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Log Date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2015
Entry By: Belize Crew







 



Belize Aggressor III Captain’s Log

Oct 31 - Nov 7, 2015

 

Conditions:

Avg. Sea State: light chop to choppy

Avg. Winds: 10-15knots

Avg. Water Temp: 84F

Avg. Air Temp: 86F

Avg. Visibility: 80-120ft

 

Crew:

Capt. Jay

Capt. Chris

Chef Anna

Stewardess - Vanessa

Engineer - Fermin

Instructor - Andre

 

Dive Sites this week:

Sandy Slope

Zip Line

Julie’s Jungle

Silver Caves

Blue Hole

Half Moon Caye Wall

South East Cut

Long Caye Wall

Dos Cocos

Grand Bogue

Front Porch

 

This week we welcomed Linda, Janae, Brent, Anne, Bronco, Jeff, Larry, Janet, Marilyn, Joe, Tammy, Chuck, Victoria, Jack, Jan, Bill, Ronda, and Roger.

 

Saturday Oct 31, 2015

Guests boarded at 3pm and got settled in. We then did our introductions and safety briefing, and then toasted to a great week ahead before having a delicious dinner prepared by Chef Anna.

Sun Mar 1, 2015

 

Dive Sites: Sandy Slope & Zipline

The week started out with our check out dives at Sandy Slope on Turneffe Atoll. Our excited divers eagerly hopped in to explore the underwater gardens below. On our first day, we saw a hawksbill turtle, a huge roughtail stingray, sargassum triggerfish, a very large scorpionfish, lobsters, eels, yellow headed jawfish, a school of jacks, lots of grouper and barracuda.

 

 

 

Mon

Dive Sites: Julie’s Jungle & Silver Caves

Today we checked one item off our guests’ wish list…a seahorse. We found a large lined seahorse that stood out with its bright orange color. It’s always a great dive when we find a seahorse. We also saw several morays, including a huge green moray swimming along the wall and found a massive channel clinging crab. There were trunk fish, Sergeant majors, Creole wrasse, and jacks everywhere. That night we also had one of the best night dives of the week, with sightings of octopi, squid, eels, lobsters, slipper lobsters, crabs, nudibranch, and basket stars to name a few.

 

Tues

Dive Sites: Blue Hole & Half Moon Caye Wall

We started the morning with an island excursion on Half Moon Caye Natural Monument to see the nesting grounds of the Red-Footed Booby and the Magnificent Frigate birds. After our island tour we headed over to the Great Blue Hole, where we dropped down to the depths to explore the massive stalactite formations.

That afternoon we continued our day of diving at Half Moon Caye wall, where we were visited by several Caribbean reef sharks…another item scratched off our divers’ wish list. We also saw several freindly Nassau groupers, and barracuda. In the shallows over the sand and grass beds, we came across several sting rays, some flounder, and a school of blue parrotfish. There were razorfish and garden eels all around.

 

Wed

Dive Sites: South East Cut & Long Caye Wall

Wednesday we went diving at South East Cut and Long Caye Wall. We saw more sharks, turtles, and finally some Eagle Rays…I was wondering where they were hiding for the first few days. We also swam along with Nassau groupers, saw several eels, and just had fun exploring the reef and watching the reef fish swimming about. At the end of the dive we were surrounded by Horse-eye jacks and tarpon.

 

Thurs

Dive Sites: Dos Cocos & Half Moon Caye Wall

Even though we saw tons of reef fish, Caribbean Reef sharks, turtles, free-swimming morays, Eagle Rays, Southern stingrays, a goatee blenny, and groupers…one of the coolest things about today’s dives was swimming amongst the thousands and thousands of silversides on the night dive.

 

Fri

Dive Sites: Grand Bogue & Front Porch

Today we managed to squeeze in 2 dive sites for our final 2 dives of the week. It was a great send off to a fabulous week of diving. We saw free swimming morays, Eagle Rays, spotted toadfish, logger head and hawksbill turtles. On the way back home, we were visited by a pod of dolphins!

 

Congrats to Ronda on dive #200!

Congrats to Linda, Ronda, and Roger on becoming Nitrox certified!

Congrats to our Iron Divers…Janet, Janae, Jeff, Bronco, and Brent!

 

Hope to see you all again. Thank you for visiting us on the Belize Aggressor III. EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!