Long Caye Ridge

 Tuesday - Blue Hole & Half Moon Caye Wall

 Wednesday - Cathedral & Dos Cocos

 Thursday - Painted Wall & Silver Caves

 Friday - Front Porch & Elbow



Saturday Jan 10th

 12 guests from the USA and Italy joined us for a fun filled week of diving
aboard the beautiful Belize Aggressor III.  Guests were greeted dock side
around 3:00PM.  Scuba equipment setup and each guest shown to their cabins.
We had our welcome aboard briefing and champagne toast at 5:30PM.



Sunday Jan 11th

 We started the week off at Turneffe Islands Atoll.  Great couple morning
dives, sightings included yellow headed jawfish, sargassum triggerfish, a
few spotted lobster, golden tail moray, and some southern stingrays.  At
lunch time we motored over to Lighthouse Reef for more great dives and
marine life encounters.



Monday Jan 12th

 Upon entering the water divers were met by friendly reef sharks, turtles,
eagle rays, and curious groupers.  The night dive was equally impressive -
squid, octopus, black, white, and red sea urchins, tarpon on the hunt, and a
few white speckled nudibranch.  I also, secretly celebrated my 42nd birthday
and what a way to celebrate than in beautiful Belize.



Tuesday Jan 13th

 The weather was just right, so we motored one hour to the Blue Hole.
Excellent deep dive and cool critters to check out during the safety stop
right under the BAIII.  After the dive the Boutique was open, brownies
served up and we motored over to the island of Half Moon Caye.  The guests
walked around the island for a couple hours, taking photos and video of the
more than 4,000 resident red footed boobie and frigate birds.



Wednesday Jan 14th

 We had a few clouds this day, but the dives were still awesome.  Lots of
caribbean reef sharks, spotted eagle rays, turtles, green morays, spotted
morays, gray angelfish, french angelfish, rock beauties, a few porcupine
pufferfish, and lots of cleaning stations.  Jenny completed her 100th
milestone dive after returning from the night dive.



Thursday Jan 15th

 By request we returned to Half Moon Caye Wall for one dive.  Lots of
southern stingrays, sail fin blennies, pipefish, blue parrot fish, hogfish,
goatfish, garden eels, and the usual suspects near the wall.  For the rest
of the day we dove Painted Wall and Silver Caves.  Over 20 groupers
congregating off the wall, a nice hawks bill turtle made for great photo
ops, Brian rescued a bristle fire worm from certain death, we witnessed
three spotted eagle rays flying in formation while two reef sharks glided 30
feet below them.  Schools of creole wrasse were on the move and a fun free
swimming green moray provided some entertainment while Creig captured video.
The night dive produced squid, octopus, tarpon, groupers, cubera snapper,
and a cool water spider.



Friday Jan 16th

 Back at Turneffe to finish out the week, Jenny found the white spotted
toadfish.  Other encounters included a seahorse, lettuce sea slug, burrfish
(type of pufferfish), hawks bill turtle, 4 green moray eels and upon
surfacing from the dive a half dozen dolphins zip by the BAIII to say
goodbye.



 After arriving port, a few guests enjoyed a massage while others relaxed
with a cocktail.  We had our wine & cheese party and reflected on the week
of great diving.  The guests had dinner out on the town and retired for the
evening.



A few awards handed out this week.

 Iron Diver - Jenny (made every dive offered)

 Milestone Diver - Jenny (100th)

 Aggressor Addict - Elaine and Brian (have been on an Aggressor every year
since 1991)



Saturday Jan 17th

 The guests departed the vessel at 8:00AM, some returning home others
spending more time in Belize.  From all of us on the Belize Aggressor III,
thank you for joining us!



Captain Jay Roberts