Log Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Entry By: Bahamas Aggressor crew
Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 24th May - 3rd June 2017
Air Temp. 77-84+ F
Water Temp. 77-79 F
Captain David Patterson
2nd Captain Matt Rutledge
Engineer Dave Millard
Instructor Alexandra Quint
Chef Marco Moroni
Joyelin, Alan, Dwayne, Sabine, Wolfgang, Phillip, Jay, Craig, Sye, Aaron, Deana, Margaret & Carole
Wednesday 24th May 2017
The crew of the Bahamas Aggressor welcomed 13 new divers aboard for the yacht for a fun filled week diving with the Sharks of Grand Bahama.
Once everyone had set up their dive equipment at their designated take station we then showed them to their cabins so the unpacking of the many suitcases could commence.
After a short while everybody gathered in the Salon so Captain David and his crew could deliver the welcome and safety briefing.
We then had dinner after which we stayed the night in the beautiful marina at Old Bahama Bay
Thursday 25th May
The crew moved the yacht off the dock and out of the marina to begin our journey toward the diving grounds. We encountered some extremely harsh conditions which made our track almost impossible to follow. We decided the best and safest course of action was to head back into the Marina to wait for the weather to calm down. We ended up spending the whole of the first day in Old Bahama Bay Marina due to the strong winds and heavy sea state.
Friday 26th May
We woke up to find that the bad weather had dissipated overnight. The weather had turned from nasty to sublime. We slipped our lines and motored north toward our first dive site of choice Sherwood Forest.
Here we completed two dives. The group saw Barracuda, Hogfish, Bermuda Chubs, Stingrays and a friendly nurse shark.
We then travelled north to dive the ever popular Shark Paradise. Here we dropped our fish attraction box into the water and waited for the sharks to come in their droves. The group saw Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Reef Sharks and nurse Sharks as well as a whole host of different reef fish. After two wonderful dives here we moved to the Sugar wreck for our night dive. Here we saw Loggerhead turtles, octopus, Burrfish and moray eels.
Saturday 27th May
we started our day off with a magnificent dive on Mini Wall. Here the group explored the huge coral finger where we saw Hogfish, parrotfish, Sharks, Rays, Eels, turtles and much more. We then done another couple of dives on Shark paradise where we saw more tiger Sharks prior to doing a night dive on Hogfish Reef
Sunday 28th May
We started the day off with a dive on the ever popular El Cappitan. This healthy reef is subject to a lot of current so it attracts a lot of things to it. Here we saw Amberjack, Lionfish, Barracuda, Reef Sharks and a plethora of stingrays. After two dives here we moved the yacht to dive at Fish Tail. here we saw more Tigers and lemon Sharks cruising close by our divers. We then ended the day by doing an afternoon and night dive on the Sugar Wreck. Here we saw the resident Logger head turtle sleeping under an overhanging ledge. After the night dive we moved the boat around 6 hours south to the South side of Freeport.
Monday 29th May
We started our day off Lucaya reef which was enjoyed by all. Here we saw Mackarel, Parrotfish, Schooling grunts, Eels and a couple of friendly flounders. We then dived a wonderful site called Bahamaconda for two dives. Here we saw many reef sharks as well as nudibranchs, Crabs and lobsters. We then ended the day of diving on Jacks Maze. Here we saw massive schools of horse Eyed Jacks right beneath the boat. they cruised close by our group which enabled us to get some stellar pictures. we also saw turtles, Soapfish, mackerel and parrotfish.
We then decided to move the yacht back toward Tiger Beach after the 4th dive so our group could enjoy the Tiger sharks.
Tuesday 30th may
First up for us was of course Shark Paradise. Here we completed 3 dives where we were inundated with Tiger Sharks. Guests filled their memory cards up with amazing pictures of these massive creatures.
We then moved for the afternoon and night dive to Mini Wall where we saw Hogfish, Bermuda Chub, Skates, Grouper and Fairy Baslets.
Wednesday 31st may
We motored to our first dive site of choice - El Dorado. Here we saw a couple of Tiger Sharks, File Fish, Schooling Spadefish, Snappers and a whole load of reef sharks.
We then spent the rest of the day at Hogfish Reef where we saw more Tigers and Lemons.
Thursday 1st June
We started off with another couple of dives on El Cappitan. This time we were fortunate enough to see the resident Eagle rays, much to the delight of our divers. We also saw Pompano, Wrasse, Jacks and Barracuda.
We then had one last hurrah on Shark paradise. This time was quite possibly the best experience of the whole trip The Tiger Sharks came extremley close to the group and stayed for a very long time. We managed to get some amazing shots.
We ended the day doing a night dive on the sugar wreck prior to heading south on the little bahama bank. We dropped the anchor a little after 11PM and got a well earned few hours of sleep.
Monday 22nd May
We ended our diving adventures witha wonderful shallow dive on Sherwod Forest prior to heading back to Old Bahama Bay Marina. We enjoyed a cocktail party on the sundeck prior to taking dinner ashore.
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Bahamas Aggressor!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Bahamas Aggressor Crew