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Belize Aggressor IV
Sep 3-14 2016
Water Temp: 80-82 F
Vis: 80-100 Ft
Crew: Captain Eddy, Second Capt./Inst. Alex, First Mate. /DM John, Engineer/DM William, Inst/ Chef Jerry, Assis Carlos, Stewardess Elia,
Dive Sites Visited:
Sunday: Sandy Slope followed by a Mystery
Monday: Cathedral & Julies Jungle
Tuesday: Long Caye Ridge & Eagle Ray Wall
Wednesday: Light House Wall & Long Caye Wall
Thursday: Chain Wall & Tarpon Caves
Friday: Blue Hole & Silver Caves
Saturday: Half Moon Caye & Painted Wall
Sunday: Dos Chichas & Black Beauty
Monday: Front Porch
Another beautiful week of diving in Belize on the aggressor IV. This week we welcome a total of 19 guest aboard: Hans & Christine, Laura & Jeffery, John & Eve, Mark, Jamie, Sandra & Jeffery Alan, Elizabeth, Melissa, Donna, Felicia, Randal, Anne, Sandra Sorg, Jeffery Strong & Mayve.
They all blend in perfectly, they were all happy to be here, and we were happy to have them, once everybody was situated in their state room cabins and all their equipment set up on the dive deck, We started our safety briefing including an official crew introduction, followed by a big tasty meal prepared by the galley staff, that night we ventured out to Turneffe Island Reef, starting our first day of diving at Sandy Slope, followed by a mystery dive, first dive was all about getting back in the water and becoming one again with your equipment, and moving in a deferent environment which always same to be almost natural, First dive was full of excitement, we saw a few Southern Sting Ray and thousands of Garden Eels, it was a perfect welcoming.
The Mystery Dive was awesome we made friends with a cute little Batfish and we ended the day with an awesome night dive.
After the night dive we made our crossing over to light house reef, these area always have something special to offer! Next day We saw our first Spotted Eagle Ray and two Reef Sharks that made a few laps on the wall and a Green Moray and a few very friendly groupers, but the highlight for the day was the giant green Moray out and about checking out divers face to face, providing great opportunity for videographers and videos as we saw later on that night.
The visibility was awesome so we had some fantastic diving, friendly reef sharks on the wall, turtles, a pipe fish and more friendly groupers and a pristine reef that we all enjoyed
By Friday we were able to make it to the great Blue Hole and we had a great dive, we dove over the wall and swim around the great stalactites just as awaited and it was enjoyed by all, the afternoon dive was just as good silver caves is always a busy site full of activity with many creole wrasses in cleaning station, groupers, Shark, tarpons, big schools of Horse Eye Jacks Bermuda Chubs and our little cute Sea Horse friend! A great day of diving over all, and what I thought the best dive that I’ve made in the last seven years diving here in Belize, we got in the water and was greeted by a big school of Horse Eye Jacks and Chubs, we swim for about five minutes to the wall and found our little resident Sea Horse Friend and it was there where we saw it all, as photos and videos was rolling I was glancing over to the wall, then I saw the first seven-footer Reef Shark moving in our direction, by the time I got someone else attention there was three beautiful Reef Shark moving in a very friendly mode around us, and as they moved away seven Spotted Eagle Ray moved in replacing them, and they hang around for the entire dive along with the Sharks, What a dive!
One of the high lights of the week was diving at Tarpon caves, this site is located on Half Moon Caye area, the topography at this area is a bit deferent, the wall is a lot deeper and more crevasses and caverns across the Reef, we had some very big Tiger Groupers and some of the friendliest Nassau Groupers, big midnight Parrot Fish, Barracudas, and caverns filled with Silver sides creating and amazing view.
This was a great week of diving, some amazing night dive and a lot of onboard fun as well, congratulations to all you who made your two hundred, four hundred and eight hundred dives, and our hard core diver who did not missed a dive!!
Over all we not only had a great week of diving, but also made some new friends who we hope to see again in near future, I must make mention that this was Hans & Christine second year that they came and stay with us for two Ten-day charter, we enjoyed having you onboard, from your crew on the Belize Aggressor IV. With love, BE SAFE!!