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*Roatan Aggressor Captains log NOVEMBER 25- DECEMBER 2, 2017
*Air Temp. 79-82 F
*Water Temp. 81-83 F
* Visibility 40-75 Ft.
* Wetsuit req. 3-5 mm full or shortie
Engineer John B
Sunday Mr. Bud, Pirate’s Point,
Monday – Calvin’s Crack, 40’ Wall
Tuesday – French Cay Reef , Port Royale Wall, Virginia’s Beach
Wednesday – Cayos Cochinos Seamounts, Toon Town
Thursday – Cara A Cara, Mary’s Place,
Friday –40’ Wall
Saturday November 25
We are happy to welcome 16 guests from the United States & The Czech Republic. Great to see so many new faces here on the Roatan Aggressor. 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 November 26
Mr. Bud was our first dive of the charter on a fun wreck. Silver sides were plentiful in the engine room, as well as, a scorpion fish, spotted drum and a green moray. Several yellow-headed jaw fish were seen as well. Pirate’s point was our afternoon site. There was a stout wind from the north but the visibility was still 75’-100’. Pirate’s Point is a beautiful site with a sloping sand chute that is its trademark. Free-swimming green eel cruised through the group in search of its next meal. Several spotted drum and schooling reef fish were seen. Night dive had the usual suspects: crabs, lobster & several octopuses. What a great way to end a great day of diving.
Monday November 27
We started the day at Calvin’s Crack. This sight is known for its large crevice that starts at 30’ and descends to about 80’.The visibility was very good so the whole group descended into the crack and came out on the wall. Schools of jacks & creole wrasse were in abundance. After some hard looking, we spotted the resident orange sea horse. What a great find. The afternoon sight was 40’ Wall. This sight is known for its beautiful wall and shallows. A lone eagle ray was seen off the wall and Captain Eddy found our second sea horse of the day. The night dive gave way to crabs, lobster and yes an octopus.
Tuesday November 28
Our first site of the day was French Cay Wall. A beautiful seamount with a wreck on it. Lots of schooling fish, a spotted moray, turtle and a big channel crab were seen. We then did a drift dive on Port Royale reef. Beautiful corals and lots of schooling creole wrasse were the highlight of the dive. Our final site of the day was Virginia’s Wall. A over zealous free-swimming moray chased a few of the divers. Captain Eddy spotted not one but two sea horses. There was rumor that another seahorse was seen. The Czech judges Renata & Richard, said yes.
Wednesday November 29
1st up in the morning was the Cayos Cochinos seamounts. These two pinnacles come up from the depths to within 45ft from the surface and is a haven for pelagic critters and beautiful coral life. Everyone enjoyed 2 dives here before going into the Islands of Cayos Cochinos. The after lunch dive was Toon Towne. This site is named for its abundance of various tunicates. Tunicates are some of the most colorful sea creatures in the ocean. Visibility was not the greatest, so we decided to return to Roatan for the night dive. Mr. Bud was the night dive. There was lots of activity, squid, crabs, lobster, nudis & yes, octopuses.
Thursday November 30
We then did a pre breakfast dive at Cara a Cara. There had been a good amount of rain the night before so the water looked pretty murky. We jumped in and broke through the hazy water into very descent 75’ vis. Curious groupers immediately joined the divers as did 6-8 grey reef sharks. The sharks put on a good show for the entire dive. Our next site was Mary’s Place. This site is always a crowd pleaser. It is known for its cracks, crevices & swim thrus. Captain Eddy showed all the guests these amazing features. Lots of beautiful corals, schooling creole wrasse, juvenile spotted drum and several species of nudibranches were seen. The next dive site was 40’ wall. Visibility was limited today because of all the rain & run off. 40’ Wall gave the divers pretty good vis. A free-swimming moray was seen on the wall. Lots of schooling creole wrasse & chubs were seen. Good day of diving.
Friday December 1
We then did a drift dive on Valley of the Kings. A turtle, spotted moray and schooling jacks were seen. Great dive, then it was time to head in to port and clean up our gear. We had a wonderful cocktail party, then the guests all ate at Romeo’s Restaurant.
Saturday December 2
Once again it’s time to say our goodbyes. Special congrats to Louisa on 200 dives. Also, Jackie & John on 400 dives. Congratulations to our IRON DIVERS: Mike Z., John, Ed, Jackie, Joe, Daemon & Alexandra
Until next time, Captain & crew of the Roatan Aggressor…