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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 1-7 May 2016
Air Temp. 77-81+ F
Water Temp. 77-79 F
Engineer David M.
Aleksey, Anastasia, Natalia, Oleg, Raisa, Vladimir, Elena, Viacheslav, Alexey, Oleg, Ivliia and Andrey
Monday – Sugar Wreck, Hogfish Reef
Tuesday – Tiger Beach, Mini Break, Shark Paradise
Wednesday – El Captaan, Tiger Beach, Hogfish
This is the first week The Bahamas Aggressor operates her Special Charters out of the West End, Grand Bahama. Our Special Group for this first week of Tiger Beach and the Colorful Reefs of the West End traveled from Russia. After boarding and getting settled in for a week of diving on the Bahamas Aggressor, we departed Old Bahama Bay, our home dock for the next four months. Shortly after departing and having extra time The Bahamas Aggressor stopped so guest could swim in the warm Bahamas waters after a long journey from Russia. After the short swim we continued on to our night anchorage on The Little Bahama Bank.
Monday May 2nd
Our first dive site of the week where we enjoyed the morning was The Sugar Wreck. Around the late 1890’s a Molasses Barge was being towed across what is now known as the Little Bahama Bank. The Barge hit a very shallow area and stayed becoming a haven for Marine Life and because of the molasses it was carrying, the wreck became known as The Sugar Wreck. Always one of the crew’s favorite we saw several Schools Of Fish, Lobsters, Rays, Moray Eels, Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks and a Huge Loggerhead Turtle, plus much more. While diving our next dive site I saw several schools that made up hundreds of fish. Also Spotted Trunkfish, Porcupinefish, Rainbow Wrasse, Huge Rainbow Parrotfish, Hogfish, Caribbean Reef Sharks and a Very Big Lemon that let us get within a few inches away. And lets not forget the Pregnant Tiger Shark that was about 15 feet in length! She came in for a couple passes very close to the group. There was a lot of excitement with the group having her come so close for divers to video and take pictures.
Tuesday May 3rd
We started our day on Tiger Beach where a few Very Big Lemon Sharks visited us. Due to the winds and seas and the very shallow waters of Tiger Beach we couldn’t stay long this morning. Mini Break was our next dive site. While diving here we saw Nassau and Tiger Groupers, Queen Triggerfish, Big Mackerel, Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks and Lemon Sharks. After a wonderful lunch we headed to Shark Paradise. Several Big Lemon Sharks greeted us as we entered the water. Also we saw schools of Jacks, Stingrays, Caribbean Reef Sharks and a variety of other Marine Life. The fun part was swimming up to these Big Lemons for close up pictures. A few times we could come within a foot away, that made for a close up picture.
Wednesday May 4th
El Captaan was first today. This is my favorite dive site off the West End of Grand Bahama. There is so much Marine Life on this large reef that we could stay and dive this one site all day. We encountered Large Amberjacks, Stingrays, Midnight Parrotfish, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and 3 Spotted Eagle Rays. After lunch we headed back to Tiger Beach but again the afternoon winds came in and we were force to leave. Hogfish Reef was our choice and it was a good one. As we jumped in the water a Great Hammerhead was swimming near. We also saw lots of Lobsters, Schools of fish and had several Lemon Sharks come up close.
Thursday May 5th
Due to very high winds and sea conditions we had to make our way back to Old Bahama Bay where guest enjoy all what this beautiful resort had to offer.
Friday May 6th
It was the last day for our Special Guest from Russia and I have to say one of the nicest groups we have on the Bahama Aggressor. Safe Travels back home to our new friends.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew