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Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 19-26 August 2017
Air Temp. 81-94+ F
Water Temp. 83-86 F
2nd Captain Rafael
Dive Master Conway
Assistant Chef jean
Laura, Eric, Kathy, Chuck, Laurence, Jean-Jacques, Deb, Teresa, Rick, Ed, Anita, Shawn, Michael, Ahteri, Laurel, PJ, Treven, Alex, Jacqueline and Duane
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Half Moon Caye Wall
Monday – Chain Wall
Tuesday – Front Porch, Black Beauty
Wednesday – Long Caye Wall, Eagle Ray Wall
Thursday – Painted Wall, Long Caye Ridge
Friday – Sandy Slope
Saturday August 19th
It was a beautiful afternoon as guest boarded the Belize Aggressor IV for a week of diving. Once everyone was settled in and the Welcome Briefing was finished and all questions answered the Belize Aggressor IV departed her home dock at the Radisson and made way to our first dive site for a morning dive on Julies Jungle.
Sunday August 20th
Julies Jungle is where guest made sure their buoyance was correct, their camera equipment was focused and all the bubbles went up. All this was done while they enjoyed warm clear water, calm sea conditions swimming on a beautiful reef with Angelfish, Blennies, Various Crabs, Lobsters, Big Ocean Triggerfish, a couple of Caribbean Reef Sharks and one of the Biggest Eagle Rays we have seem here in Belize. Our afternoon and night was on Half Moon Caye Wall enjoying a colorful wall, Big Friendly Nassau Groupers, Huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Tarpon, Sharks, Squid and a small pod of 4 Bottlenose Dolphins that came up close to several guest while diving under the Belize Aggressor IV. I guest you don’t have to swim far from the vessel to see interesting things.
Monday August 21st
Chain Wall was where we started our day swimming with Ocean Triggerfish, Flounders, Yellow and Southern Stingrays, Caribbean and Nurse Sharks and Spotted Eagle Rays. Due to the unknown of Tropical Storm Harvey or the remnants and not sure on its development we made our way to safe port for the night.
Tuesday August 22nd
Bright and early as the sun was coming up we departed our safe port and made way to Turneffe Caye and our first dive site called Front Porch where we enjoyed Schools of Tropical Fish, Green and Spotted Moray Eels, Hawksbill Turtle, Colorful Corals and Eagle Rays. Between our morning dives several guest enjoyed a wonderful encounter with a small pod of Spotted Dolphins. Black Beauty was next and amazing swimming with a variety of Corals, Big Channel Clinging Crabs, Caribbean Lobsters, A Huge Hawksbill Turtle, Squid and a few Octopus, two of which were mating.
Wednesday August 23rd
This Morning we enjoyed Long Caye Wall swimming with Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Banded Coral Shrimp and Caribbean Reef Sharks. The afternoon was Eagle Ray Wall enjoying a Very Colorful Wall with Large Barrel and Tube Sponges, Black Coral Large Tarpon Feeding, Eagle Rays, Sharks, Squid and Octopus. Another Excellent Day of diving on the Belize Aggressor IV!
Thursday August 24th
Painted Wall is one of the most Colorful Walls when diving these waters. We saw bright color Barrel Sponges, Tube Sponges, Black Coral, Tunicates and then there is the amount of Marine Life. We encountered Atlantic Thorny Oysters, Yellowhead Jawfish, Spotted and Green Moray Eels swimming out in the open and 7 Spotted Eagle Rays passing near everyone to show off their spots. Our last dive site of the day was on Long Caye Ridge. So much to see and enjoy like lots of Swim Thru’s and Channels, Schools of Jacks and Chubs under the vessel, Clams, Oysters, Eels, Nurse and Caribbean Reef Sharks.
Friday August 25th
Our last dive site of the week was on Sandy Slope off Turneffe Islands. The best way to describe this site is by saying it is a nursery for fish. There’s a huge variety of juvenile fish, Spotted and Green Morays Eels, Several Types of Stingrays and a wonderful mix of Corals. An Excellent way to end an adventures trip diving on the Belize Aggressor IV.
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