Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 5-12 March 2016
Air Temp. 65-77+ F
Water Temp. 75-77 F
Engineer David M.
Dive Master Ramon
Sander, Fred, Philippe, Denis, Karen, Luke, Becky, Anna, Jane, Janice, Moria, Maureen and Bob
Sunday – Periwinkle Reef, Blue Hole, Crab Mountain, Barracuda Shoals
Monday – Hole In The Wall, Cut & Run, Tunnel Rock
Tuesday – Primo Wall, Split Coral Head, Cave Rock
Wednesday – Monolith, Knucklehead, Split Coral Head, Jake’s Hole
Thursday – Cut Thru City, Lobster No Lobster
Friday – Flat Rock Reef
Saturday March 5th
Guest boarded the Bahamas Aggressor in the late afternoon. After setting up dive and camera equipment guest enjoyed a fantastic dinner prepared by Chef Shea and served by the crew. Then it was a relaxing evening in the captain of the Bahamas, Nassau.
Sunday March 6th
Just before the sun was going to rise the Bahamas Aggressor departed her home dock of Elizabeth On Bay and made way to our first dive site just off Rose Island called Periwinkle Reef. Three shallow Colorful Coral Heads make up the dive site called Periwinkle Reef. It the perfect place to check weight and camera equipment while having an array of small tropical fish swim around. A few of the marine Life we saw were File ish, Yellow and Southern Stingrays, Groupers and Short fin Pipe fish. After making sure all is well with dive and camera equipment it was off to the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole is always a good dive and today was no different. While diving the Hole we enjoyed Southern, Yellow and Rough tail Stingrays, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Clams and Oysters as well as Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks, Spotted Moray Eels and a Very Large Loggerhead Turtle. After the Blue Hole we headed o the Exuma Islands and Crab Mountain. The dive site Crab Mountain is made up of several big coral heads that sits on the edge of a wonderful wall. Some of the Marine Life we encountered was Mackerel, Arrow Blennies, Large Channel Clinging Crabs and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters. Barracuda Shoals was where we finish the day with a sunset dive. It’s always fun to watch the day time marine life go find a place to sleep while the night time marine life come out to play. During the dive we saw lots of Parrot fish, Groupers, Rays, Caribbean Spiny and Slipper Lobsters.
Monday March 7th
Long before the sun came up the Bahamas Aggressor made her way East to the Island of Eleuthera. Our first dive site to visit was Hole In The Wall. During the Hole In The Wall dive we saw several schools of fish, Trumpet fish, Queen Angelfish, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, File fish and enjoyed a nice swim thru that exited out into the Blue Exuma Sound. Cut & Run was out before and after lunch dive where we around Deep Water Sea Fans, Colorful Sea Rods and Scattered Pore Rope Sponge. Also enjoyed an Anchor encrusted with coral and sponges, then a short swim away was part of a small plane wreck that made for some nice pictures. We ended the day at Tunnel Rock swimming with Channel Clinging Crabs, Spotted Moray Eels, Blue Head Wrasses, Lettuce Slugs, Banded Coral Shrimp and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters.
Tuesday March 8th
We started the day on Primo Wall where we saw Garden Eels, Flamingo Tongues, Lettuce Sea Slugs, Yellow Rays, Banded Coral Shrimps and Groupers. Split Coral Head and Sharks were next. Everyone Loves Sharks and the place to enjoy them is Split Coral Head where we had several Caribbean Reef Sharks swim within a few feet of guest and crew, which made it easy to get some excellent pictures. Cave Rock was our late afternoon and night dive. I don’t think a small dive site could get any busier. There was so much to see, two dives on Cave Rock wasn’t enough. Some of the fish and creatures we saw were Large Channeling Clinging Crabs, Big Banded Coral Shrimp, Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Black Jacks, Angelfish, Arrow Blennies, Juvenile Trumpet fish and more Knobby Scallops, Atlantic Thorny-Oysters and Atlantic Wing-Oysters then we could count.
Wednesday March 9th
The Huge Wall of Monolith was our first dive today. While diving this magnificent wall we encounters French and Queen Angelfish, Mackerel, Groupers, Garden Eels, Colorful Sea Whips and a very friendly Loggerhead Turtle. The shallow dive site of Knucklehead was where we saw several Schools of Fish, Arrow Crabs, Lobsters and Shrimps. Everyone had such a good time with the Sharks on Split Coral Head that it was requested again. After lunch we enjoyed another dive of Split Coral Head and swam with 7 Caribbean Reef Sharks that came very close to several guest, right Bob. To finish an awesome day of diving we headed south to Jake’s Hole. One of the crew’s favorite in the Bahamas, we could stay all day diving Jake’s Hole. While here some of the Marine Life we encountered were, Channeling Clinging Crabs, Spotted Moray Eels, Squid and Octopus.
Thursday March 10th
Before heading back to the Exuma’s from the Island of Eleuthera we did a pre-breakfast dive on Cut Thru City. We enjoyed lots of Swim Thru’s, Canyons, Ocean and Queen Triggerfish, Cero Mackerel, Pufferfish, Caribbean Reef Sharks and a Friendly Loggerhead Turtle. Our first stop back in the Exuma’s was Lobster No Lobster. Today on this dive site we did see several big Caribbean Spiny Lobsters as well as Stingrays, Shrimps, Crabs, Angelfish and an array of Colorful Corals and Sponges. We finished the day on the Plane Wreck off Ship’s Channel Cay. While diving the plane and the surrounding area we encountered Giant Anemone with Spotted Cleaner Shrimp inside, Huge Stingrays and Lobsters. We enjoyed a huge variety of diving today.
Friday March 11th
Doing a pre-breakfast dive on the last day was great. Flat Rock Reef came alive with Schools of Fish, Clams, Stingrays, Squid and Lobsters.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels!
Bahamas Aggressor Crew