Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 8-15 April 2017
Air Temp. 72-80+ F
Water Temp. 75-77 F
Engineer David M.
Galley Assistant Sherman
Kelly, Ray, Joaquin, Liz, Randy, Rose, Madeline, Tom, Joe, Helen, Clive, Wayne and Jason
Sunday – Periwinkle Reef, Blue Hole, Madison Avenue
Monday – Hole In The Wall, Cut & Run, Tunnel Rock
Tuesday – Primo Wall, Jake’s Hole
Wednesday – Monolith, Cut Thru City, Kracken
Thursday – Split Coral Head, Barracuda Shoals, Flat Rock Reef
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday April 8th
After guest boarded the Bahamas Aggressor departed for Rose Island and anchored near our first dive site Periwinkle Reef. It was a calm night with lots of stars.
Sunday April 9th
The dive site Periwinkle Reef is perfect for getting weight, buoyancy and camera equipment ready for the week. The Reef is Shallow, Colorful and lots of Marine Life living around the Coral Heads. Just some of what we saw while diving Periwinkle Reef was Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Damselfishes, Jawfish and Stingrays. Next was swimming around the Blue Hole with Schools of Snappers, Grunts, Angelfish, Rays, Nurse Sharks and Caribbean Reef Sharks and One Huge Loggerhead Turtle. We finished the day on Madison Avenue with Horse-Eye Jacks, Roughtail Stingrays, Huge Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Spotted Spiny Lobsters and Spotted Moray Eels.
Monday April 10th
Monday morning started on the Island of Eleuthera on a dive site called Hole In The Wall. Divers enjoyed Cleaner Shrimps, Crabs, Creole Wrasses, Lettuce Sea Slugs, Schooling Fish, Yellow Rays and a small Hawksbill Turtle. Diving the Encrusted Anchor and Small Plane Wreck on Cut and Run is always enjoyable. We also saw Colorful Sponges, Sea Whips, Black Coral, Eels, Peterson Shrimps, Spotted Moray Eels, Mackerel and one of the Largest Loggerhead Turtles I have ever seen. Tunnel Rock was our final dive site of the day. Just some of the Marine Life at Tunnel Rock was Roughtail Stingrays, Yellow Rays, Jawfish, Tilefish, Caribbean Spiny and Spotted Lobsters, Spotted Moray and Green Moray Eels and finally a Hawksbill Turtle.
Tuesday April 11th
Primo Wall gave us Several Crabs, Juvenile Drums, Barracuda’s, Lobsters and Loggerhead Turtle. Jake’s Hole was our afternoon and night dive site. This dive site is one of the best anywhere, so much Marine Life like Lobsters, Crabs, Nudibranchs, Sea Cucumbers, Spotted Moray Eels, Vyper Moray Eel and Octopus.
Wednesday April 12th
Monolith was number one today. We encounter Scorpionfish, Huge Loggerhead Turtle, Burrfish and Hundreds of Garden Eels. When we want to enjoy lots of Swim Thru’s and Canyons the dive site to visit is Cut Thru City. We did enjoy the Swim Thru’s and also Large Channel Clinging Crabs, Lettuce Sea Slugs, Banded Coral Shrimps, Mackerel, and Garden Eels. The Kracken was our last site of the day with a few swim thru’s, Snappers, Arrow Crabs, Shrimps and Spotted Eel.
Thursday April 13th
Before leaving Eleuthera and heading back to the Exuma’s we stop at Split Coral Head and spend some time underwater with 9 Caribbean Reef Sharks. We did enjoy a Very Colorful Wall and a Large Bright Coral Head, both areas covered with a Variety of Marine Life but it was the Sharks that made the dives. Some of the Sharks came within a few inches of us, Great For Pictures and Video. Back in Exuma’s it was Barracuda Shoals. Barracuda Sholas is one of the crew’s favorite dive site, it’s very colorful and shallow we everyone can enjoy some long bottom time. Not only did we see Colorful Corals, Schooling Fish, Lobsters, Crabs and a couple of Sharks. We finish the day on Flat Rock Reef. Diving Flat Rock is like being in an Undersea Garden. A huge variety of Gorgonians, Dwarf Cup Corals, Loggerhead Sponges, Schooling Fish, Shrimps, Crabs, Cowfish, Squid and a Host of Other Creatures.
Friday April 14th
To finish the week we revisited the Blue Hole. Everyone enjoyed the Colorful Wall, Rays in the Sand, Angelfish and a Huge Loggerhead Turtle and More Sharks in the area. Nice Dive!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew