Belize Aggressor IV
Water Temp: 82-84 F
Vis: 80-100 Ft
Weather: Sunny all week!
Crew: Captain Eddy, Engineer Simon, Ints/DM. William, Inst/DM. Jerome Chef Jerry, Stewardess Jean, Assistant Chef Carlos;
Dive Sites Visited:
Sunday: Long Caye Ridge & Long Caye Wall
Monday: Half Moon Caye. Eagle Ray Wall & Julies Jungle
Tuesday: Tarpon Cave. Quebrada & Dos Chichas
Wednesday: Blue Hole & Silver Caves
Thursday: Half Moon Caye, East Cut wall & Cathedral
Friday: Sandy Slope
Another week of Fun on the Belize Aggressor IV. And a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and dive Lighthouse Reef, the most beautiful diving in Belize! The charter started on Saturday the divers were excited and got to set up their gear on the dive deck and unpack to make themselves feel at home in their staterooms. Upstairs there were snacks and drinks going around and once everyone was comfortably on board and relaxing the safety briefing and introductions were made. Everyone, other than six divers had previously been on a live aboard in the past, after dinner and dessert we set out to Lighthouse reef to begin our week of diving.
This week we welcome aboard one of our longtime friend, Dennis, Heidi, Mary, Robert & Brinda, Walter, Paul, Robert L, Girard, Janet, Andrew, Kathleen, Linda, Andy, Denice, Thi, Elizabeth, and Tracy
The first day of diving began at Long Caye Ridge followed by Long Cay Wall, the first dive was all about getting weighted properly and getting familiar with all the diving gear again, but even so there was a lot to see and appreciate, the coral banded shrimp and barracuda cleaning station were exciting to witness. We also saw a few big Lobster and a Turtle, our first night of the week was very encouraging nice calm waters and a Friendly Octopus to top off.
Monday Morning we dove at Half Moon Caye Island at a site by its name, here we had some wonderful friendly Groupers that posed for photos and videos with the divers, a few Southern Stingray’s in the sand with confused Bar jacks acting as if they were partners, Thousands of Garden Eels, two Spotted Eagle Ray on the wall, but the highlight of the day were The two Spotted Eagle Ray & two Loggerhead Turtle that same to love being around the divers, we then move over to Eagle Ray Wall & Julies Jungle for the next two afternoon and our night dive. On one of the afternoon dive there was a giant Green Moray free swimming maybe on a hunt for a meal, Some Pederson shrimp and a bunch of tarpon were discovered under the boat, waiting for the night divers to light up their dinner. On the night dive we found basket star two Octopus a big Spotted Eel out and about on a hunt.
Tuesday morning we dove at Tarpon Cave, there is something very special about this site we assume it’s a Shark alley, and of course they were there as if they were waiting for the divers along with thousands of Creole Wrasses all cruising in the same direction on the wall, and a few very friendly Groupers that pose for the cameras giving photographers a great opportunity, the afternoon dives was made at Quebrada and Dos Chichas everyone enjoy these two site as the weather on this side on the Island is pretty flat along with good visibility, plenty of soft Coral with little cuts or sand shuts on the wall that gives this awesome view with a deep blue at the end.
Wednesday was a much exited day, as we venture to the Blue hole where divers get a chance to make that deep dive they always wanted to do, but no deeper than a recreational dive, on this dive we have two DM in the water, the majestic Stalactites that hangs on the overhang of the wall creates an eventful and unforgettable dive. After all the excitement underwater we decided for a bit of amusement on land with the hermit Crabs, Iguanas, Blue Footed Bobbies and an awesome Beach walk at Half Moon Caye Island.
For the rest of the day we dove at Silver Caves, here we had a lot of fish activity big groupers hanging out on the wall, thousands of Creole Wrasses, cleaning stations, one or two Reef shark made a few close passes on the wall, Spotted Eagle Ray and big schools of Horse Eye Jacks and Bermuda Chubs, over all a wonderful day of diving.
Thursday morning we venture over to Half Moon Caye, by request, and it was enjoyed just as much as before or even more, because this time we saw at least 12 to 15 Dolphins on the dive, we then move over to East Cut did one dive and then move on to Cathedral where we had two great afternoon dives and a night dive, we saw a Scorpion Fish, a really friendly Turtle munching on a coral Sponge, Spotted Eagle ray on the wall and a few Groupers that just made the dives even more fun, we also saw many big Tarpons, we did our night dive as a dusk dive, thus providing a window to celebrate with wine and drinks such great week of fun diving, very exiting just to see all this action going on.
With the end of a wonderful charter coming to an end, we decided to make our crossing over to Turneffe Island that same night and have an early start at Sandy Slope next day.
And finish this beautiful week of diving at Sandy Slope, the entire charter was incredible, everyone had a wonderful time and on Behalf of the Entire Crew of the Belize Aggressor IV we would like to THANK YOU for joining us. We hope to see you again in near future. SAFE DIVING