Cayman Aggressor IV
Feb 25th to Mar 4th 2017
Guests Paco & Mar, Bret & Lisa, Monica, Rick & Danielle, Debby, Laura, Donna, Bobbie, Brian, Ashar, Peter, Yifan & Shiwen.
Crew Capt Niall, Engineer Rodel, Chef Kingsley, Instructor Aubri, Instructor Manny, Steward Latoya.
Water Temp 80f
Air Temp 83f
Exposure Protection 3mm and/or rashguards & board shorts.
Saturday Our guests this week were a real international mix, we had folks from the UK and Spain, Norway and the USA along with a couple all the way from China. By 11pm we had all guests safely on board and with all appropriate briefings done our eager group settled down for a good nights sleep in readiness for a great Aggressor adventure to come.
Sunday Saw us get an early start and head up the coast to the shirpreef Doc Poulson for our first dive of the day. Doc Poulson is an ideal start point, it offers shallow water around the wreck for those divers wanting to get back into the swing of the whole scuba thing and the drop off is near by with a fun swim thru for the guests all set and ready to get straight into the good stuff. We had eagle rays and turtles as a hight point and with all folks back on board we made our way around to Sting Ray City for a swim with the friendly southern sting rays that have the place so famous. Kingsley served up a delicious Sunday subway lunch with ice cream sundaes to follow. We then made our way out east to Babylon for 2 afternoon dives and not long into the dive a 7ft hammerhead shark was sighted along with another turtle and on the 2nd dive a nurse shark presented itself to our lucky group.
Monday The weather gods should us great favor and we made the run to Little Cayman in relatively calm seas. We awoke to a bright Bloody Bay sunrise and the scent of blueberry and banana pancakes coming from the galley. Randys Gazebo was the chosen spot for the morning dives and it was certainly a popular site. We had groupers galore along with more turtles and a grey reef shark pass by in the blue. Kingsley served up a mouth watering Mexican lunch that put our happy group in a food / dive coma but all were well awake in time to dive at Bus Stop for the afternoon and nightdive. We had eagle rays and turtles along with super friendly grouper and another drive by from a grey reef shark and to cap the day off several of our eager divers spent at least 15 minutes with an octopus.
Tuesday The Meadows was the chosen spot for our first 2 dives of the day and it proved to be a very good choice indeed, we had sharks, turtles and eagle rays. The drop at Meadows is immense and immediate with some fantastic cuts and swims thrus that glide out into the blue. Kingsley served up a truly tasty Italian lunch as we made the short to Joys Joy at the far end of Bloody Bay. This also proved to be a very popular dive as the topography here offers something a bit different to other Bloody bay sites with a large pinnacles that dominant the drop off. Kingsley served up a delightful slow roasted pork joint that finished off the day in splendid fashion.
Wednesday We started the day at Leah Leahs Lookout for a couple of dives that were enjoyed immensely by all. The drop off at Leah Leahs has cracks and swim thrus that twist and turn and weave. We had turtles feeding and a nurse shark sleeping. Kingsley served up cheese burgers in paradise while we made the short hop to the Great Wall for a couple of dives before heading back to Grand Cayman. Freddie the Grouper is one of the usual highlights at The Great wall and today he was waiting for us right under the boat and posed nicely for all whom wanted a photo. We also had turtles and painted file fish to entertain us and it was a fitting way to say goodbye to Bloody Bay.
Thursday After a super smooth crossing from Little Cayman we arrived back in Grand Cayman and the USS Kittiwake. As always we were up early and had this glorious wreck all to ourselves. The visibility had to be in the 100ft range and we had eagle rays and turtles to add to the atmosphere of great morning of Cayman Islands diving. Kingsley served up a heavenly Asian lunch while we made the run to the wreck of the Oro Verde for a couple of afternoon dives and a dusk dive. We had nurse sharks, turtles, free swimming moral eels, lobster, spotted drum and schooling jacks, fair to say, a great afternoon of diving was had by all.
Friday Our final day of diving started on the west wall of Grand Cayman at an old Cayman favourite, Trinity caves. After Kingsleys waffles we spend the morning weaving in and out of the cool swim thrus that Trinity Caves offers, kingsley served up his famous chocolate chip brownies as we cruised south to our last and final dive site of the week at Devils Grotto and as always Devils Grotto was a popular choice, the resident Tarpon were in attendance as always and just add to ambience of the site. The afternoon was spent with guests drying gear and started to pack in readiness for the journey home and with crew busy in readiness to go out and do it all again. The capt’s cocktail party was set against the background of a glorious Cayman sunset and all talk was which Aggressor yacht would be next for a diving adventure, Galapagos said some or what Oman said others but happily all said they would definitely come back and see us here on the Cayman Aggressor IV again.
Until Next Week
Cayman Aggressor IV