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Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 14-21 May 2016
Air Temp. 71-89 F
Water Temp. 79-81 F
Engineer David M.
Richard, Julio, Curt, Juan, Irv, Thomas, Stefan, Sven, Debra, David, Steven, Don, Anke and Sabine
Sunday – Sugar Wreck, Hogfish Reef
Monday – El Captaan, Tiger Beach, Red’s Ledge, El Dorado
Tuesday – El Dorado, Mini Wall
Wednesday – Mini Wall, Hogfish Reef
Thursday – Hogfish Reef
Friday – Shark Paradise
Saturday May 14th
It was a bright sunny day when guest boarded the Bahamas Aggressor for a week of exploring the reefs off the West End of Grand Bahama. After checking in, guest settled in for a smooth ride out to our night anchorage.
Sunday May 15th
One of my favorite wrecks to dive is the Sugar Wreck, it’s also an excellent place to do our first dive where everyone could get their buoyancy correct and make sure all the cameras were ready. While making sure those cameras were good we encountered, Flounders, Nurse Sharks, Southern, Yellow and Roughtail Stingrays, Hundreds of Fish and other Creatures. The rest of the day we spend on Hogfish Reef. It was an amazing day swimming on a reef that was covered with Hard and Soft Corals, Schools of Fish, Loggerhead Turtle, Moray Eels, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and a Couple of Tiger Sharks.
Monday May 16th
I’m very lucky to dive all over and to visit one of my favorite dive sites first thing in the morning is wonderful. El Captaan located off the Little Bahama Bank just West of Grand Bahama is full of Marine Life. We swam through small canyons; saw several Schools of Fish, Mackerel, Groupers, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Goldentail Moray Eels, Greater Amberjacks and Spotted Eagle Rays. Tiger Beach was next, but the action at Tiger Beach was very slow, so we headed to Red’s Ledge to swim with Amberjacks, Mackerels, Turtle and Caribbean Reef Shark. To finish the day we made way to El Dorado. It was an amazing late afternoon and night dive on El Dorado. We encountered Moray Eels, Spotted Moray Eels, Loggerhead Turtle and Caribbean Reef Sharks. The highlight was seeing all the nighttime creatures out of this beautiful reef and just on the edge of the reef in the sand was about a 15 Foot Pregnant Tiger Sharks. It was an Amazing Night Dive!
Tuesday May 17th
After enjoying El Dorado so much on yesterday we made it our first stop today. The reef was covered with Marine Life swimming near was Mackerel, Amberjack, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Lemon Sharks and a couple of Tiger Sharks. As the action slowed down we moved to Mini Wall where we saw schools of Snappers, Hogfish, Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Groupers and around 10 Caribbean Reef Sharks Swimming Around. A Big That A Boy to our guest Tom who slowly was able to pull a hook out of a Large Nassau Groupers mouth. He now has a friend for life. Nice Work Tom!!!
Wednesday May 18th
Due to the change in the weather our time yesterday was cut short on the Mini Wall. Because of this it was a good place to start the day. Like yesterday the reef was covered with Marine Life such as Cowfish, Snappers, Grunts, Filefish, Angelfish, Mackerel, Amberjacks, Reef Sharks and a Tiger Shark. For the afternoon we made our way back to Hogfish Reef. Like all the reefs in these area lots of Marine Life to enjoy, however the afternoon here was extra special having 3 different Tiger Sharks swim in the area.
Thursday May 19th
It was a very good day on Hogfish Reef. Not only was the reef covered with Corals, Fish and Creatures but also we had lots of Sharks in the area. It started with a few Caribbean Reef Sharks then a couple Nurse Sharks and after waiting patiently a couple of Big Tiger Sharks visited. All of the Sharks came in close, some within a few feet. Yes, It Was Exciting And Fun!
Friday May 20th
To end a Tiger of a week we did our last dive as a pre-breakfast dive on Shark Paradise. As soon as we pulled up to the site for the mooring we had Sharks next the Bahamas Aggressor. During the dive we enjoyed a reef full of Marine Life and lots of Sharks, including Nurse Sharks, Caribbean Reef Sharks and even a pair of Tiger Sharks all coming sometimes within inches of divers. It was an Amazing Dive to end an Awesome Week on the Bahamas Aggressor!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew