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Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 27 May -3 June 2017
Air Temp. 81-87+ F
Water Temp. 81-84 F
Galley Assistant Carlos
Marilyn, Joe, Jen, Emil, Roy, Del, Kitty, Christopher, Ray, Glyn, Linda, Susan, Kara B., Christine, David, Kyle, Kara D. and Eric
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Long Caye Ridge
Monday – Eagle Ray Wall, Dos Chichas
Tuesday – Half Moon Caye, Long Caye Wall
Wednesday – Cathedral, Painted Wall
Thursday – Long Caye Ridge, Silver Caves
Friday – Sandy Slope
Saturday May 27th
After guest boarded and settled in they enjoyed a wonderful dinner. After dinner the Belize Aggressor IV departed her home dock at the Radisson and made way to our first dive site Julies Jungle.
Sunday May 28th
Julies Jungle was a good dive site, while checking our weights and camera equipment we swan next to Spotted Drums, Spotted Eels, Mackerel, Channel Clinging Crabs, Lobsters and Spotted Eagle Rays. Next was Long Caye Ridge with more Lobsters, Crabs, Blennies, Creole Wrasses, Butterflyfish, swimming in the middle of a small school of 10 Big Tarpon and some Squid. Nice day of diving!
Monday May 29th
Any time you can start a day with diving is a good day, especially when that day is a Monday! It started on Eagle Ray Wall where just some of what we saw was Sunray Lettuce Coral, Thin Finger Coral and Gorgonians like Orange Spiny Sea Rod, Sea Plumes, Green and Spotted Moray Eels, Juvenile Spotted Drums, Loggerhead Turtle and Spotted Eagle Rays. Dos Chichas was our afternoon and night dive and it was an afternoon full of beautiful corals and Marine Life. Just some of what we encountered was Conch racing in the sand, Spotted Moray Eels swimming out in the open, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters out walking on top of the reef not hiding Hawksbill Turtle, Huge Barracuda and a Caribbean Reef Sharks just over four feet in length that kept wanting to get up close and personal.
Tuesday May 30th
Swimming with Large Black Grouper, Creole Wrasses, Spotted Eels, Lobsters and Sharks was an excellent way to start our morning. Long Caye Wall in the afternoon and was perfect. The top of the wall is around 20-25 feet and is covered with Colorful Corals and Marine Life. If divers didn’t want to dive a wall they stayed on top of the wall enjoy this huge reef area. It didn’t matter what part of the coral reef or wall or both you enjoyed you easily saw more Marine Life then you can name. Just some of the creatures and fish were Golden Crinoid, Ribbon Worms, Banded Coral Shrimps, Bicolor Damselfish, Vermilion Snapper, Bermuda/Gray Chub, Slipper and Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Reef Sharks and Huge Tarpon.
Wednesday May 31st
Cathedral was number one for the day. Some of what we saw while enjoying this beautiful reef was Four-Eye Butterflyfish, Blennies, Groupers, Snappers, Turtles, Eagle Rays and Sharks. Our afternoon and night was on Painted Wall. They did get the name correct here. Painted Wall is a Very Colorful Wall full of Marine Life. Not only the wall but also the top of the wall is covered with Creatures, Fish and Colorful Hard and Soft Corals.
Thursday June 1st
While diving Long Caye Ridge we saw Hawksbill Turtles, Nurse and Reef Sharks, Huge Tarpon, Ocean Triggerfish and Squid. We finished our day on Silver Caves with Spotted and Green Moray Eels, a large school of Creole Wrasses that swam over the wall giving it a waterfall effect. We also enjoyed Hundreds of Horse-Eye Jacks under the vessel, Squid, Turtles, Sharks and Octopus.
Friday June 2nd
Sandy Slope was our last dive site of the week. It was like being inside our personal aquarium with the Corals, Creatures and Fish. Just some of what we encountered was Rays, Arrow Blennies, Swollen-Knob Candelabrum, Branching Finger Corals, Spotted Drums, Smooth Trunkfish, Angelfish and as one guest said it’s Lobster City down there.
During the week of diving here on the Belize Aggressor IV we encountered a huge variety of Marine Life there is no way to get it all in the log. So just come and visit and be our dive buddy, maybe take a few picture, shoot some video and for sure get lots of underwater time!
The Crew Would Like To Thank Everyone For Joining Us On The Belize Aggressor IV!!!
Until The Next Time Safe Travels…
Belize Aggressor IV Crew