Sun Dancer II Captains Log Aug 8/15/2015
Air Temp. 82 F
Water Temp: 80 – 82 F
Vis: 100 Ft
Captain Eddy, First Mate John, , Chef Jerry, Stewardess Barbara, Assistant Chef Carlos, Dive Ins/DM William and Engineer Simon!
Guests for the week:
Philip, Rupert, Catharine, Laura, Ken, Craig & Colleen, John & Anne, Doug & Kim, John & Linda, Tim & Vic, Adnan, Jessy Mick And Linda:
Dive Sites Visited:
Sunday: Julies Jungle & Eagle Ray Wall
Monday: Half moon Caye Wall & Dos Chichas
Tuesday: Dive site X & Long Caye Ridge
Wednesday: The great Blue Hole, Tour on the Island of Half Moon Caye & Silver Caves
Thursday: East Cut, Painted Wall & Long Caye Wall
Friday: Sandy Slope
On a beautiful Saturday evening we welcome these awesome people aboard the Sun Dancer II here in Belize, it was a pleasure to welcome them all and happy to see Jessy Mick & Linda with us again!!
After everybody was introduce to their cabin and helped settle in, special made snacks and drinks were enjoyed.
Right before dinner we all gathered in the salon for our safety briefing and crew introduction. Shortly after, we were on our way to light house Reef atolls where we will be diving the next day.
Sunday Morning we did our first dive at Julies Jungle later at Eagle Ray Wall, it was wonderful we got to see at least Ten Sharks, a few Barracudas, schooling Chubs and swim through some amazing canyons, not a bad start at all, the night was truly enjoyed. We also saw lots of Tarpons Lobsters and even an Octopus was spotted.
Monday Morning the weather was great so we move over to Half Moon Caye, here we did a total of three dives by a unanimous decision.
We saw Spotted Eagle Rays, Southern Sting Ray and a few Reef Sharks along the wall, thousands of Eel Garden, very friendly Nassau Groupers, some big Blue Parrot Fish, and the wall itself was just beautiful over all.
We then moved on to dive site Dos Chichas for one more evening dive and our night dive, the highlight on this site was a seven foot Hammerhead Shark on the Wall. After a great day of diving most decided to take it easy and save some energy for the next day.
Tuesday morning we were welcomed by hundreds of Creole Wrasses and a free swimming Eel at site X followed by Long Caye Ridge, here we saw schooling Horse eye Jacks under the yacht, a very friendly Reef Shark, Spotted Eagle Ray, the night dive was awesome we saw a few Sting Rays, Lobsters, Spotted Eel and a massive Logger head Turtle.
Wednesday, we started the morning Diving into the famous and exotic Blue Hole which is one of the most wanted Dive around the world, swimming around and under the stalactites some describes as breath taking, over all it was a fascinating Dive or as some will say a dream accomplish, followed by an Island tour at Half moon Caye, later we dove at silver caves and had a great dive along with a free swimming Eel, some saw A Shark on the wall and a Spotted Eagle Ray that made a few very close passes, and we have to say the briefing was very accurate right down to the Dolphins cruising on the wall, and of course we saw one of our favorite creatures of all time, a beautiful Sea Horse that did all the modeling we needed.
Thursday morning we had a chance to dive of Half Moon Island again and we took it, a few of the divers saw three Spotted Eagle Ray on the wall and a Turtle that happen to be very friendly, but we also moved on to dive at Painted Wall and Lon Caye Wall as well, Painted wall was great everybody had a great time on that dive, the Reef here is at most 25 feet on the top of the wall so it was one of the most enjoyable dive’s of the week, with all the colors and the schooling Chubs and Creole Wrasses on the wall they all decided to do two dives there, at Long Caye we saw the bigger stuff, we saw two very friendly Reef Sharks a free swimming Eel, a big Turtle making circles around the divers, someone even saw a big Octopus.
Thursday night, we started making our move to Turneffe Island to dive site Sandy Slope. Here is where we ended another enchanted week of happiness and love, it was an awesome week.
We want to say thank you to all who came and share this another unforgettable week with us here in Belize on the Sun Dancer II and we sure hope to see you all again.
Aggressor Dancer Fleet and crew