Bahamas Aggressor Captain’s Log 25 Nov - 2 Dec 2017
Air Temp. 77-84+ F
Water Temp. 79-81 F
Captain David Patterson
2nd Captain David Luxford
Engineer David Mallard
Instructor Gabi Ruben
Instructor Caitilin Tincher
Chef Calib Dudley
Damein and Clare, Kendra and Barry, Brian and Carolin, Matt, Eric, Ralph and Baelbel, Shara and Michael
Sunday – Periwinkle, Blue Hole, Lobster no Lobster, Plane Wreck
Monday – Close Mon, Flat Rock, Barracuda
Tuesday – Hole in the Wall, Cut Through City, Tunnel Rock
Wednesday – Cobia Cage, Cut n Run, Cave Rock
Thursday – Monolith, Split Coral, Madison Avenue
Friday – Blue Hole
Saturday November 25
We welcomed our intrepid divers, had a lovely dinner aboard and settled into a quit evening in Nassau.
Sunday November 26
An early morning departure brought us to the Periwinkle reef, an excellent starter offer with Nurse Sharks, Rays and colourful reef fish. A stop at the unique Blue Hole. Sharks, Turtles and Spade fish entertained us there. After crossing over the Yellow Banks we dropped into Lobster No Lobster and snooped around the multitude of Coral heads there. We finished up the day and did a night dive on the Plane wreck.
Monday November 27
A lovely start to the day was diving Close Mon. A colourful shallow dive with the accompanying Corals and reef fish. We moved on to Flat rock. Also a pleasant dive with the out going tide. Finishing off the day with Barracuda. The many scattered Coral heads offered Crabs, Lobsters, Parrot fish and Sting Rays feeding in the Sand. This also made for an excellent night dive followed by the crossing over to Eluthera.
Tuesday November 28
Elutherea has some spectacular Wall dives and Hole in the Wall was the first up. A drop down the hole that exits out to the Wall and the deep blue. On to Cut Through City with towering Coral heads and swim throughs to explore. Tunnel Rock was the next stop with its Massive Coral head and surrounding Corals gardens made for sweet encounters with Blemies, Trumpet Fish and Turtles. This site also made for an excellent night dive.
Wednesday November 29
The morning began with a visit to the unique space craft looking Cobia Cage. Although the Cobia are long gone, this structure provides a magnet for schooling Atlantic Spade Fish, Barracuda and cruising reef Sharks. Further down Island we stopped at Cut and Run. This Wall dive provided lots of swim throughs as well as a small plane wreck to explore. We finished up the day on Cave Rock with it’s many nooks and crannies harbouring all manner of reef fish, Shrimp and moray Eels.
Thursday November 30
Monolith Wall gave us that drop off into the Deep Blue to start the day. Followed up with our Shark dive; Split Coral. Such a great opportunity to swim with Sharks! We then headed back to the Exuma Island chain for a night dive on Madison Avenue.
Friday December 1
Our last dive of the trip was to drop down into the spectacular Lost Blue Hole. A LagerHead Turtle, several Reef Sharks and rays and a Nurse Shark were cruising about the rim of the hole. Heading back to Nassau for our wind up evening Cocktail Party to remanise and award our intrepid divers.
Bahamas Aggressor Crew