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Log Date: Saturday, Jun 24, 2017
Entry By: Cayman Aggressor Crew









 



Capts Log

Cayman Aggressor IV

June 24th to July 1st 2017

Guests Kara& Paul, John & Marianne, Cary & Endre, Bill & Carol, Dean & Marnie, Maureen & Bob, Lyne & Ray, Karen & Rick, Cooper, Alan.

Crew Capt Niall, Helmsman & Instructor Manny, Engineer Rodel, Chef Kingsley, Instructor Justin, Steward Latoya.

Water Temp 81f

Air Temp 86f

Exposure protection…..rash guard and boards was we needed !!!!

Saturday All guests were safely aboard and welcome briefing done just before Chef Kingsley served a delicious bbq dinner on the top deck. All then settled in for a good nights rest in prep for a great week of Cayman diving to come.

Sunday Our opening dives this week were on the USS Kittiwake for a couple of dives on this once proud US Navy submarine rescue vessel. The wreck sits near a very healthy reef and drop so it had just about everything for everyone. Kingsley served up a mouth watering subway Sunday lunch as we moved the short distance to the wreck of the Oro Verde for a dive and then on to the Governors Reef for a late afternoon and nightdive. We had spotted drum and lobster, turtles and grouper and all agreed it was a very easy way to spend a summer time Sunday.
Monday We were on the move today and by midnight we covered slightly more than 100 sea miles. First was a visit to The Doc Poulson “ship reef” for a dive and then onto world famous Sting Ray City for a dive. We had at least 8 sting rays give us some particular attention. Kingsley served up a genuine Mexican lunch as we made our way out east to dive Babylon for a couple of afternoon dives on a very sheer drop and healthy reef system. By dinner time we had the yacht pointed at Bloody Bay in Little Cayman and were well under way as guests enjoyed a glass of wine or cold beer while feasting on scrumpicous pork tender loin.

Tuesday We awoke to a glorious Bloody Bay sunrise with Randy’s Gazebo just a giant stride away. Our first 2 dives of the day at Randys were a feast of underwater delights with a crystal blue background and were kept company by several friendly grouper, a hungry turtle and lots of blue chromis. Italian lunch was our fine food fare today as we made the short run to Meadows for a couple of afternoon dive and then the 18 mile run to Cayman Brac for a nightdive on the Russian destroyer now known as MV Capt Keith Tibbets. By 9pm everyone was showered and dry and enjoying a drink of their choice having spent time on this fine diving day with Groupers, Turtles, Eagle Rays, Nurse Shark, Reef Shark, Channel crab and Octopus to name just a few.

Wednesday Our first 2 dives of the day were on the Destroyer and it made for a great morning of diving. The wreck has been on the ocean floor since 1996 and is now covered in all kinds of coral life aswell as all the remnants of the cold war era. Kingsley served up cheese burgers in paradise as we made our way back to Bloody bay and the 3 fathom dive site, special mention must go to Marianne for helping us practice our man over board drill. We spent the afternoon at 3 fathom and also a night dive. We had turtles and more friendly grouper and even a very brazen lionfish that was floating high up on the reef. We also had the good fortune to see at least 3 male Jaw Fish with a mouth full of eggs and all agreed it was a very cool way to spend a Wednesday.

Thursday We were on the move again today and as happy as we always are to get folks to the sister islands we had to think about heading back to Grand Cayman at some point but not before we got the most out of Bloody Bay, we visited Nancys Cuppa Tea, Marilyns Cut, Leah Leahs Lookout and a final stop at the Great wall before pointing the bow west and heading for West Bay, Grand Cayman. Eagle rays and turtles with the freddy the friendly grouper were the order of the day and a smooth crossing was in store.

Friday As the weather man promised our crossing back from Little Cayman to Grand Cayman was smooth and uneventful. We awoke on Friday morning to a flat clam sea and gentle wind. Our first stop today was Round Rock/Trinity Caves for a single dive and with several turtles and atmospheric swim thrus all agreed it was a great way to start the day. Chocolate brownies were served up as a mid morning snack as we made our way across the bay to Devils Grotto for our final dive of the week. More swim thrus and schools of tarpon were the order of the dive that sadly brought our adventure to a close. Our capts cocktail party was set against the back drop of a glorious sunset and all talk was which Aggressor would be next.

Special mention goes to Paul whom spent his birthday with us and Maureen & Bob whom completed their 350th logged dive.

Until Next Week

Your Cayman Aggressor IV Crew