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Log Date: Saturday, Jun 03, 2017
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew









 



Belize Aggressor III Captain’s Log

June 3-10, 2017

 

Conditions:

Sea State: calm to choppy

Avg. Wind Speed: 8knots

Avg. Air Temp: 91F

Avg. Water Temp: 83F

Avg. Visibility: 100ft

 

Crew:

Capt. Chris

Chef Anna

Stewardess – Vanessa

Instructors – Ken, Monique

Engineer – Fermin

Deck Asst. – Jadiel

 

Saturday June 3, 2017

3:00PM – Guests Board

5:30PM – Safety briefing & Introductions

6:15PM – Dinner is served!

 

This week the weather and diving were AWESOME! We had a lot of Aggressor Veterans, and several people who had visited us on the BAIII numerous times in the past! Welcome Back Gray, Niki, Alan, Joe, David, Jennifer, Audrey, & Craig…you are becoming regulars on board. We would like to also Welcome Aboard Debbie, Maureen, Jim, Sophia, Liz, Eric, Lee, Chip, Bob, & Barrett.

 

Sunday June 4, 2017

Dive Sites: Sandy Slope & Julie’s Jungle

We started out our week with some amazing dives at Sandy Slope on Turneffe Atoll. We did both morning dives there, then motored over to Lighthouse House reef to finish the day diving at Julie’s Jungle. Our sightings today included lots of groupers, schools of Creole wrasse, bar jacks, schoolmasters, mahogany snappers and grunts, several barracuda, green morays, spotted morays, 2 scorpionfish, a squadron of tarpon, nurse shark, and octopus. Also, when we were hanging out on the sandy bottom, we could see garden eels everywhere! There were also lots of razorfish, jawfish, a yellow stingray, several peacock flounder, and a couple of pipefish.

 

Monday June 5, 2017

Dive Sites: Painted Wall & Long Caye Wall

Monday, we had some beautiful dives with some unforgettable marine life encounters. Four Eagle rays danced below us while we watched as we were diving along the wall. We were visited by a friendly hawksbill turtle and several Caribbean Reef sharks. As we were hanging out below the vessel, there were lots of fish swimming around, giving us a great display of the variety of different reef fish that live on the reef. The colourful coral stood out in the bright sunlight, and we found lettuce sea slugs, green morays, neck crabs, adult spotted drum, and too many lobsters to count.

 

Tuesday June 6, 2017

Dive Sites: Blue Hole & Long Caye Ridge

Today we saw a Hammerhead in the Blue Hole! Everyone that saw it were too excited for words…those that missed it were saying some words that we shall not write down in this log. In addition to the hammerhead, they also saw some reef sharks, and groupers, and there was an Eagle ray at entrance of the Blue Hole as we motored in for our dive. Next we went to Long Caye Ridge, where we saw lots of drums and barracuda. We saw at least 6 spotted drums on one dive, and stopped counting the barracuda after we saw a school of 24. We also found some other critters… juvenile neck crab, flounder, big lobster on reef, scorpionfish, and several morays.

 

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Dive Sites: Lighthouse Wall & Cathedral

We woke up to beautiful calm weather and headed to the South side of Half Moon Caye to dive at Lighthouse Wall for the morning and then to Cathedral over at Long Caye Wall for the afternoon. Today’s sightings included Southern stingrays, pair of pipehorses, juvenile flounder, hawksbill turtle, loggerhead turtle, 3 Caribbean Reef sharks, lettuce sea slug, and a tiny yellow slug, to name a few. Also, our divers had fun playing around in swim-thru’s.

 

Thursday June 8, 2017

Dive Sites: Chain Wall & Half Moon Caye Wall

Today we had an exciting day of diving, encountering lots of Caribbean reef sharks, friendly groupers, southern stingrays, more sharks, roughtail stingray, eagle rays, and hawksbill turtles. We also found a flounder, sailfin blennies, blue parrotfish, goatfish, razorfish, and garden eels.

 

Friday June 9, 2017

Dive Sites: Grand Bogue & The Elbow

We did our final two dives of the week over on Turneffe Atoll at Grand Bogue and then at the world- famous Elbow. Our last two dives were beautiful, with unlimited visibility and countless fish. There were schools of jacks, Atlantic spadefish, parrotfish, Creole wrasse, Sergeant majors, and blue chromis. We also saw turtles, Eagle rays, and morays. One of the highlights of the dive was the white spotted toadfish, which has only been reported on Turneffe Atoll.

 

Congrats to our Iron Divers…David, Alan, Lee, Barrett, Liz, and Eric

Congrats to Sofia, Eric, and Liz on becoming Nitrox certified

Congrats to Barrett on getting his 400th dive

Congrats to Audrey on getting her 700th dive

Happy Birthday to Gray! Thank you for coming to celebrate with us on the Belize Aggressor III

 

 

Hope to see you all again soon!

EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!!!