Log Date: Saturday, Jul 02, 2016
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew
Belize Aggressor III - Captains Log July 2-9, 2016
Air Temp: 87 fahrenheit / 30 celsius
Water Temp: 84 fahrenheit / 29 celsius
Guests: Valeria, Luis, Bruno, Frauke, Alonso, Carlos, Lindsay, Jeffrey, Meesang, Stephen, Patricia, Stuart, Michael, Amy, Sean, Danielle, Jarrod
Sunday - Sandy Slope & Zip Line
Monday - Julie’s Jungle & Painted Wall
Tuesday - Blue Hole, Eagle Ray Pass & Long Caye Ridge
Wednesday - Half Moon Caye Wall & Long Caye Wall
Thursday - Island Tour, Tarpon Caves & Silver Caves
Friday - Site X
Saturday July 2nd
…17 divers joined us aboard the Belize Aggressor III. Guests began the boarding process after 3:00PM. Each guest setup SCUBA gear and were shown to their cabins. We had our welcome aboard briefing and champagne toast at 5:30PM.
Sunday July 3rd
…The guests had a healthy breakfast and a thorough dive brief before splashing in for their checkout dive at Turneffe Islands Atoll. Great first encounters with the nassau grouper, southern stingrays, pipefish and pipe horse in the sand flats.
Monday July 4th
…Happy 4th of July!!! The galley put up some great decorations and served some tasty treats for all the guests. The diving was great too, with green moray eels, caribbean reef sharks and plenty of small creatures hiding in plain sight.
Tuesday July 5th
…The weather was just right, so we motored North to the Blue Hole - what a great deep dive into history. For the afternoon and night everyone splashed in on Long Caye Ridge. Lots of octopuses, squid, sea urchins of every color, white speckled nudibranchs, a couple reef sharks, and even a big ole loggerhead turtle looking for a place to sleep during the night dive.
Wednesday July 6th
…More great diving and just plan relaxing going on around the BA3. Remember these trips are not just about diving, but taking in some R&R from the daily grind. Of course for our Iron Divers still in the running, it was all about the diving. Eagle rays, sharks, schools of bermuda chub, sergeant majors and lush corals made for sensational diving.
Thursday July 7th
…We started the morning off with a little walk around the island of Half Moon Caye, then a dive before lunch. Awesome diving with a lot of marine life activity. Cool swim-thrus, barracudas, enormous lobster, beautiful sea horses, and plenty of tarpon right beneath the yacht.
Friday July 8th
…The week of diving almost finished. The guests completed two more “Lazy” dives and then it was back on board to begin the journey to port. Once in port a few guests waltzed into town while others enjoyed the afternoon on the sundeck awaiting the wine and cheese party at 6PM. During the party a little award ceremony commenced and the following divers received their awards:
Iron Diver - Luis, Valeria, Amy, Sean, Stuart, Lindsay
Milestone Diver - Frauke (100)
PADI EAN40 Divers - Luis, Valeria, Danielle, Jarrod, Amy, Sean
PADI AOW Divers - Luis, Valeria, Danielle, Jarrod
Saturday July 9th
…Well that’s the week folks and at 8:00AM the crew said their good byes as the guests departed the Beautiful Belize Aggressor III.
EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!
Captain Jay Roberts