*Roatan Aggressor Captains log Aug 26th-Sept 2, 2017
*Air Temp. 82-89 F
*Water Temp. 81-83 F
* Visibility 70-100ft
* Wetsuit req. 3mm full or shortie
Captain Eddie Anderson
Engineer John B
Sunday – Eel Garden, Half Moon Bay
Monday – Cayos Cochinos Sea Mount, Toon Town
Tuesday – Wreck of the Aguila, Lighthouse Reef
Wednesday – Black Hills Seamount, Jack Niells
Thursday – Cara Cara (Shark dive) Mary’s Place, Wreck of Mr Buds
Friday – Pirates Pointe
Saturday August 26
We are happy to welcome 18 guests from around the United States. Some familiar faces, as well as, some new comers. We welcome back Steve Miller, who was our very first guest when we started operations in June. After everyone set up their gear and got acquainted, we had a delicious BBQ meal on the sun deck and everyone went to their cabins for some well needed rest.
Sunday August 27
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. The world free diving championships were being held near by and we observed the divers prepping and staging for their dives. A spotted moray was tucked under a coral head and occasionally stuck his head out for a view. Soaring above the reef was a beautiful curious eagle ray. A short cruise over to Half Moon Bay put us on our afternoon and night dive site. Groupers, another spotted eel, 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 28
We arrived at the Coyos seamounts for our pre breakfast sight of the morning. These two pinnicals come up from the depths to within 35ft from the surface and is a haven for pelagic critters and beautiful coral life. Everyone enjoyed 2 dives here before moving into the amazing bay at Cayos Cochinos. Toon Town was our afternoon site. Named because of its vast varieties of Tunicates. This is where the Bay Islands became known to be the Macro Capital of the Caribbean.
Tuesday August 29
An early morning pre-breakfast cruise put us on the wreck of the Anguilla… a ft wreck that was sunk years ago to provide a alternate reef structure to the beautiful north side. It was a fun dive to check out the inside and the surrounding reef with several giant groupers keeping an eye on us. A giant green moray was seen at the bow, as well as, several orangutan crabs clinging to the mast. We then moved to our afternoon sight, Lighthouse reef. Mating snapper, schooling horse eyed jacks, turtles, & a feisty sail fin blenny were some of the critters seen. The night dive had the usual suspects of crabs, lobsters and yes, octopus. Great night dive.
Wednesday August 30th
Our first dive of the day was on the wreck of the Odyssey. An old freighter that has some great macro sea life. Arrow crabs, large grouper and a turtle were seen.
We continued up the reef to 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 darting to & fro. Several anemones & a scorpion fish were seen. After one dive we headed east to Tavianna’s Wall. Several curious turtles cruised the reef in search of a tasty sponge. The highlight of the dive was the sail fin blennies. These feisty guys put on quite a display. Especially for Linda & John, who got some spectacular pics.
Thursday August 31st
Back to the south side of Roatan for our early morning shark dive at Cara a Cara and we were barely into the water before curious groupers came in to see what goodies we had brought for them. They stayed with us the whole dive as did 4 or 5 grey reef sharks. Mary’s place was next another incredible shallow healthy reef and sheer wall. Long know to be one of Roatans best. James Clark found a frog fish hanging out in a sponge @ 97’ . Great find. Mr. Buds was our late afternoon dive on a fun wreck . Silver sides were plentiful in the wheel house, as well as, a scorpion fish, spotted drum and a green moray. What a great way to end a great day of diving.
Friday September 1st
Sadley Friday as come oh too soon 2 dives left this morning before we have to head back to our dock in French Harbor, Its 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 September 2nd
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. Special congrats to our Iron divers: George, Debbie, Peter, Jim, Gary, Tammy & Eric. Congrats to Jim on 600 dives & Teresa on 300 dives. Also, the new member of the NITROX green gas club, Joe.
Until next time, Crew of the Roatan Aggressor……