Log Date: Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
Entry By: Belize Aggressor III Crew
Belize Aggressor III - Captains Log August 8 to 15, 2015
Air Temp: 85 fahrenheit / 29 celsius
Water Temp: 85 fahrenheit / 29 celsius
Photos: © Jay Roberts
….Fred, Brad, Sue, Oliver, Barbara, Alessandro, Mark, Mark II, David, Ryan, Kerryn, Ashleigh, Gavin, Nozomu, Lee
Sunday - Sandy Slope & Zip Line
Monday - Long Caye Ridge & Long Caye Wall
Tuesday - Blue Hole, Island, & Silver Caves
Wednesday - Half Moon Caye Wall & Painted Wall
Thursday - Chain Wall & Cathedral
Friday - Quebrada & The Elbow
Saturday August 8th
…15 guests from the USA, UK, ITALY, and JAPAN joined us for a fun filled week of diving aboard the beautiful Belize Aggressor III. Guests began the boarding process at 3:00PM. Scuba equipment setup and each guest shown to their cabins. We had our welcome aboard briefing and champagne toast at 5:30PM.
Sunday August 9th
…Our week of diving began on Turneffe Islands atoll. After a fabulous breakfast, the divers were briefed and a check out dive was made. Marine life sitings were good - nassau groupers, sargassum trigger fish, pipefish, pipe horse, plenty of yellow headed jawfish, lobster, and a few hundred bar jacks.
Monday August 10th
…The divers awoke to Lighthouse Reef atoll. Nice diving encounters - spotted eagle rays, caribbean reef sharks, loggerhead turtles, neck crabs chillin’ on gorgonians, juvenile spotted drum, lettuce sea slugs, and schools of horse eye jack under the boat. The night dive was awesome as well - octopus, squid, white / red / black sea urchins, white speckled nudibranch, and of course tarpon.
Tuesday August 11th
…Big day of diving and fun by all. A deep dive into the great Blue Hole. Afterward, a visit to the island of Half Moon Caye for stretching legs and checking out the red footed boobie birds. The afternoon dives were made at Silver Caves. .
Wednesday August 12th
…The day began with awesome visibility and great marine life sitings. Eagle rays passing along the wall and in the shallow sand beneath the BAIII. The “Block” as we call it, is home to a dozen or so sail fin blennies. These little guys love to sport their big “Sail Fin” on their backs. The afternoon dives were fun and productive. Turtles, sharks and hundreds of sergeant majors were seen during the dives.
Thursday August 13th
…We made two dives on one of my favorite sites - Chain Wall. Good caribbean reef shark action beneath the yacht and near the wall. Cathedral was quite nice. A big green moray, big barracuda, and schools of horse eye jacks were seen during the afternoon dives.
Friday August 14th
…Gorgeous early morning pre-breakfast dive. Awesome viz and massive sponge life along this section of reef. The conditions were perfect, so for our last dive we made a drift on the famous “Elbow” located on Turneffe Islands Atoll. Turtles, rays, sharks, schools of snapper, goat fish, and plenty of current to glide the divers effortlessly across the reef.
Once the diving was done, we motored back to Belize City. A few guests went on a tour to the Belize Zoo and Zip Lining. Others stayed on the yacht and enjoyed a cold drink or just relaxed. Our cocktail party began around 6:00PM and everyone recalled the week of great diving and new friends.
…Congratulations to the following divers:
Iron Divers - Sue, Oliver, Barbara, Alessandro, Mark, Kerryn, Gavin, Nozomu
Milestone Divers - Ashleigh (100), Gavin (100)
EAN40 - Brad, Fred, Mark II
AOW - Mark II
Saturday August 15th
…8:00AM the crew said their good byes as the guests departed the vessel.
…Well, that’s the week folks. On behalf of the crew - keep smiling and keep diving. And remember with Aggressor you always EAT, SLEEP, & DIVE!
Captain Jay Roberts