Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 17-24 June 2017
Air Temp. 81-86+ F
Water Temp. 81-85 F
2nd Captain Rafael
Dive Master Conway
Assistant Chef Jean
Kathryn, James, Terri, Stanley, Laura, Christopher, Debbie, Forrest, Lyndele, Lynn, Qun, Lawrence, Dan, Connor, Rich, Thomas, John, Mike and Tim
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Cathedral
Monday – Lighthouse Wall, Long Caye Ridge
Tuesday – Elkhorn Forrest, Dos Chichas
Wednesday – Half Moon Caye Wall, Painted Wall
Thursday – Long Caye Wall, Silver Caves
Friday – Sandy Slope
Saturday June 17th
After guest boarded unpacked and started relaxing. Guest enjoyed calm seas, clear skies that made for a smooth cruise on the Belize Aggressor IV to our first dive site just off Long Caye called Julies Jungle.
Sunday June 18th
Julies Jungle was our first dive site of the week swimming with Schools of Snappers, Grunts, Mackerel, Angelfish, Spotted Eels, Lobsters and Hawksbill Turtles. Cathedral was our afternoon and night dive site. Here we enjoyed Colorful Soft and Hard Corals, Eels, Rays, Mackerel, Large School of Jacks and Chubs under the vessel, Tarpon, Sharks and Octopus.
Monday June 19th
Our Monday morning was enjoying the Beautiful Lighthouse Wall, swimming with Juvenile Drums, Deep Water Fans, Schools of Creole Wrasses, French and Queen Angelfish, Tiger Groupers and one of the Friendliest Nassau Grouper I’ve ever seen swimming into me and up close to video. Long Caye Ridge was next enjoying our encounters with Smooth Trunkfish, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Spotted Moray Eels, Tarpon and a curious Caribbean Reef Shark.
Tuesday June 20th
ON the east side of Long Caye there is a wonderful dive site called Elkhorn Forrest. There are lots of Elkhorn to see, however the variety of Gorgonians is amazing. We saw Colorful Sea Rods, Long Sea Whips, Orange Deep Water Fans and Queen Triggerfish, Cero Mackerel, Caribbean Spiny Lobsters, Chain Moray and Ocellated Moray Eel. Next was Dos Chichas diving with Huge Barrel Sponges, Colorful Tube Sponges, Deep Water Fans, Caribbean Spiny and Slipper Lobsters, Crabs, French Angelfish, Southern and Roughtail Stingrays, Nurse Sharks and Octopus.
Wednesday June 21st
Diving Half Moon Caye Wall with Schools of Creole Wrasses, Mackerel, Chubs, Rays, Blennies, Pipefish and a Very Colorful Wall was our first stop today. Painted Wall was our afternoon and night dive site. Some of what we encountered while diving Painted Wall was Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Small Decorative Crabs, Cleaner Shrimps, Caribbean Spiny and Slipper Lobsters, Green Moray Eels, Rays, Squid and Octopus.
Thursday June 22nd
One of the best ways to start the day is diving with Sharks. At Long Caye Wall that is just how our day started with several Caribbean Reef Sharks swimming up close and personal. Even while we enjoyed a huge variety of Marine Life like Snappers, Turtles, Shrimps, Crabs, Rays, the Sharks stayed near during the dive. Silver Caves was our last dive site of the day. This was an excellent site to finish the day diving with Rays, Caribbean Spiny and Slipper Lobsters, Channel Clinging crabs, Big Tarpon and Spotted and Green Moray Eels.
Friday June 23rd
Our last dive site of the week was Sandy Slope. While spending our time making bubbles we encountered Lobsters, Knobby and Giant Anemone, Atlantic Thorny Oysters, Spiny Fileclams, Knobby Scallops, Deep Water Fans and Pipefish.
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