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Log Date: Saturday, Apr 29, 2017
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew









 



Conditions:

Sea State: choppy

Air Temp: 87F

Water Temp: 82F

Visibility: 60-80ft

 
Crew:

Capt. Chris

Chef Anna

Stewardess - Vanessa

Instructors - Daniel, Jerome

Engineer - Ken

Deck Asst. - Jadiel

 

Saturday Apr 29, 2017
3:00PM - Guests Board

5:30PM - Safety briefing & Introductions

6:00PM - Dinner is served!

This week we welcomed back our friends from Skin n Scuba for a fun filled

week of diving! It is always a fantastic time with this group of divers who

have become close friends to us here on the BAIII.

 

We had several of our regulars including Marty, Jeff, Jim, Carla, Andi,

Jason, Michelle, Tammy, Sheila, Lisa, Dave, and Sam. Also joining us were

Steve, Mariana, Michael, Bill, Dave, and Kelley.

 

Sunday Apr 30, 2017

Dive Sites: Sandy Slope & Long Caye Wall

 

Though the conditions were not at their best, we had great dives at Sandy

Slope for the first dives of the day. A pod of a dozen dolphins swam up to

several of our divers to check them out. It is always an awesome experience

to dive with dolphins in the wild. In addition to dolphins, we also saw

several greern & spotted morays and sargassum triggerfish. We also saw 2

turtles and schools of mahogany snappers, creole wrasse, schoolmasters, and

jacks at Sandy Slope. At lunch, we motored over to Lighthouse Reef and went

diving at Long Caye wall for the remainder of the day, where we saw more

turtles, jacks, spotted morays, octopus, slipper lobsters, and tarpon.

 

 

 

Monday May 1, 2017

 Dive Sites: Half Moon Caye Wall & Cathedral

Monday the sharks came out! We saw Caribbean reef sharks on every dive.  In

addition to sharks, we also saw several Southern stingrays, a huge green

moray out swimming, flounders, midnight parrotfish, hundreds of garden eels,

and razor fish, massive groupers and barracudas, and lots of reef fish

swimming around on the top of the wall. At the end of the dive, an Eagle ray

glided by the drop off.

 

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Dive Sites: Blue Hole & Long Caye Ridge

Our first dive today was at the Great Blue Hole, Belizes most famous dive

site. We dropped down as a group to where the massive stalactite formations

hang down. These stalactites took tens of thousands of years to form when

the blue hole was not a hole that descended to the depths below, but was a

massive cave. After the blue hole, we went over to Half Moon Caye for an

island excursion. We observed the nesting grounds for a colony of over 4000

red-footed booby birds and the magnificent Frigate bird. For the afternoon

dives, we went to Long Caye Ridge, were we hung out with tarpon and a school

of horse eye jacks. We also saw dozens of barracuda, lined toadfish, neck

crabs, and green morays.

 

Wednesday May 3, 2017

Dive Sites: Silver Caves & Julies Jungle

Almost immediately after entering the water, we saw 3 eagle rays.first one

came by, then a pair followed behind. We also saw several turtles, both

loggerhead and hawksbill turtles. On the reef, there was a free-swimming

moray out looking for a meal. We also found some macro stuff, including

skeleton shrimp, nudibranch, neck crabs, wire coral crabs, dozens of

flamingo tongues, and an array of blennies and gobies.

 

Thursday May 4, 2017

Dive Sites: Long Caye Wall & Painted Wall

Today we had some fantastic dives at Long Caye Wall and Painted Wall. We

were approached by a hawksbill turtle, got up close and personal with an

Eagle ray, followed a green moray as he hunted along the reef, and swam

amongst schools of Sergeant Majors, horse-eye jacks, bar jacks, and Creole

wrasse. Right before we came up, we found an octopus hanging out next to a

rock in the sand.

 

Friday May 5, 2017

Dive Sites: Nurse Shark Ridge & Black Beauty

On the last day, we jumped in at Nurse Shark Ridge before motoring over to

Turneffe Atoll to finish the week at Black Beauty. On the dives today, we

saw free-swimming green morays, stingrays, schools of midnight parrotfish,

tarpon, Eagle rays, and a white spotted toadfish. Back at the dock we saw

some dolphins playing in the bay.

 

Congrats to our Milestone Divers.Bill 100th dive, Sheila 200th dive, and

Lisa 700th dive

 

Congrats to our Iron Divers.Sheila, Mariana, and Dave!

 

Happy Birthday to Dave K! Thank you for celebrating with us on the Belize

Aggressor III

 

Thanks to Skin N Scuba for a great week of diving, see you next year!

 

 

 

EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!!!