Belize Aggressor IV Captain’s Log 18-23 Dec. 2017
Air Temp. 77-84+ F
Water Temp. 75-82 F
Dive Master John
Dive Master Conway
Dive Master Mario
Kelly, Clay, Paula, Rich, Ben S., Ginnie, John, Reese, Lucas, Ben C., Michael, Beatrice, Lise, Spencer, Steven, Denise, Mike, Allen and Jason
Sunday – Julies Jungle, Long Caye Wall
Monday – Half Moon Caye Wall, Dos Chichas
Tuesday – Blue Hole, Cathedral
Wednesday – Angelfish Wall, Quebrada
Thursday – Chain Wall, Silver Cave
Friday – Amberhead North
Saturday December 16th
It was a sunny afternoon when guest boarded the Belize Aggressor IV for a week of diving the warm waters of Belize. After settling in and welcome briefing, guest enjoyed a smooth ride out to Long Caye.
Sunday December 17th
Julies Jungle was our first dive site of the week. As we made our way underwater to check buoyancy, camera equipment and generally get use to being underwater again we encountered some wonderful Marine Life. Just some of what we saw during the checkout dive was Decorator Neck Crabs, Banded Coral Shrimps, Channel Clinging Crabs, and Great Barracuda just under the vessel, Spotted Moral Eels and a Caribbean Reef Shark. Our next dive site to explore was Long Caye Wall swimming with Porcupinefish, Goldentail Moray Eel, Mantis Shrimp, Big Tarpon, Caribbean Reef Sharks, 3 Octopus and Spotted Toadfish.
Monday December 18th
Monday’s are Awesome on the Belize Aggressor IV! Not because we get to put on nice cloths and head off to work but because we get visit the Dive Sites Half Moon Caye Wall and Dos Chichas. They just because we have to go make sure all the bubbles go up while swimming with Roughhead & Yellowface Blennies, Decorator Crabs, Bipinnate Sea Plume, Dimpled Sheet Coral, Mantis Shrimp, Very Friendly Nassau Groupers, Spotted Moray Eels, Reef & Nurse Sharks, Squid and a few Octopus. It was ok for a Monday, how was yours? Wait Almost Forgot, Lots Of Sunshine To Go With The Warm Water!
Tuesday December 19th
How do we top off an Awesome Monday? It starts by Diving The 1000 Foot Wide, 400 Foot Deep Famous Blue Hole and Ends On A Dive Site Called Cathedral Which Is Covered With Various Types Of Marine Life! While diving the Famous Blue Hole we saw a few Beautiful Midnight Parrotfish, Butterflyfish, Rays but the Amazing Part of the Blue Hole is its Huge Stalagmites and Stalactites. On Cathedral divers encountered Pourpinefish, Caribbean Spiny and Spotted Lobsters, Large Permits, Schooling Tarpon, Channel Clinging Crabs, Reef Sharks and Several Hawksbill and Loggerhead Turtles.
Wednesday December 20th
Today new started on Angelfish Wall, a dive site located just off Half Moon Caye. While we see a variety of Angelfish we also saw Large Friendly Nassau Groupers, Southern Stingrays, Hogfish, Caribbean Reef Sharks, Goldentail Moray Eels and Spotted Eagle Ray up close to several divers. Next was one of my favorites a dive site called Quebrada. Two things I enjoy seeing on a wall is Bushy Black Coral and Deep Water Fans. Quebrada has an abundance of both, plus Colorful Sponges and an Array of Fish and Creatures. Some of the fish and creatures we saw were Honeycomb Cowfish, Reef Sharks, Arrow Blennies, Banded Coral Shrimps, Thorny Atlantic Oysters, Schooling Tarpon, Octopus and Squid. Nice Day!!
Thursday December 21st
On our last full day of diving we started on Chain Wall where we encountered Nassau and Black Groupers, Hundreds of Garden Eels, Hawksbill and Green Turtles, Caribbean Reef Sharks, A Very Colorful Wall and A Hammerhead Shark Come For A Close Look At The Divers. Silver Cave was our afternoon dive site swimming with Schools of Creole Wrasses, Queen Angelfish, Trumpetfish, Black Corals, Colorful Sea Whips, Green Moray Eels, Hawksbill Turtle, Squid, Toadfish and Octopus, let not forget the Sea Horse a few divers found!
Friday December 22nd
During the night we made the short crossing to Turneffe Caye and our morning dive site called Amberhead North. Our last dive site Amberhead North for this Awesome Week In Belize was Covered With Hard and Soft Corals, Schooling Tropical Fish, Spotted Eels, Blennies, Oysters, Clams, Big Groupers and Sharks.
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