Log Date: Saturday, Aug 12, 2017
Entry By: Roatan Aggressor Crew
*Roatan Aggressor Captains log August 12-19, 2017
*Air Temp. 82-89 F
*Water Temp. 83-85 F
* Visibility 70-100ft
* Wetsuit req. Rash gaurd, 3mm full or shortie
Captain Eddie Anderson
Master Chef Dorian
Engineer John B
Sunday – Eel Garden, Half Moon Bay
Monday – El Aguila, Lighthouse Reef
Tuesday – Cayos Cochinos Sea Mounts, Toon Town
Wednesday – The Odyssey, Dolphins Cave, Eel Garden
Thursday – Cara Cara (Shark dive) Mary’s Place, Mr. Buds Wreck
Friday – Cara A Cara, Marys Place
Saturday August 12th
We are all very excited to be back out on the water diving the beautiful sites of the Bay Islands of Honduras, looking forward to showing our new group of guests the splendors that we have! We ventured to the west end and north side of Roatan before heading to the sea mounts and Cayos Cochinos, and it was our pleasure to show them the best of the Bay Islands and the comforts of the Roatan Aggressor. Hoping to see you all here in the Bay islands in the near future.
Sunday August 13th
A short journey along the south side towards the calmer waters of the west side.
Eel gardens was our first site. A perfect spot to jump in, check out our gear and get wet. A school of midnight blue parrotfish came by to say hello as well as a free swimming green moray eel and a beautiful curious eagle ray. A short cruise over to Half Moon Bay Wall put us on our afternoon and night dive site. Our red lipped bat fish was still around, as well as groupers, spotted eels, turtles and more turtles and plenty of nocturnal critters on our night dive including the ever exciting octopus. All in all a great first day of diving.
Monday August 14th
An early morning pre-breakfast cruise put us on the wreck of the Aguila… a 100+ft wreck that was sunk 30 years ago to provide a feeding hole for the local grouper population. It was a fun dive to check out the inside and the surrounding reef with several giant groupers and snappers keeping an eye on us. We then headed to one of the most beautiful walls on the West End, Lighthouse Reed. This spectacular site provided us green morays, several turtles, and a massive school of Blue Tangs.
Tuesday August 15th
We arrived at the Coyos seamounts just in time to enjoy our breakfast. These two pinnacles come up from the depths to within 35ft from the surface and is a Motel 6 for pelagic critters and beautiful coral life. Everyone enjoyed 2 drift dives here before moving into the amazing bay oat Coyos Cochinos. Toon Town was our afternoon site. This is where the Bay Islands became known to be the Macro Capital of the Caribbean.
Wednesday August 16th
We rose early and headed North to another beautiful wreck, The Odyssey. Another 100ft + freighter provides several entry and exit points, with large midnight blue parrotfish feeding nearby. We continued North to a magnificent site, Dolphins Caves. This is no doubt one of the best dives in the Bay Islands. A shallow reef with several cuts, caves and chutes leading into the deeper water. Silversides were in abundance with jacks, barracuda and snappers enjoying a feast, and highlighted by the spotting of a Toadfish! Two dives were enjoyed before we headed into the calmer waters of West Bay and a site called Eel Garden for another great night dive with squids, crabs, lobsters and another octopus.
Thursday August 17th
Back to the south side of Roatan for our early morning shark dive at Cara Cara, and we were barely into the water before 9 large reef sharks came in to see what goodies we had brought for them. They stayed with us the whole dive as did a giant black grouper and all his groupies. Mary’s place was next another incredible shallow healthy reef and sheer wall, and is long know to be one of Roatan’s best. Mr. Buds wreck was our late afternoon and night dive a fun dive, with the night dive providing a spectacular finish with a feeding moray, rainbow squid, channel crabs, lobsters, Giant sleeping cowfish, Slender Caribbean sea spider, Skelaton shrimp, bearded flatworm and the elusive octopus! what a great way to end a great day of diving.
Friday August 18th
Sadly, Friday has come oh too soon…. 2 dives left this morning before we have to head back to our dock in French Harbor. Due to popular demand, we spent another dive at Cara A Cara with the sharks, and then our last splash at Mary’s Place. The it was time to wash down our gear, pack our bags and enjoy a drink or two at the captains farewell party and a 5 star dinner a Romeo’s restaurant on our dock.
Saturday August 19th
Always a sad day to see our friends and family depart, however there was plenty of happy faces and tears in our eyes knowing that we will dive together again soon onboard the Roatan Aggressor.
What ya waiting for? common down ☺
Until next time, Crew of the Roatan Aggressor……